Japanese to WW2

The Imperial Japanese Navy. The other Royal Navy and like Great Britain an island nation, Japan had fought naval actions against the Russians and alongside the Western allies in WW1. Modern well-equipped ships supported the worlds mightiest battleships and carriers by the late 1930s, but the island could not match the resources of the United States.
A 1/1200 scale second-hand waterline wooden model of a Japanese heavy cruiser of the Atago Takao type. The model is in good condition and has a printed paper label underneath with the name written on in indian ink.
£26.00
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(Product Ref 108452)
She met a spectacular end when faced by a whole fleet of American Battleships in the night action of Suriago Straight, the last battleship gun action of the war.
£80.95
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(Product Ref 65507)
Reputed to be Japanese Emporer, Hirohito's favourite warship, she was a Kongo class battlecruiser. In the 1930s, she became a training ship but was re-activated at the start of WW2 as a fast battleship.
£79.75
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A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of IJNS Kongo by Navis Neptun 1206sh. This model is in good condition painted dark grey with a float plane on the catapult, see photograph.
£60.00
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A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of IJNS Unryu a Japanese aircraft carrier built during WW2. This model is an early production model but is in good condition and has a number of aircraft on deck.

Only Unryu and Katsuragi of this type were completed before the armistice but they were not used operationally.
£66.00
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A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of IJNS Hiryu in 1942 by Neptun 1214.

This model is in very good condition with a mixed flight of aircraft on deck such as she may have had towards the end of the Battle of Midway when the aircraft returning from attacking Midway Island found that Hiryu was the only serviceable Japanese carrier remaining that they could land on. It was the mixed aircraft flying off Hiryu that further damaged USS Yorktown.
£75.00
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(Product Ref 106447)
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of IJNS Soryu in 1941 by Navis Neptun 1215. This model is in very good original condition and has aircraft on deck, see photograph.

The Japanese Carriers were worked hard in the first few months of the war and Soryu would have looked much the same in the attack on Pearl Harbour as she is modelled here.
£70.00
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(Product Ref 64801)
A Navis Neptun release back in 2010! CV 1 Hosho was Japan's first carrier and also the first actually built from scratch as a carrier - built in 1922. She was retained as a training carrier and her flight deck was extended again in 1945 to accept the faster aircraft then coming into service.
£46.50
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£60.00
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£63.00
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A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of Furutaka a Japanese heavy cruiser with 6 x 8" guns. Originally built with guns in single mounts, Furutaka was re-built before WW2 with guns in three twin turrets as modelled here.

This secondhand model is in excellent condition but has had the gun turrets glued into position fore and aft.
£45.00
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(Product Ref 65154)
A 1/1250 scale model of IJN Oyodo from 1942 by Navis Neptun 1240.
£58.00
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(Product Ref 108427)
Unlike her sister ships, Sendai retained the original bow shape until sunk.
£43.75
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(Product Ref 92722)
This was the first Japanese cruiser to be built with the distinctive clipper bow. Sistership Jintsu gained one after a collision but Sendai retained the original bow shape until she was sunk (see Neptun 1244).
£43.75
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(Product Ref 87622)
A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of IJNS Naka by Navis Neptun 1244A. This model is in reasonable condition with a few blemishes, see photograph
£30.00
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(Product Ref 106638)
These long slim cruisers were designed to lead destroyer flotillas.
£43.00
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(Product Ref 89580)
A WW2 Japanese secret weapon! Designed to bomb the USA after the Doolitle Raid on Japan in 1942!
£17.95
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(Product Ref 61862)
Another of the Auxiliary service vessels essential for the support of a great navy!
£35.00
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A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of the Imperial Japanese Navy fleet oiler Nippon Maru by Navis Neptun 1293sh. The model is in very good condition except that the midships goalpost mast has been replaced by a plastic equivalent, see photograph.
£30.00
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(Product Ref 113409)
Several ships of this class were projected but only two were completed (sistership, Chogei) and various merchant ships were used as depot ships instead.
£40.00
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A 1/1250 scale metal model of the Japanese navy munitions carrier Kashino by Navis Neptun 1297. The model is finished in dark grey to match the other Japanese warships from Navis Neptun but the loose hatch covers are tan coloured, see photograph.
£57.00
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A 1/1250 scale model of IJN Kashino a munitions transport from 1940-42 by Navis Neptun 1297S. This model has hand painted tan coloured decks and grey hatch covers, see photograph.
£67.25
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(Product Ref 110292)
A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of the Japanese Project 65 of 1942 for a super type A cruiser by Anker An31. The model is in very good condition, having been re-painted in a grey which matches Neptun Japanese warship models. See photograph.
£65.00
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(Product Ref 105373)
A 1/1200 scale secondhand model of a Kuma-class light cruiser with the name Tama handwritten underneath, probably by Authenticast, and having the identity cut into the starboard quarter of the casting. Contition of the model is reasonable considering its age, see photograph
£12.00
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(Product Ref 106114)
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of Japanese light cruiser Yubari possibly a Clydeside Superior casting. The model is in good condition, see photograph.
£18.00
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A 1/1250 scale metal model of Kotobuki Maru, ex-Conte Verde, converted to a troop transport by the Japanese in 1945 by CM Miniaturen CM-P168
£80.00
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(Product Ref 105390)
A 1/1200 scale second-hand metal model of Kuma, said to be a Comet model repainted in dark grey with a red waterline, see photograph.
£13.00
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(Product Ref 113298)
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of a Kuma class light cruiser by Comet. The model is in good condition for its age in overall grey, see photograph.
£20.00
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(Product Ref 109988)
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of a Natori class light cruiser probably by Comet. This model is missing a topmast and derrick from the tripod mainmast but is neatly re-painted, see photograph..
£18.00
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A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of IJNS Ashigara  by Delphin D35. The model is in very good condition in overall dark grey, see photograph.
£38.00
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(Product Ref 106634)
A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of IJNS Hyuga at the end of WW2 by Delphin D62.

