Zuikaku (Japanese: 瑞鶴 “Auspicious Crane”) was a Shōkaku-class aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her complement of aircraft took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor that formally brought the United States into the Pacific War, and she fought in several of the most important naval battles of the war, before being sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
One of six carriers to participate in the Pearl Harbor attack, Zuikaku was the last of the six to be sunk in the war (four in the Battle of Midway and Shōkaku in the Battle of the Philippine Sea). Zuikaku was sunk by air attack in the Battle of Leyte Gulf on 25 October 1944.
In 1941, Zuikaku, under the command of Captain Yokokawa Ichibei, and her sister ship Shōkaku comprised Carrier Division 5. On 26 November 1941, she left Hitokappu Bay for the attack on Pearl Harbor as part of the Kido Butai (“Mobile Force”).
- Several different guns included for armament.
- Airplanes and lifeboats included.
- Large landing surface.
- Metal piece included for flotation assistance.
- Sophisticated hull and bridge included.
- Scale: 1/700
- Length: 14-1/2″ (36.8cm)
- Width: 1-3/4″ (4.4cm)