Kyushu J7W2 Shindenkai Japanese WWII Jet Fighter Concept (1945)
About the Design
Imperial Japan's Kyushu J7W1 Shinden, already on exhibit in our X-Plane & Prototypes/1940s section, was one of the few propeller-driven "pusher" fighter ever slated for mass production. But even as the Japanese were tooling up to get the Shinden into the skies, plans were underway to upgrade the aircraft with the new jet engines that were coming on line.
About the Kit
This 1996 release from Hasegawa depicts the conceptual jet-powered version of the Shinden, the "Shindenkai," as it might have appeared had WWII continued into 1946.
This model was built from an original issue.