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IJN Mogami

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IJN Mogami's history
The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) launched the cruiser Mogami in 1935. During the Battle of Midway in June 1942, the ship was heavily damaged. The Mogami was rebuilt and then participated in the second half of the Pacific War as an Aircraft Carrying Cruiser. The ship was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf , 25th October 1944.

IJN Mogami was equipped with 20.3cm cannons mounted on 3 dual gun turrets, 10 triple 25mm anti-aircraft batteries, 4 dual 12.7mm anti-aircraft batteries, 4 triple tube 61cm torpedo launchers. The “new” heavy Aircraft Carrying Cruiser was able to carry 11 hydroplanes of the following types: Aichi E13A “Jake” and Mitsubishi F1M “Pete”.
models and parts used...
1/700 Scale. Manufacturer and kit:
PIT-ROAD: PE-123 kit for Mogami
GMM: Railings, doors, and hatches.
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About the Author

About Christer (Roy)

Hello, fellow modellers. This is just my hobby!


Very nice job, Christer! Thanks for sharing with us, mate! ~Gunny
SEP 12, 2007 - 02:33 AM
Once again, very nice work Christer. ~Gator
SEP 12, 2007 - 04:12 AM
Thanks guys! Thanks Rui for publishing my Mogami. regards /Christer
SEP 12, 2007 - 05:45 AM
The 4 ship Mogami class were bult in the early to mid 1930's as light crusiers. In 39 - 40 they wre all converted to 8 inch heavy crusiers. The mogami was rear-ended by the Mikuma near the end of the Battle of Midway. She was able to limp away, but her sister got caught by the US and there are some very famous photo's of her before she went down. This is one of the more interesting ships due to the Hybrid crusier / carrier (along with the BB's Hyuga and Ise) features. Excellent work and a very stunnng diorama
SEP 12, 2007 - 11:04 AM
Very nice job Christer. I'm particularly impressed with the texture of the decks that looks very real to me. By the way Steve it was the Mogami that rear ended the Mikuma. Mogami was actually involved in three collisions, this one, one with a tanker in 1943, and finally with the Nachi. As a friend of mine says it she was a "serial" collider.
SEP 12, 2007 - 10:50 PM
Thanks guys. It's very interesting to here this, because it's new to me. cheers/ Christer
SEP 13, 2007 - 05:28 AM
Thanks for the corrction Rodger, I knew one of them smacked the other. Way back in the mid 70's when all the Japanese warshps were being released in injection 700 scale, the Mikuma was the only heavy crusier that didn't make it. They had the Mogami as a hybrid, the Suzuya as 8", and the Kumano as a 15 gun 6 inch light crusier. I think they eventually produced this one though I suppose you caould just do 2 Suzuyas They were missing a few of the carriers at the time I was building but these were eventually added before the 80's. but if they did the Mikuma it had to be within the last 10 years
SEP 14, 2007 - 06:10 AM
Although a difficult task, those (at least one) would be interesting projects and a good way of making a dio with two ship Skipper PS: It was a pleasure to publish you work, Christer! Keep them coming
SEP 14, 2007 - 06:30 AM