Friday, June 09, 2017 - 03:00 AM UTC
RS Models is to re-release the 1/72 scale Nakajima Ki-87 and Nakajima Ki-87 II
The prototype Nakajima Ki-87 high altitude fighter with a pressurised cabin, and powered by the 2,400hp air-cooled supercharged engine Nakajima Ha-44-11. It was armed with two synchronised 20mm cannon Ho 5 and 30 mm cannons Ho 105 mounted in the wing. Three prototypes were ordered in July 1943, but only one Ki-87 was built. It first flew in April 1945 and at the end of the war only five flights were recorded. After the war, he was captured by the US military.
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Nakajima Ki-87 II
The Ki-87-II was a paper development of Ki-87, powered by a 3,000hp Nakajima Ha-46-11 engine and with the turbo-supercharger under fuselage. None were built.
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