A twice-captured Squirrel

Among our several coming soon releases is also the 1/72 SH72485 Tachikawa Ki-54 Hickory ‘Captured and Post War Service’ kit. The decal sheet caters for a-US operated machine captured in the Philippines, re-painted and named Lemon, a French owned Ki-54 that flew transport duties in French Indochina (Vietnam these days) and the third option is a machine with the markings of the communist North Korea regime. This ono, wearing a squirrel emblem on its tail, had been taken from the defeated Japanese Army and as the Koreans themselves did not do any better as the UN troops, or to be more precise the Americans, re-captured the machine too during one of the Korea war offensives.


  1. Such an excellent idea to feature new unique markings for your wonderful Ki54 model !


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