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.Opening canopy
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Historically accurate pad printed graphics (no decals)
Optional extended landing gear
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.
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This model of a B5N2 “Kate” features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years