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mike_espo
04-23-2004, 09:18 PM
Ki 27 nate
http://home.att.net/~ww2aircraft/Ki27nate.jpg

or the Ki 43 I hayabusa??
http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/j/Nakajima%20Ki-43.jpg

mike_espo
04-23-2004, 09:18 PM
Ki 27 nate
http://home.att.net/~ww2aircraft/Ki27nate.jpg

or the Ki 43 I hayabusa??
http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/j/Nakajima%20Ki-43.jpg

heywooood
04-23-2004, 09:26 PM
The Nate was said to be able to snap roll in the blink of an eye.. and the veteran Japanese pilots could really flick them around...

mike_espo
04-23-2004, 09:30 PM
Man I hope we get these..... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Penguin_PFF
04-23-2004, 09:31 PM
Somewhere in my archive CD's I have a digital photo of a Nate model that I took at the IPMS Convention in Dallas a few years ago. It was a very small-scale Nate with a bronze metallic finish. I have no idea why it was colored that way, but it was fscking awesome.

heywooood
04-23-2004, 09:31 PM
me too Espo.. me too.

RAC_Pips
04-24-2004, 01:38 AM
The Ki-27 was an extremely manoeuverable aircraft - but IJN pilots always claimed they could outfly the IJA Ki-27's with their A5M Claude! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PlaneEater
04-24-2004, 02:10 AM
Heh. Neither.

P-26 Peashooter. Not exactly a Wunderflieger, but man could it zip around.

F19_Olli72
04-24-2004, 02:32 AM
If Ki-27 was good enough for Ryuji Nagatsuka to attack a B-29 its certainly good enough for me. And its a beautiful plane too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
http://hsgalleries.com/images/ki27jb_1.jpg

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necrobaron
04-24-2004, 02:51 AM
I think I'll take one of all the above! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

(Especially that Peashooter http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)

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VF-3Thunderboy
04-24-2004, 09:31 AM
Uhm I think the P-38 (J) was most manuverable.

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VW-IceFire
04-24-2004, 11:13 AM
Someone attacked a B-29 in a Nate? I mean the top speed of the Ki-27 was probably lower than the cruise speed on the B-29. How did the pilot manage that and what was the end result?

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F19_Olli72
04-24-2004, 12:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Someone attacked a B-29 in a Nate? I mean the top speed of the Ki-27 was probably lower than the cruise speed on the B-29. How did the pilot manage that and what was the end result?

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Its described in Ryuji Nagatsuka's book "I was a Kamikaze". In the combatdescription Nagatsuka says that the B-29s were only at 4000 m altitude and they were approaching Nagatsuka and his wingman after beeing attacked by some Ki45's. Apparently they had the altitude advantage cos he writes that they dived on a B-29 400 meters below. The wingman attacked the rear of the plane and Nagatsuka attacked the nose aiming at the cockpit area. One pass only was possible, but as the first B-29 flew away they moved on to the next etc. Needless to say they might as well have used bb-guns. The end result was a lot of frustration amongst the Japanese pilots http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif But one have to admire them for trying...

And as lt Fujisaki (Nagatsukas commander) explained to him; *(freely translated) "I understand you very well. I know you cant destroy the enemy with 7,7 mm guns, but nevertheless i will take command of the Ki-27 group at take off. A fighterpilots duty is to fight the enemy with whatever material available, without ever complain. With the worst of aircrafts you have to show skill.

To have complete knowledge of a plane, to use it to the maximum, thats our task. I urge you not to complain any more. Yes, Ki-27 is an obsolete aircraft and underarmed. Thats true. But even a 7,7 mm bullet can kill the pilot. Aim at him! Im not a fatalist, but my opinion is anything we can do to destroy the enemy equally important. Victory depends mostly on fate and skill."

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ElAurens
04-24-2004, 03:09 PM
The Nate and Hayabusa are the natural enemys of the P40B/C over China...

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RedDeth
04-24-2004, 03:10 PM
P-11

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Kwiatos
04-24-2004, 05:57 PM
I Agree polish P-11 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PlaneEater
04-24-2004, 06:06 PM
P-11? Please tell me you're joking.

That thing was so underpowered, Enron took notice.

SkyChimp
04-24-2004, 06:24 PM
I'd put money on the Ki-27 or possibly the A5M.

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BlitzPig_DDT
04-24-2004, 06:30 PM
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