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Hasegawa 1/32 scale Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai "George"

By Jim Zeske
Published: March 6, 2014

The Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai (Violet Lightning Modified, Allied reporting name “George”) was one of the primary Japanese Navy fighters at the end of World War. Strangely, its origins can be traced back to a floatplane fighter design (Kawanishi’s N1K1 Kyofu, or Mighty Wind).

This all-new N1K2-J finally provides a modern alternative to the ancient Doyusha “George.” Hasegawa’s kit is beautifully molded in neutral gray plastic and provides a complete engine, drop tank, pilot figure, open/closed canopy options, and posable flaps.

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