HobbyMaster B5N2 Kate, IJN, Battle of Midway, HA2002

HobbyMaster Diecast Model

Nakajima B5N2 (Kate)

Commander's Aircraft

IJN Carrier Hiryu

Battle of Midway

1/72 Scale - HA2002

Approximate Wingspan: 8.5"

Approximate Length: 6"

Each Fully Painted and Assembled Model Features:

Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details. Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals. Interchangeable landing gear. Presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight". Authentic detachable ordnance. Opened canopies. Heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

About this Model:

When Japan entered WWII the B5N Kate was the standard torpedo bomber and sank more Allied ships than any other type of Japanese aircraft. B5N2's played the main role in sinking the carrier Lexington at Coral Sea,Yorktown at Midway and Hornet at the Battle of Santa Cruz in October 1942. T were 1,150 B5N1 and B5N2 Torpedo Bombers produced but by 1944 the Kate had been replaced by the B6N "Jill". The Kate ended its service being used for Kamikaze attacks leaving no surviving examples.

Replicating a B5N2 "Kate" torpedo-bomber stationed on the Imperial Japanese Navy carrier Hiryu during the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942, when the carrier was attacked and sunk by 13 SBD Dauntless dive bombers from
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