The Japanese Agano-class of light cruisers had a total of 4 ships on its class: Agano, Noshiro, Yahagi and Sakaw. These ships were lightly armored command vessels that operated for destroyer and submarine squadrons.
Hasegawa has released a detail set for its Agano Class in 1/350. This set includes
- Type-41 twin 15 cm guns (x2)
- Type-41 twin 15 cm guns with rangefinder (x2)
- Type-98 twin 8cm hi-angle turret
The Agano class boxing includes the standard Type-41 and Type-98, what is added is the rangefinder and some details parts for the standard turrets to model the Yahagi and Sakawa.
The overall surface detail is excellent –as you expect from Hasegawa- and the molds are completely free of flash. The cannon holes need to be drilled, but that is to be expected of plastic parts.
This detail set is a welcome addition as it allows the base Agano kit to be converted to other ships of the same class.
Recommended to modelers of all levels.
I would like to thank Hasegawa USA and IPMS/USA for the review sample.