Tamiya's detailed kit of the Chikuma will measure 57.6cm long when assembled. Can be built as either a full-hull or waterline model.
Model depicts the Chikuma as it appeared at the time of its completion in 1938. The Chikuma was the second and last vessel in the Tone-class of heavy cruisers in the Imperial Japanese Navy. It is named after the Chikuma River, in Nagano prefecture of Japan.
The Tone class cruisers were originally envisaged as the 5th and 6th vessels in the Mogami class.Though the external dimensions were close to the Mogami class, the design was quite different, with all the main battery of guns placed forward of the bridge, reserving the entire stern area as a large sea plane hangar. The Chikuma was intended to provide the long range scout planes needed for their carrier Air Fleets.
Please note: This item ships to us directly from Japan.
1/350 IJN Heavy Cruiser Chikuma Release Date NZ: July 31st, 2012 (estimated date)
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