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Clear-Vax set 18: Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force, part 1 (1/72 scale)

1. Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Suggested kit: Hasegawa A6M2/A6M3. A6M5 zero (AP series)

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
Suggested references: Squadron/Signal In Action No.59; Maru Mechanic Extra Edition 1; Model Art Camouflage and Markings; 'IJNAF Fighter of WWII' (this book is also useful for the N1K2 "George").
2. Yokosuka D4Y Suisei "Judy". Suggested kits: Fujimi D4Y2 and D4Y3.

The Clear-Vax canopy replaces the kit item.
Suggested references: 'Carrier Bomber Suisei' Famous Airplanes of the World No.145 (old series) Bunrin-do; 'Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War', Francillon (Naval Institute Press).
3. Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-Kai "George". Suggested kit: Hasegawa N1K2-J.

The drawing shows the canopy in the open position. Note the internal armourglass behind the windscreen.
Suggested references: Model Art No.304; Profile 213.
4. Nakajima B6N Tenzan "Jill". Suggested kit: Fujimi B6N1/B6N2.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
5. Aichi D3A1 "Val". Suggested kit: Fujimi D3A1.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
Suggested reference: 'Type 99 Carrier Dive-bomber' Famous Airplanes of the World No.33 (new series) Bunrin-do.
6. Aichi D3A2 "Val". Suggested kit: Fujimi D3A2.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
7. Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka. Suggested kit: Hasegawa Ohka (included with Betty kit).

The Clear-Vax canopy replaces the kit item. Note on the drawing the windscreen wiper, and that the framing on the rear of the canopy is internal.
Suggested reference: 'Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War', Francillon (Naval Institute Press).
8. Aichi E13A1 "Jake". Suggested kit: Hasegawa E13A1.

The rear of the pilot's sliding canopy is designed to overlap the front of the fixed piece. Note that the slope of the windscreen has been increased for better accuracy.
9. Mitsubishi G4M1 "Betty". Suggested kit: Hasegawa G4M1.

The Clear-Vax canopies directly replace the kit items. Use the small windows from the kit. Note that to avoid over-thinning of the plastic, the tail-gun position is moulded in two halves.
Suggested references: 'Mitsubishi Type 1 Attack Bomber Famous Airplanes of the World No.55 (old series) Bunrin-do; Profile 210.
10. Kawanishi H6K5 "Mavis". Suggested kit: Hasegawa H6K5.

The Clear-Vax canopies replace the kit items. Note that the side gun blisters are marked L for left and R for right. Use the small windows from the kit.
Suggested reference: Profile 233.

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