Pilots of the Rising Sun
The Imperial Japanese Navy established the First Air Fleet in April of 1941, which consolidated five separate fleets into one dominating air force. At its disposal were 10 aircraft carriers and 3,000 aircraft, including the legendary Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Although the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service proved quite effective for the first half of the war, gasoline and troop shortages contributed greatly to late-war battle losses. Kit features parts for 16 pilot figures in six different poses.