Special Hobby Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa 隼 “Oscar” of Sou Okabe in 1/72 Scale

Last is the final production variant Ki-43-III pictured after the surrender in August 1945 at Nanking, China.  The assigned pilot was Sou Okabe of the 1 Chutai / 48 Sentai.  JAAF unit insignia were often stylized representations of the Sentai numbers, as seen here.  This is an example of a solid factory-applied scheme.  I painted the model using the colors called out in Aero Detail 29.  Special Hobby kit & decals.

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