1/700 E098-600 Aoshima Kasuga Maru- NYK Pacific Ocean Liner - (Converted to Aircraft Carrier Taiyo)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag; the parts that are not have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The Kasuga Maru was one of a class of three Japanese ocean liners that were built for the Nippon Yusen K line. She was launched in September 1940 and saw very little or no service (accounts vary) as a transport before her conversion to the escort carrier Taiyo. Given the size and machinery of this class of liner, the IJN subsidized their construction and knew they would make fine escort carriers. The Taiyo went on to have a very active career. She was attacked many times and damaged several times. Taiyo was eventually sunk in a submarine attack in August 1944 with a heavy loss of life by the USS Rasher.
This item has been sold.
Click here to return to the main page.