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Kongo-class Battlecruiser IJN, Kongo, 1944 

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Kongo-class Battlecruiser IJN, Kongo, 1944
Scale:
1:1100
Length:
7.75"
Width:
1"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
EMO-EMGC05


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Historical:

Kongo was a warship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I and World War II. She was the first battlecruiser of the Kongo class, among the most heavily armed ships in any navy when built. Her designer was the British naval engineer George Thurston, and she was laid down in 1911 at Barrow-in-Furness in Britain by Vickers Shipbuilding Company. Kongo was the last Japanese capital ship constructed outside Japan. She was formally commissioned in 1913, and patrolled off the Chinese coast during World War I.

Kongo¬ć underwent two major reconstructions. Beginning in 1929, the Imperial Japanese Navy rebuilt her as a battleship, strengthening her armor and improving her speed and power capabilities. In 1935, her superstructure was completely rebuilt, her speed was increased, and she was equipped with launch catapults for floatplanes. Now fast enough to accompany Japan's growing carrier fleet, Kongo was reclassified as a fast battleship. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Kongo operated off the coast of mainland China before being redeployed to the Third Battleship Division in 1941. On the eve of World War II, she sailed as part of the Southern Force in preparation for the Battle of Singapore.

Info: Imperial Japanese Navy Battleship Kongo, 1944


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