Tamiya 31460 IJN Shimakaze Destroyer Waterline Series Kit 1/700
Detailed 1;700 scale plastic model kit of the IJN fast destroyer Shimakaze.
The final development of the IJN destroyer line started by the Fubuki 'special type' Shimakaze, lead ship and sole member of a planned class of 16, was capable of over 40 knots.
The Shimakaze was a destroyer that once could boast being one of the fastest on the seas at 40.9 knots, thanks to 75,000hp from her steam turbines. Her quintuple torpedo launchers were designed especially for her. While 16 ships were originally planned for her class, she ended up the only one of her kind. She was commissioned on May 10th, 1943 and served across the theater of conflict until she was sunk in an attack by U.S. aircraft in the Battle of Ormoc Bay, November 1944.