This model is in good condition although it has been re-fitted and re-painted at some time in the past, see photograph.
£38.00
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(Product Ref 105890)
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of a Japanese Matsu class destroyer of WW2 by Ensign M42. The model is in good condition, see photograph
£10.00
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(Product Ref 112176)
A 1/1250 scale second-hand metal model of Okinoshima in 1941 by Gillow. This is a wargamer's model of a ship which does not seem to have been made by any other manufacturer, see photograph.
£8.00
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(Product Ref 106669)
Another unusual ship from the Japanese shipping specialist Juergen Streich under his HB models label. This small ship is grey & armed for wartime service.
Soya was ordered by the Soviet Union as Volochaevets in 1936 but became Chiryo Maru whilst still building. Early in 1940, she became a munitions transport for the Imperial Navy and was re-named "Soya". Soya survived WW2 and became a tender in the Japanese Maritime Safety Agency and in 1978 became a museum ship in Tokyo.
£44.00
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A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of IJNS Ise as a hybrid battleship with a flight deck in 1943 by Konishi 107. The model is in very good original condition, see photograph.
£68.00
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A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of the Japanese heavy cruiser Mogami in 1943 when the burnt out after turrets were replaced with a flight deck. This model is by Konishi of Osaka and is in very good original condition, number 311, see photograph.
£48.00
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(Product Ref 106211)
A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of IJNS Taiho by Optatus OPT-S5 in excellent original condition.

Taiho was an impressive warship which never had an opportunity to fulfil its potential as it was sunk by a US submarine on its first mission..
£66.00
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£88.95
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A 1/1250 scale metal model of the IJN transport Kagu Maru in 1942.
£92.00
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A 1/1250 scale model of the Japanese seaplane carrier Kamoi in 1938 by Spidernavy SN 2-17.

Kamoi was a navy oiler built in USA in 1922 but was converted to a seaplane carrier in 1932-33 with a maximum capacity of 22 aircraft.
£133.00
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A 1/1200 scale model of IJNS Shohoin 1942 by Superior Models Inc. The model is in good condition with aircraft on deck, see photograph.
£28.00
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(Product Ref 106477)
A 1/1200 scale second-hand model of IJNS Tone in dark grey with dark brown decks by Superior Models Inc. J308. This model is in reasonable condition but seems to have been fitted with some non-standard parts, see photograph.
£20.00
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A 1/1250 scale second-hand metal model of Akitsu Maru an aircraft transport commissioned by the Japanese Army before WW2. The model was made by Trident, catalogue number T1010 and is in very good condition with an aircraft on the upper deck, see photograph.
£28.00
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(Product Ref 113883)
A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of IJN Kitakami a Kuma class light cruiser converted to a torpedo cruiser. The model is by Trident T1014 and is in good condition, see photograph.
£24.00
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(Product Ref 106095)
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of Shimane Maru as a Japanese aircraft carrier at the end of WW2 by Trident T1015. This model is in very good condition, see photograph.
£24.00
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(Product Ref 111648)
A 1/1250 scale secondhand model of I16 a large Japanese submarine from WW2. This metal model is in good condition but the original maker is not known.
£10.00
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A 1/1250 scale secondhand metal model of an I.40-class submarine from WW2. The model is in reasonable condition but the original maker is unknown.
£8.00
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(Product Ref 106578)
A 1/1200 second-hand model of IJNS Taiyo Japanese escort carrier converted from an NYK line passenger liner Kasuga Maru during 1940. The maker is unknown but the model is in very good condition with no fragile parts to break off and finished grey overall, see photograph.
£25.00
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(Product Ref 106797)
New for 2017, the Tama was a Japanese Kuma-class light cruiser built in 1920. Long and lean like the rest of the class, Tama is modelled as turned out in 1943 with two tripod masts, a feature shared only with Kuma.  Two members of the class, Kitakami & Oi, were modified as torpedo cruisers (see Neptun model 1246A). Tama was sunk in November 1944.
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(Product Ref 102655)
Poor damage control led to her loss following a submarine torpedo strike.
£90.00

