The I.J.N.'s exceptional "Emily"
Nicknamed "Emily" by the Allies, the Kawanishi H8K2 was first developed in June of 1943. The H8K2 boasted many advantages over the H8K1, most notably Mitsubishi® MK4Q engines and an upgraded tail gun turret. Later versions lacked side gun blisters; these featured Air-to-Surface-Vessel search radar. These improvements helped make the H8K2 a favorite with pilots in the I.J.N.'s 851st Flying Group.
- I.J.N. 851st Naval Flying Group, Code: 51-049, early 1944, plus extra decals featuring alternate registration numbers: 51-086 and 801-77
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Stock Number: HSGS2069
Mfg. Number: 02069
Skill Level 3
Length: 16.45 in (418 mm)
Width: 20.62 in (524 mm)