Akagi (赤城, "Red Castle") was an aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy. Though she was laid down as an Amagi-class battlecruiser, Akagi was converted to an aircraft carrier while still under construction to comply with the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty. The ship was rebuilt from 1935 to 1938 with her original three flight decks consolidated into a single enlarged flight deck and an island superstructure. The second Japanese aircraft carrier to enter service, and the first large or "fleet" carrier, Akagi and the related Kaga figured prominently in the development of the IJN's new carrier striking force doctrine that grouped carriers together, concentrating their air power. This doctrine enabled Japan to attain its strategic goals during the early stages of the Pacific War from December 1941 until mid-1942.
Length of the ship miniature:6.5cm
Dimension of the clear acrylic box: 8cm×2cm×2cm
Each ship of the same class has individually different info label at the bottom of the box. Each ship also comes with a1.5cm×0.3cmsticker that players can put on the box to help tabletop wargaming.
Please note: Certain details of the ship miniature you receive could be different from those shown in the website pictures, such as orientation of guns/catapult/torpedo tubes, location of ship-born aircrafts, etc.