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Imperial Japanese Navy Takao Class Heavy Cruiser - Chokai [With Collector Magazine]

Eaglemoss Imperial Japanese Navy Takao Class Heavy Cruiser - Chokai [With Collector Magazine]

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Eaglemoss EMGC11 Imperial Japanese Navy Takao Class Heavy Cruiser - Chokai [With Collector Magazine] (1:1100 Scale) "In case opportunity for destruction of a major portion of the enemy fleet is offered, or can be created, such destruction becomes the primary task."
- Admiral Chester Nimitz to Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, concerning his order prior to the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 1944

Chokai was a Takao-class heavy cruiser, armed with ten 8-inch (200 mm) guns, four 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns, eight tubes for the Type 93 torpedo, and assorted anti-aircraft guns. Chōkai was designed with the Imperial Japanese Navy strategy of the great "Decisive Battle" in mind, and built in 1932 by Mitsubishi's shipyard in Nagasaki. She was sunk in the Battle off Samar in October 1944. Chōkai was named for Mount Chōkai.

At the start of the Pacific War, the Chōkai supported the invasion of Malaya and participated in the pursuit of the Royal Navy's battleship Force Z. During January and February 1942, the Chōkai was involved in operations to seize the oil-rich Dutch East Indies and the island of Borneo. Steaming near Cape St. Jacques, the Chōkai struck a reef, sustaining hull damage on February 22nd, 1942. On the 27th, she reached Singapore for repairs.

After repairs, the Chōkai was once again assigned to a support role in an invasion, this time the landings at Iri, Sumatra, and the invasion of the Andaman Islands and the seizure of Port Blair a few days later. Afterwards, the Chōkai sailed to Mergui, Burma.

On April 1, 1942, the Chōkai left Mergui to participate in Operation C, a raid on merchant shipping in the Indian Ocean. First, the Chōkai torpedoed and sank the American freighter Bienville, and later on, the British steamship Ganges on 6 April. With her role in the operation successfully concluded, the Chōkai returned to Yokosuka on April 22nd, 1942.

Shown here is a 1:1100 scale replica of the Imperial Japanese Navy heavy cruiser Chokai. Back Order! Ship Date: April 2015.

Diorama Dimensions:
Length: 9-1/2 inches

Release Date: September 2014

  • Plastic and diecast metal construction
  • Turrets rotate
  • Comes with a display stand
  • Comes with collector magazine (written in Japanese)

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Details very perfect March 7, 2015
Reviewer: Wagner Castro from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil  
Details very perfect for such a small scale! The entire collection does not occupy large space but has a huge historical value for enthusiasts! Recommend the purchase of the complete collection, and it's what I'm doing.

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