RS Models Nakajima Ki-27bMilitary Kits : Military Aircraft : WWII Aircraft
- For Ages: 12+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $29.36
Item DescriptionIn 1935 the Japanese Army held a competition between Nakajima, Mitshubishi and Kawasaki to design a low-wing monoplane. The results were Ki- 27, Ki- 28 and Ki -33, and the army chose the Nakajima aircraft for its outstanding tune performance, and officially adopted it for use in 1937. The new Ki -27 was created as a modern, streamlined design. Their chief design engineer was Koyama Yasushi.
The Ki- 27 was the army’s main fighter until start of WW II. In the 1939 Battle of Chalchin-Gol where the Japanese Army fought the Soviets twice in Mongolia, it faced I-15 and I-16, and overwhelmed them with its maneuvrability, downing total of 1252 enemy aircraft, the Ki-27 served until the beginning of WW II in the Pacific, and was replaced by the Ki-43, continuing to serve as a trainer. It was also exported for use with Manchukuo and Thai forces, seeing combat with both .
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