Aurora 1/275 Japanese Sub I-19, 728-200

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Aurora 1/275 Japanese Sub I-19, 728-200 plastic model kit

1/275 728-200 Aurora Japanese Sub I-19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

The I-19 is famous for firing history's most successful torpedo spread off Guadalcanal. On September 14, 1942, the I-19 was patrolling of the Solomons when she fired a 6 torpedo spread. Three hit and sank the US Carrier CV-7 WASP, and the remaining three exploded against the BB North Carolina and the destroyer O'Brien. The destroyer sank and the North Carolina had to be repaired at Pearl till November 16, 1942. The I-19's Glen seaplane also flew night reconnaissance on February 23, 1942 over Pearl Harbor for the planned second attack by Emily flying boats on that base. Early 1970s Aurora of Canada issue in the 'Big A' box. Large scale kit is almost 16 inches long when assembled. This is a very nice model from Aurora's efforts of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Aurora knew that the 1950s kits were outclassed by the mid 60s and cut a new series of molds including several ships, helos and subs. The result was very good mold quality and detail. Includes large display stand molded in wood brown, decals, periscope and cranes, detailed Glen Seaplane, conning tower and deck guns. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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