THE JAPANESE DESTROYER SUZUTSUKI: 1945
Suzutsuki was the third ship from the series of the most powerful Akizuka destroyers, designed specifically as anti-aircraft defense ships, whose main armament consisted of eight universal 100 mm caliber guns with excellent ballistic characteristics.
The Akizuia destroyers were designed before the beginning of World War II as anti-aircraft ships for fast Japanese groups of aircraft carriers. They were completely different from the previous Japanese destroyers, in which the emphasis was put on strong artillery (127 mm guns) and torpedo armament. They were inspired by the British Dido class light anti-aircraft cruisers, however, in contrast with them, the Akizuka destroyers were medium size ships intended for anti-aircraft defense of groups of fleet. Includes 122 profiles plus a double-sided A2 sheet with modeling plans.
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