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Plastic Models - Tamiya - 31359 - Light Cruiser Mogami

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Plastic Models - Tamiya - 31359 - Light Cruiser Mogami
Brand Tamiya (Details)
Suggested Retail Price $34.00
Name Light Cruiser Mogami
Stock Number 31359
Scale 1/700
Category Warships
Country Japan (Details)
Warship Mogami (Details)
Primary Material Plastic



Description: This model of the Mogami depicts the boat as a light cruiser. The Mogami was used in a number of roles during its service. Laid down in 1931 at Kure, she was launched on March 14, 1934 as the first of the “Mogami” class ships. Her early life was far from smooth sailing, however: problems with stability and hull durability saw her quickly sent back for overhaul in April 1936. From its completion in February 1938, to 1939 she was used as a light cruiser – depicted by this model. Later, she had 2 further refits and was used as a heavy cruiser and even a carrier, taking part in the Battle of Midway (1942) and the Battle of Leyte Gulf (1944). She met her end in the latter battle.

History:
Mogami (最上) was the lead ship in the four-vessel Mogami class of heavy cruisers in the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was named after the Mogami River in Tōhoku region of Japan. The Mogami-class ships were constructed as "light cruisers" (per the Washington Naval Treaty) with five triple 6.1-inch dual purpose guns. They were exceptionally large for light cruisers, and the barbettes for the main battery were designed for quick refitting with twin 8-inch guns. In 1937 all four ships were "converted" to heavy cruisers in this fashion. Mogami served in numerous combat engagements in World War II, until she was sunk at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944.

Info:
Tamiya Incorporated (株式会社タミヤ Kabushiki gaisha Tamiya) is a Japanese manufacturer of plastic model kits, radio controlled cars, battery and solar powered educational models, sailboat models, acrylic and enamel model paints and various modeling tools and supplies. The company was founded by Yoshio Tamiya [ja] in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1946.

The metal molds were produced from plans which had the concept of being "easy to understand and build, even for beginners". Even the box art was consistent with this throughout the company.

The company has gained a reputation among hobbyists of producing models of outstanding quality and accurate scale detail, a philosophy reflected directly on the company's motto, "First in Quality Around the World". Tamiya Inc. has also been awarded on a regular basis each year, the Modell des Jahres (Model of the Year) award, hosted by the German magazine ModellFan .


Item created by: gdm on 2019-07-31 12:10:31

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