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De Agostini World War II Warbirds DAWF75
Nakajima B5N2 Kanko/Kate Diecast Model
IJNAS Hiryu Flying Group, BI-310, Joichi Tomonaga, IJN Carrier Hiryu, Battle of Midway, June 1942

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Nakajima B5N2 Kanko/Kate   5.75"   8.5"

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.

Nakajima B5N2 Kanko/Kate

Designed to meet a 1935 Imperial Japanese Navy requirement for a carrier-based attack bomber to replace the Yokosuka B4Y, the B5N was first flown in January, 1937.

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De Agostini World War II Warbirds

The De Agostini "Warbirds" 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 "Warbirds" 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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