WWII Japanese Shinyo Boat Model Kit 1/35th Scale
WWII Japanese Shinyo Boat Model Kit – (Sea Quake) Resin assembly kit. Each kit is cast to order please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
These fast motorboats were driven by one man to speeds of around 30 knots. They were typically equipped with two depth charges as explosives or a bow-mounted explosive charge. Those equipped with depth charges were not actually suicide boats as the idea was to drop the depth charges and then turn around before the explosion took place. However, the wave from the explosion would probably have killed the crew, or at least swamped the boat.
Approximately 6,200 Shinyo were produced for the Imperial Japanese Navy and 3,000 for the Imperial Japanese Army. Around 400 boats were transported to Okinawa and Formosa, and the rest were stored on the coast of Japan for the ultimate defense against the expected invasion of the Home islands.
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