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Atlas Editions Fighter Aces of World War II 7896-026
Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa/Oscar Diecast Model
IJAAF 3rd Chutai, 50th Sentai, Satoru Kutscha, 1943

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa/Oscar   4.75"   6"

Lieutenant Colonel Satoru Anabuki was, depending on the source, the second or third highest flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World War II, with 39 victories (51 claimed). Strangely enough there are 53 claimed victories to be found in his autobiography "Soku no Kawa", where his first triple kill was mis-counted as just one.

Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa/Oscar

Designed to replace the Nakajima Ki-27, the Ki-43 first flew in January, 1939. Specifications for this aircraft included a top speed of 311 mph and a climb rate of 16,400 feet in five minutes. Widely used as an Army fighter, the Ki-43 claimed air superiority in many Pacific theatres during the early part of the war, but the introduction of more advanced Allied fighters such as the P-51 and the F4U Corsair exposed the Ki-43's dangerous design flaws such as its light armor and ineffective self-sealing fuel tanks. By the end of the war, many surviving Ki-43s were repurposed for Kamikaze roles.

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Atlas Editions Fighter Aces of World War II

The Atlas Editions "Fighter Aces of World War II" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

Atlas Editions diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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