SCALE MODEL AIRCRAFT

Independent thinking and cultural diversity in scale modelling

NARITA MUSEUM OF AERONAUTIC SCIENCES

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Large scale scratchbuilt Mitsubishi Karigane Type 1 J-BAAI "Kamikaze" (nothing to do with suicide bombing). The aircraft became famous making a record breaking flight in April 1937 from Tachikawa Japan to Croydon England and return in just about 51 hours .

The Narita Museum of Aeronautic Sciences is located near threshold runway 34L at Tokyo Narita International Airport. In addition to displaying a modest amount of aircraft, it has an interesting collection of models of all scales, including a full showcase of 1/144 to 1/200 scratchbuilt tiny but well done models. Most large scale models are of significant aircraft for Japanese industry. I have to thank Shinichi Miwa (Wings of Peace Yahoo Group) for kindly providing useful directions to the museum, and for helping me to put names on some totally unknown aircraft in the western.

 

Sopwith Camel

 

Bristol F.2b

 

Mitsubishi MC-20-II

 

Showa L2D

 

Caproni Campini CC.2

 

Heinkel He 178 V1

 

Vickers Vimy

 

Supermarine S-6B

 

Macchi Castoldi MC-72

 

Mitsubishi L3M1 Nippon Go

 

Lilienthal glider

 

Wright Flyer

 

Vickers Vimy

 

Douglas DWC

 

Kawasaki K7A

 

Navy Yokosho Ro-Go Ko-Gata H

 

Narahara Type 4 "Otori"

 

Tachikawa Ki-77

 

Mitsubishi J8M1 Shusui

 

Tachikawa Ki-74

 

Tachikawa SS-1

 

Kawanishi E15K1 Shiun

 

Tachikawa Ki-77

 

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Tachikawa Ki-77

 

Koken-Ki Long Range

 

Fokker Super Universal

 

Kawasaki Type 88-2 Bomber

 

Boeing 747-200

 

Short S.20 Mercury

 

Latecoere 300

 

Kawanishi H3K1

 

Fokker F.XX Zilvermeeuw

 

Boeing 247

 

Nakajima J8N1 Kikka

 

Farman MF.7

 

Farman MF.11

 

Shin Meiwa PS-1

 

Douglas DC-3

 

Junkers G.38

 

Junkers W.33

 

Dewoitine D.510

 

Kawanishi K-6 Harukaze

 

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Kawanishi N1K2 Shiden

 

Kawasaki Ki-32

 

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Kawanishi H8K2

 

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Nakajima Type 91-1 Fighter

 

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Mitsubishi Karigane Type 1

 

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Douglas DC-6B

 

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Dornier Do X

 

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Fokker E.III

 

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Morane-Saulnier AI

 

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Junkers J.I

 

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Boeing 40B Mailplane

 

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Fuji FA-200 Aerosubaru

 

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Felixtowe F.5

 

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Nihon University N-58 Cygnet

 

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Nihon University N-70 Cygnus

 

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De Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C

 

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Airship Industries Skyship 600

 

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Goodyear TZ-123000

 

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Airship Industries Skyship 600

 

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Airship Industries Skyship 600

 

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Westdeutsche Luftwerburg WDL-1B

 

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Santos Dumont #1

 

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Zeppelin LZ-75

 

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LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin nacelle

 

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Zeppelin LZ-1

 

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American Blimp Lightship A60+