Tamiya Kawasaki Ki-61-Id Hien Tony 61115

CAD$67.99

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SKU: 4950344611157 Category:

Description

The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien was a WWII Japanese fighter powered by the Ha-40 engine – a license-produced version of a Daimler-Benz power plant. On account of its liquid cooled engine (it was the only Japanese fighter in the Pacific fighting to have one), the Hien was apparently mistaken for a German aircraft and then for an Italian bird, and was given the reporting nickname “Tony.” It saw combat action from early 1943 and proved a competitive aircraft with its top speed of 580km/h, used in the desperate Japanese defense of the Solomon Islands and even as an interceptor when U.S. B-29s got in range to bomb the Japanese home islands toward the end of WWII.
Assembly and painting required. Kit does not include model cement glue, paint, tools, and adult supervision where required.

Features:

  • Decals Included
  • The model accurately captures the form of the Hien’s Id variant, which featured an elongated nose section to incorporate its two built-in Ho-5 20mm cannons.
  • The constricted Hien cockpit is depicted with excellent detail, including Ho-5 cannons, ammunition cases, instrumentation, oil tank, canopy brace and more! It is attached after left and right fuselage halves are joined.
  • Ha-40 engine and supercharger are accurately depicted. Removable cowl part allows inspection after completion.
  • The fuselage underside radiator/oil cooler is depicted in detail, inclusive of air intake parts.
  • Parts are included to construct the model with open or closed canopy as per the modeler’s preference.
  • Optional Venturi tube and fuel cooler parts are included in the kit.
  • Comes with parts to recreate 2 drop tanks and their mounts.
  • Includes 1 pilot figure and 2 marking options which recreate aircraft flown by the 244th Fighter Group (Sentai) pilot Teruhiko Kobayashi. Masking stickers in the kit aid with painting the canopy.
  • Kit includes clear fuselage parts!

Assembly and painting required. Kit does not include model cement glue, paint, tools, and adult supervision where required.

Scale: 1:48

Item # TAM-61115

Contents subject to change. Price includes in store coupon.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 cm