The Shōkaku class (翔鶴型) consisted of two aircraft carriers built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the late 1930s. Completed shortly before the start of the Pacific War in 1941, the Shōkaku and Zuikaku were called "arguably the best aircraft carriers in the world" when built. With the exception of the Battle of Midway, they participated in every major naval action of the Pacific War, including the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Indian Ocean Raid, the Battle of the Coral Sea, and the Guadalcanal Campaign. Shōkaku was sunk by an American submarine during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944 as the Americans invaded the Marianas and Zuikaku was sacrificed as a decoy four months later during the Battle off Cape Engaño.
Length of the ship miniature:6.4cm
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×0.3cmstickerthat 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.