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#AA-4019   1/144 scale  Kawasaki Ki-91  Japan final heavy weapon

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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124 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 437 mm

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Length 319 mm

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Unit price: US$78

Shipping charge: US$12

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In early 1943, as the war situation worsened, Nakajima had to develop a very long-range Fugaku bomber which could be able to mount bombing raids against targets along America's western seaboard. The Fugaku project impressed the Japanese Army and Navy. However, it was deemed too complex, and would not be available in service. The Japan Army shifted quickly away from the project and sought to other possible development from Kawasaki. Kawasaki began investigating a four-engines bomber design which compared configuration to the American B-29, it was proving to be a superior airplane to the best of the bombers then in service. The design was accepted and was given designation Ki-91. A flying prototype was started from a drawing board but progress was slow by lack of required materials. In February of 1945, the Ki-91 prototype was partially completed but work was forced to cease, as all the facilities to complete the Ki-91 in Kawasaki's plant were destroyed by bombing raids from B-29s. 

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Long-range strategic heavy bomber

To build an aircraft able to attack the continental United States from Japan

48m.

33.35m.

10m.

4x Mitsubishi Ha-214 radial engine

580 km/h

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12x 20mm cannon / 8,000 kg bomb load

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Model References

The Kawasaki Ki-91 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 Japanese project aircrafts as bonus:

The Kaswasaki Ki-91 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Long range heavy bomber in World War II

Boeing B-29 Super Fortress

Consolidated B-32 Dominator

Convair B-36

Heinkel He.277B

Junkers Ju-390

Kawasaki Ki-91

Messerschmitt Me.264

Nakajima G10N1 Fugaku

Tank Ta.400

Japanese aircraft in World War II

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War time experimental/projected aircraft