Ki-61 Hien "Tony"Item Number: C1032
The Kasasaki Ki-61 Hien was unique among Japanese fighter aircraft of the Pacific War -- it had a liquid-cooled engine, a long tapered nose, and high aspect-ratio wings. It had a very European look to it --- in fact, when it first appeared in combat it was initially assumed to be a license-built version of either the Messerschmitt Bf 109 or perhaps some unspecified Italian aircraft. In fact, its suspected Italian ancestry may have played a role in the choosing of its Allied code name --- TONY.
Mahogany wood. Scale: 1/32. Wingspan 14 1/2 inches, Length 11 inches.