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De Agostini World War II Warbirds DAWF07
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate/Frank Diecast Model
IJAAF 1st Chutai, 22nd Sentai, IJAAF, Shiro Funahashi, Fussa, Japan, 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate/Frank   5.5"   6.25"

The Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate was a single-seat fighter flown by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service in the last two years of World War II. The Allied reporting name was "Frank". The Ki-84 is generally considered the best Japanese fighter to operate in large numbers during the conflict. The aircraft boasted high speeds and excellent maneuverability with an armament (up to two 30 mm and two 20 mm cannon) that gave it formidable firepower. The Ki-84's performance matched that of any single-engine Allied fighter it faced, while its operational ceiling enabled it to intercept high-flying B-29 Superfortress bombers.

Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate/Frank

Designed as a replacement for the Nakajima Ki-43-which was just entering service-the Ki-84 first flew in March of 1943. Japan needed an aircraft that had the maneuverability of the Ki-43 but could still compete with heavily armed, high-performance western fighters. The result was an exceptionally well-performing, robust single-seat aircraft that was considered by many to be the finest Japanese fighter to see large-scale action during WWII. Fortunately for the Allieds, the Frank was hampered by production quality problems and a shortage of skilled pilots, and it was never produced in numbers sufficient to make a difference to the war effort.

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De Agostini World War II Warbirds

The De Agostini "Warbirds" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of World War II military aircraft in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

De Agostini "Warbirds" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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