1/72 KAWANISHI H8K2 TYPE 2 FLYING BOAT

1/72 KAWANISHI H8K2 TYPE 2 FLYING BOAT H01575

  • $139.95


Nicknamed "Emily" by the Allies, the Kawanishi H8K2 was first developed in June of 1943. The H8K2 boasted many advantages over the H8K1, most notably Mitsubishi® MK4Q engines and an upgraded tail gun turret. Later versions lacked side gun blisters; these featured Air-to-Surface-Vessel search radar. These improvements helped make the H8K2 a favorite with pilots in the IJN. Its heavy bomb load, long range, and radar made it an effective anti-sub and patrol aircraft. Only four survived the war.

Decal Option:

IJN Takuma N.F.G. Code: T-31

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