This is a Fujimi 1/700 scale assembly required plastic model kit of the World War II era Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carrier Akagi. This is a waterline-hull version kit that features unpainted plastic parts mounted on sprues. Illustrated assembly guide and waterslide decals are included. Scale model building experience highly recommended. *ABOUT THE IJN AKAGI: The Akagi took part in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941) and launched waves of planes at Oahu. During the Battle of Midway (25 May 1942), the Akagi was struck by one 1,000-pound bomb dropped from a U.S. Navy SBD Dauntless dive bomber, and the bomb set off explosions among the eighteen fully armed and fueled "Kates" that were being prepared for an air strike against the American carriers. The Akagi did not sink from the attack but was dead in the water, as damage control teams could not contain the flames consuming the carrier. On 5 June Yamamoto ordered her scuttled by torpedoes from the destroyers Arashi, Hagikaze, Maikaze, and Nowaki.