Hasegawa - 1/72 Mitsubishi Ki 46-III Type 100
Mitsubishi Ki-46 III Type 100 Commandant Reconnaisance-Plane (Dinah)
On 12 December 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force issued a specification to Mitsubishi for a long-range strategic reconnaissance aircraft to replace the Mitsubishi Ki-15. The specification demanded an endurance of six hours and sufficient speed to evade interception by any fighter in existence or development, but otherwise did not constrain the design.
The resulting design was a twin-engined, low-winged monoplane with a retractable tailwheel undercarriage. It had a small diameter oval fuselage which accommodated a crew of two, with pilot and observer situated in individual cockpits separated by a large fuel tank. Further fuel tanks were situated in the thin wings both inboard and outboard of the engines, giving a total fuel capacity of 1,490 L (328 imperial gallons). The engines, two Mitsubishi Ha-26, were housed in close fitting cowlings developed by the Aeronautical Research Institute of the Tokyo Imperial University to reduce drag and improve pilot view.
- Scale: 1:72
- Full kit
- Includes plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions
- Classified in Scale Model
- This is a plastic model kit and assembly is required
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