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Top & Bottom line art drawing detail:
Front View line art drawing detail:
Port Side View line art drawing detail:
Starboard Side View line art drawing detail:

Note: 3-VU above was obtained from website:

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At the web site are pilot testimonials of the Ki-61. The documentation includes differentials for each Mk
. Last but definitely not least is a bibliography & reference list for further research: “Notes: Ki-61-I w.c.e.s. (see the profiles) refers to an experimental a/c with a wing cooling evaporation system. It was the fastest Hien ever made achieving 630km/hr (395 m.p.h.), and the last with a retractable tail wheel….”

So there you are. A concise example of how to find your documentation for an aircraft. It’s not simple and it’s no different than it ever was in the library. It’s more convenient from the comfort of your own home.

There is only one negative to this new documentation pathway. So much is found, that it is too easy to wander off...distracted. I make it a point to have a clean piece of paper and a sharp pencil at hand to record:

A: Where I wanted to go.
B: Where I am.
C: Places I find along the way.

That's enough for our first step into the wonderful world of scale modeling on the web. We’ll see you on another trek soon...

Encyclopedia of Japanese Aircraft 1900-1945. Vol.4. Kawasaki Aircraft Nozawa,T.
(Shuppan-kyodo 1960)
Kawasaki Ki-61/Ki-100 Bily,M. (Modelpress, Praha 1992)
Monografie Lotnicze #5: Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien Januszewski, T. & Jarski, A. (AJ-Press, Gdansk 1992)
Kawasaki Ki-61 Tony Koku-fan authors (Paul Gaudette, ?)
Asahi Journal Vol.2 No.1: Ki-61 / Ki-100 (JII publ. 1994)
Asahi Journal Vol.2 No.3. / Ki-61(cont.) (JII publ. 1994)
JAS Jottings Vol.3 No.2 & 3: JAAF single engine fighters (Jap. Av. SIG, IPMS/UK 1997)
Maru Mechanic No.45: Ki-43 / Ki-61 (1984)
Mechanic of World Aircraft No.2: Ki-61 / Ki-48 (Maru Mechanic reissue, 1993)
Aircam No.21: Kawasaki Ki-61 / Ki-100 Hien Richard M. Bueschel (Osprey, 1971)
Profile No.118: Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien Rene J. Francillon (1966)
Famous Airplanes Of The World No.98: Army Type 3 Fighter Hien (1978)
Famous Airplanes Of The World No.17: Army Type 3 Fighter Hien (7/1989)
Famous Airplanes Of The World No.23: Army Type 5 Fighter (7/1990)
Model Art Spec. No.416: Medaled Pilots of JAAF in WWII (1993)
Model Art Spec. No.428: I.J.A. Kawasaki Type 3 & 5 Fighters Ki-61 / Ki-100 (1994)
Model Art Spec. No.451: IJA Air Force Suicide Attack Units (1995)
For more literature on Japanese military subjects see my reference list