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Old 3rd January 2016, 23:54
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Ki-61 and Ki-100 Aces

Happy New Year!

Last year I completed the illustrations for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces #114 on Ki-61 and Ki-100 Aces, written by Nicholas Millman of www.aviationofjapan.com. Since the book has meanwhile been published, I'd like to show you a few samples.

Research by Nick and myself.

All images © Osprey Publishing.

Ki-61-I Otsu of the 78th Sentai:


Ki-61-I Tei of the 244th Sentai


Detail of the score board:


This graphic gives you an idea of the amount of research that goes into each profile:


Ki-61-I Hei of the 56th Sentai:


Colourful Ki-100-I Otsu of Akeno's 111th Sentai:


Ki-100-I Otsu of the 5th Sentai:


A close-up of the tail unit and "Nine-headed Dragon" inscription:


A Ki-100-I Ko of the 59th Sentai with P-51 victory marking under the cockpit and 3rd Chutai markings on both vertical and horizontal tail planes:


Sample line drawing of a Ki-100-I Otsu:


For those who are on Facebook, I have an artwork page at https://www.facebook.com/AviationArt.Aero and a group dedicated to the Ki-61/100 at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Ki61Tony/

Many thanks for looking!

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Nice work Ronnie!
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Thanks Geoff, I appreciate your feedback!

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Re: Ki-61 and Ki-100 Aces

Dear Ronnie Olsthoorn,

great work !
I had a very good time working through that awesome volume.
I also tried to compile a Ki-61 ace list:
1. Keiji Takayima, 17
2. Shogo Takeuchi, 16
3. Mitsuyoshi Tarui, 10
4. Nagao Shirai, ~9,5
5. Takashi Noguchi, ~9
6. Chuichi Ichikawa, ~8
7. Susumu Kajinami, 8
8. Tokuyasu Ishizuka, 5-8
9. Tomio Hirohata, ~6
10. Tadao Sumi, 6
11. Tsutae Obara, 3-7
12. Teruhiko Kobayashi, ~5
13. Kesashige Ogata, 5
possible Ki-61 aces
Takashi Tomishima, 4+
Mitsusada Asai, 1-7
Matsumi Nakano, 3-5
Jiro Asano, 0-7
Totaro Ito, ~1,53
Shogo Saito, 1+

Any corrections and additions are welcome.

Have a nice Sunday,

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Ki-61 and Ki-100 Aces

Thank you so much Ronnie. You're the best my friend.

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...does anybody know the definite Ki-61 score of Takashi Tomishima ?

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..."P-38 Lightning vs Ki-61 Hien" by D. Nijboer indicates an official score of 4 for him. Therefore I remove Takashi Tomishima from my list of possible Ki-61 aces.

Can anybody tell me the definite Ki-61 score of Mitsusada Asai ?

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