-Introducing the C-46 command, a masterpiece transport aircraft that appeared during World War II and has been used for a long time around the world after the war, and a plastic model kit that discovers its new charm.
--The C-46 command was initially developed as a passenger aircraft, but was adopted by the United States Army Air Corps for its excellent basic performance as a transport aircraft.
――It is a familiar aircraft in Japan because it has been operated by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force for a long time, but this time it is a kit with the specifications of the United States Army that fought in World War II as a new transport aircraft, reproducing the appearance when it first appeared.
--The major feature of the C-46 is the line of the fuselage that flows streamlined from the nose.
――This style, which pursues aerodynamic sophistication, stands out even more with the olive drab paint that is unique to US Army aircraft.
-Although it is also a feature of the C-46 that it is equipped with an engine of 2,000 horsepower class, which is exceptionally powerful as a transport aircraft during the war, the large diameter 4-wing propeller and engine surroundings are also precisely reproduced.
--The Platts 1/144 series includes a wide lineup of C-46s with the Air Self-Defense Force specifications, as well as P-47 Thunderbolts and F6F Hellcats equipped with the same engine.
――If you compare them and arrange them as a collection, it is certain that the appeal of the C-46 command as an advanced transport aircraft that is ahead of the times will be further conveyed.
--1/144 scale, total length when completed: 161 mm, total width: 228 mm
--The streamlined fuselage is realistically modeled up to the unique cross-sectional shape of the figure eight.
--Seats, control sticks, and floorboards are also reproduced in the cockpit.
--Marking selects 3 types of U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft during the war
( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )