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#AA-4010   1/144 scale  Nakajima G10N1 Fugaku  Japan ultimate weapon in WWII

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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111 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 437 mm

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Length 319 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

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

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1943, as the war situation worsened, Nakajima sought to develop a very long-range, super heavy bomber which could be able to carry 11000 lbs bomb load into U.S. air-field, where they could mount bombing raids against targets along America's western seaboard. The project in-house named "Z-bomber". The project impressed the Japanese Army and Navy. With the supports from military, Nakajima finalized the specification of the bomber, designated G10N1 Fugaku. Initially, Nakajima planned to use the powerful Nakajima Ha-44 36-cylinder radial engine, mounting three per wing, each would reach 5,000hp. However, it was to be seen that the Ha-44 was too complex, and it would not be available in any reliable form. As the Z-project could not wait for them to be ready, six Mitsubishi Ha-50 radials would have to be used instead. In February 1944, after US Marines captured Iwo Jima, Nakajima was ordered to stop any development of bomber, that would not interfered with fighter plane production. In 1979, an Ha-50 engine was found and unearthed during expansion of Tokyo Haneda airport, and now it is on display at the Narita Aerospace museum.

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Long-range strategic heavy bomber

To build an aircraft able to attack the continental United States from Japan

63m.

46m.

8.80m.

6x Mitsubishi Ha-50 radial engine

780 km/h (485 mph)

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4x 20mm cannon / 20,000 kg (44,000 lb.) bomb load

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Model References

The Nakajima G10N1 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 Japanese project aircrafts as bonus:

The Nakajima G10N1 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Six-engines long range heavy bomber in World War II

Convair B-36

Junkers Ju-390

Nakajima G10N1 Fugaku

Tank Ta.400

Heavy bomber in World War II

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Japanese aircraft in World War II

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War time experimental aircraft