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Mitsubishi N4M Shokikaza
« on: March 12, 2017, 08:35:16 am »
Finally finished this very long term build - originally referenced here http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,38330.0.html

Courtesy of The Big Omnipedia:

Mitsubishi N4M Shokikaze, CADS Code Name Eliza

During the late 1940s, Mitsubishi started to develop a new technology for seaplanes, the hydro-ski. They designed a new, delta-wing fighter around this concept, powered by two Ne-15 jet engines. Development was long and hard, the original twin-ski configuration proved to cause excessive vibration on take-off and landings although the aircraft proved to be a delight to fly once airborne. A new layout that used a single ski eventually solved the problems. However, by that time, the aircraft was considered underpowered and its engines were replaced by afterburning Ne-60s. This led to a further round of problems but, finally, the aircraft entered service in 1957. It achieved a maximum speed of 825 miles per hour and had a service ceiling of 54,800 feet, making it solidly comparable with land- and carrier-based fighters of the era. It was armed with two 30mm cannons and two Tanto missiles carried over the wings. It remained in service. The model is of one of the pre-production aircraft





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Re: Mitsubishi N4M Shokikaza
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 09:53:43 am »
Cool model and story. :thumbsup:
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Re: Mitsubishi N4M Shokikaza
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 10:37:39 am »
That may have been  a slooooow build, but it sure looks the part. Nice one.  :thumbsup:

AND it's from a Mach 2 kit too!  :o
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Re: Mitsubishi N4M Shokikaza
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 11:43:16 am »
Sick. Cool. Thumbs up!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Mitsubishi N4M Shokikaza
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 12:49:28 pm »
Sweet!  Love the SeaDart. 

F-22 canopy?   
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Re: Mitsubishi N4M Shokikaza
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 01:18:06 pm »
Sweet!  Love the SeaDart. 

F-22 canopy?

Thanks - canopy is from an F-19 ;D
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Re: Mitsubishi N4M Shokikaza
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 02:01:11 am »
Gorgeous.

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Re: Mitsubishi N4M Shokikaza
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 07:10:45 am »

AND it's from a Mach 2 kit too!  :o

My thoughts exactly. Well done  :thumbsup:

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Re: Mitsubishi N4M Shokikaza
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2017, 07:41:58 am »
That looks awesome ! Love the idea, and that shape  :wub: You sure changed direction with the camo eh !

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Re: Mitsubishi N4M Shokikaza
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2017, 08:57:25 am »
Great seaplane mix! Belated congratulations! :thumbsup:
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