The Shimakaze was a destroyer that once could boast being one of the fastest on the seas at 40.9 knots, thanks to 75,000hp from her steam turbines. Her quintuple torpedo launchers were designed especially for her. While 16 ships were originally planned for her class, she ended up the only one of her kind. She was commissioned on May 10th, 1943 and served across the theater of conflict until she was sunk in an attack by U.S. aircraft in the Battle of Ormoc Bay, November 1944.
The Waterline Series feature models which omit the portion of the hull below the waterline to enable them to be displayed as though they were at sea. The compact 1/700 scale is the perfect size for collecting your model fleet and the amount of detail included even in this small scale will surprise you.
The Shimakaze Waterline model kit was originally released in 1972. This newly designed 2017 version of the model kit depicts the Shimakaze as she appeared in her final mission (November 1944).
Her slimline hull is recreated in left and right halves, with separate deck parts for superb realism while detailed molding captures deck surface patterns and much more!