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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Ohka unpowered trainer K1 - Fine Molds 1/48





From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka (櫻花 Ōka, "cherry blossom"; 桜花 in modern orthography) was a purpose-built, rocket-powered human-guided kamikaze attack aircraft[1]employed by Japan against Allied ships towards the end of World War II. United States sailors gave the aircraft the nickname Baka (ばか, "fool" or "idiot")).



The MXY-7 Navy Suicide Attacker Ohka was a manned flying bomb that was usually carried underneath a Mitsubishi G4M2e Model 24J "Betty" bomber to within range of its target. On release, the pilot would first glide towards the target and when close enough he would fire the Ohka's three solid-fuel rockets, one at a time or in unison,[4] and fly the missile towards the ship that he intended to destroy.

The Ohka K-1 was an unpowered trainer version with water ballast instead of warhead and engines, to provide pilots with handling experience. 45 were built by Dai-Ichi Kaigun Koku Gijitsusho

This is my latest finished model chaps!
Built OOB, the kit is really good and builds very easily and quickly.
Emphasis was given in painting and weathering process.
Enjoy the photos!

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

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