The Japanese Destroyer Shimakaze

Mariusz Motyka

Date Published :
December 2018
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17 sheet with modeling plans, 2 double-sided A2 sheets with modeling plans
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788366148024
Pages : 20
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


In 1939 the Japanese Navy General Staff demanded to develop a project of a destroyer with a speed of 40 knots. The project was called "Project F52" and was included in the plan called Maru Yon. In connection with this, a project was prepared and the construction of the Japanese destroyer with number 125 (later named Shimakaze) began.

Laying the keel took place on 8 August, 1941, in the Maizuru Naval Arsenal. Launching was carried out on July 18, 1942.

About The Author

At the age of fifteen, inspired by a TV program “The Sea”, Mariusz Motyka took interest in building cardboard models of warships. Suddenly, ten years had passed and the passion for cardboard models evolved into creation of 3D graphics. Mariusz’s other interests include audio equipment and cycling, which he pursues as an amateur road racer. He is a happily married father of two.


“This is one great set of drawings of the Shimzkaze. I cannot find mention of a possible model kit of it on the net. It will be of interest to naval historians though.”

- AMPS Indianapolis

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