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Kyushu J7W1 - "Always My Darling"

18.9k ACMECo1940  3.1 years ago

After about a month of building, I present...

J7W1 - "Always My Darling"!

The name was taken from the 10th Anniversary Special of Urusei Yatsura. I thought I was fitting to upload this because the name "Shinden" means magnificent lightning, and if you watch the show, then you know what I mean. It's also the 40th anniversary of the manga, where the show originates from.

I had help to Type2volkswagen who helped make this fly, so I owe him a huge thanks for helping me.
Tully2001 made the lightning decals, so hats off to him too.

Wikipedia:

The Kyushu J7W1 Shinden (??, "Magnificent Lightning") fighter was a World War II Japanese propeller-driven aircraft prototype with wings at the rear of the fuselage, a nose mounted canard, and pusher engine.

Developed by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) as a short-range, land-based interceptor, the J7W was a response to Boeing B-29 Superfortress raids on the Japanese home islands. For interception missions, the J7W was to be armed with four forward-firing 30 mm cannons in the nose.

The Shinden was expected to be a highly maneuverable interceptor, but only two prototypes were finished before the end of war. A jet engine–powered version was considered, but never even reached the drawing board.

Armaments:

1x minigun

4x rockets

I'm working on a collab with Mostly, so be prepared for that one. I plan to upload more often so I can try to reach platinum. Expect builds every 1-2 weeks.
Happy flying!

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 17.8ft (5.4m)
  • Length 17.6ft (5.4m)
  • Height 8.5ft (2.6m)
  • Empty Weight 5,931lbs (2,690kg)
  • Loaded Weight 6,261lbs (2,840kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.159
  • Wing Loading 56.8lbs/ft2 (277.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 110.3ft2 (10.3m2)
  • Drag Points 1834

Parts

  • Number of Parts 55
  • Control Surfaces 10
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    18.9k ACMECo1940

    no-let me explain.

    say you uploaded a plane. Now someone made a copy of it. people up vote it. you and the uploader both get points. thats it.@OverlordAeronautics2

    3.1 years ago
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    18.9k ACMECo1940

    It's the same as predecessor-you get points from the prev. build@OverlordAeronautics2

    3.1 years ago
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    No Problem, Glad this worked out or you.

    3.1 years ago