This is an injection-plastic ship model kit.
The Shirase is the second icebreaking Antarctic observation ship deployed by the JMSDF (the first was the Soya) and is still active, decades after its commision in 1982. The Shirase is also the first over-10,000-ton class ship of the JMSDF.
This is a limited edition 1/700 scale injection-molded kit of the JMSDF Icebreaker Shirase. This waterline model comes with two types of helicopters (OH-6D & S-61). This special release also includes four SM100 100 snow tractors cast in white metal, also in 1/700 scale.