AFV-SE73514 AFV Club. Japanese Navy Submarine I-27, 1:350 Scale
Japanese Navy Submarine I-27. 1:350 Scale
AFV-SE73514 - AFV Club
I-27 was a submarine of the Imperial Japanese Navy which saw service during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. She was commissioned at Sasebo, Japan on February 24, 1942.
On June 4, 1942, Iron Crow while en route Whyalla-Newcastle was torpedoed and sunk 44 miles SSW of Gabo Island by I-27. Thirty eight of her forty two crew were lost, with the survivors being picked up by SS Mulbera. She also sunk Fort Mumford by torpedo in the Indian Ocean in March 1943.
On June 3, 1943 I-27 torpedoed and sank SS Montanan in the Indian Ocean. Five of Montanan's crew were killed and 58 were rescued.
The sub's commander, Commander Fukumura, had a history of machine-gunning survivors of ships she had sunk, including the Liberty ship SS Sambridge and the Fort Mumford. The submarine torpedoed and sank the Allied steamship SS Khedive Ismail near the Maldives on February 12, 1944, killing 1,297 passengers and crew. After the attack, I-27 attempted to hide under the Ismail's survivors who were floating in the water. Nevertheless, the British destroyers HMS Paladin and Petard located the submarine and destroyed it with depth charges, ramming, and torpedoes at. Ninety-nine of I-27's crew were killed. One survivor was captured by the British.
Contents of the box:
- Precisely replicates details of the vessel.
- Choose to construct in waterline or full hull display model.
- Highly detailed A-Target submarine and Type O small reconnaissance Seaplane included
- Pressure hull is included.
- Precision photo-etched parts included
The kit will require gluing and painting. These are not included.
This model kit includes FREE Postage to anywhere in Australia.