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Found this just now while trolling for schemes; evidently a B5N2 recovered from Papua, New Guinea is being restored to static display status. See the link below as well as an additional link to this aircraft's history. I would rather see a TBD, but the Kate was also a very historically significant aircraft, and just as rare.

Mike

 

http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/nakajima-kate-unveiled-pacific-aviation-museum-pearl-harbor.html

 

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b5n/jacquinot.html

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So very pleased to see it, but a super expensive, mammoth task. The "Kate" is such a symbolically significant type of the era and IJN.

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I'm not sure if any actual work gas started on it.  I get the impression that the museum isn't exactly rolling in cash.  I don't mean that as an insult or anything, just that like most museums they don't have a huge budget and need to stretch every penny as far as they can..and they can't just dump a ton of cash into a massive restoration project.

 

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