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Tone-class Heavy Cruiser IJN, Tone, 1942 

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EMO-EMGC24
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Eaglemoss Collections 1:1100 EMGC24
Tone-class Heavy Cruiser IJN, Tone, 1942
Scale:
1:1100
Length:
6.75"
Width:
0.75"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
EMO-EMGC24


Historical Note:

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Historical:

The two Tone-class cruisers were the last heavy cruiserscompleted for the Imperial Japanese Navy. The Tone-class cruisers were originally envisaged as the 5th and 6th vessels in the Mogami-class. However, by the time construction began, serious weaknesses in the Mogami-class hull design had become clear following the Fourth Fleet Incident in 1935. As Japan no longer was obligated to abide by the limitations of the London Naval Treaty, a new design was created and new means of construction were utilized. Though the external dimensions were close to the Mogami-class, the design was quite different, with all the main battery of guns placed forward of the bridge, reserving the entire stern area as a large seaplane hangar. Unlike the U.S. Navy, the Japanese did not have a dual role attack/scout aircraft, nor did they assign any of their carrier aircraft to a reconnaissance role. Little emphasis was placed on this aspect of carrier warfare. Instead the Japanese reserved all of their carrier aircraft for attack roles. Reconnaissance then was relegated to the float planes carried by cruisers. The Tone and theChikuma were intended to provide the long range reconnaissance needed for Japan's carrier Air Fleets.

Info: Tone-class Heavy Cruiser IJN, Tone, 1942


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