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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Kawasaki T-4 – 11th Squadron, 4th AW, “Blue Impulse” Aerobatic Demonstration Team, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Matsushima Air Base, Japan, 2016, "20th Anniversary of flying the T-4"
1:72 Scale. Length: 7". Wingspan: 5.5"
Limited production of approximately 750 Models Worldwide
“Blue Impulse” is the 11th Squadron, 4th Air Wing, of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the national aerobatic demonstration team. They formed in 1960 and were originally named Tenryu but later changed it to Blue Impulse. Their first aircraft were F-86 Sabres and in 1982 after 545 demonstrations they moved to Matsushima Air Base and began using the Mitsubishi T-2. It was used for 175 demonstrations until 1996 when they switched to the new Kawasaki T-4. In 2016 to celebrate 20 years flying the T-4; the Blue Impulse aircraft were given a special paint scheme.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with T-4 artwork
The Kawasaki T-4 is a subsonic intermediate jet trainer used by the JASDF. In November 1981 Kawasaki was awarded the contract to produce 220 T-4s with the final production number being 212. The T-4 was developed to replace the Lockheed T-33 and Fuji T-1. The first prototype flew on July 29, 1985 with the first production aircraft flying in June 1988 and delivery of the first T-4 to the 31st and 32nd Flying Training Squadrons, 1st Air Wing 3 months later.
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14