Tamiya 60789 1/72 Kawasaki Ki-61 - Id Hien Tony!
- Manufacturer: Tamiya
Delivery time: 1-3 days
- Type: Aeroplane kit
- Medium: plastic
- Scale: 1/72
- Remarks: Photos represents assembled and painted kit
Hien aeroplane kit, Tamiya 1/72
In Desperate Defense
The Hien was officially adopted by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) in 1943, and stood out among its Japanese aircraft contemporaries in the Pacific War on account of its liquid-cooled Ha-40 engine, slimline fuselage and long, elegant wing. A number of different variants were produced, among them the Ki-61-Id which featured a 20cm-elongated nose to house 20mm cannons, plus 12.7mm machine guns in the wing. In fact, with 1,360 units it was the most prolifically produced Hien variant; its superior performance at higher altitudes meant that it was often given the brief of taking on incoming U.S. B29 bombers
About the Model
★This is a 1/72 scale plastic model assembly kit. Fuselage length: 125mm, wingspan: 167mm.
★The model accurately depicts the Ki-61-Id Type Hien with elongated nose and slim fuselage.
★Complex underbelly air intake slats are artfully depicted using a single part.
★Features impressive detail in cockpit interior and landing gear bays.
★Comes with 3 marking options including 244th Air Group.
- 19 Hiko Sentai, 1945 - Luzon
- 244 Hiko Sentai red 24 (Cpt. Teruhiko Koyabashi), February 1945 - Chofu AB
- 244 Hiko Sentai Blue 24 (2nd Lt. Shunzo Takeshima), May 1945 - Chofu AB