1/72 FLYING HEROES SERIES
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Aichi D3A1 "Val"
IJN Aircraft Carrier Soryu
Ceylon, 1942
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Aichi D3A1 "Val" Dive Bomber
The Aichi D3A (Allied code name "Val") was a World War II dive bomber produced by the
Aichi Company in Japan. It was the primary carrier-borne dive bomber in the Imperial
Japanese Navy (IJN) in the early stages of the war and participated in the almost all actions
including Pearl Harbor.

Specification
Crew - 2 x Pilot, Gunner
Length - 10.2 m   (33 ft 5 in)
Wingspan - 14.37 m   (47 ft 2 in)
Height - 3.85 m   (12 ft 8 in)
Empty weight - 2,408 kg   (5,309 lb)
Max takeoff weight - 3,650 kg   (8,047 lb)
Powerplant - 1 x Mitsubishi Kinsei 44, producing 789 kW   (1,070 hp)
Performance
Maximum speed - 389 km/h   (205 kn  /  242 mph)
Range - 1,472 km   (795 nmi  /  915 mi)
Service ceiling - 9,300 m   (30,500 ft)

Armament
2 x fixed, forward-firing 7.7 mm   (0.303 in) Type 97 machine guns
1 x flexible, rearward-firing 7.7 mm   (0.303 in) Type 92 machine gun
1 x 250 kg    (551 lb) bomb
or
2 x 60 kg   (132 lb) bombs
1/72 scale
Mostly die-cast metal
Very little plastic
Display stand included
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