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Mitsubishi Ki 90 Thunder Lord

Postby _BlackHawk_ » Sat May 04, 2019 12:42 pm

With the bombing of the Japanese home islands increasing, the IJAAF was on the hunt for a newly designed interceptor capable of penetrating the fighter screen and attacking the bombers. When U-1224 arrived in Japan in February 1944 she brought with her plans and details of the Messerschmitt P 1101, a single jet engine interceptor along with their new stand off wire guided missile technology. With the coming B-29 raids on the home islands, the Japanese thought this was just the fighter for them, commissioning Mitsubishi to build the aircraft.

The Mitsubishi Ki 90 Thunder Lord was only built in limited numbers, serving with the 520th Temporary Interception Group, the first to see combat with the new jet in March 1945. The group comprised of Senior flight instructors and the most talented flight students. Escorted by the groups Ki 84 Hayate's, the Ki 90 scored significant success against B-29 formations, being able to penetrate fighter screens with a 200mph speed advantage and stand off at a safe range while launching their X-4 wire guided missiles at the formations. Despite their success, there was never enough in service to change the outcome of the war.

The kit itself is the Dragon 1/72 Me P 1101, with decals from the spares box. The kit itself goes together nicely and makes into a smart looking jet.

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Re: Mitsubishi Ki 90 Thunder Lord

Postby hughb » Sat May 04, 2019 2:49 pm

Love that intricate camouflage
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Re: Mitsubishi Ki 90 Thunder Lord

Postby RAAFBrat » Sat May 04, 2019 8:56 pm

Very nice. I like it. :)
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Re: Mitsubishi Ki 90 Thunder Lord

Postby rowdy75 » Tue May 07, 2019 9:05 am

very cool
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Re: Mitsubishi Ki 90 Thunder Lord

Postby saxon » Thu May 16, 2019 12:25 pm

Nice something different.
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Re: Mitsubishi Ki 90 Thunder Lord

Postby Viking » Fri May 17, 2019 10:24 pm

I like that very much. Well done.
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