Ki-84 Hayate (Japanese: Gale) is a very interesting plane among Japanese fighters. Its high performance is not a result of the lightweight construction. It is a fast, maneuverable, strong and durable aeroplane with high firepower, capable of matching new enemy aircraft. Hayate fought on various Far East fronts in the Second World War, from Manchuria to the Philippines. It has performed both interceptions of Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers as well as bombing and kamikaze suicide missions.