Primarily serving as a carrier-based bomber for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, the "Kate," despite nearing antiquity toward the end of the conflict, was a faster and more capable aircraft than most of its Allied counterparts during the height of the war. It was featured prominently at Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway, and remained in service longer than anticipated due to the stalled development of its B6N successor. It was retired at the end of the war.
A striking replica of a B5N2 flying with the 931st Naval Flying Group during the last year of the war, this 1/72 scale, Hobby Master, die cast model features engraved panel lines, a rotating propeller, a well-equipped cockpit with an opening canopy and crew figures, a detachable bomb, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 5¾" long with an 8½" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA2012