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Tamiya 1/48 Kawasaki Ki-61-I D Hein


SKU TAM61115

In Desperate Defense
The Hien was officially adopted by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) in 1943, and stood out among its Japanese aircraft contemporaries in the Pacific War on account of its liquid-cooled Ha-40 engine, slimline fuselage and long, elegant wing. A number of different variants were produced, among them the Ki-61-Id which featured a 20cm-elongated nose to house 20mm cannons, plus 12.7mm machine guns in the wing. In fact, with 1,360 units it was the most prolifically produced Hien variant; its superior performance at higher altitudes meant that it was often given the brief of taking on incoming U.S. B29 bombers in the skies around the home islands of Japan. One IJA unit which notably deployed the Hien was the 244th Air Group led by Captain Teruhiko Kobayashi.

About the Model
This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Fuselage length: 187mm, wingspan: 250mm.
The model accurately depicts the Ki-61-Id Type Hien with elongated nose and slim fuselage.
The inverted Ha-40 V12 is depicted complete with supercharger and other details.
Cramped cockpit interior features 20mm cannon ammo cases, oil tank and more.
Fuselage underside radiator showcases superb detail and accuracy, right down to the depiction of air intake slats.
Canopy can be assembled open or closed.
Comes with parts to recreate 2 drop tanks, 1 figure, and 2 marking options recreating aircraft of the 244th Air Group.

Tamiya Color paints for finishing the Kawasaki Ki-61-Id Hien (Tony)

AS-12 Bare-Metal Silver
AS-18 Light Gray (IJA)
X-1 Black 81501
XF-13 J.A. Green
X-4 Blue
XF-15 Flat Flesh
X-7 Red
XF-16 Flat Aluminum
X-10 Gun Metal
XF-18 Medium Blue
X-11 Chrome Silver
XF-26 Deep Green
X-18 Semi Gloss Black
XF-49 Khaki
X-32 Titanium Silver
XF-52 Flat Earth
XF-1 Flat Black
XF-56 Metallic Grey
XF-2 Flat White
XF-57 Buff
XF-3 Flat Yellow
XF-59 Desert Yellow
XF-4 Yellow Green
XF-63 German Grey
XF-7 Flat Red
XF-64 Red Brown
XF-8 Flat Blue
XF-85 Rubber Black
XF-10 Flat Brown

This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.