AZ Yokosuka K5Y2 Akatombo 赤とんぼ (Red Dragonfly) “Willow” in 1/72 Scale

This is the “new” AZ Model Yokosuka K5Y2 Akatombo kit first issued in 2013.  This is a nice kit, but like the earlier LS issue does not come with a beaching cart.  The rudder is molded a bit too short and has to built up on the lower edge.  The kit’s seats are ridiculously small and should be replaced, I went ahead and detailed out the cockpit while I was at it.  The markings are from the kit and represent an aircraft of the Kishima Kokutai in 1944.

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5 thoughts on “AZ Yokosuka K5Y2 Akatombo 赤とんぼ (Red Dragonfly) “Willow” in 1/72 Scale

    1. It was applied over the white bordered Hinomaru to subdue the markings and make them less visible. You begin to see it during the last year of the war, usually in a Dark Green. I always figured this was done at the unit level, at the factory they would simply omit the white border entirely.

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