Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (Violet Lightning) George – Japan Navy


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1/72 scale diecast model of Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (“Violet Lightning”). This was an Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service land-based version of the N1K. Assigned the reporting name “George”, the N1K-J was considered by both its pilots and opponents to be one of the finest land-based fighters flown by the Japanese during World War II. Complete with optional undercarriage positions and display stand.

The Shiden Kai possessed heavy armament as well as surprisingly good manoeuvrability, due to a mercury switch that automatically extended the flaps during turns. These “combat” flaps created more lift, thereby allowing tighter turns. Unlike the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, the Shiden Kai could compete against the best late-war Allied fighters, such as the F6F Hellcat, F4U Corsair, and P-51 Mustang.

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Weight 0.9 kg