Aichi B7A2 Ryusei Grace Torpedo Dive Bomber 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model
1:72 Scale Diecast Metal - Aichi B7A2 Ryusei - Shooting Star - Grace Torpedo Dive Bomber - Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service – Length: 6.5" Wingspan: 7.75”
This Grace model is a twin seat airplane. The cockpit is glue shut. It has no pilot figure included. The landing gear is optional and can be attached or omitted to display the model in in-flight configuration. The covers for the wheel wells are included. A display stand is included.
A torpedo is also included and can be attached to the center line, however, the torpedo and the stand interfere with each other. In other words, if you display the model on the stand, then the torpedo has no space to be attached.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The Aichi B7A Ryusei (流星 Ryūsei?, "Shooting Star", Allied reporting name "Grace") was a large and powerful carrier-borne torpedo-dive bomber produced by Aichi Kokuki KK for theImperial Japanese Navy Air Service during the Second World War. Built in only small numbers and deprived of the aircraft carriers it was intended to operate from, the type had little chance to distinguish itself in combat before the war ended in August 1945.