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A 1/1250 scale metal model of Yamato by Neptun 1201. This is a fully finished and painted model. see photograph.

With only enough fuel for a one way trip, the fleet flagship was sent to Okinawa to lend her massive firepower to the defenders. En route, she became the final proof that battleships could be eliminated by aircraft alone.
£90.00

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(Product Ref 66663)
£93.75

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(Product Ref 58347)
Diecast waterline model to usual Navis Neptun high standard. Nagato was completed in 1920 as name ship of her class and was the first battleship in the world to mount 16" guns. Flagship for the Pearl Harbour attack. Surviving WW2 the ship was expended in two atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll and is now reckoned to be one of the top ten best dive sites.
£85.30

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(Product Ref 85422)
Named after a province on the northern tip of Honshu, and the sister ship of Nagato, converted and modernised 1934 to 1936 Mutsu exploded and sank in the Hiroshima Bay near Kure during 1943 The cause was an explosion in the after magazines likely to have been a failure in the handling or storage of cordite charges. Active at Midway and Guadacanal. American divers investigated the wreck in 1947 but were unable to find the after part of the hull - it had been completely destroyed.
£85.30

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(Product Ref 37363)
After the Battle of Midway, Japan was so short of Aircraft Carriers that the 2 least modified Battleships had their after turrets removed and an aircrat handling deck fitted instead.
£86.40

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(Product Ref 62964)
A new model in 2006, so good detailing for this diecast battleship. Members of this battleship class were treated as poor relations by the main Japanese Battlefleet during WW2 because they had not been extensively re-fitted or updated and were not fast enough for the highly mobile war in the Pacific.
£80.95

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(Product Ref 61556)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of the Japanese battleship Hyuga in 1942 at the battle of Midway. X-turret has been removed and replaced by an AA tower.
£78.50

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(Product Ref 99557)
Her sistership, Zuikaku, is modelled in late WW2 form, see Neptun 1213A.
£94.00

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(Product Ref 64799)
As the last survivor of the carrier fleet from the start of war, she is modelled here in her final condition (1944). The model of Shokaku (Neptun 1213) shows how she looked in 1941 for the attack on Pearl Harbor..
£94.00

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(Product Ref 64800)
The last surviving Japanese Carrier at the battle of Midway, she was sunk the day after the other three.
£89.00

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(Product Ref 65794)
Akagi began life as an Amagi Class Battlecruiser but was converted to an aircraft carrier under the terms of the Washington Treaty. Originally, she had 3 flight decks! However, she was converted to a single deck Carrier with a port side island at the end of the 1930s. She was sunk at the Battle of Midway in 1942.
£98.00

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(Product Ref 65795)

Navis's well turned out model of Chiyoda! This version carries a standard livery prior to the camouflage worn by the carrier at its demise.

Photograph to follow

£68.00

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(Product Ref 93359)

A 1/1250 scale metal, assembled and painted model of Zuiho with the extended flight deck in standard grey. Zuiho is represented in late WW2 condition. For a model of Zuiho in 1942, see Shoho, Neptun 1226.

