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B5N1 "Kate" Model, South China 1938 - Hobby Master HA2013

B5N1 "Kate" Model, South China 1938 - Hobby Master HA2013 - click to enlarge
B5N1 "Kate" Model, South China 1938 - Hobby Master HA2013 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA2013
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Nakajima B5N1 Type 97 "Kate" – #9-348, 14 Kokutai, IJNAS, Sanzao Dao, South China 1938-39

1:72 Scale.  Length: 5.6”.  Wingspan: 8.5"

Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide

The prototype of the B5N1 Type 97 completed its initial flight in January 1937 and ordered into production almost immediately. The aircraft was state of the art for 1937 and became known as Kate to Allied forces. 143 Kates took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The B5N1 was Japan’s most effective torpedo bomber but even when it became obsolete because of newer U.S aircraft Japan was forced to continue using it because they had no alternatives.

The Nakajima B5N (Allied code name “Kate”) was a carrier-based torpedo bomber operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. The B5N1 was first flown in January 1937 and entered service 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 storage on an aircraft carrier and retractable landing gear. The B5N2 with a more powerful engine and various 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 is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a B5N2 “Kate” features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Historically accurate pad printed graphics (no decals)
  • Rotatable propeller
  • Detachable torpedo
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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