Eagle Strike  48-177: Shokis of the IJAAF pt 2

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Scott Van Aken

For this second sheet, there are five more schemes. All designed for the Hasegawa, or any other 1/48 Ki-44 you have in your stash. The control surfaces are IJAAF Grey-Green when seen on unpainted suraces.

First is a Ki-44-IIb from the 2 chutai, 85 sentai in China. No yellow ID wing bands and a red prop.

Next is a Ki-44-II Hei of the Hitachi training school. This one is Dark Green on the upper surface with a huge red lightning bolt.

From the 3rd chutai, 246 sentai is this overall unpainted aluminum plane with white 'bandages' on the fuselage. It also does not have the yellow wing ID bands.

Also in bare metal is this 47 sentai plane with yellow fuselage 'bandages' and a blue/white tip to the spinner.

Finally, in a locally applied scheme of dark green mottles over a dark brown with a light blue underside is this plane from the 2nd chutai, 85th sentai operating in China during 1944.

In all, five excellent schemes that include fuselage bands and insignia for all.

April 2005

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