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#AA-2135   1/72 scale  Kugisho MXY-6  Test-bed of the Kyushu J7W Shinden

 

Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

19 resin parts

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Clear-resin canopy & Decal

 

Span 154 mm

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Length 134 mm

 

Unit price: US$68

Shipping charge: US$8.50

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$1.00

 

Aircraft History and Specification

In 1943, the IJN issued an 18-shi specification for a new interceptor. Kyushu submitted a design with canard foreplanes, the J7W Shinden. Despite some opposition to the design, the IJN was intrigued enough to accept the proposal. However, the design had to show promise and the canard configuration needed to be proven before the IJN would authorise further development. Therefore, Kyushu designed a glider based on their Shinden concept as a mean to test the canard properties and handling. Kugisho was commissioned to build three gliders which were desigated MXY-6. The MXY-6s were completed by the fall of 1943. Flight trials got under way soon thereafter. The MXY-6 was found to have good handling characteristics which provided verification to the concept of the J7W. The validation of the canard design provided the needed proof of the concept and such the IJN instructed Kyushu to proceed with the J7W Shinden.

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Research glider

built to test the configuration of the Kyushu J7W

11.14m.

9.66m.

4.21m.

1x Nihon Hainenki Semi 11 engine

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