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A nice model of the famous WWII dive bomber that gained fame in the Battle of Midway. This model replicates the plane of Bombing 3 from the carrier Enterprise which scored a critical direct hit on the carrier Soryu which later caused the carrier to catch fire and eventually sink. The kit is the 1/72nd scale Airfix kit. I had to do a lot of mods to this kit like scratcbuilding the entire cockpit and instrument panel and rear seat area. I also could not find an aftermarket canopy set which it really needed. I modified the kit canopy, but I would opt for the Hasegawa version the next time. I also drilled out the holes in the dive brakes. Aeromaster paints and decals from a Wildcat set for the insignias were used as well as custom numbers to depict the plane.