This is an injection-plastic ship model kit.
From Hasegawa comes this nicely molded, limited edition, 1/350 scale model of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Destroyer Akigumo, type KOH, Japanese occupation of Kiska. This kit themed "Withdrawal Strategy from Kiska island" come with photo-etched parts and markings from the IJN 10th Destroyer S.Q. from July 28, 1943.
Adapted from Hasegawa:
The Akigumo was the 19th and last vessel of the Kagero (Koh)-class of destroyers built for the IJN. The Akigumo's keel was laid at the Uraga Dock shipyard on July 2, 1940, and was launched on April 11, 1941. After a shakedown cruise in Japan's Inland Sea, the Akigumo was assigned to the 5th Carrier Squadron on September 27, 1941. Beginning on July 29, 1943, the destroyer participated in the second phase of the Japanese withdrawal from Aleutian island of Kiska, and was responsible for some 463 of the total of 5, 183 members of the island's garrison rescued by the IJN during that "miraculous" evacuation operation.
[Completed Model Size]: Approx. 34.8cm long, 3.3cm wide, 8.7cm high
- [Mold Color]: Gray
- [Includes]: Clear parts, photo-etched parts, brass plated parts, resin parts, decal sheet