Japanese Demon - Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki
Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki Aviation Art Limited Edition Print - 70th Sentai by Aviation Artist Darryl Legg
The first Japanese fighter to deaprt from the light-weight, high manoeuvrability concept, the Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (Demon) was a disappointment to its pilots due to its reduced agility in comparison with its predecessor, the Ki-43 Hayabusa. Pilots initially found the aircraft hard to handle as due to the short wings it had a tendancy to flick at the slightest provocation.
Eventually pilots got to grips with the aircraft as its high speed and ability to carry heavy armament became more important than agility when they came up against fighters such as the F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair. the short wings it had a tendancy to flick at the slightest provocation.
Darryl Legg's Limited Edition Aviation Art Print shows a Ki-44 of 70th Sentai.
Our LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT of only 50 COPIES has an image size of 14" x 10.5"