A revised and fixed version of my original Ki-45 KAIa Toryu
The Ki-45 was initially used as a long-range bomber escort. The 84th Independent Flight Wing (Dokuritsu Hiko Chutai) used them in June 1942 in attacks on Guilin, where they encountered, but were no match for Curtiss P-40s flown by the Flying Tigers. In September of the same year, they met P-40s over Hanoi with simil lar results. It became clear that the Ki-45 could not hold its own against single-engine fighters in aerial combat.
Ki-45 KAIa "Toryu" :
Two-seat fighter Type 2 of Army (Mark A) initial model of series, one 20mm Ho-3 in ventral position, two Ho-103 12.7mm in the nose and a flexible 7.92mm in the back position
Group 1 : Main guns (12.7mm) x2
Group 2: 7.92mm in the back position
Group 3: Wing light (white)
Group 4: Navigation lights