Attractiveness of the flowing style enhanced by silver plating
Hien is the only Japanese fighter equipped with a liquid-cooled engine in the Pacific War. Equipped with Ha40, which is a licensed production of the Daimler-Benz DB601 engine made in Germany. It featured a streamlined nose and an elongated main wing unique to a liquid cooler. It was officially adopted as a Type 3 fighter in 1943, and its armament was strengthened several times to counter the highly bulletproof US military aircraft. Among them, the I-type Ding, which has an extended nose of 20 cm and is equipped with two 20 mm cannons inside the fuselage and two 12.7 mm cannons inside the main wing, was a series from January 1944 to January 1945. A maximum of about 1,360 aircraft were manufactured. Taking advantage of its excellent high altitude performance and heavy armament, it exerted its power in intercepting the B-29 in the mainland air defense battle, and the strenuous battle of the 244th Squadron led by Captain Kobayashi who was in charge of the capital air defense is also well known, this Hien I It is a special specification kit that reproduces the pattern with silver-plated parts with high texture.
1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit of Hien I type. ★ Overall length 187 mm, overall width 250 mm. ★ In addition to faithfully modeling the elegant style, parts such as the fuselage and main wings are plated with silver to reduce gloss, expressing a realistic texture. ★ The inverted V-type 12-cylinder Ha40 engine has been reproduced with auxiliary equipment such as a supercharger. ★ Parts such as the 20mm cannon, magazine, and oil tank in front of the cockpit are also included. You can feel the tight layout. ★ The windshield can be opened and closed. ★ In addition to 2 drop tanks, 1 pilot doll in a sitting position, and 2 types of markings, decals for spot camouflage are also included.