1/1100 Scale Aircraft Carrier Shokaku: Length: 9.5", Width: 1.25"
The packaging for this particular model is very minimal, it comes in a clam shells (sandwiched between two transparent protective pieces of plastic).
Warships of the World collection from Eaglemoss is a breakthrough for both military and maritime enthusiasts. Each has details and features that even the most discriminating collectors will appreciate:
- A consistent 1:1100 scale that makes for a stunning display, with each ship visually comparable to all the others in the collection.
- Heavy-duty metal construction with finely molded plastic detail parts. Miniature aircraft with cranes, detailed guns with blast bags, and a complete superstructure.
- Textured surfaces that simulate wooden decks, intricate ironwork, chains and cleats.
- Accurate colors and markings, from anti-fouling paint on the hulls to camouflage patterns, national insignia (including roundels on aircraft), and even runway markings.
- A removable, customized display stand with the ship's name (in Japanese) and year.
For this model what is unusual (compared to other carrier models of the same line) is that the planes are lose, they are not glued to the deck. The six planes displayed in the photos come in little plastic bags (two of them for two different types of planes) and each plane is not much bigger than a grain of rice. One will have to decide whether or not to glue the planes onto the deck or risk losing them.
Shōkaku (Japanese: 翔鶴 "Soaring Crane") was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the lead ship of her class. Along with her sister ship Zuikaku, she took part in several key naval battles during the Pacific War, including theattack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands before being torpedoed and sunk by an American submarine at the Battle of the Philippine Sea.