Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki - Tojo - Imperial Japanese Army - 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model
1:72 Scale Metal Diecast - Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki - Tojo - Imperial Japanese Army – Length: 4.75" Wingspan: 5.25”
This Tojo model is a single seat plane. The cockpit is glue shut. It has no pilot/crew figures included. The landing gear is optional, the pieces for the landing gear will need a little glue to be kept in place. The landing gear can be made to look in the retracted position (in flight) with the optional pieces. A display stand is included.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The maker of this model did a good job, specifically the color scheme and the markings are very crisp and clear. The panel lines and hatches are very nicely done (engraved).
This model comes in blister pack that measures 8 inches by 8 inches by 3 inches.
The Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (鍾馗, "Demon") was a single-seat fighter-interceptor developed by the Nakajima Aircraft Company and operated by the Imperial Japanese Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. Its official designation is Army Type 2 Single-Seat Fighter (二式単座戦闘機) and its Allied reporting name was Tojo.