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1/700 US Navy CA-35 Indianapolis


Manufactured by: Tamiya Models

SKU: TM 31804
Price: AU$42.95
AU$38.95

US$29.60;  €27.47
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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser, Indianapolis, was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on November 15, 1932. On the opening day of the Pacific War, December 7, 1941, as flagship of Scouting Force, US Fleet, she was making a simulated bombardment near Hawaii. In March 1943, she became flagship of Admiral Raymond Spruance, Commander Fifth Fleet which consisted of Task Force 58 plus 130,000 marines and army troops. Leading the giant fleet, she participated in most of the major Central Pacific campaigns. In March 1945, she was severely damaged and returned to Mare Island for repairs. For the 2 months period of repairs, her equipment was renewed and much improved with the latest radar, electronic gun sights and new Curtiss Seahawks. After the repairs, she loaded secret cargo and personnel at San Francisco, and sailed for Tinian Island on July 16 , where a B29 bomber base was located, , and arrived there to unload the cargo and personnel on July 26. Then 4 days later, on July 30, she sunk taking 2 torpedo hits from the submarine I-58.
    She served with honor from Pearl Harbor through the last campaign of World War II, sinking in action two weeks before the end of the war, and earned ten battle stars.
    Scale 1/700
    Construction type Assembly kit
    Photo-etch parts Not included
    Decals Included
    Special feature 1 Precisely replicates the anti-aircraft armaments and equipment improved in July 1945.
    Special feature 2 Realistically recreated hull consists of right and left halves.
    Special feature 3 Anchor chain and nonslip treatments on deck are well expressed by Tamiya's precise mold carving techniques.
    Special feature 4 Kit comes with many impressive armaments such as 8in/55 caliber batteries on turret, 5in/25 caliber dual purpose guns and 20mm/40mm anti-aircraft guns.
    Special feature 5 Turrets can be rotated.
    Special feature 6 2 airplanes (Curtiss SC-1 Seahawks) included.

    • Manufactured by: Tamiya Models
    • SKU: TM 31804
    • Package Weight: 230g
    • 0 Units in Stock


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