Hasegawa - 1/700 IJN Battleship Kongo
Congo was a Japanese cruiser under which the keel was laid in 1911, launched in May 1912, and commissioned in the Japanese Imperial Navy in August 1913. The total length of the ship was 222 m, width 31 m, and full buoyancy - 36 600 tons. The maximum speed of the Kongo line cruiser hovered around 30 nodes. The main armament at the time of launching was 8 guns caliber 356 mm in four towers, two cannons, and additional weapons are primarily 8 guns caliber 152 mm.
Congo was the first of four linear cruisers with this name - ie Kongo. The unit was founded in the British shipyard Vickers in Barrows-in-Furness. The grounded Congo modernizations took place in the period 1929-1931 and 1935-1937, when the ship's powerhouse was completely changed, the superstructures were extended, the anticluse shield was improved and the catapults for seaplanes were added. During the Second World War, Kongo took part in the Battle of Midway (June 1942), but played a marginal role there. In the last months of 1942, he took part in the fighting in the Guadalcanal area, including shooting American positions on the island. In 1944 he fought in the Battle of Leyte, where he contributed significantly to the sinking of the USS Gambler Bay escort carrier. Congo was sunk on November 21, 1944.
Leading brand of the Japanese Plastic Model Kit products, Hasegawa offers a wide range of different models and scales.
- Item name: Japanese Battleship Kongo
- Type: Military Models
- Accurate Scale Model
- Highly detailed model kit
- Detailed Instructions Provided
- Material: Plastic
- May require assembly and painting
- Separately, tools, paint etc are necessary
- Recommended age: From 14 yrs old
- Includes: Plastic sprue, Decalsheet (waterslide)
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