MXY-7 Ohka – Kamikaze Attack Aircraft

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SKU:
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Weight:
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Designer:
Daniel Siskind
Piece Count:
140 LEGO® elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

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About the MXY-7 Ohka – Kamikaze Attack Aircraft:

The Japanese MXY-7 Ohka (Cherry Blossom) suicide bomb was the ultimate development of the sinister Japanese Special Attack Corps. Built from wood and “non-critical” metals, the Ohka was designed to be mass produced by unskilled labor. The initial version of the Ohka contained a 1200kg warhead and was designed to be transported in the bomb bay of a Navy Type 1 Attack Bomber (Model 24J), where it glided to its target upon release from the parent craft. Due to the short range of the Ohka and the proximity the bombers had to fly to the intended target, later models were outfitted with rocket and turbojet engines (the model 11 and 22 respectively) to increase range.

Approximately 755 of the rocket-powered Ohkas were built between September 1944 and March 1945. The first successful hit of an Ohka was on the USS West Virginia on April 1, 1945. The first ship destroyed was the destroyer USS Manert L Abele, off Okinawa on April 12, 1945. The lack of suitable carrier aircraft to deliver the Ohkas meant that many could not break through the Allied fighter screen. To defeat this aerial blockade, the Japanese were in development of a long-range Ohka that could be catapulted from a surfaced submarine, but the war ended before it could be used.

Specifications:

Crew: 1
Armament: 1,200 kg (2,600 lb) Ammonal warhead
Speed: 648 km/h (403 mph, 350 kn) at 3,500 m (11,483 ft)
Range: 37 km (23 mi, 20 nmi)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

The final offering for Wunderwaffe bricks 2021, this sinister kit showcases all custom printed details and no stickers. The build itself is sturdy, features a historically accurate design, and includes a custom minifig.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Daniel Siskind
140 LEGO® elements
1x custom minifig
Custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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