1/700 IJN Submarine Tender Taigei SP

by  Aoshima
Product Description
This item is an injection-plastic ship model kit.   Click here for sizing chart.

From Aoshima:

With new classes of submarines introduced, the capability of the existing Jingei-class submarine tender was soon exceeded. To meet the new demands, the development of new submarine tender was passed under the 1st Naval Armaments Supplement Program of 1933. Taigei was laid down on April 12th 1933 at the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal and was completed on March 1934. However, due to its complex production process and mechanical problems to the diesel engine, repair and improvement continued. 

Even after completion, Taigei was damaged by a typhoon and it was not until September 1938 that she joined the IJN 1st Fleet. In December 20 1941, soon after the outbreak of the Pacific War, Taigei was docked at the Yokosuka Navel Arsenal for conversion to an aircraft carrier. Conversion was delayed due to damage by the Doolittle Raid of April 1942. Finally in November 28, the conversion was completed and Taigei was renamed Ryuho.

  • [Mold Color]: Main ship parts come molded in gray, other parts come molded in brown and reddish brown
  • [Includes]: Photo-etched parts, decals
Assembly Guide
Date Released:
September 2017
Package Size/Weight:
39.2 x 14.5 x 6.3 cm / 370g



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