Mitsubishi Ki.57 Transport Aircraft Instrument Panels
AeroAntique is pleased to share this instrument panel owned by one of our good friends. We welcome inquiries and are happy to put you in contact with the owner of this artifact. Please email us with the name of the artifact at firstname.lastname@example.org .
These WWII-era Japanese Mitsubishi Ki.57 Transport instrument panels reside in the collection of our friend Charles Darby of New Zealand. The Ki.57 Transport was developed from the Ki.21 Sally Bomber.
According to Charles:
"These two panels are said to be from a Ki.57 that was taken to the USA fr evaluation after the war. Nothing is known of their provenance or the serial number of the aircraft to which they were fitted. Most of the instruments came with the panels so may be the originals as-fitted during the war. The centre panel was missing from the set when obtained."