History[edit | edit source]
In Japanese service[edit | edit source]
Originally assigned to the 2nd Chutai of the 54th Sentai, this aircraft was captured on 25 April 1942, when Sgt. Major Kobayashi force-landed his Ki-27 near Kweilin and his Chutai commander, Capt. Dozono, landed alongside him in an attempt to rescue him.
In Allied hands[edit | edit source]
One of the two aircraft was rebuilt, using parts of both, as P-5015 and was tested by TAIU-China and US AVG personnel. According to Bueschel General Chennault sent complete data on the fighter to Washington where it got "lost" in the files.
Fate[edit | edit source]
The eventual fate of the aircraft is unknown.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Bueschel 1971, Colour section page G
- Millman 2013, p.76.
- Bueschel 1971, unnumbered
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Bueschel, Richard M. Nakajima Ki.27A-B Manshu Ki.79A-B in Japanese Army Air Force-Manchoukuo-IPSF-RACAF-PLAAF & CAF Service. Reading, Berkshire, UK: Osprey Publications, Ltd., 1971. ISBN 0-85045-020-9.
- Millman, Nicholas. Ki-27 'Nate' Aces. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2013. ISBN 978-1-84908-662-2.