Item# 78027

Japanese Heavy Cruiser Chikuma

1/350 Wwii

MSRP: $218.00

This is a highly detailed scale model replica in 1/350 scale of the Japanese Heavy Cruiser Chikuma. Historical background Chikuma was the last heavy cruiser the ... Learn more

Japanese Heavy Cruiser Chikuma

  1. Description

    This is a highly detailed scale model replica in 1/350 scale of the Japanese Heavy Cruiser Chikuma.



    Historical background

    Chikuma was the last heavy cruiser the Imperial Japanese Navy constructed during WWII and was completed in May 1939 as the second ship of the Tone-class. Her four twin 20.3cm guns were located at the bow to enable unhindered operation of up to 6 floatplanes at the stern. Her design also enabled a top speed of 35 knots and a long range. She was assigned to the Carrier Mobile Fleet with her sister ship Tone. During the Pearl Harbor Attack in December 1941, her floatplanes carried out pre-attack reconnaissance over the Pearl Harbor, which greatly contributed to the IJN's success of the operation. She was also active during the Battle of Midway and the Solomon Islands campaign. During the Battle of the Leyte Gulf in October 1944, she was the flagship of Admiral Kurita's fleet and contributed to the sinking of the USS Gambier Bay but she was in turn damaged by torpedoes and scuttled off the coast of Samar Island.



     


  2. Specifications

    • Construction Type Assembly kit
    • Decals Included
    • Photo-Etch Parts Included
    • Scale 1/350
    • Special Feature 1 The Chikuma before she was refitted with additional AA guns, radar, and air defense command center.
    • Special Feature 10 Kit includes a Reference Booklet which provides background information for the Chikuma as well as a full color Painting Guide.
    • Special Feature 2 Model may be assembled as a full hull model mounted on a display stand or a waterline model.
    • Special Feature 3 The use of small screws enables secure attachment of the hull and deck.
    • Special Feature 4 Highly detailed main gun turrets. Gun barrels articulate in 2 different angles.
    • Special Feature 5 V-shaped ventilator ducts and funnels included.
    • Special Feature 6 Mast components are made from ABS plastic for greater durability.
    • Special Feature 7 Photo-etched parts such as aircraft trolleys, catapult rails, and mast braces included.
    • Special Feature 8 Anchor chains and propeller shafts are made with metal parts.
    • Special Feature 9 Floatplanes included and come with display stands.
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