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Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruiser Myoko, 1944 

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Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruiser Myoko, 1944
Scale:
1:1100
Length:
7.3"
Width:
N/A"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
EMO-EMGC17


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Historical:

MyÌ´åÌ´åkÌ´åÌ´å was the Lead ship of the four-member MyÌ´åÌ´åkÌ´åÌ´å class of heavy cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy, which were active in World War II. She was named after Mount MyÌ´åÌ´åkÌ´åÌ´å in Niigata Prefecture.The other ships of the class were Nachi, Ashigara, and Haguro.

At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, MyÌ´åÌ´åkÌ´åÌ´å and Nachi formed Sentai-5 of the IJN 3rd Fleet. Sentai-5 was commanded by Rear Admiral Takeo Takagi, and deployed from Palau cover for the landings of Japanese forces under "Operation M" the invasion of the southern Philippine Islands. After covering the landings of Japanese forces at Legaspi on 11 December 1941. MyÌ´åÌ´åkÌ´åÌ´å and Nachi returned to Palau and were then reassigned to the Rear Admiral RaizÌ´åÌ´å Tanaka, whose attack force covered landings at Davao on 19 December and Jolo on 24 December.

On 4 January 1942 MyÌ´åÌ´åkÌ´åÌ´å and the other vessels of Admiral Tanakas invasion force were attacked by USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress bombers while at anchor at Davao. MyÌ´åÌ´åkÌ´åÌ´å was hit by one 500 lb bomb, causing only superficial damage, but she was drydocked at Sasebo Naval Arsenal for repairs.

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