The Japanese Destroyer Shimakaze

Carlo Cestra

Date Published :
May 2018
Publisher :
Series :
Super Drawings in 3D
Illustration :
152 profiles
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788365437761
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The Imperial Naval Staff demanded the development of a destroyer project with powerful weaponry and capable of reaching speed of 40 knots. The project was approved and marked with the symbol "F52", it was included in the financial plan of 1939 "Maru Yon". According to the project, the armament was to consist of three two-barrel 127 mm gun turrets, and two seven-tube torpedo launchers. Due to the heavy weight of the tubes and the inability of emergency manual control of the launchers, this idea was abandoned. In connection with this, a project was prepared and the construction of the Japanese destroyer with the number 125 later named "Shimakaze" commenced.


"This is one great set of drawings of the Shimzkaze."

- AMPS Indianapolis

“The Shimakaze was the only ship built in a class of 16 planned ships. Of note, it carried 15 torpedo tubes in five turrets that could fire off either side. Black and white drawings are of the entire ship as well as particular sections and systems. Also includes separate 19x27-inch chart of 1:200 scale drawings of top down, sides, and system details. A delight for modelers building this ship.”

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

“A very useful reference not just for plastic modellers, but perhaps also for those who might want to take on the challenge of building one that can be fitted with motors, remote control and used on your local boating pond.”

- Military Model Scene

“Any of these would be a perfect gift for a model maker, so complete is the coverage of each subject's visual appearance.”

- Army Rumour Service

" sounds impressive…, in my opinion, Mariusz Motyka did a great job of adding all 3d plans together into one book. Now you can get an excellent reference publication for quite reasonable price. Moreover, it covers all possible areas, so you can detail your model inside and outside."


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