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Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Pt.5

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Pt.5 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2021 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Pt.5 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48057 Pros Eight distinctive options
Cons None noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (Yen) 1800¥

First Look

Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have a part five of the Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters (Claude) collection with a nice cross-section of units for the Hasegawa kit.

Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Pt.5 Ki-27 Type 97 Fighters Pt.5

The subjects include:

  • Ki-27 Otsu, 1 Sentai/1 Chutai, Nomonhan AB, 1939, Sentai commander's aircraft
  • Ki-27 Otsu, 5 Sentai/3 Chutai, Kashiwa AB, 1940
  • Ki-27 Otsu, 11 Sentai/1 Chutai, Nomonhan AB, 1939
  • Ki-27 Otsu, 50 Sentai/3 Chutai, Clark AB, 1942
  • Ki-27 Otsu, 76 Shinbutai, Chiran AB, 1945
  • Ki-27 Kou, 84 Independent Chutai, Kwantung AB, 1930
  • Ki-27 Otsu, 77 Sentai/3 Chutai, Mingaladon AB, 1941
  • Ki-27 Otsu, 111 Fighter Training Group, Ryompo AB, 1943

This set comes complete with a full set of national markings, distinctive unit markings, and basic airframe stenciling. You can purchase these decals directly from Lifelike Decals. My sincere thanks to Lifelike Decals for this review sample!