Nakajima Ki-43-II Oscar
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Ki-43-II is Imperial Japanese Army Fighter.Allied Code-Name "Oscar".
Original for FS98 by:'flyman' Yusaku Honma.
Adapted to CFS with panel, damage profile, air file and repainted by: Edmundo Abad
Panel is a modified version of Doc Blake’s panel using default CFS gauges by Gary Aumaugher and Mike Colclough
Converted to CFS with new panel and repainted in two textures as:
1-Nakajima KI43-II Oscar - of the 2nd Chutai/64th Sentai, flown by Capt. Hideo Miyabe, Palembang Airfield, Sumatra, 1943.
2-Nakajima KI43-II Oscar of the 2nd Chutai/59th Sentai, flown by Capt. Shigeo Nango, But Airfield, New Guinea, 1943.
The Ki-43-II was designed by Hideo Itokawa as a successor to the Ki-43-I.
The Ha-25 engine was replaced by the more powerful Nakajima Ha-115 engine, which was installed in a longer-chord cowling. The new engine turned a three bladed propeller. The wing structure, which had suffered failures in the Ki-43-I, was strengthened and equipped with racks for drop tanks or bombs. The Ki-43-II was also fitted with 13 mm armor plate for the pilot's head and back, and the aircraft's fuel tanks were coated in rubber to crude form of self-sealing tank. The pilot also enjoyed a slightly taller canopy and a reflector gunsight in place of the earlier telescopic gunsight.
Nakajima commenced production of the Ki-43-II at its Ota factory in November 1942. Nakajima eventually ceased production in mid-1944 in favor of the Ki-84, but the Tachikawa Hikoki continued to produce the Ki-43.
Posted 2009-12-16 06:45:01 by Edmundo Abad