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Here's my third Japanese WWII aircraft. I have returned to plastic modelling after too many years and I have decided to make as many Japanese planes as possible. I've narrowed my list down to those were over 1000 were made, there's a lot Here's the third, an old AIrfix kit from 1984 with plastic bits in it from the 1965 mould... There's a thread in the WIP section, this took a bit of love to fashion. I got depressed during the build but finally made it out the other end. Learnt a lot. Notice how I flattened the tyres in completely the wrong place
With all this WFH the Rufe is speeding to its finish and it's time to pick the next one. I was looking at the boxes on the upper shelves trying to notice a rise in the Mojo level. Then I noticed a bag of nylon with parts in it. It turns out it is a kit I picked off eBay and it came in a bag. With some parts off the spruces, some decals missing and the lower wing broken. A kind of a mule bought cheap to hone it my skills. I looked inside and saw its the perfect next build after the Stuka and the Rufe - an IJN dive bomber with fixed landing gear !!!! As it turns out - its also a
Aichi D3A1 Type 99 (Val) 1:48 Hasegawa History The Aichi D3A, (Val) was a World War II carrier-borne dive bomber of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). It was the primary dive bomber in the Imperial Japanese Navy, and participated in almost all actions, including the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Aichi D3A was the first Japanese aircraft to bomb American targets in World War II, commencing with Pearl Harbor and U.S. bases in the Philippines, such as Clark Air Force Base. During the course of the Second World War, the Val dive bomber sank more Allied warships than any other Axis aircraft.