Hasegawa Ship Models 1/700 Japanese Navy Destroyer Hayanami Kit
Hayanami and lots of other Japanese destroyers were relegated to running troops and protecting convoys for much of the war. They were armed with some of the best torpedoes ever invented to date—the Long Lance torpedo—but were pressed into service ferrying Army troops to the island battles that dominated the Pacific War. Once America changed its standing orders for submarines from evading destroyers to destroy them, Hayanami fell prey to USS Harder—a highly decorated sub. This limited edition kit features new parts and a waterline hull.
- IJN 32nd Destroyer SQ. 1943
- IJN 32nd Destroyer SQ. 1944