Saburo Sakai – 3D printable figure of a famous Japanese World War II pilot
Highly detailed 3D model figure of a Japanese WWII pilot with a choice of 2 head types, ready for 3D printing
- The Product includes:
· STL files
· Prusa 3MF files with complete settings
· Gcodes compatible with Original Prusa printersCUSTOM SCALING
We understand that everyone builds aircraft models in different scales, and it is not feasible for us to create a set of models for every scale. Therefore, you can adjust the size of the model according to your requirements.
To change the scale, modify the .3MF file by either increasing or decreasing the model size in percentage. The model is provided in a 1/8 scale.Examples of scale changes:
To change to a 1/6 scale, increase the model size by 33.3%.
To change to a 1/10 scale, decrease the model size by 20%.
3D printable figure pilot
The pilot figurine sitting in the cockpit is one of the most important components of every RC airplane. It is crucial for the overall aesthetic impression, as nothing is worse than seeing a beautifully built model airplane spoiled by an unattractive or missing pilot figurine. However, many modelers consider this small detail to be insignificant. Nevertheless, we believe that it is a misconception, and therefore, we offer a wide selection of 3D printed pilot and crew models ranging from the 1st and 2nd World War eras to the modern era of aviation.
Saburo Sakai was a legendary Japanese naval aviator who fought during World War II. Born in 1916 in a small fishing village in Japan, he began his aviation career as a mechanic before becoming a pilot.
Sakai joined the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1933 and quickly distinguished himself as an exceptional pilot. He flew a variety of aircraft during his career, including the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, which was one of the most advanced fighter planes of its time.
During the war, Sakai served in many theaters of operation, including China, the Philippines, and Guadalcanal. He is best known for his involvement in the Battle of Guadalcanal, where he flew in several major engagements against American aircraft.
Over the course of his career, Sakai was credited with shooting down at least 64 enemy aircraft, including 27 in a three-month period in 1942. He was known for his exceptional marksmanship and his ability to outmaneuver his opponents.
Despite being shot down multiple times and suffering serious injuries, Sakai managed to survive the war and went on to become a respected aviation instructor and author. He wrote several books about his experiences during the war, including “Samurai!” and “The First Team.”
Sakai’s legacy as one of the greatest Japanese pilots of all time is still remembered in Japan today. His skill as a pilot and his dedication to his country have made him a revered figure in Japanese history.