Japanese Navy Light Cruiser Tatsuta
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.
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Select a thumbnail to see the picture full-size. In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $74.99You pay: $53.99(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Hasegawa ModelsStock Number: HAS 43173Scale: 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.
Designed, essentially, as an enlarged destroyer. Tatsuta carried four 14cm guns, and a continuously fluctuating anti-aircraft armament. Tatsuta was used primarily as a transport and escort vessel during WWII. She ran supplies and men to the contested Islands of the Pacific and sometimes brought back the shattered remnants of those forces when they were expelled. She was eventually sunk by Sand Lance-an American submarine-on March 13, 1944. Kit features photoetched parts, full hull, rudder, screw, and display stand plus two sets of decals.
- IJN Dec.,1941 (the outbreak of war)
- IJN July, 1942 (After anti-aircraft weapons are increased.)