Saturday, June 6, 2009
BATTLE OF MIDWAY 3: JAPANESE AIRCRAFT CARRIER AKAGI
The Akagi was the Japanese Carrier Force flagship at Midway, where she was attached at 10:26 on June 4 by dive-bombers from the USS Enterprise. A single bomb set off fires and explosions among armed and fueled planes that were being readied for an air strike. Another bomb exploded next to the stern, making the Akagi’s rudder jam. The following morning the doomed hulk was scuttled.
Akagi is a long-time favourite with ship modellers, and by far the best kit today is the 745 mm (29.3 in) long Hasegawa model, to 1:350 scale. Also available from Hasegawa are ‘Detail-Up’ brass etches that can take the model to a whole new level - follow the link below to see what can be achieved.
You can view Hasegawa Akagi pictures here, and buy the kit here.