An aircraft carrier by any other name
Officially a “helicopter destroyer”, the Izumo looks like nothing so much as an aircraft carrier. It is, in fact, the largest vessel type constructed for the Japanese armed forces since the end of WWII. Despite its looks, it’s not intended for fixed-wing aircraft operations. Instead, five deck positions allow simultaneous helicopter liftoffs or landings. Additionally, up to 50 trucks and 400 troops can be carried aboard. This limited edition kit features new hull, rudder, screw, display stand, metal name plate, wooden display base, and full decals.
- JMSDF DDH-183