Hasegawa Mitsubishi G3M2 “Nell” of the 901 Kōkūtai in 1/72 Scale

This is the Hasegawa G3M2 “Nell”.  The subject aircraft was found on wrecked Naha Airfield on Okinawa on 1 April 1945 and was extensively photographed by American troops. It was assigned to the 901 Kōkūtai, a maritime patrol unit which was equipped with several different aircraft types.  The “C” marking on the fuselage side was a visual aid to formation flying while on anti-submarine patrol; at the proper distance the “C” would appear to be a closed circle.

The model was built out of the box, with only tape belts added to the interior.  Hinomaru were painted using Maketar masks, the remaining markings are kit decals.

9 thoughts on “Hasegawa Mitsubishi G3M2 “Nell” of the 901 Kōkūtai in 1/72 Scale

  1. Lovely build Jeff! These kits aren’t easy to find, I’ve got one in the stash. as opposed to the three Ki-48’s I’ve acquired. I want to do mine up as an a/c that flew out of Rabaul during the New Guinea campaign.

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