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IJN CHOKAI
Japanese heavy cruiser model ship

Chōkai was a Takao-class heavy cruiser, armed with ten 20 cm (8 in) guns, four 12 cm (5 in) guns, eight tubes for the Type 93 torpedo, and assorted anti-aircraft guns. Chōkai was designed with the Imperial Japanese Navy strategy of the great "Decisive Battle" in mind, and built in 1932 by Mitsubishi's shipyard in Nagasaki. She was sunk in the Battle off Samar in October 1944. Chōkai was named for Mount Chōkai.

   
   





Like all of our warship models, this IJN CHOKAI heavy cruiser model has the following qualities:

- P
lank-on-frame, hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 15 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would be over 50 lbs, requiring 2 people to handle and a fortified table to accommodate.)

- Hollow superstructure comprised of many individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not few blocks stacking on top one another.

- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the hollow structures.

- >95% of parts are wood and metal
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43
" long x 10" tall x 6" wide.  Commissioned model and not for sale. Let us build a similar one for you by clicking on this link: Model warship custom order.