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Charlie Isaacs
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Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima Ki-27 ‘Nate’

December 5, 2012 · in Aviation · · 5 · 2.7K

This is 's release of an old Mania kit from the 70s. It is a very easy kit to construct and fits together well. It comes with decals and canopies for both the Ki-27a and Ki-27b. The served the Japanese Army Air Force from 1939 to the end of the war. One Japanese pilot even shot down a Hellcat with a trainer version of this (a Ki-79) with only one .30 caliber machine gun!

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  1. And another Ki.27 pilot nearly shot down Dave McCampbell; as McCampbell put in his after-action report "this operational student, if indeed he is, should have no trouble finishing the course successfully."

  2. A really nice pair. Is the red livery a decal? Must have been difficult to apply around the cowling. Good job. Weren't these aircraft elegant?

  3. Wow, Charlie! You got that second Nate done REALLY fast! Both of them are of your typical superb build quality! They look great.

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