Nakajima Ki-27b                

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Nakajima Ki-27b

Scale 1:32
Design: Roman Vasiliev
File Size: 40.5Mb
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Kit contains 10 different models:
  1. Taii Hyoe Yonaga, commander of 2nd Chutai 
     24th Sentai. Philippines, December 1941
  2. Training unit, Manchuria
  3. 2nd Chutai 4th Sentai. Ozuki, Japan 1942-1943
  4. Gunso Tadao Sumi, 2nd Chutai 244th Sentai,
      Japan 1943
  5. 3rd Chutai 13th Sentai, Japan 1942
  6. Taii Kenji Shimada, commander of 1st Chutai
     11th Sentai, Nomonhan, June 1939
  7. 2nd Chutai Independent Sentai
  8. Foong Bin Khap Lai 16 Thailand Air Force,
     Lampang, November 1944
  9. Mandzukuo Air Force, September 1942
10. Kuomintang Air Force, China 1942-1943

Price $21.00

Model # 076

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Technical data:
  Length 7.53m    
  Span 11.31 m    
  Engine 1 x Nakajima Ha-1 radial
  Max Speed 470 km/h    
  Armament 2 x 7.7mm Type 89 machine guns
  Crew 1    
     The Ki-27 was the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force's main fighter until the start of World War 2. When placed into combat service over northern China in March 1938, the Ki-27 enjoyed air superiority until the introduction of the faster Soviet-built Polikarpov I-16 fighters by the Chinese.  The preference of Japanese fighter pilots of the Ki-27's high rate of turn caused the Army to focus almost exclusively on maneuverability, a decision which came back to haunt them later as it handicapped the development of faster and more heavily-armed fighters. The Ki-27 served until the beginning of World War II in the Pacific, escorting bombers attacking Malaya, Singapore, Netherlands East Indies, Burma and the Philippines.  The type also saw extensive action against the American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) in the early months of the war. Soon outclassed by the American P-40ís, the Ki-27 was replaced in front line service by the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa.  The Ki-27 was also exported for use with Manchukuo and Thai air forces, seeing combat with both. In Thai service, Ki-27s reportedly damaged two P-51 Mustangs and shot down one p-38 Lightning - Wikipedia





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