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#AA-4067   1/144 scale  Kawanishi H11K-1 Soku  Japan ultimate flying boat in WWII

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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74 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 333 mm

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Length 261 mm

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Unit price: US$98

Shipping charge: US$16

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 1944, due to the fuel and raw materials shortage in Japan at that stage in the war, the IJN desired to have a large transport seaplane capable of carry a significant cargo load which would fly from Japan to Sumatra and then return. The success of the H6K and H8K flying boats in the transport role led Kawanishi and the IJN to develop a new flying boat to do the job. Taking the H8K as a base, Kawanishi began the design of the H11K Soku rapidly. As ordered by the IJN, both the hull and wings were to be built of wood and under each wing would be the non-retractable floats. Authorisation was given to construct a full scale wooden mock-up for inspection before Kawanishi could proceed with the actual prototype. The deterioration of war affected the construction of the mock-up. Kawanishi was also instructed by the IJN to concentrate on building the N1K2 Shiden-kai fighyter. These factors delayed the mock-up completion. In April 1945. bombing raid destroyed the nearly completed Soku mock-up. With this loss, all further work on the Soku was ended.

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Long-range heavy attack bomber

To build an aircraft capable more than 7400km range and 4000kg load.

47.97m.

37.70m.

12.55m.

4x Mitsubishi Ha-32-22 radial engine

470 km/h

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1x 13.2mm Type-2 machine gun

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Model References

The Kawanishi H11K-1 Soku package contents secret kits of four1/144 Japanese aircrafts as bonus:

The Kawanishi H11K-1 Soku is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Long range heavy flying boat in World War II

Blohm & Voss Bv.222 Wiking

Blohm & Voss Bv.238

Consolidated PB2Y-5 Coronado

Convair XP5Y-1 Tradewind

Kawanishi H11K-1 Soku

Martin JRM-1 Mars

Short Shetland

Short Sunderland

Japanese aircraft in World War II

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War time experimental/projected aircraft