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Hasegawa Z26(40026) 1/350 IJN Light Cruiser Yahagi (矢矧) "Operation Ten-Ichi-Go 1945"

Hasegawa Z26(40026) 1/350 IJN Light Cruiser Yahagi (矢矧) "Operation Ten-Ichi-Go 1945"
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  • Yahagi (矢矧) was an Agano-class light cruiser of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during World War II.
  • On 6 April 1945, Yahagi received orders for "Operation Ten-Go", to attack the American invasion force off Okinawa. Yahagi was ordered to accompany Yamato on its final suicide mission against the American fleet. The operation also included the destroyers Isokaze, Hamakaze, Yukikaze, Kasumi, Hatsushimo, Asashimo, Fuyuzuki and Shimotsuki.
  • At 12:20 on 7 April 1945 the Yamato force was attacked by waves of 386 aircraft (180 fighters, 75 bombers, 131 torpedo planes) from Task Force 58. Light cruiser Yahagi under intense bomb and torpedo attack.
  • At 12:46, during the first wave, a torpedo hit Yahagi directly in her engine room, bringing her to a complete stop. Yahagi was hit by at least six more torpedoes and 12 bombs. Isokaze was attacked and damaged heavily during the attempt to rescue Yahagi, and sank sometime later. Yahagi sank at 14:05, taking 445 crewmen with her. Rear Admiral Komura and Captain Tameichi Hara were among the survivors rescued by Hatsushimo and Yukikaze.
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Size/Weight: 65.5 x 25.5 x 13.5 cm / 1500g
Availability: [In Stock]
Weight: 1.5 kg
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