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.


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