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Fully assembled.

Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.

Pre-painted with pad applied markings.

Comes with crew figures

Comes with a torpedo.

Display stand included.

Option to display model with wheels up or down.

Minimum use of plastic.

Very collectable.
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Nakajima B5N2 "Kate" torpedo bomber
aircraft carrier "Hiryu", Commander's aircraft
Battle of Midway, June 4-5 1942
The Nakajima B5N filled Japan’s requirement for a mid 1930’s naval torpedo
the original B5N’s poor performance in China in the late 1930’s the Japanese
made improvements so there were large numbers of B5N2’s available for the
attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Production ended in 1943 with a total of 1,149
B5N, of which 669 were made by Nakajima, 200 by Aichi and 280 by Hiro Air
Arsenal. No Kates survived WWII intact.

At 0430 on June 4, 1942 the Japanese Strike Force launched a Strike Force of
108 aircraft from four aircraft carriers. The three wave attack consisted of 36
B5N2 Kates armed with 1,770 pound contact bombs, 36 Val dive-bombers with
550 pound armor-piercing bombs and escorted by 36 Zero fighters. Lt. Joichi
Tomonaga flying a Kate from the Hiryu was in charge of the airborne
operation. Later the same day while leading an attack on USS Yorktown
Tomonaga was killed trying to deliver his Kate’s torpedo.

Specifications Nakajima B5N2

Imperial Japanese Navy designation: Type 97 Carrier-borne Attack Plane,
Model 12
USN designation: Kate

Aircraft type
Carrier-based torpedo bomber

1 X 1,000-hp Nakajima NK1B Sakae 11 14-cylinder radial engine

Maximum speed - 235 mph at 11,810 ft.
Cruising speed - 161 mph at 9,840ft.
Service ceiling - 27,100 ft.
Maximum range - 1,237 miles

Empty - 5,024lbs.
Maximum take-off - 9,039lbs.

Wing span - 50ft 11in.
Wing area - 405.81 sq ft
Length - 33ft 9.5ins.
Height - 12 ft 1.5ins.

(3) - 1 x Pilot, 1 x Radio Operator, 1 x Observer/bombardier

1 x 7.7mm machine gun on a mount in rear cockpit
A bomb-load of up to 800kg or 1 torpedo


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