Lindberg IJN I-53 Submarine w/ Kaiten Torpedoes Plastic Model Kit 1:72 Scale NEW. Model Kit Era: WWII Era.Kit features 4-piece full hull with screw reinforced construction (plastic parts conceal all screw heads), raised weld seams, deeply recessed limber holes and separately molded bilge keels. Additionally, the 2-piece deck has wood plank texture and separately molded hatches and gratings; conning tower is fitted with full array of periscopes, snorkel, antennae plus metal details (railings, rungs, eyelets and vertical ladder); and Kaiten torpedoes have individually molded crew hatches and twin screws. Also includes display cradle, wire for signal mast stays, pre-mounted printed paper ensign on metal flagstaff, vinyl torpedo deck mounting straps and self-adhesive tower identification panels. Includes painting and weathering suggestions.
C-3(class) I-53 with Kaiten "Kamikaze" torpedoes commissioned in 1944, the I-53, one of three in its class, was launched in 1943 from Kure Naval Dockyard. C3 boats were fitted with inferior engines due to wartime shortages, resulting in a reduced surface speed of 17.75 knots and 6.5 knots submerged; however, additional fuel tanks made it possible for long-range cruises. With modifications, the I-53 was converted into a kaiten carrier in November, 1944. Initially, four kaiten could be carried, later it was increased to five.I-53 carried 19 torpedoes with six each 21 torpedo tubes on the bow. The Kaiten was guided by a human pilot and featured a warhead with a highly explosive 3300 lb. The maximum speed was 30 knots. Our goal is to provide. Thank you for choosing us!
Of the item being delivered. As it was received (including the original packaging). The item "Lindberg IJN I-53 Submarine with Kaiten Torpedoes Plastic Model Kit 172 Scale NEW" is in sale since Monday, August 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Sea". The seller is "exervstore" and is located in New York.
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