Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate" (JC)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate" (JC)

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location:
Arch Two , Area 16
Bleriot to Concorde (display)
Shelf 1

A dark built and painted plastic kit model of the stubby WW2 Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate" fighter airplane (codenamed "Frank" by Allied Forces).

The tailplane carries the number 352-37, and there are yellow "lightning strikes" alongside the cockpit.

From the Jeremy Collins Collection.

History

The Ki-84, a single-seat fighter, was used between 1943 and 1945, and with its good performance and manoeuvrability could match Allied aircraft. It was considered the best Japanese fighter used on a large scale. It had powerful armament that could include two 30 mm and two 20 mm cannons. 3,514 were built

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