Nakajima Ki-27b Thailand and China
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.
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and is no longer available.List price: $29.95You pay: $21.59(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: RS ModelsStock Number: RSM 92139Scale: 1/72View all products of type "Ki-27 Nate"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Important: RS Models are limited run kits with basic details and are for intermediate to advanced modelers only. They will require extra work to build successfully including scratch-building and modification of parts.
In 1935 the Japanese Army held a competition between Nakajima, Mitshubishi and Kawasaki to design a low-wing monoplane.The results were Ki- 27, Ki- 28 and Ki -33, and the army chose the Nakajima aircraft for its outstanding turn performance, and officially adopted it for use in 1937. The new Ki -27 was created as a modern, streamlined design, their chief design engineer was Koyama Yasushi.
The Ki- 27 was the army's main fighter until the start of WW II. In the 1939 Battle of Chalchin-Gol where the Japanese Army fought the Soviets twice in Mongolia, it faced the I-15 and I-16 and overwhelmed them with its maneuverability. Downing total of 1252 enemy aircraft, the Ki-27 served until the beginning of WW II in the Pacific and was replaced by the Ki-43, continuing to serve as a trainer. It was also exported for use with Manchukuo and Thai forces, seeing combat with both.
Kit has engraved panel lines, well-appointed cockpit, raised relief radial engine with separate manifold, spatted undercarriage, optional under wing fuel tank fairings and single-piece canopy. Also includes photo-etch cockpit accents and acetate instruments.
Decals and color painting guide for (3) aircraft: Royal Thai Air Force, Foong Bin Khap Lai 16, 1943 (x2) and Nationalist Chinese Air Force captured machine, summer 1945.