Tamiya 1/48 Nakajima Night Fighter (Irving) Gekko Type 11 Early Production Kit

When the Japanese Navy requested developent of a long-range fighter fast and maneuverable enough to oppose single-engine fighters, Nakajima proposed the Type 13-Shi Twin-Engine Land-Based Fighter (J1N1), which employed two 1000hp "Sakae" engines on its sturdy wings. Early production Gekko were sent to many places in the Pacific, late production models were used to defend Japanese main land.