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Aichi Type 99 Dive Bomber Seaplane "June"


This page showcases my Aichi Dive Bomber Seaplane modelling project in 1/72 scale.

Airfix Conversion 1/72 Scale Aichi Type 99 Dive Bomber Seaplane


In the early days of the Pacific War, Allied Intelligence was busy indentifying and classifying Japanese aircraft. A code naming system was developed to aid Allied airmen in identifying the various aircraft used by the Japanese forces. Boys names were used for fighters and reconnaissance aircraft while girls names were used for bombers. The Aichi Type 99 Dive Bomber Seaplane "June" featured here was listed in the early recognition charts as a float plane derived of the Aichi Type 99 Dive Bomber "Val" hence it received a girls name. As it turned out later in the war, the "June" was a fictional type of aircraft as the "real" aircraft being spotted was the Aichi E13 reconnaissance floatplane that was named "Jake" (boys name). The "Jake" it should be noted, had a superficial appearance similar to the "Val". The "June" then was correctly noted to be a mis-indentied "Jake" and subsequently dropped from the aircraft identification charts. I built this June from an Airfix 1:72 scale kit. The model was modified with some floats from my scrap box and was finished with paints from Gunze-Sangyo, Floquil and Tamiya. The decals came from a Techmod sheet.

Airfix Conversion 1/72 Scale Aichi Type 99 Dive Bomber Seaplane

Airfix Conversion 1/72 Scale Aichi Type 99 Dive Bomber Seaplane

Airfix Conversion 1/72 Scale Aichi Type 99 Dive Bomber Seaplane

Airfix Conversion 1/72 Scale Aichi Type 99 Dive Bomber Seaplane

Airfix Conversion 1/72 Scale Aichi Type 99 Dive Bomber Seaplane

Airfix Conversion 1/72 Scale Aichi Type 99 Dive Bomber Seaplane


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