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B5N1 "Kate" Model, IJN Carrier Ryujo - Hobby Master HA2009

B5N1 "Kate" Model, IJN Carrier Ryujo - Hobby Master HA2009 - click to enlarge
B5N1 "Kate" Model, IJN Carrier Ryujo - Hobby Master HA2009 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA2009
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Nakajima B5N1 “Kate” - Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS), IJN Aircraft Carrier Ryujo, 1942

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5.5”.  Wingspan: 8.5"

The Nakajima B5N (Allied code name “Kate”) was a carrier-based torpedo bomber operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. The B5N prototype was first flown in January 1937 and entered production soon after with the designation Type 97 Carrier Attack Bomber. It had a crew of three and featured a low mono wing that folded for carrier storage and retractable landing gear. The B5N2, with a more powerful engine and other modifications, began entering service in 1939. Although it was nearing obsolescence by 1941, the B5N was flown throughout the war, initially in front line service and later in secondary roles including training, target towing and anti-submarine warfare.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a B5N1 “Kate” features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Removable torpedo
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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