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Nakajima Ki-43 OSCAR - The Zero that wasn't (Read 194 times)
Reply #7 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 5:00am

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WELL DONE! Neal. Smiley
 

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Reply #6 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 9:15pm

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Ahhh, much better. Thanks

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Reply #5 - Jul 9th, 2019 at 12:59pm

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Ok Huey...by request...from out of the tropical gloom comes...oh wait a minute...he was shot down too! Cry  Wink

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Reply #4 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 3:31pm

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Very nice! But, I think it needs a F4U behind it.....
 
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Reply #3 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 2:55pm

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Reply #2 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 11:56am

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And the finale....thank you, Tom.... Smiley

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Reply #1 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 11:55am

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Moving the wing downward from its original position required creating a wing saddle.

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Jul 8th, 2019 at 11:49am

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For the majority of Allied aircrew during World War II in the Pacific, any Japanese radial single-engine fighter aircraft encountered was automatically identified as the dreaded Mitsubishi Zero-sen.  That was understandable during the heat of combat.  In truth however, it was more often than not, a Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa, Allied code name OSCAR.  While numbering only half the number of Zero’s produced, OSCAR was nevertheless the most proliferate land-based Japanese fighter of the war, engaged on every front, from the Aleutian Islands to the far South Pacific, from India-Burma to the Central Pacific and is credited with downing more Allied aircraft than any other Japanese aircraft.  Essentially, wherever  a Japanese-held airstrip was located, OSCAR was to be found.  It was, by Allied accounts, the consummate dog-fighter and from beginning to end, a very dangerous opponent.  On 7 January 1945 a lone OSCAR was credited with downing America’s second highest scoring ace of World War II, Major Thomas B. McGuire over Negros Island, Philippines.  The after-action combat report was immediately classified and only finally disclosed to the public under the Freedom of Information Act twenty years later.

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-38/44-24845/mason/index.html

https://www.academia.edu/38522286/MCGUIRE_FINAL_REPORT.doc

This is a synopsis build of a Tom Akery designed Ki-43 I, pseudo-dime scale, 15.5”ws, weight 20.8 grams.  Model is representative of the Headquarter Chuti, 20th Sentai, IJAAF.

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