Aichi D3A1 'Val'


Aichi D3A1 'Val'

Product no.: 1208181

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Destined to be the first Japanese Navy aircraft to bomb American targets at Pearl Harbor the Aichi D3A 'Val' proved to be an accurate and effective dive bomber in the opening stages of the Pacific War. It was as manoeuvrable as many fighters and proved this during dogfights with early Allied pacific fighters such as Wildcats. However as allied fighter opposition developed the Val soon proved to be a vulnerable opponent. Slow and poorly defended, the Val was obsolete by 1943. It did however continue to serve, seeing service later as a kamikaze weapon.

Instructions for two paint schemes are included with this model kit - the Takeshige scheme being particularly striking. This is an interesting and unusual addition to any model collection.


Specification

Model Scale
1:72
Number of Parts
34 pieces
Dimensions
L138mm x W199mm
Skill Level
1/4
Age Guidance
8+ years
Requires Painting
Yes

Paints & Accessories

A - Flown by Lieutenant Commander Egusa Takeshige, lead aircraft of the 21st section, 1st Squadron, carrier Soryu, Operation AI, Pearl Harbour, 7th December, 1941

  • 11 Silver
  • 24 Trainer Yellow
  • 33 Black
  • 53 Gunmetal
  • 56 Aluminium
  • 61 Flesh
  • 64 Light Grey
  • 75 Bronze Green
  • 85 Coal Black
  • 89 Middle Blue
  • 90 Beige Green
  • 98 Chocolate
  • 171 Antique Bronze

B - Operation AI, Pearl Harbour, 7th December, 1941

  • 11 Silver
  • 24 Trainer Yellow
  • 33 Black
  • 53 Gunmetal
  • 56 Aluminium
  • 61 Flesh
  • 64 Light Grey
  • 85 Coal Black
  • 90 Beige Green
  • 98 Chocolate
  • 171 Antique Bronze

Safety Notice

Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months. Choking Hazard, contains small parts.


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