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The Other Side – The Nakajima Ki.43 “Hayabusa”

Sometimes called the “Army Zero” by American pilots, and overshadowed by its Navy rival, the Mitsubishi A6M “Zero”, the “Hayabusa” was the most common (and deadly) adversary for the Allied pilots during the Malayan campaign. Pilots flying the Ki-43 shot … Continue reading

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