Hasegawa has just released a most interesting Nakajima Ki-44-I "Shoki" with contra-rotating propellers!!!
Scale is 1:48, "Limited Edition", Kit number: 07331.
Excellent choice Hasegawa!
The props are metal and there are options for two aircraft; the one with the contra-rotating props and an early production Ki-44-II Ko with one 3-blade prop.
Marking & Painting instructions of the kit.
The second "Shoki", c/n 1308, is seen in the photo below tested in Fussa, Tokyo by "Rikugun Koku Shinsa-bu" (Army Aviation Test Department). Note the oil cooler shape on both aircraft. These are provided in the kit.
Limited numbers of the kit are available through our on-line store. Our price is: $US42.00 including postage by Air. Email us if interested.