Mitsubishi J2M Raiden Squadron + ACE

Making its combat debut in June 1944 the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden, is here for Blood Red Skies!

MITSUBISHI J2M ‘RAIDEN’


 

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After a year correcting serious engine problems, the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (“Thunderbolt”) known by the Allied forces as “Jack”, finally arrived in front line squadrons February 1944.

Primarily designed to defend against the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, and still handicapped by poor engine performance, pilots would use its four-cannon armament and dive and zoom tactics to great effect.

J2Ms operated from Guam and Saipan and a small number of aircraft were deployed to the Philippines. Some Raiden’s were based in Chosen airfields, Genzan (Wonsan), Ranan (Nanam), Funei (Nuren), Rashin (Najin)to fight against Soviet Naval Aviation units.

Contains:

  • 1x Squadron Box of 6x metal Mitsubishi J2M Raiden aircraft
  • Generic IJNAF Decals Sheet
  • Aircraft Cards
  • Aircraft Trait cards
  • Pilot skill discs
  • Advantage Flying bases


 

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Mitsubishi J2M Raiden Ace Yozo Tsuboi


 

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Yozo Tsuboi, was Japans only Raiden Ace claiming 5.5 victories in this aircraft whilst serving with the 302nd Kokutai (302nd Naval Air Group). He lost his last battle when taking on a formidably armed F-13A reconnaissance aircraft, (a redesignated version of the B-29 bomber) 1st April 1945.

Contains:

  • 1x metal ACE Mitsubishi J2M Raiden aircraft
  • Generic IJNAF Decals Sheet
  • Aircraft Cards
  • Aircraft Trait cards
  • Pilot skill discs
  • Advantage Flying bases

 

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