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Clear-Vax set 25: Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force, part 2 (1/72 scale)

1. Aichi B7A Ryusei 'Grace'. Suggested kits: Fujimi B7A1 & B7A2.

The Clear-Vax canopies are provided in sections for display in open configuration.
Suggested reference: Model Art No.406 'IJNAF Bombers in WWII'.
2. Nakajima C6N1 Saiun 'Myrt'. Suggested kit: Fujimi C6N1.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
Suggested reference: Monogram Close-up 15 'Japanese Cockpit Interiors'.
3. Mitsubishi A6M2-K Zero 2-seat trainer. Suggested kit: Hasegawa A6M2 (kit AP14).

The windscreen fits in place without modification. After cutting out the rear canopy, test fit it using the panel line marked Y to line things up. Then cut away the corresponding area of the kit fuselage in order to fit a suitable interior built either from scratch or from spare parts. Note that all A6M2-Ks carried anti-spin strakes as marked X. Using the drawing as a guide, fabricate the strakes from thin plastic card and fit in place.
Suggested references (you'll need them): Aerodetail 7; Famous Airplanes of the World No.5 (Bunrin-Do); 'A6M Zero In Action' No.59 (Squadron/Signal).
4. Yokosuka D4Y2-S Suisei "Judy". Suggested kit: Fujimi D4Y2-S.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
Suggested references: 'Carrier Bomber Suisei' Famous Airplanes of the World No.140 (old series) (Bunrin-do).
5. Yokosuka D4Y1/4 Suisei "Judy". Suggested kits: Fujimi D4Y2 & D4Y4.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
6. Nakajima J1N1 Gekko "Irving". Suggested kits: Fujimi J1N1 series.

The Clear-Vax canopies directly replace the kit items. Use the kit lower and side windows. Note on the drawing the position of the upward-firing cannons. The right-hand cannon slot needs to be moved forward a little to avoid the clear cover.
Suggested references: 'Moonlight Interceptor' Famous Aircraft of the Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian); Replic 40.
7. Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu "Rex". Suggested kit: Hasegawa N1K1.

The Clear-Vax canopy is supplied for display in the open position.
Suggested reference: Model Art No.304 'Kawanishi N1K1/N1K2'.
8. Mitsubishi J2M3 "Jack". Suggested kit: Hasegawa J2M3.

The Clear-Vax canopy is intended to be displayed in the open position. The area marked X needs to fabricated from thin plasticard and fitted as shown.
Suggested reference: Model Art No.470 'J2M Series'.
9. Kawanishi H8K2 "Emily". Suggested kit: Hasegawa H8K2.

To fit the Clear-Vax main canopy, cut away the kit fuselage at the lines marked X, Y and Z. Nose canopy - drill the hole for the cannon before fitting. Upper turret - notice that the gun traverse slot has been shifted to the left for true accuracy. Re-position the gun mounting to suit. Do not cut the slot away; simply drill a hole in the desired position for the cannon. Side blisters - these are marked L for left, R for right. Do not make holes in the rear of the blisters for the machine guns, as the rear of the blisters were retracted into the fuselage when the guns were deployed. Rear turret - do not drill a hole for the cannon. This turret opened in a 'clamshell' fashion to deploy its armament. Use kit small windows.
Suggested references: Profile 233; Monogram Close-up 15.
10. Mitsubishi A7M Reppu "Sam". Suggested kits: Fine Molds A7M1 & A7M2.

The Clear-Vax canopy is intended for display in the open position.
11. Nakajima B5N "Kate". Suggested kits: Hasegawa B5N1 & B5N2.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
Suggested references: Model Art No.406; Monogram Close-up 14.
12. Kyushu J7W1 Shinden. Suggested kit: Hasegawa J7W1.

The Clear-Vax canopy is intended for display in the open position.

General references

The following books are recommended as general reference:

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