Fujimi 600147 1/350 IJN Battleship Fuso - DX (PE Parts)


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SKU: FUJ600147
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Fujimi 600147 1/350 IJN Battleship Fuso - DX (PE Parts)

Product Type: Plastic Kitset

Brand: Fujimi

Scale: 1/350 

Requires assembly. Glue and paint sold separately.

Fuso was a Japanese battleship laid under the keel in 1912, launched in March 1914, and commissioned in the Imperial Japanese Navy in November 1915. The ship was 205 m long, 30.6 m wide, and had a full displacement of 39,000 tons. The maximum speed of battleship Fuso was around 22 knots, and after upgrades it reached 25 knots. The main armament was 12 356 mm guns in six turrets, two guns each, and the secondary armament was mainly 16 152 mm guns.

Fuso, along with sister Yamashiro, formed the class of battleships of the same name. During World War I, Fuso was not subjected to major modernization, while in the interwar period it underwent a thorough reconstruction: the hull was lengthened by almost 8 m, the entire engine room was changed, the shape of the superstructure with the command bridge was changed, which reached over 40 m in height and resembled its shape. Japanese pagoda. Fuso's combat career did not begin until World War II, although it was considered rather obsolete by then. The battleship indirectly took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor (December 1941) and played only auxiliary functions in this operation. In May 1942 he fought in the area of the Aleutian Islands, which was a diversion against the action at Midway. From 1943 to 1944, it was stationed primarily on its home islands, but took part in the Battle of Surigao on October 25, 1944, where it was sunk in a torpedo attack.