Pearl Harbour 80th Anniversary. Agaki – Hasegawa 1/700
I am posting this article at 8am, December 7th, Honolulu time. Exactly 80 years on from the moment of the first wave of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941.
The aircraft carrier Agaki was Vice Admiral Chūichi Nagumo's flagship for the striking force for the attack. In the first wave, 27 Nakajima B5N "Kate" torpedo bombers from Akagi torpedoed the battleships Oklahoma, West Virginia, and California while 9 of the ship's Mitsubishi A6M Zeros attacked the air base at Hickam Field. In the second wave, 18 Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers from the carrier targeted the battleships Maryland and Pennsylvania, the light cruiser Raleigh, the destroyer Shaw, while the "Zeros" attacked various American airfields.
Thanks to Louis Gardner and the small group of guys on IM who have built a number of subjects from the 'day of infamy'.