Kawanishi N1K2-J Shidenkai
Unassembled plastic model kit
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Select a thumbnail to see the picture full-size. In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $80.00You pay: $57.69(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Hasegawa ModelsStock Number: HAS 8883Scale: 1/32View all products of type "N1K Shiden"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Flying with the rising sun
With the N1K2-J, Kawanishi did the impossible; turning a float plane into a dogfighter that could stand up to the best America had to offer. "George" fighters were quite capable of shooting down Hellcats, Corsairs and, in the hands of expert pilots, even the vaunted B-29 Superfortress. In larger numbers the N1K2-J could have had a massive effect on the war, but only 428 were built. By comparison 12,000 Corsairs, comparable to the N1K2-J, were produced by the U.S.
- I.J.N. 343rd Naval Flying Group 301st F.SQ. SQ. Leader Lt. Naoshi Kanno Code: 343A-15 Matsuyama A.B. April 1945
- I.J.N. 343rd Naval Flying Group 407th F.SQ. Code: 343B-03 Matsuyama A.B. April 1945