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Imperial Japanese Navy Yokosuka K5Y2 Willow Float Plane

Marushin Imperial Japanese Navy Yokosuka K5Y2 'Willow' Float Plane, 1941




 
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Product Code: MARS031

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Marushin MARS031 Imperial Japanese Navy Yokosuka K5Y2 'Willow' Float Plane, 1941 (1:48 Scale) "We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is insufferable."
- Japanese Emperor Hirohito speaking to the Japanese people after the atomic bombings, August 1945

The Yokosuka K5Y was a two seater unequal-span biplane trainer aircraft (Allied codename: Willow) that served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during the World War II.

Due to its bright orange paint scheme (applied to all Japanese military trainers for visibility), it earned the nickname "aka-tombo", or "red dragonfly", after a type of insect common throughout Japan. The aircraft was based on the Yokosuka Type 91 Trainer, but stability problems led to a redesign by Kawanishi in 1933. It entered service in 1934 as a land-based K5Y1 with a fixed tail-skid landing gear, and remained in use throughout the war. Floatplane types K5Y2 and K5Y3 were also produced. After the initial 60 examples by Kawanishi, manufacture was continued by Watanabe (556 aircraft built), Mitsubishi (60), Hitachi (1,393), First Naval Air Technical Arsenal (75), Nakajima (24), Nippon (2,733), and Fuji (896), for a total of 5,770. These aircraft were the mainstay of Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service's flight training, and as intermediate trainers they were capable of performing demanding aerobatics.

Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of an Imperial Japanese Navy Yokosuka K5Y2 'Willow' Float Plane. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 9 inches
Length: 9 inches

Release Date: August 2008

Features
  • Diecast metal construction
  • Sliding canopy
  • Spinning propeller
  • Landing gear can be displayed in flight or in landed configuration
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand
  • Some assembly required


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Outstanding! October 10, 2011
Reviewer: BL from MO United States  
Awesome model with excellent detail! Highly recommended!

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