1/72 72118 MPM Mitsubishi A7M2 Reppu Sam
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Designed as a replacement for the A6M Reisen, the first A7M1 was completed in 1944. The fighter was well armed and had self sealing tank, hydraulically folding wings and a bullet proof windshield. The Navy, however, did not use the recommended engine, so the aircraft was under powered. The revised version with the MK9A was a complete success, but earthquakes, bombing raids and a prototype crash delayed the project till the end of the war. With many brass photoetched details. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.