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1/350 Ship Series No.32

Japanese Navy Destroyer Kagero
Item No: 78032
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Length: 338mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

Always on the Front Line
The Kagero was completed in November 1939, the lead ship of the Kagero class of destroyers that was the first constructed by the Japanese after their exit from the London Naval Treaty in 1937. The Kagero class packed a heavy punch with three twin 12.7cm gun placements and two 61cm quadruple torpedo tubes, and combined that with a top speed of 35 knots, plus a range of 5,000nmi at 18 knots. The Kagero took part in some of the most renowned actions on the seas in WWII, including the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the Battle of Midway in 1942, and major assasults on Rabaul and Colombo. Although largely starved of opportunities to show what it could do, in the November 1942 Battle of Tassafaronga the Kagero used its Type 93 "long lance" torpedoes to great effect, together with 8 other vessels scoring hits on the US ships Minneapolis, New Orleans, Pensacola and Northampton, crippling and eventually sinking the latter. Many of her sorties were otherwise made ferrying reinforcements and supplies to Japanese bases. She met her end in May 1943, sunk by mines in the Blackett Strait off of Kolombangara.
★Standard displacement: 2,000t ★Length: 118.5m, Beam: 10.8m ★Output: 52,000hp ★Top Speed: 35 knots ★Armament: L/50 12.7cm twin gun x3, 61cm quadruple torpedo tube x2, 25mm twin gun x2

About the Model
This is a 1/350 scale plastic model assembly kit recreating the Kagero, lead ship of the class named for her which fought on the front line for the Japanese Navy from the early stages of the Pacific War. ★Length: 338mm, width: 31mm. ★Features left/right hull pieces with fine depiction of hull panel joints and degaussing cable. ★Photo-etched parts recreate funnel mesh, loop antenna, paravane crane, propeller guards, ladders and more. ★Metal anchor chains and propeller shafts provide a highly realistic air. ★Clear parts are used to depict bridge windows and searchlight lenses. ★Superstructures feature crisp molding for a detailed finish. ★ABS resin parts are used for masts and flag poles, with a jig provided to ensure proper assembly of tripod mast parts. ★Poly caps in parts such as main gun positions, torpedo tubes and rudder allow natural movement.

★The slimline form of the Kagero is masterfully captured, with a base and metal nameplate for use when constructing as a full hull model. ★The Kagero is depicted as she appeared early in WWII, with a simple bridge and all three mast posts stretching to the top of the structure. ★Built in polycaps provide movemnt to main gun placements and torpedo tubes. Choose between standard and anti-aircraft fire main gun angles.

★The aft deck features paravane and loading practice gun parts. Depth charge deployment equipment and paravane crane are photo-etched parts. ★The model also features metal parts to provide a realistic weighty feel and texture, including those which recreate the anchor chains. ★Modelers can choose whether to assemble this versatile kit as a full hull model or a waterline model, with specific parts for each version.



★Tamiya Color paints for painting the Japanese Navy Destroyer Kagero
Tamiya Colors Spray Colors
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Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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IJN Gray (Kure Arsenal) TS-66 (85066) XF-75 (81775) ---
Dull Red TS-33 (85033) --- ---
Linoleum Deck Brown TS-69 (85069) --- ---

Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-2 White 81502 80002 XF-1 Flat Black 81701 80301
X-7 Red 81507 80007 XF-2 Flat White 81702 80302
X-10 Gun Metal 81510 80010 XF-9 Hull Red 81709 80309
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511 80011 XF-56 Metallic Grey 81756 80356
X-12 Gold Leaf 81512 80012 XF-57 Buff 81757 80357
X-28 Park Green 81528 80028 XF-59 Desert Yellow 81759 80359

Useful tools in construction of the model
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
Item 74044 Fine Drill Set *Requires 0.8mm bit.
Item 74049 Basic Drill Set (1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3mm) *Requires 1mm & 2mm bits.
Item 74051 Fine Pin Vise S

Get your photo-etched parts on with precision
Item 74066 Diamond File, Item 74067 Bending Pliers
Item 74117 Bending Tweezers for Photo-Etched Parts
Item 87061 Tamiya Metal Primer
Item 87091 Tamiya CA Cement (Gel Type)

Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

A Must-Have for Attaching ABS Mast Parts
Item 87137 Tamiya Cement (for ABS)

1/350 Crew Set (144 Pieces)
Item 12622

★Add that finishing touch to your model using these dainty 1/350 scale crew figures. ★Figures are in six poses, such as pointing out target, saluting, with folded arms, walking and more! Each pose is played out by 24 figures, for a total of 144.
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Comparing the Kagero with her class-mate Yukikaze
Get the lowdown on the differences between early- and late-WWII Kagero class ships by comparing this early-WWII Kagero with our late-WWII model of the Yukikaze.





Information is correct as of November 5, 2015. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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