Nakajima Ki-84 Frank Japanese Fighter 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Oxford
1:72 Scale Metal DieCast - Nakajima Ki-84 Frank – Length: 5.5" Wingspan: 6”
This Ki-84 Frank model is a single seat airplane. The cockpit is glue shut. It has no pilot figure included. The landing gear is modeled in the retracted position. 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. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The maker of this model, Oxford, did a good job with this model, specifically the color scheme and the markings are very crisp and clear. The panel lines and hatches are very nicely done (engraved).
The box measures at 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches by 3.25 inches.
The Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (キ84 疾風"Gale"?) was a single-seat fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service in World War II. The Alliedreporting name was "Frank"; the Japanese Army designation was Army Type 4 Fighter (四式戦闘機yon-shiki-sentō-ki?). Featuring excellent performance and high maneuverability, the Ki-84 was considered to be the best Japanese fighter to see large scale operations during World War II. It was able to match any Allied fighter, and to intercept the high-flying B-29 Superfortresses. Its powerful armament (that could include two 30 mm and two 20 mm cannon) increased its lethality.Though hampered by poor production quality in later models, a high-maintenance engine, a landing gear prone to buckle, inconsistent fuel, and a lack of experienced pilots above all else, Hayates proved to be fearsome opponents; a total of 3,514 were built. The Ki-84 was the fastest fighter in the Imperial Japanese military if good fuel was used and the aircraft was in good shape.