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Service Japanese fighter Kawasaki Ki-61-I «Hien». According to the classification Allied fighter Ki-61 was code-named "Tony» («Tony»).

A Kawasaki on an airfield. The Kawasaki Hien (飛燕, "flying swallow") was a Japanese World War II fighter aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force.

Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate "Frank".  Seeing action against the USAAF 14th Air Force, the Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate "Frank" quickly gained a reputation as a fighter to be reckoned with. Fighter-bomber models also entered service. On April 15, 1945, 11 Hayates attacked US airfields on Okinawa, destroying many aircraft on the ground.

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 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.

Japanese boy atop the external drop tank slung under the wing of a crashed, wrecked Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien "Tony" at an airfield on Honshu, Japan in the immediate aftermath of the Pacific War. 1945.

Japanese boy atop the external drop tank slung under the wing of a crashed, wrecked Kawasaki Hien "Tony" at an airfield on Honshu, Japan in the immediate aftermath of the Pacific War.

Nakajima Ki-44 of 47 Sentai, preparing for takeoff at the airfield of Narimasu, Japan against the incursions of the B-29 early 1945

Nakajima of 47 Sentai, preparing for takeoff at the airfield of Narimasu, Japan against the incursions of the early 1945

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, 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, Ki-84, Hayate ""Gale"" Frank ""Army Type 4 Fighter.  It was the Nakajima Ha-45 radial powerplant that gave the Hayate its high speed and prowess in combat. Derived from the Homare engine common to many Japanese aircraft, the Hayate used a direct-injection version of the engine, using water injection to aid the supercharger in giving the Ki-84 a rated 1,491 kW (2,000 hp) at takeoff.

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.

View of a Nakajima Hayate (Gale) Ki-84 "Frank" fighter airplane at Yokosuka Naval Air Depot, 1945. The Ki-84 Type 4 Hayate (Gale) was "the most outstanding Jap Army Fighter and far ahead of the Oscar, Tony and Tojo...potentially the most dangerous Japanese army fighter plane," according to a mid-1945 U.S. AAF evaluation.

View of a Nakajima Hayate (Gale) "Frank" fighter airplane at Yokosuka…

A Shimbu unit with Nakajima Ki-84.

For other uses, see Kamikaze (disambiguation). Ensign Kiyoshi Ogawa, who flew his aircraft into the USS Bunker Hill during a Kamikaze mission on 11 May The Kamikaze (神風