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Hasegawa’s new items for May/ June 2015 are already here to show you…

Hasegawa’s new items for May have some interesting new kits in their May/ June releases. Hopefully by the sixth month you will be ready to build one of these? Let’s see what May will have in store for your LHS in our preview…

Hasegawa’s new items in May/June 2015


Kawasaki KI10-II Type 95 Fighter (2 kits) Limited Edition
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Stock Number: HSGS0149
Mfg. Number: 02149
Pieces: 63 / 63
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Designed by engineer Takeo Doi, the Ki-10 was the last fighter biplane used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force. It boasted fabric-covered, all-metal construction, along with twin 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Type 89 machine guns which were synchronized to fire through the three-bladed prop. 280 Ki-10-II aircraft in all were built by Kawasaki between June 1937 and December 1938. This limited edition kit features two Kawasaki Ki-10-II Type 95 Fighter kits, along with two marking options.
Decal Options:
IJAAF 2nd Air Battalion, Code: Ha
IJAAF 77th Flight Regiment


P-51B/C Mustang Air Racer (2 kits) Limited Edition         
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Mfg. Number: 02155
Pieces: 52 / 53
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
To say Jacqueline Cochran made aviation history is an understatement. Not only did she set multiple speed and altitude records, but she also won five Harmon Trophies for her outstanding piloting skills over the course of her career. This two-kit combo recreates two airshow P-51 Mustangs once flown by the legendary "Speed Queen." This limited edition kit combo features new resin dorsal fin and fuselage bulge parts, plus two marking options.
Decal Options:
P-51C: Jacqueline Cochran, Code: 90, THUNDERBIRD
P-51B: Jacqueline Cochran, Code: 13


F-4EJ KAI Phantom 302SQ 40th Anniversary Limited Edition    
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Mfg. Number: 02161
Pieces: 117
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Phantom II aircraft were the last aircraft to be flown by aces in the twentieth century-carrying numerous pilots to the five kill mark and beyond. They set sixteen world speed and altitude records that stayed in place for decades. They were America's most commonly produced supersonic aircraft. Though they have been phased out of use by the American military, nearly one hundred of these exceptional craft still provide air reconnaissance for the JASDF.
Decal Option:
JASDF 7th AW 302nd Sq. 40th Anniversary Special Marking (1974-2014) Code: 400 (77-8400) Hyakuri A.B. Feb., 2015


Lavochkin LaGG-3 "Finnish Air Force" Limited Edition  
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 Mfg. Number: 07400
Pieces: 67
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
The Lavochkin LaGG-3 was distinguished by wood-laminate construction, which added durability, plus two 12.7 mm Berezin UBS machine guns that delivered more burst mass than any other Soviet fighters of its era. The Finnish Air Force captured three LaGG-3s during the war, where they were primarily used as a bomber interceptor. Over 6,500 LaGG-3s were produced from 1941 until 1944. This limited edition kit features two marking options.
Decal Options:
LaGG-3 early type, Finnish AF, LeLv 32, Code: LG-1
LaGG-3 late type, Finnish AF, LeLv 32, Code: LG-3


Mitsubishi F1M2 Type Zero Observation Sea Limited Edition
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Mfg. Number: 07408
Pieces: 124
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Useful for spotting the enemy, spotting the fall of heavy artillery and redirecting shots, and shooing off enemy aircraft, the seaplane was considered an essential part of naval strategy before the perfection of long-range radar. As floatplanes went, the F1M2 was a fairly good aircraft. It had a 230mph top speed, three machine guns, and long range. However, the F1M2 was simply outnumbered by the hundreds of aircraft directed at the battleship Musashi during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. This limited edition kit features an F1M2 with four sets of decals.
Decal Options:
Battleship Musashi Code: 212-01, 212-02 Oct., 1944
Battleship Nagato Code: 213-01, 213-02 Oct., 1944
Battleship Yamato Code: 211-01, 211-02 Oct., 1944
Battleship Yamato Code: 1/200 01


P2V-7 Neptune "VSA" Limited Edition
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 Stock Number: HSGS4016
Mfg. Number: 02150
Pieces: 123
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
The original P-2 Neptune was first developed for the US Navy to serve as a land-based anti-submarine patrol aircraft early in the Cold War. However, it wasn't exclusively flown by the US. 51st Squadron pilots from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) were specially trained to test and evaluate P2V-7 Neptune aircraft from spring 1963 through fall 1981. This limited edition kit features new resin vertical fin and metal sensor parts, plus one marking option.
Decal Option:
JMSDF 51st Sq., Code: 4655, Shimohusa AB


