[New Product Release] 1/4000 Japanese Fleet in Battle of the Coral Sea 1942

We proudly announce our first two ship combos in our Fleet in Pocket 1940s® Series with their page links below. Both ship combos come with several FREE aircraft tokens for tabletop wargaming!

1/4000 Battle of the Coral Sea IJN Carrier Striking Force

This ship combo includes:

2 Shokaku-class aircraft carriers (Shokaku and Zuikaku, in 1941-early 1942 outfit), 2 Myoko-class heavy cruisers (Myoko and Haguro, in 1942 outfit), 2 Fubuki II-class destoryers (Akebono and Ushio, in 1942 outfit), 2 Hatsuharu-class destroyers (Yugure and Ariake, in 1942 outfit), and 2 Shiratsuyu-class destroyers (Shiratsuyu and Shigure, in 1942 outfit). 

1/4000 Battle of the Coral Sea IJN MO Main Force

This ship combo includes:

1 Shoho-class light aircraft carrier (Shoho, in 1942 outfit), 2 Furutaka-class heavy cruisers (Furutaka and Kako, in 1942 outfit), 2 Aoba-class heavy cruisers (Aoba and Kinugasa, in 1942 outfit), and 1 Fubuki II-class destroyer (Sazanami, in 1942 outfit).

Wargame example: both the USN and IJN carrier strike groups are launching waves of aircrafts to attack each other, in a tabletop wargame simulating the Battle of the Coral Sea. Note that CV-2 Lexington still has more aircrafts to launch on her deck.

For fans of WW2 history and naval battle wargames:

The Battle of the Coral Sea, from 4 to 8 May 1942, was a major naval battle between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and naval and air forces of the United States and Australia. Taking place in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, the battle is historically significant as the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other and the first in which the opposing ships neither sighted nor fired directly upon one another.

Several fleet movement diagrams are included herein for fans of WW2 history and naval wargames. The diagrams are copies from the book "The Coral Sea 1942, the first carrier battle" (by Mark Stille, ISBN 978-1-84603-440-4).