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Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 43B Otsu Baka
« on: June 18, 2018, 05:01:13 pm »


Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 43B Otsu Baka
Jinrai Butai (Thunder Gods Corps), Imperial Home Defence Command
Sona, Japan, May 1946,



The special attack weapon Ohka was a series of reaction-powered kamikaze aircraft that included versions with rocket, motorjet, turbojet and pulsejet engines. Designed for the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Ohka was first used in its Model 11 rocket-powered, air-launched version in April 1945. By Y-Day a year later the main production versions were of the Model 43 variety.  Powered by the Maru Ka10 pulsejet, the Model 43 series included the B version that was launched from a sled that rode a ski-jump like ramp; the sled was either rocket powered or derived its energy from a catapult arrangement. The Model 43A was similar, but used a  jettisonable undercarriage for a conventional take-off.






Over two thousand Ohka in all its versions were produced, the Model 43 proving to be the most numerous, effective and difficult to counter. About 700 were launched on Y-Day and over the next week, resulting in over four thousand Allied casualties on shore and at sea.




This example was found undamaged, fully armed but without fuel at Sona, north of Tokyo, by US Army troops near the end of the war in May, 1946. A smashed launch ramp, damaged by bombing and artillery, was nearby.
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Re: Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 43B Otsu Baka
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 06:09:18 pm »
Hell yeah! That's snazzy, I can dig it. Great concept and I love the minimalist paint job.. it suits it perfectly (and looks cool) considering the nature of the beast. . .    :mellow: :mellow: :thumbsup:
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Re: Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 43B Otsu Baka
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 06:28:07 pm »
Hell yeah! That's snazzy, I can dig it. Great concept and I love the minimalist paint job.. it suits it perfectly (and looks cool) considering the nature of the beast. . .    :mellow: :mellow: :thumbsup:

I did this immediately upon finishing the Japanese He 219, which took ages to paint, so I did this from start to finish in a day as a quick build with a suitably simple paint job using the same paints.

Ta :)
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Re: Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 43B Otsu Baka
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 06:38:26 pm »
Shyte, man!! That's impressive!!  Blitz build!!!  All the better.  ;D


I just went and had a look at the He 219..... Ki 75   wow!!!  Choice work, comrade!
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Re: Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 43B Otsu Baka
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 12:02:35 am »
Neat, but it could take some Hinomaru? The Heller kit, I assume?

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Re: Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 43B Otsu Baka
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 01:28:27 am »
 :thumbsup:

Neat Comrade.
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Re: Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 43B Otsu Baka
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 05:57:08 am »
That is very neat
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Re: Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 43B Otsu Baka
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 06:39:38 am »
Neat, but it could take some Hinomaru? The Heller kit, I assume?

Minimalism!

I did toy with the idea of some decals but felt like being perverse ;)

And yep, the Heller kit.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 43B Otsu Baka
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 07:35:09 am »
Great concept and build, it really looks the part.  I'm glad for the forces involved at the time that this DIDN'T happen :thumbsup:

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