F-14 A/B Tomcat VF-74 “Be-devilers” Adversary Limited Edition
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Pieces: 211
Age: 14+
Skill: 3 
VF-74 Be-Devilers were the first US Navy Squadron to fly the Phantom II and the first to fly the F-14 Tomcat. They flew these astounding aircraft in many high-profile missions during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Towards the end of the unit's service, they flew their F-14 Tomcats in the adversary role to help keep other units sharp. After fifty years in service, VF-74 was inactivated in 1994. This limited edition kit features two sets of Be-Devilers decals.
Decal Options:
F-14B: U.S. Navy VF-74 "BE-DEVILERS" Code: AA105
F-14A: U.S. Navy VF-74 "BE-DEVILERS"


Mitsubishi G3M3 Type 96 Attack Bomber Limited Edition         
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Mfg. Number: 02156
Pieces: 122
Age: 14+
Skill: 3 
Designed to bring strategic bombing support to the armies and navies of Imperial Japan, wherever they conquered, the G3M3 was ahead of its time. It eschewed armour and defensive armament in favour of speed and mission multi-mission flexibility. Although this was its greatest innovation, it was also the type's greatest downfall. Without self-sealing fuel tanks and with light defensive armament, the type could be brought down by relatively slight damage. It was considered antiquated by WWII, but fought on nonetheless. This limited edition kit features two sets of decals.
Decal Options:
IJN 903rd NFG Code: Yo G-375 1945
IJN 901st NFG Code: KEA-395 1945


TBF/TBM Avenger & F6F Hellcat (2 kits) Limited Edition 
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Mfg. Number: 02162
Pieces: 46 / 38
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
The Philippine Island Chain was essential to Imperial Japanese war plans. It sat astride the shipping lanes that kept Japan supplied with oil. U.S. forces were sent to capture the islands and the IJN was determined to stop them. The resulting "Battle of Leyte Gulf" was one of the most confusing surface actions ever fought but one thing was clear-American airpower enabled our forces to find, strike, and destroy the IJN in detail. This limited edition kit combo features two aircraft with three sets of decals for each.
Decal Options:
Avenger:
TBF-1C: U.S. Navy USS ESSEX VT-15 Code: 93 Oct., 1944
TBM-1C: U.S. Navy USS INTREPID VT-18 Code: 86 Oct., 1944
TBM-1C: U.S. Navy USS ENTERPRISE VT-20 Code: 43 Oct., 1944
Hellcat
F6F-5 Early: U.S. Navy USS CABOT VF-29 Code: 17 Oct., 1944
F6F-3: U.S. Navy USS INTREPID VF-18 Code: 31 Oct., 1944
F6F-5 Early: U.S. Navy USS ESSEX VF-15 Code: 41 Oct., 1944


Nakajima B6N2 Carrier Attack Bomber Type 12 Limited Edition
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Mfg. Number: 07401
Pieces: 164
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
Nicknamed "Jill" by the Allies, the Nakajima B6N2 carrier-based torpedo bomber was distinguished by its swept-forward tail fin and rudder. Nine B6N2s were among the extensive fleet of aircraft found on the Japanese aircraft carrier Amagi. However, the majority of B6N2 launches were made from land, not sea. This limited edition kit features torpedo and bomb parts, plus two marking options.
Decal Options:
IJN 601st NFG, Code: 601-312, Carrier Amagi, January 1945
IJN 601st NFG, Code: 601-76, 601-35, Katori AB, March 1945


Honda NSR500 "HB Honda" 1989 WGP500 Limited Edition       
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Mfg. Number: 21714
Pieces: 179
Age: 14+
Skill: 3
The Honda NSR500 was already a champion by the time it was revamped for the 1989 season. Top speed exceeded 190 mph (310 km/h); horsepower was rated at 165 hp (123 kW) at 12,000 rpm. With so much muscle per mile at his disposal, it's no wonder the Honda NSR500 carried Pierfrancesco Chili to a sixth-place finish that season! This limited edition kit features new wheel parts, plus one marking option.
Decal Option:
Team "HB Honda," 1989 WGP500, 6th place rider: Pierfrancesco Chili

All these aircraft will be available in May or June from Hasegawa’s Distributors..