Kokusai Ki-86 Cypress

in North Korean Air Force service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 10
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: n/a
Retirement: n/a
Main Role: Trainer
Origin: captured


A few Kokusai Ki-86s, probably about ten or less, were taken over in the immediate post-war era from surrendered Japanese units. The Ki-86 was a licence-built variant of the German primary trainer Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann, nearly 1 500 of which were produced in Japan. In North Korea, a primary training aircraft operated in the immediate post-war years was referred to as the C-4. The exact significance of this designation is unclear, although it may possibly indicate a reference to the Aero C-4, which was the Czechoslovak Air Force designation of captured former Luftwaffe Bü 131s. No information exists on individual aircraft.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes


None available at present.

More Information


  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

See other operators of the Bucker Bu 131 Jungmann

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