Tatsuta Light Cruiser
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In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $30.75You pay: $21.59(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Hasegawa ModelsStock Number: HAS 49358Scale: 1/700View all products of type "Tenryu Class"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Iron lance of the IJN
Tatsuta and her sister ship Tenryu were tough Japanese light cruisers commissioned just after the first world war and used in WWII. Tatsuta followed Tenryu into the Second Sino-Japanese war then, during WWII, fought at Wake Island, off Guadalcanal, and extensively in the waters around New Guinea before catching a torpedo from USS Sand Lance in 1944. The vessels of the Tenryu class were new designs intended to lead destroyer flotillas. Long, thin, and fast for cruisers, their only flaws were in their light armament. Kit features two sets of decals.
- I.J.N. July, 1942 (after anti-aircraft weapons are increased)
- I.J.N. December, 1941 (the outbreak of war)