Hasegawa 1/700 IJN Weapons Set

Reviewed by Timothy Dike
Probably not as well known as the Skywave line of ship accessories, Hasegawa also makes a replacement weapons sprue. The weapons and fittings on this sprue are the result of recent upgrades to their product line. Older kits have been retooled to the finer standards of today.
This set includes the Heavy weapons commonly found on the Japanese capital ships. There are two sprues with the top and bottom shown in the scan on the right. Among the items included are:
  • Type 96 triple machine AA guns
  • Type 89 twin 12.7 cm AA guns
  • Type 89 twin 12.7 cm w/anti smoke shield
  • Type 89 twin 12.7 cm w/anti wave shield
  • Type 94 Reconnaissance seaplane
  • Type 95 Reconnaissance seaplane
  • Type O Reconnaissance seaplane
  • Type O Observation seaplane
  • Type 96 triple 25 mm mg
  • Type 96 twin 25 mm mg
  • Radial davit
  • 12 meter motor launch
  • 11 mete motor launch
  • 12 meter motor boat
  • 11 meter motor boat
  • 9 meter cutter
  • 9 meter motor boat
  • 110 cm searchlight
  • 90 cm searchlight
  • 60 cm signal lamp
  • Radio antenna
  • Type 94 fire control system
  • Type Kure w-go 5 gata catapult
  • Type 13-go radar
  • Type 22-go radar
  • Chrysanthemum crest large 
  • Chrysanthemum crest small
  • Anchor medium
  • Anchor large
  • Smokestack
Two decal sheets with Japanese insignias are included. A single page instruction sheet shows how the various parts assemble.


A nice set that greatly improves on the quality of those early waterline kits. Available for $9.99 from Trident Hobbies. Check out their complete line of accessories on their website.

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