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  • Kawasaki Ki 61 Hien Fighter Aircraft Imperial Japanese Army Air Service 1/72 Diecast Model DeAgostini DAWF08

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien Fighter Aircraft "Imperial Japanese Army Air Service" 1/72 Diecast Model by DeAgostini


Product Description

  • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien Fighter Aircraft "Imperial Japanese Army Air Service" die cast model by DeAgostini.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • This model does not have any openings.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 4.75, Wingspan- 6.5 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.

The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien, codenamed "Tony" by the Allies, played a significant role in the later stages of World War II as a high-performance Japanese fighter aircraft. Capt. Teruhiko Kobayashi, flying with the 244th Sentai of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF), operated the Ki-61 from Chofu Air Base in 1945. The Ki-61 was distinctive for being the only mass-produced Japanese fighter aircraft to feature a liquid-cooled inline V engine.
In 1945, during the waning days of the war, the Ki-61 was employed in various Pacific Theater conflicts, engaging Allied aircraft in intense dogfights. Known for its speed and agility, the Ki-61 could hold its own against many contemporary fighters. Despite facing challenges such as limited resources and evolving air combat dynamics, Capt. Teruhiko Kobayashi and other Ki-61 pilots demonstrated skill and determination in their missions.
The 1:72 scale model allows aviation enthusiasts and history buffs to appreciate the details of this iconic Japanese fighter. This meticulously crafted replica captures the essence of the Ki-61's design and its historical significance and serves as a tribute to the pilots and aircraft that played a crucial role in the aerial conflicts of World War II.

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Ki-61 Hien