The Nakajima Hayate (疾風, hayate?) ("Gale") was a single-seat fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World War II. The Allied reporting name was "Frank"; the Japanese Army designation was Army Type 4 Fighter 1945 wem
Nakajima, Ki-44, Shoki ""Devil Queller"" Tojo ""John"" Army Type 2 aircraft. It is presumed that at least part of the tactics of these aircraft were to get in very close to the B-29's and attempt a shoot down with the heavy cannon, but also to use the aircraft as a final weapon when the low ammunition supply of the H0-301 was expended.
Nakajima, Ki-44, Shoki ""Devil Queller"" Tojo ""John"" Army Type 2. More Ki-44 Shoki aircraft were later sent to China, and others were used in defense of oil wells in Sumatra, Indonesia, the China-Burma-India theater of operations, Philippines, Japanese metropolitan defense (mainly concentrated around Japan's large industrial cities) and even kamikaze operations in the last stages of the war.
Nakajima was used as the prototype of the Hei variant armed with 30 mm cannons, which never went into a full-scale production. Until the end of the war the was built in the Ko configuration in a addition to a small number of Otsu models.