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De Agostini WWII Fighters DAWF36
Mitsubishi J8M Shusui Diecast Model
IJNAS, 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Mitsubishi J8M Shusui   3.25"   5.25"

The Japanese were aware of the results of the strategic bombing of Germany, and knew that the B-29 Superfortress would be bombing Japan and the resultant problems which would arise from trying to combat this. Japanese military attaches had become aware of the Komet during a visit to the Bad Zwischenahn airfield and negotiated the rights to licence-produce the aircraft and its Walter HWK 509A rocket engine. Difficulties in shipping an example to Japan meant that the aircraft eventually had to be reverse-engineered from a flight operations manual and other limited documentation. A single prototype was tested before the end of World War II.

Mitsubishi J8M Shusui

Designed as a rocket-powered interceptor based on documention on the German Me 163 Komet, the J8M was first flown on July 7th, 1945.

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De Agostini WWII Fighters

The De Agostini "WWII Fighters" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of World War II military aircraft in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

De Agostini "WWII Fighters" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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