Nakajima Ki43-III Hayabusa "48th Flight Regiment"
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Select a thumbnail to see the picture full-size. In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $52.50You pay: $36.79(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Hasegawa ModelsStock Number: HAS 7418Scale: 1/48View all products of type "Ki-43 Oscar"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Ferocious but largely forgotten
The Mitsubishi A6M Zero gets all the attention and all the credit, but it was the Nakajima Ki43 that actually shot down more Allied pilots than any other Japanese aircraft. It was maneuverable, fast, and lethal. Like its more famous compatriot, however, the Ki-43 suffered from light armor and a lack of self-sealing fuel tanks. These two features together made the Hayabusa highly vulnerable to damage from enemy fighters. Limited edition kit features new cowling, exhaust, oil cooler, wheel, and fuel pipe resin parts, plus decals for two versions.
- IJAAF 48th F.R. Code: 21 China 1945
- IJAAF 48th F.R. Code: 35 China 1945