Aichi M6A1 Seiran - Restoration - overall view (scan - 1996)

This is an overall view of the restoration work area in Building 10. Alot of work has been done on the interior of the fuselage, which is not visible from the pictures.

They told me that Tamiya Corp. of Japan, a plastic model company, has given them a grant of $80,000 which should be enough for them to hire a crew to restore the floats, which are in pretty bad shape, apparently. Tamiya will get full access to the Seiran, which I would assume means they intend to produce a kit of it.

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