Nate Sturman's Nakajima A1N2 Type III

The Nakajima A1N2 Type III shipboard fighter. Here is the plane that shot down Robert Short.

It is 1/24th scale, about 17", and is of truss construction with lightweight formers all around. Features a scale undercambered airfoil and again, needs no ballast, came out right on. Flies right-right like the Boeing and we have lots of air battle pix, with busts of Ikuta and Short in the cockpits. The Type III is a rugged model; with a prop I carved for it, abot 40 grams, now a bit weighted down by repairs etc.

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