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1/72 Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Gift Set

by Airfix
$39.06 USD $48.82 USD

Description

This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.

From the manufacturer:

December 7th, 1941.  A day that stands forever etched into the consciousness of both the people of the United States of America and their Navy.  Speaking shortly after the event, President Roosevelt described the devastating attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy as "a day that will live in infamy." A fitting way to describe a raid that would catapult the Pacific region into all-out war.  The raid itself was orchestrated by Rear Admiral Ryunosuke Kusaka.  He knew that with its industrial might, the United States could quickly overpower the Japanese with weight of equipment, especially capital ships, so he decided that the Japanese must strike first and with complete surprise.  The U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was the obvious target, housing as it did the U.S. Pacific fleet.  Flying from Japanese aircraft carriers, "Kate" torpedo bombers and "Val" dive bombers scored many hits on the U.S. fleet, and the escorting Zero fighters flew unchallenged over the airfields across the island.  Most of the USAAF Curtiss P-40s failed to get airborne, remaining on the ground where many were destroyed by strafing attacks.  Those that did get into the air inflicted some small losses on the attackers, but most were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of Japanese aircraft.  In all, the Americans lost nearly 200 aircraft, four battleships and numerous other capital ships were damaged.  Over 2,000 people were also killed in the raid.  The Japanese lost just 29 aircraft and 4 midget submarines.  Fortunately for the U.S. Navy, their aircraft carriers were not in port during the attack but out at sea on exercise; the true targets of the raid had escaped.  While the Japanese attack was largely successful, it gforced America into all-out war--a war that ultimately Japan would be certain to lose.

Includes parts for a Curtiss P-40B Warhawk, a Mitsubishi A6M2B-21 "Zero" (Zeke), and a Nakajima B5N2 "Kate." Also includes 12 acrylic paints, 2 brushes, and 2 poly cement tubes. 

Details

Code: ARFA50180
Release Date: Feb 2017
Item Size/Weight: 37.0cm x 26.0cm x 7.0cm / 520g
Manufacturer: Airfix

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