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Fujimi Zuikaku, 1944

This model kit’s features, such as the tandem rudders, four screws, and exposed boat deck structure at the stern, as well as the air wing, produce a beautifully detailed model.

By Charlie Scardon
Published: August 5, 2011
The Zuikaku (Happy Crane) and sister ship Shokaku (Flying Crane) were Japan’s most modern and capable aircraft carriers in World War II. With the exception of Midway, Zuikaku was in every major carrier battle in the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to Cape Engaño, where it was sunk by American torpedoes and bombs in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944.
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