WW2 Japanese Navy Pilot

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The Japanese pilot training program was very selective and rigorous, producing a high-quality and long-serving pilot corps, who were very successful in the air during the early part of World War II in the Pacific. However, the long duration of the training program, combined with a shortage of gasoline for training, did not allow the IJN to rapidly provide qualified replacements in sufficient numbers. Moreover, Japan, unlike the U.S. or Britain, never altered its program to speed up the training process of its recruits. The resultant decrease in quantity and quality, among other factors, resulted in increasing casualties toward the end of the war.

Outfitted in his insulated flight suit, the pilot would be better suited for the cold temperatures of high altitude. He is wearing a life vest, but is not wearing his parachute as they were rarely carried by pilots or flight crew. This was because bailing out over enemy territory would likely result in capture, which was an unacceptable option for many. 


United Bricks custom printed collectable minifigures are printed on genuine brand new LEGO parts using a high quality UV printing method. They make the perfect gift or addition to a collection, and are a great way to learn history through building and creating scenes.

This product is not a toy. Not intended for use by persons 14 years of age or younger.

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