Kawasaki Ki-61 (Silver) VQA048

Kawasaki Ki-61  (Silver) VQA048
Kawasaki Ki-61  (Silver) VQA048
Brand: VQ Models
Product Code: Aircraft Kawasaki Ki-61 (Silver) VQA048
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Price: $220.00
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Kawasaki Ki-61 (Silver)

The overall similarity between the Kawasaki Ki-61i single-seat fighter and the Messerschmitt Bf-109 led to an Allied belief that the Japanese aircraft was, in fact, a licence-built version of Messerschmitt's famous fighter. There was , however , no truth in this suggestion, but the Kawasaki Ki-61i was powered by a licence-build version of the  Daimler-Benz DB 601A, Kawasaki's first example of this engine , designated Ha-40, being completed in mid-1941. More than 30 production examples of the Ki-61i were completed by the end of 1942.The type was a cantilever low-wing monoplane with a conventional tail unit, retractable tailwheel landing gear, single seat accommodation beneath a transparent canopy, and power was provided by the 1,175 hp ( 876-kW) Kawasaki Ha-40 engine. When the Ki-61i began to enter combat operations from New Guinea in April 1943 the type was quickly found to be an outstanding aircraft, well able to hold it out against Allied fighters. As production began to build up the Ki-61 appeared in all theatres where the Japanese army was operating, soon receiving the Allied codename "Tony".


Suitable for both engine and electric motor use

Balsa and lite-ply construction

Fully covered in weathered detail
Fiberglass cowling
Hand painted pilot

ABS Drop tanks

Control surfaces pre-hinged and installed

Provided with aluminium machine guns on the wings

Provided with plastic machine guns on the cowling

Installed pitot-tube (by plastic) on the wing

Communication antenna (by ply wood) provided.



Wingspan: 63" (1,6m)
Fuselage: 51.0" (1,29m)

Wing Area: 676 sq in 

Wing Loading: ~25 - 33 oz/sq ft

Weight: ~ 7.5 - 9.0 lbs (~ 3375g-4050g)
Engine req: .60 - .65 (2 stroke), .70 - .90 (4 stroke)
Radio req: 5 channels min., (optional dual split flaps)



Assembly instructions with stage photos

Tail wheel assembly

Fiberglass cowling

Fiberglass painted pilot

Servo trays

Engine mounts


Fuel tank

Decals and all hardware


Does not include:

radio, motor, glue, and silicon fuel line


YES! we can freight this item.

Because of the Carton Sizes of model aircraft we need to obtain a quotation for the courier charges, please email us with the aircraft required and your post code. The price we obtain is including the courier charges and insurance values. Include your engine/motor, batteries, servos etc. and we will package them into the same box. If you are happy with the quotation supplied we place your package deal live onto our website, email you with the location and leave it live for 24 hours for you to complete the sale.

This way we personalise the package just for you.

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