Plastic 1/48 Ki-84-IA Hayate Frank Airplane Kit from Tamiya. It's a single-engine, single-seat, Japanese Army fighter powered by an 18-cylinder HA-45 Hoshi engine. The Hayate proved highly effective when intercepting American B-29s bombing the Japanese mainland.
Detailed 1/48th scale plastic kit for static display. Markings included for 4 different aircraft. Appx. 50 parts in light grey and clear with raised and recessed panel lines. Detailed Hoshi engine and cowling, wheel wells, and main landing gear. Four blade prop can be made to rotate. Cockpit detail: the seat, cockpit tub, rear bulkhead, sidewalls, decal for instrument faces, and seated pilot figure. Fuselage drop tank included. Allied code name "Frank".
A single sheet of decals contains aircraft code letters, serial numbers, national insignia, stencils, and cockpit instruments for four aircraft: 1: SSgt Naito, 502 Temporary Interception Corps, Nakatsu, 1945. 2: 2nd Squadron, 11th Air Fleet, Philippines, 1944. A&B Top: IJA Dark Green w/ Black anti-glare panel; Bottom: IJA Lt Grey. 3: 104th Air Group, Anshan, Manchuria, 1945. Overall natural aluminum finish with the black anti-glare panel. 4: 58th Shimbun Unit, Special Attack Corps, Okinawa. Top: IJA Dark Green; Bottom: IJA Light Grey NOTE: Kit includes 8x10 side views in color to help with painting. Additional paints Required: Flat: Black, Yellow, Brown, Flesh, White. Gloss: Silver, Red, Metallic Grey.
Assembly Hobby Knife Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS) Brushes Sandpaper Cement for plastics (TESR3512) Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and Accessories
Scale: 1/48 Wingspan: 9-1/4" (23.4cm) Length: 8-1/4" (20.7cm)