COBI AKAGI Aircraft Carrier
Did you grow up building LEGOs and wishing they would make military brick sets? Well we did and thankfully we have COBI military bricks like the COBI AKAGI Aircraft Carrier set! The COBI Japanese Aircraft Carrier is compatible with LEGO in both quality and interchangeability. You will notice that COBI makes unique parts that help make builds like the COBI AKAGI stand out as a true collector masterpiece.
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Speaking of parts, the COBI AKAGI Aircraft Carrier comes with (TBD) high quality parts that fit tightly so that your COBI Aircraft Carrier set will be awesome for both display or play.
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All the COBI AKAGI’s part’s are pad printed which means there are no messy decals and you just need to follow the detailed instructions (included) in order to assemble the parts correctly.
About the COBI AKAGI Aircraft Carrier:
- Scale: 1:300 Scale
- Length: Awaiting final size
- Width: Awaiting final dimensions
- Hight: Awaiting final size
The COBI Japanese Aircraft Carrier Akagi set makes a great conversation piece and it will also make a great giver for the military brick collector in your life.
Aircraft Carrier Akagi History:
Akagi was an aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy, named after Mount Akagi in present-day Gunma Prefecture. Though she was laid down as an Amagi-class battlecruiser, Akagi was converted to an aircraft carrier while still under construction to comply with the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty. The ship was rebuilt from 1935 to 1938 with her original three flight decks consolidated into a single enlarged flight deck and an island superstructure. The second Japanese aircraft carrier to enter service, and the first large or “fleet” carrier, Akagi and the related Kaga figured prominently in the development of the IJN’s new carrier striking force doctrine that grouped carriers together, concentrating their air power. This doctrine enabled Japan to attain its strategic goals during the early stages of the Pacific War from December 1941 until mid-1942.
Akagi‘s aircraft served in the Second Sino-Japanese War in the late 1930s. Upon the formation of the First Air Fleet or Kido Butai in early 1941, she became its flagship, and remained so for the duration of her service. With other fleet carriers, she took part in the Attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and the invasion of Rabaul in the Southwest Pacific in January 1942. The following month, her aircraft bombed Darwin, Australia, and assisted in the conquest of the Dutch East Indies. In March and April 1942, Akagi‘s aircraft helped sink a British heavy cruiser and an Australian destroyer in the Indian Ocean Raid.
After a brief refit, Akagi and three other fleet carriers of the Kido Butai participated in the Battle of Midway in June 1942. After bombarding American forces on the atoll, Akagi and the other carriers were attacked by aircraft from Midway and the carriers Enterprise, Hornet, and Yorktown. Dive bombers from Enterprise severely damaged Akagi. When it became obvious she could not be saved, she was scuttled by Japanese destroyers to prevent her from falling into enemy hands. The loss of Akagi and three other IJN carriers at Midway was a crucial strategic defeat for Japan and contributed significantly to the Allies’ ultimate victory in the Pacific. Her wreck was located in October 2019 by the Research Vessel Petrel.
Learn more about the real Aircraft Carrier that inspired the COBI Aircraft Carrier AKAGI here.
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