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Shinden That Never Was

About the Kit

The original Shinden was shipped to the United States after the War, and eventually found its way into the great Smithsonian collection, where it is destined to become a part of the National Air & Space Museum.

KYSHU J7W1 SHINDEN CHARACTERISTICS

  • Wingspan: 36 feet, 5.5 inches
     

  • Length: 30 feet, 5.5 inches
     

  • Power plant: One Mitsubishi Ha.43-42 Radial engine of 2,13n hp
     

  • Maximum speed: 466 MPH @ 28, 500 feet.
     

  • Armament: Four 30 mm Type 5 cannons
     

  • Four 132 lb. bombs

This kit is produced by Minicraft/Hasegawa and is available again. My kit is numbered 1189 and was purchased several years ago. You’ll find a crisply molded kit with little flash and great fit. The canopy is crystal clear and is only one piece. The decals laid downed with the use of SolvoSet.

Copyright ©2002 - Text and Photos by Steve Brooks (Salt6). All Rights Reserved.

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About Steve B (salt6)
FROM: OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES