Aichi Type 99 Val Midway
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Select a thumbnail to see the picture full-size. In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $44.50You pay: $30.39(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: CyberHobby Stock Number: CHC 5107Scale: 1/72View all products of type "D3A1 Val"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
- Highly accurate replica of Type 99 Dive-Bomber includes foldable wings
- Antenna realistically portrayed
- Delicate details molded on wings
- Munition pylons fitted beneath wings
- Accurate 250kg bomb
- One-piece fuselage reproduced w/intricate details
- Folding-wing mechanism rendered w/fine detail
- Wings can be assembled extended/folded
- Transparent cockpit canopy can be assembled either open/closed
- Amazing levels of detail on engine
- Pilot's cockpit interior and instrument panel possess fine detail
- Fully detailed rear cockpit
- Ailerons can be assembled in different positions
- True-to-scale propeller
- Landing gear realistically produced
The Battle of Midway (4-7 June 1942) was the defining naval engagement of the Pacific Campaign during WWII. It occurred just six months after Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and resulted in a decisive victory for the US Navy (USN). The battle resulted in the loss of four Japanese aircraft carriers, a heavy cruiser, 248 carrier-borne aircraft and 3,057 sailors, a costly blow the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and its shipbuilding industry couldn't recover from. One historian even called it "the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare." The IJN attacked Midway Atoll and sought to sweep the USN into oblivion via an ambush. However, the US had been able to break Japanese codes and so the USA sprung its own trap on the Japanese! Cyber-Hobby is proud to announce the release of a 1/72 scale kit of a Japanese Aichi D3A dive-bomber that took part in this fierce battle.
Cyber-Hobby has done a sterling job on this 1/72 dive-bomber kit. This time it comes with brand new Cartograf decals that offer a splendid selection of markings suitable for aircraft participating in the Battle of Midway. It uses the same toolings that were created using highly advanced CAD techniques, and the result is an amazingly detailed aircraft. The engine and cockpit are both fully represented. Due to its primary role as a dive-bomber, the model sensibly comes with a payload of a 250kg bomb. And as a carrier-borne aircraft, its 14.37m-wide wings could be folded up to save space. This feature too is carried over into the model; builders can select whether they want the plane to have folded or extended wings. There are no halfway measures when it comes to the detail exhibited on this Midway Aicha Type 99 model!