1:144 Scale Diecast Metal - Mitsubishi Ki-21 - Type 97 - Sally - Japanese Bomber - Length: 4.5" Wingspan: 6”
This Ki-21 model has an optional landing gear where the pieces can be inserted to show the extended landing gear or omitted to give the appearance of the retracted position. However, if the landing gear is omitted, it does not exactly represent the inflight configuration as the wheel wells will be visibly empty. A display stand with information about the particular model is included.
The engine propellers do not spin.
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. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The maker of this model did a good job with this model, specifically the color scheme and the markings are very crisp and clear. The panel lines and hatches are very nicely done (engraved).
The pack measures 9 inches by 8 inches by 2 inches.
The Mitsubishi Ki-21 or "Type 97 Heavy Bomber, Sally, Gwen, was a Japanese heavy bomber during World War II. It began operations during the Second Sino-Japanese War participating in the Nomonhan Incident, and in the first stages of the Pacific War, including the Malayan, Burmese, Dutch East Indies and New Guinea Campaigns. It was also used to attack targets as far-flung as western China, India and northern Australia.