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Old 12th May 2019, 11:01
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Kawasaki Ki 100 in Indochina

The now last surviving Ki 100 was found at the end of the war on the airfield of Tan Son Nhut (Saigon).

Do you know why this high performance fighter was sent on this secondary theater ?

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Old 13th May 2019, 03:20
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Re: Kawasaki Ki 100 in Indochina

I read it was to help morale of JAAF airmen by showing new fighter type to them.
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Old 13th May 2019, 13:28
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Re: Kawasaki Ki 100 in Indochina

There is a history of the plane here:
https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documen...aki-Ki-100.pdf

In the write-up is this:

"(The) Japanese ferry pilot
Sergeant Y. Kishi was found, and during interrogation disclosed that he had
delivered the aircraft by air some 2,500 miles from Japan (to Siagon) shortly before the
surrender, it being intended as a morale booster."
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Old 14th May 2019, 08:41
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Re: Kawasaki Ki 100 in Indochina

Fine! thank you very much!
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Old 21st May 2019, 18:51
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Re: Kawasaki Ki 100 in Indochina

Fanair,

Not really in line with the thread, but perhaps also an interesting read; Japanese airplanes in French service, post-war Indo China. See https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/...rench-service/

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