Kugisho Ohka 43 "Otsu" Japanese WWII Kamikaze Concept (1945)
About the Design
During the waning months of WWII, Japanese designers contemplated producing a light interceptor version of their new jet-powered Ohka 33 kamikaze aircraft. Much like Nazi Germany's "Volksjagers," these cheap, expendable fighters could be launched en masse to battle American bombers -- in this case the launches being facilitated by rocket boosters and 97-meter-long catapults.
The Ohka 43 project only got as far as the mockup stage before the project was abandoned due to Japan's surrender in August 1945.
About the Kit
This was one of Unicraft's earliest releases. A simple 14-piece kit, it featured the company's traditional tub-style cockpit and vacuform canopy.
This kit was built from a 2006 casting.