IJN Amatsukaze + barrels

IJN Amatsukaze + barrels

(A. Halinski)

It was a Kagero-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. During the first year of the Pacific War, the destroyer participated in the Battle of the Java Sea, Battle of the Eastern Solomons and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

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AH-SW-0022

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  • Type: destroyer
  • Historical period: World War II, 1940
  • Country: Japan
  • Scale: 1:200
  • Number of sheets: 16 sheets B4

The set includes barrels.

Historical information

IJN Amatsukaze ("Heavenly Wind") was a Kagero-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

During the first year of the Pacific War, the destroyer was under the command of Tameichi Hara and participated in the Battle of the Java Sea, Battle of the Eastern Solomons and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

On 11 January 1944, while escorting a convoy of four ships in the South China Sea, Amatsukaze was torpedoed by the submarine USS Redfin. The resulting magazine explosion severed the bow of the ship and killed 80 crewman. Miraculously, the ship did not sink. Presumed sunk, the ship was not discovered for six days until she was spotted by a patrol plane. Amatsukaze was eventually towed to Singapore where a temporary bow was rigged.

On 6 April 1945, Amatsukaze was attacked by USAAF B-25s, six miles east of Amoy. Her crew managed to beach the ship; salvage attempts were abandoned on 8 April. On 10 April, the ship was scuttled by charges placed on the ship.

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