Aichi M6A1 Seiran Floatplane Aircraft IJN

This is a plastic model kit of a Aichi M6A1 Seiran Japanese Naval by Tamiya.

Tamiya Aichi M6A1 Seiran Floatplane Aircraft IJN Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #60737
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  • Tamiya Product Number: 60737
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Spotlight Review

 
"Small but Excellent Kit"
jrdacus
Great detail in 1/72 scale kit but simple enough for moderate skilled builder like me!

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Features

  • Highly detailed 1/72nd scale plastic kit for static display.
  • Beaching dolly is included for displaying the aircraft.
  • Highly detailed, multi-part cockpit with accurate consoles, instrument panel, seats, rear machine gun and mount.
  • Separate exhaust stubs and optional spinners.
  • 12g of nose weight required so kit sits correctly on its dolly.

Specs

  • Tamiya Product Number: 60737

Includes

1/72 Aichi M6A1 Seiran


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Reviews

  
 
"High quality kit."
eddie.kerry
Very well-designed, good quality kit from Tamiya. No problems. Thanks. Very satisfied with excellent service from Hobbylinc.

Information

It was in May 1942 when the Aichi Aircraft Company received specifications to develop and produce a special attack bomber. At first, the use of the then new Suisei bomber with some modifications was proposed, but the conversion was found impractical because of the difficulty to have interchangeability of major assemblies. On November 1943, the first prototype made its maiden flight. Undergoing several improvements, the Aichi Aircraft Company received an order for limited production from the Navy in May 1944. The engine was a 12-cylinder liquid-cooled Atsuta 32, which was based on the German Daimler-Benz DB603. A 12.7mm, type-2 flex mounted machine gun was equipped at the rear, and torpedo or a 250kg/800kg bomb could be carried. The Seiran was to be carried by the I-400 class submarine in the hanger tube of 4.2m in diameter and 30.5m in length. The hanger tube was capable of holding three Seirans. They were stored on catapult launching cars with armaments for quick ejection after surfacing. To cope with the space limitation, the Seiran was designed to conserve space by folding the wings. The wings were pivoted on the main spar where it joined the fuselage. By rotating the leading edge downward, the wing could lie back flat against the sides of the fuselage. The outer portions of each stabilizer and elevator hinged at 90cm from the fuselage centerline and folded downward. Vertical clearance was obtained by folding the tip of the fin to the right.


Markings

  • Decal options:
  • Single 4"x2" decal sheet with markings for one of 6 aircraft from
  • the 631st Kaigun Kokuta - aircraft numbers "01," "02," "03" "15,"
  • "16," and "17."
  • Top Surfaces: IJN Dark Green.
  • Bottom Surfaces: IJN Light Grey.

Comments

A 1/48th scale version of this aircraft is also provided by Tamiya - TAMS3257 (Tamiya #61054).

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