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1/700 Waterline Series ITEM 31342

Japanese Heavy Cruiser Mikuma

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(picture shows fully painted and assembled model).
Rear view Main structures Rear flight deck Mogami & Mikuma Sprues
About the Japanese Heavy Cruiser Mikuma
The second of four Mogami Class Cruisers to be equipped with five 15.5cm triple guns was the Mikuma. Completed in August 1935, its main guns were later replaced with 20.3cm dual guns turning this ship into a heavy cruiser. Though of the same class, the Mikuma's bridge and other structures are slightly different from those of its elder sister, the Mogami. The Mikuma was part of the 7th Heavy Cruiser Squadron of the 2nd fleet and took part in the Malay landing operation and the Battle of Sunda Strait at the beginning of the Pacific War. But, during the battle of Midway, when all ships of the 7th Squadron made simultaneous evasive maneuvers to escaspe from an enemy submarine, the tail of the Mogami moved forward and slammed into the Mikuma. Afterwards, the Mikuma sustained heavy attacks from over 100 US bombers and sank to the ocean floor on the seas Northwest of Midway.

About the model
Japanese Heavy Cruiser Mikuma plastic assembly kit. 1/700 scale, Overall length: 286.5mm, Overall width: 36.5mm. The graceful form of the Mogami class cruiser has been accurately replicated. The hull has been divided in two halves in order to reproduce the finest details. Mikuma's characteristic structures such as rear mast and main structure that distinguished it from the Mogami have been reproduced. The main turrets can rotate after completion via polycap. Equipment such as armament including 12.7cm gun turrets or triple tube torpedo launchers, main mast, aircraft crane and catapults are sharply reproduced

The first ship of the class, the Mogami, is also available.

Japanese Aircraft Carrying Cruiser Mogami Japanese Aircraft Carrying Cruiser Mogami
ITEM 31341

The Mogami was build as a light cruiser but was then transformed into an aircraft carrying heavy cruiser for the second half of the Pacific War. The rear flight deck gives this ship its unique appearance. Rails and turntables have been replicated using the most recently acquired references to reproduce this area down to the finest details. You can now enjoy displaying the Mogami along with the Mikuma.

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