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It's early again, but #3 for this GB will be a WWII mode, and an aircraft (back to the roots  :rolleyes:)l: a light, land-based IJN fighter in 1:72. Propeller-driven, pusher layout.

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Re: Something for the IJN flying service, mid 1945
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 02:55:21 am »
Kyushu J7W1 Shinden? or a tractor type turned pusher by you? ;D
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Re: Something for the IJN flying service, mid 1945
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 04:49:56 am »
Kyushu J7W1 Shinden? or a tractor type turned pusher by you? ;D

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Re: Something for the IJN flying service, mid 1945
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 06:25:58 am »
No, it will be a conversion of a well-known jet aircraft.  ;D Nothing originally Japanese.

And the J4M2 looks like a re-badged Mansyu Ki-98 (of which I have two still stashed away...)

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Re: Something for the IJN flying service, mid 1945
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 07:29:28 am »
No, it will be a conversion of a well-known jet aircraft.  ;D Nothing originally Japanese.

And the J4M2 looks like a re-badged Mansyu Ki-98 (of which I have two still stashed away...)

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Re: Something for the IJN flying service, mid 1945
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2020, 02:02:28 am »
LOL. After all, it's whifworld.  ;)

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WiP: Yokosuka J1Y3 "Akaei" light fighter of the IJN, early 1945
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2020, 01:58:36 am »
Almost finished, WiP will come together with background story and pics as a complete package.

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Re: WiP +++ Yokosuka J1Y3 "Akaei" light fighter of the IJN, early 1945
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2020, 02:25:24 am »
J4M looks like a Vampire or Venom with a piston engine.
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Re: WiP +++ Yokosuka J1Y3 "Akaei" light fighter of the IJN, early 1945
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2020, 02:55:57 am »
It's a re-labeled Ki-98, maybe with more pointed fins (Me 262-esque?). But it was an IJA design, and it would have been considerably bigger/heavier than a Vampire:



If it was supposed to be carrier-capable, even in the context of a comic, I'd like to see the arrester hook arrangement.

I also wonder about the J6K2 on the same page - this would be a land-based fighter, nothing navalized. But what would it do on a carrier deck...?  :o
The mentioned N1K2 was (despite having been derived from a floatplane) land-based, either? Questions, questions...

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Re: WiP +++ Yokosuka J1Y3 "Akaei" light fighter of the IJN, early 1945
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2020, 03:21:56 am »
It's a re-labeled Ki-98, maybe with more pointed fins. But it was an IJA design, and it would have been considerably bigger/heavier than a Vampire:



If it was supposed to be carrier-capable, even in the context of a comic, I'd like to see the arrester hook arrangement.

I also wonder about the J6K2 on the same page - this would be a land-based fighter, nothing navalized. But what would it do on a carrier deck...?  :o
The mentioned N1K2 was (despite having been derived from a floatplane) land-based, either? Questions, questions...

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Re: WiP +++ Yokosuka J1Y3 "Akaei" light fighter of the IJN, early 1945
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2020, 03:39:03 am »
I won't deny that. But, from my personal point of view, it's either poorly researched, or purposely edited in a fashion that's begging for skepticism, just exploiting the exotism of the designs.

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Re: WiP +++ Yokosuka J1Y3 "Akaei" light fighter of the IJN, early 1945
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2020, 05:19:15 am »

If it was supposed to be carrier-capable, even in the context of a comic, I'd like to see the arrester hook arrangement.


Perhaps they could have had two, one on each boom?

Ah no, that would only work if they could guarantee that they'd both connect. If only one did the consequences would be horrendous!

Bad idea Spackman.  :banghead:
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Re: WiP +++ Yokosuka J1Y3 "Akaei" light fighter of the IJN, early 1945
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2020, 05:27:13 am »

If it was supposed to be carrier-capable, even in the context of a comic, I'd like to see the arrester hook arrangement.


Perhaps they could have had two, one on each boom?

Ah no, that would only work if they could guarantee that they'd both connect. If only one did the consequences would be horrendous!

Bad idea Spackman.  :banghead:

I was just about to suggest the double hook, then had exactly the same thoughts as you. That said, it would be most entertaining for the goofers, if not the pilot, should this arrangement have been tried.

Assuming that it's a tricycle u/c, would a long hook under the driver's seat work?
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Re: WiP +++ Yokosuka J1Y3 "Akaei" light fighter of the IJN, early 1945
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2020, 05:29:29 am »

Assuming that it's a tricycle u/c, would a long hook under the driver's seat work?


I don't think so.

When it went tight the arrestor cable would snag the still turning prop. :(
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