IJN Shokaku Aircraft Carrier 1/700 Scale – Tamiya 13213

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This is Tamiya 31213 1/700 IJN Shokaku Aircraft Carrier.

Shōkaku (Japanese 翔鶴, “Soaring Crane”) was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the lead ship of her class. Along with her sister ship Zuikaku, she took part in several key naval battles during the Pacific War, including the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands before being torpedoed and sunk by a U.S. submarine at the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

With an efficient modern design, a displacement of about 32,000 long tons (33,000 t), and a top speed of 34 kn (63 km/h; 39 mph), Shōkaku could carry 70–80 aircraft. Her enhanced protection compared favorably to that of contemporary Allied aircraft carriers and enabled Shōkaku to survive serious damage during the battles of the Coral Sea and Santa Cruz.

Shōkaku was laid down at Yokosuka Dockyard on 12 December 1937, launched on 1 June 1939, and commissioned on 8 August 1941.  Sunk by American submarine USS Cavalla on 19 June 1944.

With a good combination of speed, armament, and protection, she is often regarded as the ideal aircraft carrier. This model depicts the ship as she appeared in early WWII, during operations such as the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Markings are included for the white lines and landing markers on the flight deck.  Includes a full set of aircraft including Mitsubishi A6M2 fighters and Aichi D3A bombers.

Completed Length: 367mm  ~14.5″

Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 18 × 8 × 6 in

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