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Tamiya 31804 1/700 USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

Tamiya 31804 1/700 USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Price: US$18.00
Code: TAM-31804
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  • Indianapolis served as flagship of Scouting Force 1 during World War II, and saw action in a number of campaigns in the Pacific theater. She supported the Gilbert and Marshall island campaigns as well as operations off the Caroline Islands. Later in the war she fought in the Battle of Philippine Sea and later the Battle of Iwo Jima and participating in the Battle of Okinawa.
  • In mid-1945, Indianapolis sailed from the United States to Tinian Island carrying components of Little Boy and Fat Man, the two nuclear weapons which would later be used to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • On 30 July 1945, Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese submarine I-58, sinking in just 12 minutes. Many sailors were killed by sharks after the wreck. An estimated 800 of her 1,119 crew survived the initial sinking, but her SOS signal was not heard, and due to a series of errors and misunderstandings, her loss was not discovered until 2 August when her crew was spotted by reconnaissance plane. Only 316 survived.
Size/Weight: 39 x 13 x 3.5 cm / 230g
Availability: [In Stock]
Weight: 0.23 kg