Named after a Japanese mountain, the aircraft carrier Akagi was Vice Admiral Nagumo's flagship during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. She went on to serve during the invasion of Rabaul and the attack on Darwin, Australia, and finally met her demise at the Battle of Midway in 1942. Hasegawa has really raised the bar in 1/350-scale ship modeling with this amazing model of the Akagi as it appeared in 1941. At a whopping 74.5cm long (almost 30 inches), 15.7cm wide (over 6 inches), and 11.7cm high (over 4 1/2 inches), the detail is incredibly dense, and with Hasegawa using the latest available data on the Akagi, it's without a doubt the most accurate model of this ship ever. The molding is Hasegawa-crisp and clean, and the finished model features movable deck-side aerials and hull-mounted guns. This is a full-hull model, and includes a nice set of stands. The aircraft of the air wing are all molded in clear plastic to enhance the realism and ease of painting of the canopies, and the folks at Hasegawa say the little 1/350 Zeroes, Kates, and Vals feature the same level of surface detail as their 1/48-scale kits!