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AICHI TYPE 99 D3A-1 VAL 'PEARL HARBOR' (JAPANESE NAVY MARKINGS)

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QUALITY, UNASSEMBLED, 1/72 SCALE MODEL KIT OF THE WW II JAPANESE DIVE BOMBER AICHI  TYPE 99 D3A-1 ‘VAL’ IN IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY COLOURS.

 

THE VAL BECAME THE FIRST AIRCRAFT TO DROP BOMBS ON AMERICAN TARGETS AT PEARL HARBOR. SIX SQUADRONS OF VALS PARTICIPATED IN THE ATTACK, AND SUCCEEDED IN DOING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE U.S. BATTLESHIPS IN THE HARBOUR. THE VAL PROVED TO BE AN ACCURATE AND EFFECTIVE DIVE BOMBER IN THE OPENING STAGES OF THE PACIFIC WAR. IT WAS AS MANOEUVRABLE AS MANY FIGHTERS AND PROVED THIS DURING DOGFIGHTS WITH EARLY ALLIED PACIFIC FIGHTERS SUCH AS WILDCATS.  AS ALLIED FIGHTER OPPOSITION DEVELOPED, THE VAL SOON PROVED TO BE A VULNERABLE OPPONENT. SLOW AND POORLY DEFENDED, THE VAL WAS OBSOLETE BY 1943. IT DID CONTINUE TO SERVE, SEEING SERVICE LATER AS KAMIKAZE WEAPON.

THIS NICE KIT CONTAINS APPROXIMATELY 60 GRAY PLASTIC PARTS WITH DELICATE RECESSED PANEL LINES, ONE TRANSPARENT PART (CANOPY), CLEAR  ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTION AND DECALS FOR THREE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (PEARL HARBOR ATTACK PERIOD) MARKINGS. KIT FACTORY SEALED.

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