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Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Tony) Airplane Models

Explore our collection of diecast models of the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Tony) - Precision Crafted, Historically Significant, and Collectible Aircraft Models.

The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien, known to the Allies as "Tony," was a Japanese World War II fighter aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service. Notable for its streamlined design and liquid-cooled inline V12 engine, the Ki-61 was unique among Japanese fighters of the time. Its design was influenced by German and Italian aerodynamics and powerplant technology, making it distinct from other Japanese fighters.

The Ki-61 was deployed in various theaters, including New Guinea, the Philippines, and over the home islands of Japan, where it was used in defense against Allied bombing raids. Variants of the Ki-61 included the Ki-61-I (early versions) and Ki-61-II (later models with increased power and armaments). Its role in key aerial battles of the Pacific theater and its unusual design for a Japanese fighter of the era make the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien a subject of great interest for military aviation enthusiasts and model collectors, particularly those with a focus on World War II aviation in the Pacific.