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Oxford DieCast Nakajima Ki-43 50th Group 2nd Squadron 1942 Diecast Model Scale 1:72

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The Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa ( “Peregrine Falcon”, “Army Type 1 Fighter” was a single-engine land-based tactical fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World War II. This is a 1:72 scale model cast from metal.

The Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa ( “Peregrine Falcon”, “Army Type 1 Fighter” was a single-engine land-based tactical fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World War II.

The Allied reporting name was “Oscar”, but it was often called the “Army Zero” by American pilots because it bore a certain resemblance to the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, the Imperial Japanese Navy’s counterpart to the Ki-43. Both aircraft had generally similar layout and lines, and also used essentially the same Nakajima Sakae radial engine, with similar round cowlings and bubble-type canopies (the Oscar’s being distinctly smaller and having much less framing than the A6M). While relatively easy for a trained eye to tell apart with the “finer” lines of the Ki-43’s fuselage — especially towards the tail — and more tapered wing planform; in the heat of battle, given the brief glimpses and distraction of combat, Allied aviators frequently made mistakes in enemy aircraft identification in the heat of a dogfight, reportedly having fought “Zeros” in areas where there were no Navy fighters.

 

Like the Mitsubishi-produced A6M Zero, the radial-engined Ki-43 was light and easy to fly and became legendary for its combat performance in East Asia in the early years of the war. It could outmaneuver any opponent, but did not have armour or self-sealing tanks, and its armament was poor until its final version, which was produced as late as 1945. Allied pilots often reported that the nimble Ki-43s were difficult targets but burned easily or broke apart with few hits. In spite of its drawbacks, the Ki-43 shot down more Allied aircraft than any other Japanese fighter and almost all the JAAF’s aces achieved most of their kills in it.

 

Total production amounted to 5,919 aircraft. Many of these were used during the last months of the war for kamikaze missions against the American fleet.

 

Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes features

  • Diecast Model
  • Metal and plastic construction
  • Comes boxed with display stand
  • Part of the Oxford Frontline Fighters Collection

 Length 6.25"   Wingpasn 7.5"

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