Floor Guide

'Artefacts of the Fallen' Exhibit Room

'Artefacts of the Fallen' Exhibit Room01

The portraits of 1036 tokkō pilots are displayed in chronological order of when they died under the portraits, farewell letters and final scripts are exhibited.

Nakajima ki-43(Type1 Fighter,"Hayabusa")

The ki-43 was a mainstay fighter Aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Army(in WWⅡ).The total production amounted to approximately 5,750 aircraft, that is the second largest production volume next to Navy Type 0 Fighter. A ki-43 exhibited at the Chiran Peace Museum is a life-size elaborate repro which was made for shooting of "FOR THOSE WE LOVE" released in May, 2007 in japan. The number of ki-43 used on a kamikaze mission was 166. 120 of them made a sortie from the air base of Chiran for the Okinawa area.

※Kawasaki ki-61(Type3 Fighter, "Hien") was returned to the Japanese Aeronautic Association, the owner in September,2015.