Japanese Cruiser Aoba 1/1100 Scale Diecast Metal Model Ship by Eaglemoss #15
1/1100 Scale Imperial Japanese Navy Cruiser Aoba: Length: 6.75", Width: 0.75"
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.
Aoba (青葉 重巡洋艦Aoba jūjun'yōkan?) was the lead ship in the two-vessel Aoba class of heavy cruisers in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Launched in 1926 and heavily modernized in 1938-40, Aobainitially served as a patrol craft, largely along the China coast, and saw extensive service during World War II. Repeatedly heavily damaged and repaired, she was finally crippled by bombing and settled on the bottom of shallow Kure harbor in April 1945; two raids in late July reduced her to an unsalvageable hulk.
Named after Mount Aoba, a volcano located behind Maizuru, Kyoto, she was formally removed from the Navy List on 20 November 1945, and her wreck scrapped in 1946–47.