The Murasame class destroyer is a third generation vessel in service with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), classified by some as a large frigate. The Murasame was a successor to the Asagiri class, and like its predecessor, its main duties included anti-submarine warfare and anti-shipping.The Murasame class was designed to replace the JMSDF’s smaller destroyers that were reaching block obsolescence, ensuring the fleet could maintain its strength while increasing its firepower. It was originally envisaged that 14 would be built, but this was reduced to 9 when the Takanami class (a modified variant of the Murasame) was planned.Murasame destroyers’ weapon systems include the Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missile, anti-submarine rockets, the SSM 1B anti-ship missile, two Mark 15 20 mm Phalanx CIWS gun mounts, two torpedo mounts in a triple tube configuration and a 76 mm 62cal rapid fire gun. She is launched on 23 August 1994，and commissioned on 12 March 1996.
Item No 04537
Item Name JMSDF MURASAME DESTROYER
Bar Code 9580208045375
Item Type Static Kit
Model Brief Length: 431.4mm Width: 49.7mm
Total Parts 630+pcs
Metal Parts chain
Photo Etched Parts 2pcs
Film Parts n/a
Resin Parts n/a
Total Sprues 12sprues, hull and deck
Paint Schemes JMSDF MURASAME DESTROYER
Released Date 2011-10
The kit consists of over 630 parts
– Detailed hull w/accurate design
– 1 sprue in clear with 13 parts for SH-60J helicopters with fine details.
– a minesweeper ( msc-681) included
– Contains display stand
– Large size photo-etched fret for handrails,deck details etc.
This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.