£73.00

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(Product Ref 60757)
At the Battle of Midway, the American Carriers were not detected promptly because one of Tone's spotter planes assigned to cover that quadrant developed a fault and was late reaching its designated search area!
£63.00

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(Product Ref 64443)
A 1/1250 scale model of the Japanese heavy cruiser converted to carry aircraft in 1943 by Navis Neptun 1231
£63.00

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(Product Ref 60100)
Built as a large Light Cruiser with 15x6" guns, the Mogami class Cruisers were modified to carry 10x8" guns, as modelled here. Mikuma and Mogami were similar to this model in 1942 at the Battle of Midway. Mikuma was sunk but Mogami was re-built as a seaplane carrying cruiser (see Neptun 1231).
£63.00

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(Product Ref 65508)
£64.50

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(Product Ref 65142)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of of the Japanese heavy cruiser, Chokai, Admiral Tanaka's famous flagship.
£64.50

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(Product Ref 58349)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of the Japanese heavy cruiser, Aoba, a class of ship not previously modelled by Neptun. Unlike their previous half sisters, the Furataka-class, the Aobas mounted there guns in twin turrets from new. All four ships served in the same sqadron together but, as casualties mounted, they were employed in mixed formations.
£60.50

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(Product Ref 87618)
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of IJNS Furataka in WW2 configuration with a floatplane on the catapult. This model is in excellent condition and the aircraft isvery nicely painted, see photograph.
£38.00

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(Product Ref 113274)
£63.00

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(Product Ref 105579)

The Agano class cruisers were built to act as Destroyer Flotilla Leaders. Yahagi accompanied Yamato on its last sortie.
£52.00

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(Product Ref 79497)
Not particularly effective as major warships, these ships allowed the navy to have more hulls in the water than were allowed by naval treaties! During WW2 the members of this class were used in support of invasion fleets.
£30.00

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A unique light cruiser designed to save weight. The design was so successful that the Japanese based all their impressive WW2 heavy cruisers on this style!
£25.00

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(Product Ref 74584)
A 1/1250 scale metal model of the Japanese light cruiser, Nagara. These long slim cruisers were designed to lead destroyer flotillas and whilst fufilling this role at the Battle of Midway, she became Admiral Nagumo's fleet flagship when aircraft carrier Akagi was disabled.
£42.00

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(Product Ref 65509)
These long, slim light cruisers were used as flotilla leaders for destroyers in WW2.
£48.00

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(Product Ref 74702)
An excellent waterline metal model of this long and lean Japanese light cruiser.
£48.00

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(Product Ref 54744)
Navis's latest take of a Kuma class light cruser is an excellent waterline metal model of the long and lean Japanese light cruiser Kitakami after its late war conversion to a Kaiten Human Torpedo carrier.
£51.50

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A basic Destroyer, cheap and quick to make but too late in the Pacific war to have been of much service to the Japanese Navy.
£23.65

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£29.25

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£31.50

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This class of Destroyer were optimised for AA defence with dual purpose main guns. She survived the war and became the Chinese Fen Yang and was broken up in 1963.
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(Product Ref 83282)
An effective fighting destroyer the English translation of the name is 'Evening Cloud'
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£29.25

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£29.25

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(Product Ref 64806)
The Japanese tried several batches of Super Destroyers before WW2. All were powerful ships but some of them suffered stability problems. This ship is a Hatsuharu class ship but cut down with top weight removed. Sea Wind is the English translation of her name.
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(Product Ref 83283)
She was one of the Destroyers that showed signs of instability as first built and this model shows her with excessive topweight removed and she was also bulged to reduce the risk of capsize.
£28.20

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£28.05

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(Product Ref 60931)

Uranami is a Fubuki class destroyer in 1944 configuration

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£24.00

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(Product Ref 64807)
£17.95

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(Product Ref 60936)
Japanese Fleet Submarines were so large that they could carry aircraft or, in this case, another submarine into battle!
£17.95

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A 1/1250 scale metal model of Nippon Maru a fleet oiler for the Imperial Japanese Navy in WW2 by Navis Neptun 1293.
£52.50

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(Product Ref 64446)
A secondhand model in very good original condition.

This ship was designed to support advanced deployment of "Emily" flying boats on reconnissance missions. Further similar ships were planned but none were built.
£25.00

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(Product Ref 89672)
A 1/1200 scale  second-hand model of IJNS Sendai, light cruiser 1941 by Superior 405J. This model is in very good condition in Japanese dark grey with red waterline, see photograph.
£22.00

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(Product Ref 113299)
As the Combined Fleet was withdrawn to home waters at the end of WW2, the Japanese started to apply unique green disruptive paint schemes to their aircraft carriers.
£137.00

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(Product Ref 68930)
The Japanese adopted shades of green for warship camouflage and most of their surviving carriers were painted green during 1944. New for 2008!
£83.50

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(Product Ref 75023)
Just arrived (March 2013) Navis's well turned out model of Chiyoda! This is a limited edition with an excellent seven colour paint scheme reflecting that worn by the carrier at its demise.

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£89.95

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(Product Ref 64326)
New 2011 model. Less than 20 green camouflaged models will be made and all future production will be in grey.
£85.00

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(Product Ref 83708)
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