Manga about the Ghost of Kyiv, which started being created by the Japanese amateur manga artist specializing in military theme, in the early days of the Russian-Ukrainian war, has already been published. It can be purchased in Japan. According to a photo published by the author – the cost of the issue is 500 yen. (approximately 113 UAH).
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The Ghost of Kyiv is a doujinshi manga, i.e. amateur manga published at the expense of the author. It is unknown at this time if the sequel is planned.
But it is known that the Ghost of Kyiv is a collective image of the pilots of the 40th Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Air Forces, who protect the sky of the capital of Ukraine, and who suddenly appear where they are not expected. This is what the Armed Forces Command claims.
Earlier, the British newspaper The Times wrote that the Ghost of Kyiv, who allegedly shot down 6 ruscist planes in one battle and downed a total of 40 enemy planes, is the Hero of Ukraine Major Stepan Tarabalka, who died in air combat on March 13, 2022. Air Command The Armed Forces of Ukraine denied this information, saying that the Phantom of Kyiv is a collective image of all the pilots who served together with Stepan Tarabalka.
In addition to manga, the Ghost of Kyiv has appeared in some flight simulators, at least for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Digital Combat Simulator from Eagle Dynamics the appropriate skins for the MiG-29 fighter were released.