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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Japanese War Prizes

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom,

Japanese War Prizes

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United Kingdom would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com. 

Data current to 14 Dec 2018.

Japanese Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

 (SDA&SM Photo)

 (ozz13X Photo)

 (Max Smith Photo)

 (Fairlight Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photos)

 Kawasaki Ki-100-1b (Army Type 5 Fighter Model 1A) (Serial No. 8476M), c/n 16336, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

At the end of the Second World War 64 Japanese aircraft were selected for shipment to the UK, but due to limited shipping space only 4 made it to the UK.  These four aircraft included a Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zero-Sen (Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter) codename “Zeke”, (the cockpit is now in the IWM), a Mitsubishi Ki-46-III (Army Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Plane Model 1), codename “Dinah”, 5439, a Kawasaki Ki-100-1a (Army Type 5 Fighter Model 1A), and a Kyushu K9W1 (Navy Type 2 Primary Trainer Momiji), codename “Cypress” (scrapped after accidental fire damage).  The aircraft were sent via ship to No 47 MU, Sealand, for crating and storage, in February 1947.  In November 1985 they were transferred to RAF museum reserve collection RAF St Athan, before being moved to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.in June 1989.  These aircraft were: Kawasaki Ki-100-1b (Army Type 5 Fighter Model 1A) (Serial No. 8476M); Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka Model 11 (Tail Number I-13); Mitsubishi Ki-46-III (Army Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Plane Model 1), codename “Dinah”  (Serial No. 5439); a Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zero-Sen (Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter), codename “Zeke”, and a Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 52 Zero-Sen (Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter), codename “Zeke” (Manufacture Number 3685), Tail Number Y2-176).  (Steve Dodd)

 

Mitsubishi A6M5 “Zeke” Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter, Model 52, coded BI-I2, in flight with ATAIU-SEA markings.  (RAF Photo)

 (Mark Harkin Photo)

Mitsubishi A6M3 Navy Type 0 (Zeke) Carrier Fighter (Serial No. 196), cockpit section with Air Technical Intelligence Unit-South East Asia (ATAIU-SEA) markings, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (Roland Turner Photo)

 (Robert Dimov Photo)

Mitsubishi A6M3 Navy Type 0 (Zeke) Carrier Fighter (Serial No. 3685), Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Dapi89 Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

 (RuthAS Photo)

Mitsubishi Ki-46-III Army Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Plane (Serial No. 8484M), c/n 5439, of the 81st Sentai, 3rd Chutai IJAAF, codenamed "Dinah".  In 1944-45, during the last days of the war, it was modified as a high altitude interceptor, with two 20-mm cannons in the nose and one 37-mm cannon in an "upwards-and-forwards" firing position.   It was stationed in British Malaya before its shipment to England in 1946, and is now on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Error Photo)

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka, Japanese manned flying bomb, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka, Japanese manned flying bomb, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (Steve Bowen Photo)

 (Shioiri Photos)

 (Steve Bowen Photo)

 (Rept0n1X Photo)

 (ozz13x Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka 11, Japanese manned flying bomb, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka 11, Japanese manned flying bomb, (Serial No. 15-1585), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.