Tamiya 78019 I-400 Japanese Navy Submarine Kit 1/350
Tamiya 1/350 I-400 Japanese Navy Submarine Kit 78019
The accurately reproduced hull features two-piece construction with upper and lower hull sections. Clear parts for the bridge deck and aircraft hangar are included, allowing display of the 3 Seiran aircraft inside the hangar.
Created as part of a plan to attack major cities in the United States and the Panama Canal, the three I-400 class large aircraft carrier submarines were quite technologically advanced. Featuring an extremely long range and heavy armament with both torpedoes and deck guns, they were also equipped with catapults to launch three Aichi M6A Seiran aircraft. While on passage to attack the Panama Canal, the submarines were ordered to attack the Allied naval base at Ulithi instead. However, hostilities ended before any attack could be launched and, after surrendering to US forces, the I-400's were eventually sailed to Hawaii where they were studied and then scuttled.
Glue and paints are required to assemble.