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Kawasaki KI-61i
The overall similarity between the Kawasaki Ki-61i single-seat fighter and the Messerschmitt Bf-109 led to an Allied belief that the Japanese aircraft was, in fact, a licence-built version of Messerschmitt's famous fighter.

There was , however , no truth in this suggestion, but the Kawasaki Ki-61i was powered by a licence-build version of the  Daimler-Benz DB 601A, Kawasaki's first example of this engine , designated Ha-40, being completed in mid-1941.
More than 30 production examples of the Ki-61i were completed by the end of 1942.The type was a cantilever low-wing monoplane with a conventional tail unit, retractable tailwheel landing gear, single seat accommodation beneath a transparent canopy, and power was provided by the 1,175 hp ( 876-kW) Kawasaki Ha-40 engine. When the Ki-61i began to enter combat operations from New Guinea in April 1943 the type was quickly found to be an outstanding aircraft, well able to hold it out against Allied fighters. As production began to build up the Ki-61 appeared in all theatres where the Japanese army was operating, soon receiving the Allied codename "Tony".

- Suitable for both engine and electric motor use
- Balsa and lite-ply construction
- Fully covered in weathered detail
- Fiberglass cowling
- Hand painted pilot
- ABS Drop tanks
- Control surfaces pre-hinged and installed
- Provided with aluminium machine guns on the wings
- Provided with plastic machine guns on the cowling
- Installed pitot-tube (by plastic) on the wing
- Communication antenna (by ply wood) provided

- Wingspan: 60.6" (1,54m)
- Fuselage: 44.0" (1,12m)
- Weight: ~ 6.0 - 6.4 lbs (~ 2700-2900g)
- Engine req: .40 - .46 (2 stroke), .70 (4 stroke)
- Radio req: 5 channels,  6 servos

- Assembly instructions with stage photos
- Tail wheel assembly
- Fiberglass cowling
- Fiberglass painted pilot
- Wheels
- Servo trays
- Engine mounts
- Spinner
- Fuel tank
- Decals and all hardware

Does not include: radio, motor, glue, and silicon fuel line

Product code :  VQA046    VQA047



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