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Fujimi 451664 1/700 Amagi IJN Aircraft Carrier

by Fujimi
SKU FUJ451664
Original price $76.95 - Original price $76.95
Original price
$76.95 - $76.95
Current price $76.95

Fujimi 451664 1/700 Amagi IJN Aircraft Carrier

Manufacturer Fujimi
Product code fjm451664
Weight: 0.51 kg
Ean: 4968728451664
Scale 1:700
Added to catalog on: 23.9.2022
Tags: Amagi

Amagi (Japanese: Heavenly Castle) was a Japanese aircraft carrier, the keel of which was laid in 1942, launched in October 1943, and commissioned in the Imperial Japanese Navy in August 1944. The ship was 226 meters long, 22 meters wide, and had a full displacement of 20,450 tons. The maximum speed of the aircraft carrier Amagi was around 34 knots, and its main armament consisted of 65 on-board planes.

Amagi was the second of 16 planned Unryu-class aircraft carriers. In fact, only three ships of this class entered service. Amagi, like its twin units, was based on the modified Hiryu aircraft carrier. The differences between the two types of ships were small and mainly related to the layout of the starting deck. The participation of the aircraft carrier Amagi in World War II was symbolic - suffice to say that such a powerful unit never took part in a fight on the open sea! From August 1944 to January 1945, Amagi was transferred from base to base on the territory of the mother islands, and finally reached the base at Kure. Due to the lack of fuel and the impossibility of embarking the air group, the ship was camouflaged in this naval base, which, however, did not prevent it from being detected and bombed by American on-board planes in March and July 1945: the first raid seriously damaged it, and the second one - sent it to the bottom .