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Kyushu J7W1 Shinden
About this creation
I have always been fascinated by the visionary design of this fantastic aircraft. It is exactly like many of today´s modern jetfighters, with the small stabilizers (canards) in front, and the mainwings at the rear. Only two prototypes were build towards the end of WWII. Powered by an 18 cylinder radialengine driving a six-blade propeller, it was a fast interceptor capeable of reaching 750 km/h. The idea of the design, also included the possibility of changing the propulsion from piston- to jetpower, when a suitable engine was available.

Key figures:
Wingspan 11,11m
Lenght 9,66m
Height 3,92m
Max. t.o.-weight 5288kg

The model is approx. scale 1:40


The engine, a Mitsubishi 18 cylinder radial air-cooled engine, is placed behind the pilotseat, driving the propeller through a long driveshaft. Cooling-air is provided throug the intakes on the sides of the fuselage.


The high landing-gear provides the nescessary ground-clearance for the two rudders, and the propeller. There is enough clearance for a grown man to stand upright under the nose. The rudders are each mounted with a small wheel to protect during landings.


Tail view showing the massive six-blade propeller.


Another tail view from birds perspective.


Also this time I had to paint quite a lot of parts in dark green, guess which.


The Shinden was armed with 4 x 30mm guns in the nose-section.


This picture, shows quite well, how the plane looks when standing beside it.
By the way the landing-gear doesn´t retract.


They believed so much in the project, that the Japanese fleet ordered the plane to be delivered even before the prototype had been in the air


Some stages from the Work in Progress


And the Shinden "Magnificent Lightning" in its true element.



Comments

 I made it 
  December 3, 2014
Quoting Jozsef Venczel Perfect shape and cool colors! Realistic!
Thank you Jozsef! Nice to have your comment on this one. I`m still keeping it on my shelf.
 I like it 
  December 3, 2014
Perfect shape and cool colors! Realistic!
 I made it 
  June 20, 2014
Quoting killswitch95 [DEMON] by far one of your best builds, look up World of Warplanes, its a game based on dog fights, and the "Plane Pallet" they have is large, very large, i think you may find many planes that you may not have known about, including 2 other designs of this very plane... have fun!
Thank you killswitch95, I'm also quite happy the way it turned out. In my research for this I have also come across the jetpowered ones, and thank you for the tip.
 I like it 
  June 18, 2014
by far one of your best builds, look up World of Warplanes, its a game based on dog fights, and the "Plane Pallet" they have is large, very large, i think you may find many planes that you may not have known about, including 2 other designs of this very plane... have fun!
 I made it 
  December 22, 2013
Quoting Scott Bertaut A nice MOCup of this plane. Flew against it in a arcade flight sim I have, it was fast and those 20mm cannons pack a punch. Your replica looks really good, I like the color scheme, you may have painted some parts, but you really can't tell. Great work on a great plane, nice job!
Thank you Scott! You are right, some parts are painted. If you look at the WIP-Picture, the final model at the rear shows some dark bluish grey parts in the fuselage and wingtips, these are the parts which have been painted. Merry Christmas.
 I like it 
  December 22, 2013
A nice MOCup of this plane. Flew against it in a arcade flight sim I have, it was fast and those 20mm cannons pack a punch. Your replica looks really good, I like the color scheme, you may have painted some parts, but you really can't tell. Great work on a great plane, nice job!
 I made it 
  November 7, 2013
Thank you all, for the praise.
 I like it 
  November 7, 2013
This is pretty special. Great plane, great build.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2013
Killer! Well done =)
 I like it 
  November 4, 2013
Wonderful, it is really great to see someone giving a try with less known aviation history subjects. And japanese color scheme is very pleasing... The proportions and clever part usage is something each one of us, aircraft MOCers, strive to, and you've done it perfectly.
 I made it 
  November 4, 2013
Thank you all, for all the kind comments, it is a pleasure !
 I like it 
  November 4, 2013
Astounding! Very well done, especially the landing gear, I like such small details :D
 I like it 
  November 4, 2013
Excellent work!
Henrik Jensen
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Dr. Monster
  November 3, 2013
Killer MOC! The shaping is excellent and the paint and markings are really impressive. Amazing plane.
  November 3, 2013
I never saw that prototype before, incredible design! fab look!!!
 I like it 
  November 3, 2013
Neat landing gear. This was one of my favorite axis planes from Heroes of the Pacific.
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  November 3, 2013
Wow! Excellent work and its dark green! No small feat. I love how you made the fuselage and how you kept the Japanese insignia flush. Awesome landing gear too. Fantastic!
 I like it 
  November 3, 2013
amazingly accurate,i have been meaning to make some of these to add to my carrier,last time i tried it looked more like a spaceship,but this is as good as as i could hope to do,shame about the landing gear not being retractable but with more work i,m sure it will.shape is exactly right,you may see some white copies soon,a picture of the undercarriage would be good,5/5
 I like it 
  November 3, 2013
Great build, featuring an interesting piece of aviation history. The shaping and the color scheme, including the markings on the wings, look fantastic.
 I like it 
  November 3, 2013
Very good.
 
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