Hasegawa 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden, 1189

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Hasegawa 1/48 Kyushu J7W1 Shinden, 1189 plastic model kit

1/48 1189 Hasegawa Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

Large scale Shinden. Well molded and a very nice model. Features full cockpit, detailed landing gear wells, very fine raised panel lines, standing pilot figure and optional position landing gear and canopy. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The amazing Shinden was a radical design and the first canard aircraft in Japan. The basic design was first tested in the MXY6 motor glider with a 22 hp engine in 1943. The tests were considered a success, and design of the J7W1 begane in June of 1944. Various configurations were tried, and the prototype modeled here has the rear mounted 2000 hp engine, 6 blade prop, 20 degree sweep back to the wing, two vertical stabilizers and four nose mounted 30mm cannon. It flew two weeks before the end of WWII but never saw combat.

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