Fujimi 723471 1/72 Yokosuka Suisei Type 12 (D4Y2/D4Y2-S)


$48.52 $51.18
SKU: FUJ723471
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Fujimi 723471 1/72 Yokosuka Suisei Type 12 (D4Y2/D4Y2-S)

Product Type: Plastic Kitset

Brand: Fujimi

Scale: 1/72

Requires assembly. Glue and paint sold separately.

The Yokosuka D4Y Suisei "Comet" was a carrier borne dive-bomber operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII. Its Allied reporting name was "Judy". The D4Y was one of the fastest dive bombers of the war but suffered developmental delays that hindered its introduction into service requiring that it’s predecessor, the slower fixed-gear Aichi D3A, remained in service much longer than intended. Despite limited use, the speed and the range of the D4Y were nevertheless valuable, and the type was used with success as reconnaissance aircraft as well as for kamikaze missions.