•Kawanishi Shiden Kai N1K2J "Rex" - 1:72 Scale Diecast Model
•As flown by Pilot CPO Shoichi Sugita, 343 Kotutai, 301 Hikotai, April 1945
•Metal and plastic construction
•Comes boxed with display stand
•Part of the Oxford Frontline Fighters Collection
The Kawanishi N1K Kyōfū (強風 "strong wind", Allied reporting name "Rex") was an Imperial Japanese Navy floatplane fighter. The Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (紫電 "Violet Lightning") was an Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service land-based version of the N1K. Assigned the Allied codename "George", the N1K-J was considered by both its pilots and opponents to be one of the finest land-based fighters flown by the Japanese during World War II. The N1K possessed a heavy armament and, unusual for a Japanese fighter, could absorb considerable battle damage. The N1K-J evenly matched the F6F Hellcat and was a better match than the A6M Zero for such aircraft as the F4U Corsair and P-51 Mustang. Despite such capability, it was produced too late and in insufficient numbers to affect the outcome of the war.
Please note that this item is not intended to be a toy. Minimum age recommended 14 years.