The nakajima c6n1, was a japanese reconnasaince aircraft that was introduced late in the war. It was built by nakajima as a fast , carrier borne aircraft, centered around the nakajima homare engine which produced 1850 hp and gave the c6n1 a phenomenal speed of 600 kph which was very fast for such a big aircraft, to achive the speed, the 3 crewmembers sat behind under a long glassed canopy. Unlike most japanese aircraft, the c6n1 wasnt much of a turner because it had comparatively short wings to fit onto carriers, thic resulted in a pretty high wing loading. Nevertheless it proofed fast enough to outrun the famous hellcat which had around the same speed. This made the aircraft very very difficult to intercept. Moreover, the c6n1 had self sealing fuel tanks which meant it could take some hits. To fit the aircraft on carriers the rudder was angled a bit forward like in the earlier tenzan torpedo bomber. Another variant was the c6n S which was propoed as a nighfighter with a single oblique firing 30mm cannon. Today, only one Saiun remains but it is not restored yet. Its allied reporting name was Myrt.
Its from hasegawqa i 1/48 scale and costs arounf 30 € here in germany.
Detail: Like most hasegawa kits, its pretty damn good, the cockpit looks amazing , the engine is well detailed and the landing gear is well detailed too, it can be easily built out of the box although I think aftermarket kits are available.
quality: Although this kit is a little bit older, it still has very good quality, the huge canopy is very very good and clear, and there is little to no flash
Fitting: Unlike most hasegawa kits, I had some problems with the fitting of my c6n1, especially at the wing root, where the fuselage meets the wings, I had to use quite some force to clap it together, the rest fitted fine however
Decals: Not very much decals but they are of good quality and they are easy to handle
Extrapoints: A beautiful aircraft and a nice kit, I really like this thing and it is a nice addition to my collection of japanese aircraft
Result: A very very nice kit of one of the most outstanding late war japanese aircraft. As far as I know its the only availabe myrt on the german market but its definetely worth gettin its, its a pretty damn good kit.