Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki “Tojo” interceptors of an Akeno unit being fuelled up before a mission. It had a good top speed of 376mph, a decent armament of four 12.7mm machine guns and a brilliant climb rate of 3940 feet per minute but it had a high takeoff and landing speed combined with difficult handling at low speeds which made it unpopular with its pilots. Nonetheless, it did well against B-29 raids on Japan- for example on 19th February 1945, a small number of Shokis attacked 120 Superfortresses and shot down 10 of the bombers. In all 1225 Ki-44s were built.