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B5N1 "Kate" Model, IJN, Usa Naval Flying Group - Hobby Master HA2010

B5N1 "Kate" Model, IJN, Usa Naval Flying Group - Hobby Master HA2010 - click to enlarge
B5N1 "Kate" Model, IJN, Usa Naval Flying Group - Hobby Master HA2010 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Nakajima B5N1 “Kate” – Usa Naval Flying Group, Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service, IJN, 1943-1944

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5.6”.  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. By 1943 some B5N1s were being relegated to training at Usa Air Base on Kyushu.

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 B5N2 “Kate” features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening canopy
  • Removable crew figures
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Detachable torpedo
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Stand for 'in-flight' display

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14

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