Cosmo Zero 52 Fighter from "Starblazers" 1979
About the Design
Featured in the Japanese anime series "Space Battleship Yamato" (in the USA, "Starblazers"), the Cosmo Zero 52 was a typical "space fighter" combining traditional elements of earthbound military interceptors with comic book/sci-fi accoutrements.
About the Kit
This Japanese import was available briefly in the U.S. in the mid-1980s and turns up every now at then on Ebay. The craft was also produced in a 1/110 scale.
This model is an original 1980s issue.