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1/48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Interceptor - Model Kit

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Tamiya 1/48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Interceptor Raiden (Jack) – Model Kit

In September 1939, aircraft manufacturers Nakajima and Mitsubishi received an unofficial order to trial-manufacture the Raiden, the Japanese Navy's first interceptor (a fighter to undertake the air defence of land bases). It was finally decided, however, that the development and trial-manufacture of the Raiden should be conducted only by Mitsubishi. It was in April of 1940 that the plane was designated “14-Shi Interceptor (J2M1)” and official requirements were set out by the Navy. The requirements gave priority to climbing power, maximum speed and high altitude performance. Aircraft engines of those days that could meet all these requirements were only the air-cooled engine “Kasei” type 11 trial-manufactured by Mitsubishi for the Type 1 Attack Bomber (G4M) “Betty” and the liquid-cooled engine “Atsuta” trial-manufactured by Aichi. Because of the Navy's poor experience in liquid-cooled engines and Atsuta's insuf­ficient reliability, the Navy was forced to employ the air-cooled engine Kasei which, having larger engine diameter and giving larger air resistance, was not best suited to be used in a fighter.

Specifications:

  • Scale: 1:48
  • Skill Level: 3
  • Model Length: –
  • Model Width: –
  • Model Height: –

Requires glue & paint for assembly (Modelling equipment sold separately)

Release date NZ
January 1st, 2017
Manufacturer code:
61018
Brand
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Scale
1/48
Box Dimensions (mm)
295x195x45
UPC
4950344996810
Product ID
26803733

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