Flown in both European and Pacific theatres it came into its own in the latter, where the huge distances afforded its range to be utilised to full effect.
The wargame project associated with this model is the ambush (nay assassination) of the Japanese Admiral Yamato. The full battle would need six Zero close escort, two Betty bombers and four hunting P38J's.
As the close escort and bombers split up when "bounced" it is justifiable to half the scenario planes again. Therefore I am half way there with a Betty, a Zero and another P38J away from an interesting club-night game.
Another Academy kit.