Even by the standards of Japanese warships in WWII, Jun’yō had a tough career. She was originally built as a passenger liner, but was completed as an aircraft carrier. Throughout the war, she fought in the Aleutian Islands campaign, Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and more. Along the way, she was frequently bombed and torpedoed, had her air wing removed, suffered the loss of nearly the entire air complement in combat, and was finally hulked when her battle damage was too great for repair. Kit features decals for Jun’yō as the flagship at the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
- IJN, 3rd fleet, 2nd carrier squadron, Flagship June 1944 Battle of the Philippine Sea