Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Special Number 17. First eBook Edition, 2016. Seventeenth in the Special series of the World War 2 In Review journal. Pictorial overview with 281 B&W and color photos, illustrations and drawings of the Japanese Nakajima Ki.43 fighter, known as “Oscar” to the Allies. In action within days after Pearl Harbor, the diminutive Oscar served with the Japanese Army Air Forces until the end of hostilities. More Ki.43s were in service than any other Army type and its service record proved an especially interesting one. View images of this warplane in production, testing, training, and combat as well as captured examples being flown by Allied test pilots.