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1/350 Japanese Navy Submarine I-400 (Special Edition)
Item No :89776

Length: 348.5mm. Image shows painted and assembled model.

See How it was Done!
The I-400 was constructed as a submergible aircraft carrier the like the world had never seen and was able to launch three Seiran aircraft. With an overall length of 122m, width of 12m, and a submerged 6560 ton placement, the size was comparable to a destroyer class warship and was the world's largest submarine at the time. In addition, it had the ability to circumnavigate the world one and a half times without needing to refuel or restock. It was possible for the I-400 to make surprise attacks at both the U.S. East Coast and the Allied held Panama Canal. Construction of the I-400 was completed near the end of the WWII in December 1944. It was on its way with the second submarine in its class the I-401 to take on the U.S. Naval base at Ulithi, however like the I-400, however both submarines never had the opportunity to see action due to the ending of the war. It is said that due to its superior design, the I-400 is the predecessor to modern day strategic nuclear missile submarines.

About the Model
This is a 1/350 plastic assembly model kit of the Japanese Navy Submarine I-400. Length: 348.5mm. Parts such as the large hangar tube of this huge submarine have all been accurately reproduced in great detail. Transparent parts are included in the set allowing you to easily see the three hangar stored Seiran aircraft. For added realism, photo-etched parts are included to depict the crane arm, aft antenna support, Seiran propellers as well as hand rails. A guide sticker sheet for hand rail installation is also included. The kit also comes with four metal torpedoes. Transparent parts for the Seiran canopy add greater realism to the model. Forty-eight 1/350 scale figures are included to spice up the model.


Special Parts
Transparent parts for the hangar tube and the Seiran aircraft, four metal torpedoes, and photo-etched handrails, handrail installation guide sticker, and 48 1/350 sailor figures included.


Around the Hangar
This model allows you to see the 3 completed Seiran aircraft models in its hangar even after completion. The handrailings along with the sailor figures around the hanger and the conning tower add greater realism to your model.


Accessories
A display stand for the Seiran aircraft attached to its carrying cart and a photo-etched display rack for the torpedoes is included.



Main Tamiya Colors required: TS-33 Dull red, TS-66 IJN gray (Kure Arsenal), XF-70 Dark green 2

Information is current as of February 2, 2009. Specifications are subject to change without notice.