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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA2013
Nakajima B5N1 Kanko/Kate Diecast Model
IJNAS 14 Kokutai, #9-348, Sanzao Dao, South China, 1938

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Nakajima B5N1 Kanko/Kate   5.75"   8.5"

The prototype of the B5N1 Type 97 completed its maiden flight in January 1937 and ordered into production almost immediately. The new aircraft was state of the art for 1937 and became known as the Kate to Allied forces. 143 Kates took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The B5N1 was Japan's most effective torpedo bomber but even when it became obsolete because of the newer U.S. aircraft Japan was forced to continue using it because they had no alternatives.

Nakajima B5N1 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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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale BN5 Kate is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal, with a large, solid metal wing that dominates the model. The multi-piece configurable canopy has two opened covers and a removable rear-facing machine gun. The front and side instrument panels are pad-printed and crisp panel lines can be seen across the surface of the model. Other fine details include simulated fabric-stretched control surfaces on the wing and elevators and cooling fins that can be seen inside the radial engine. Variants in this series include the B5N1 and the improved B5N2, configured as either a torpedo bomber, with a removable torpedo, or a dive bomber with several bomb load configurations.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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