- WW2 aircraft collection
- Realistic collectible model, diecast & plastic parts
- Pre-painted, minor assembly required, stand included
- Information booklet (written in Japanese)
- Measures approximately: 4.75” L x 6.5” Wingspan
- Package dimensions: 8.7” W x 11.25” H x 1.9” D
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors.
The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (飛燕, "flying swallow") is a Japanese World War II fighter aircraft. Used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service, it was designated the "Army Type 3 Fighter" (三式戦闘機). Allied intelligence initially believed Ki-61s were Messerschmitt Bf 109s and later an Italian Macchi C.202, which led to the Allied reporting name of "Tony", assigned by the United States War Department. It was the only mass-produced Japanese fighter of the war to use a liquid-cooled inline V engine. Over 3,000 Ki-61s were produced. Initial prototypes saw action over Yokohama during the Doolittle Raid on 18 April 1942 and continued to fly combat missions throughout the war.
This DeAgostini model is a replica off Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Tony) flown by Capt. Teruhiko Kobayashi, 244th Sentai, IJAAF, Chofu Air Base, 1945. Capt Kobayashi became the youngest Sentai commander.
The Kawasaki Ki-61 is an excellent addition to your model aircraft collection.