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Mizuno "SHINRYU"
1/72 scale
Price US$20
(plus P/P)

History
The Mizuno "Shinryu" was built at the end of the war as the suicide Kamikaze glider powered with four assist rocket engines for take-off. The aircraft never flew and soon was abandoned in favor of more advanced project, "Shinryu 2". This type was intended for interceptor and ground attack role. Four powerful Toku-Ro 1 Type 2 rocket engines, 600KG each were to propel this wooden aircraft up to the operational speed and altitude within 30 seconds as this was the endurance of these rockets. Canard layout was chosen for best top speed. Small spoilers were added to the wings for better handling characteristics. Armament consisted of six-eight rockets. Take-off was to be performed from the trolley similar to that used for Mitsubishi J8M Shusui. Three retractable skids were to be used for landing. As a B-29 potential interceptor, Shinryu 2 was to fly at extreme altitudes where the air pressure is so low, that a pilot can't survive without special equipment. To solve this problem a special pressurized suite was to be used instead of heavy pressurized cabin. Shinryu 2 was never built mostly because of the end of hostilities.

Boxtop art
Model by L.Mumford
Parts photo (transparent canopy not shown)
Original drawing

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