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Item No:31344

1/700 Water Line Series


About the Kumano
A main characteristic of the heavily armored Mogami class cruisers was the use of weight saving techniques. This, however, resulted in concerns for the ships overall strength and stability. The Kumano, the last Mogami cruiser completed in 1937, was subsequently fitted with a large bulge, and the upper deck was built narrower and lower than the first two Mogami cruisers. The Kumano was originally fitted with 15.5cm triple guns, with a speed of 920m/sec., a max. range of 27,400m and a projection angle up to 55 degrees. These 15.5cm triple guns were highly respected by artillery experts. The Kumano participated in many battles during WWII including the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, and the greatest naval battle of WWII, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, before suffering a simultaneous torpedo attack causing it to sink in Santa Cruz Bay in 1944.

About the Model
★Japanese Light Cruiser Kumano plastic assembly kit. ★1/700 scale, Overall length: 286.5mm, Overall width: 36.5mm. ★The graceful form of the Kumano has been accurately replicated. ★Kumano's characteristic structures have been accurately reproduced. ★The hull has been divided in two halves in order to reproduce the finest details. ★The layout of the rear flight deck with rails and turntables has been sharply represented. ★The main turrets can rotate after completion via poly cap. ★Equipment such as armament including 12.7cm gun turrets or triple tube torpedo launchers, main mast, aircraft crane and catapults are accurately reproduced
  • Tamiya presents the replica of the Japanese light cruiser Kumano, the fourth Mogami class cruiser, equipped with triple 15.5cm gun turrets. You can now complete your collection and display the Kumano with her sister ships Mogami, Mikuma and Suzuya.
  • The parts representing Kumano's triple 60 caliber 15.5cm gun turrets have been sharply reproduced. The protecting canvases have also been realistically replicated. The main turrets can rotate after completion via polycap.
  • Kumano's characteristic structures such as the modified platform behind funnel have been accurately reproduced. Anti-aircraft 12.7cm guns and machineguns give a striking feel of realism.
  • The realistically molded rear flight deck is loaded with Kawanishi E7K (Alf) and Nakajima E8N (Dave) hydroplanes. Catapults and crane guns have also been accurately reproduced.

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