Ki-43 II 77th Sentai

The main profile depicts the later "seven bar" Sentai symbol on the 2nd Chutai aircraft of S.Sgt Toshio Seki, reported in Japanese sources to be in a most unusual wavy mottle of brown and green.  Photographs of this aircraft suggest it may have carried a two tone mottle but this is by no means conclusive and could be due simply to the spraying technique used!  Colour photographs show a two tone green effect.

Reference: photograph on page 53 and illustration on page 121 of Model Art 395

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