It was no secret that Japanese airpower ruled the skies over the Pacific at the beginning of World War II. But even with this knowledge, the appearance of a new, faster and lighter airplane caught the Allies utterly by surprise.
The new airplane was the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa “Oscar”, a brand new single-engine tactical fighter that had been in development for the past 18 months.
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Nothing quite shocks the senses like the chilly winds and intense air-battles of 1940s southeast Asia. Today’s summery FTSOC Steam update not only improves multiplayer features, but also retrofits cockpit view/support, starting with a functional inside rendition of the RAF’s tropical Spitfire Mk. V. Furthermore, a pair of new fighters have been made available namely the Allied P-47D “Thunderbolt” and the Japanese Ki-44 Shoki “Toji”, each with a decent selection of skins and over-the-radio voice shouts in American, Chinese, Russian and Japanese languages. READ MORE →
Don’t look back, someone might be gaining on you!
Today’s Steam update adds improved dogfight AI and two new fighters, the Allied P-43A-1 “Lancer” (with Chinese ROCAF and USAAF skins) and, perhaps unexpectedly, a Japanese Messerschmitt! (Germany supplied Japan with a number of evaluation Bf 109Es for comparison trials by the Japanese Army Air Force — the Allies, expecting to encounter those Bf 109Es in combat, assigned code name “Mike” to the Messerschmitts). READ MORE →