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Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate "Frank"

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A Ki-84 Frank.

The Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate, Allied codename "Frank", was Japan's best fighter aircraft of World War 2. It could outturn and outrun the P-51 Mustang. Unlike the A6M Zero; the Frank had armour; self-sealing fuel tanks, and better armament. Only one Frank survives today.

HistoryEdit

The Hayate was concieved in the Spring of 1942, in response to a specification which demanded a third generation fighter combining a heavy armament with the manoeuvrability of the Ki 43 Hayabusa and the speed of the Ki 44 Shoki.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Green, William. Page 134

BibliographyEdit

Green, William. Famous Fighters of the Second World War. Book Club Associates. 1979.

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