Kids Submarine Kaiten Torpedoes 1:72 Scale Plastic Model Child Birthday Gift Kit. Model Kit Era: WWII Era. Kit features 4-piece full hull with screw reinforced construction (plastic parts conceal all screw heads), raised weld seams, deeply recessed limber holes and separately molded bilge keels. Additionally, the 2-piece deck has wood plank texture and separately molded hatches and gratings; conning tower is fitted with full array of periscopes, snorkel, antennae plus metal details (railings, rungs, eyelets and vertical ladder); and Kaiten torpedoes have individually molded crew hatches and twin screws. Also includes display cradle, wire for signal mast stays, pre-mounted printed paper ensign on metal flagstaff, vinyl torpedo deck mounting straps and self-adhesive tower identification panels.Includes painting and weathering suggestions. C-3(class) I-53 with Kaiten "Kamikaze" torpedoes commissioned in 1944, the I-53, one of three in its class, was launched in 1943 from Kure Naval Dockyard.
C3 boats were fitted with inferior engines due to wartime shortages, resulting in a reduced surface speed of 17.75 knots and 6.5 knots submerged; however, additional fuel tanks made it possible for long-range cruises. With modifications, the I-53 was converted into a kaiten carrier in November, 1944. Initially, four kaiten could be carried, later it was increased to five.
I-53 carried 19 torpedoes with six each 21 torpedo tubes on the bow. The Kaiten was guided by a human pilot and featured a warhead with a highly explosive 3300 lb. The maximum speed was 30 knots. The first Kaitens required the pilot to enter while the mother submarine was surfaced. Later modifications allowed for entry through a lower hatch fitted in the kaiten.
Once inside, the pilot received target data by telephone (with break-away line) before being launched. Actual successes were few and heavy losses were suffered as there was no way to return to the mother ships. It was a "one way" mission, part of the "Kamikaze - Special Attack" tactics. All, a failed attempt, to destroy the enemy.We reserve the right to cancel any order for any reason at any time. We are always here to help the best possible way we can. Our shop will always look out for your interests, please be patient if there is a problem. In case you receive damaged or defective merchandise we will replace it with a new one for free.
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