SORYU Class of twelve non-nuclear submarines (SS) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) built in Kobe shipyards of Mitsubishi and Kawasaki. The first two boats commissioned in 2009 and 2010, Soryu (SS-501) and Unryu (SS-502), inherited the names of Japanese aircraft carriers from WWII, and the class has the largest tonnage displacement of any JMSDF vessel since the Second World War.
Updated from the Oyashio class, diesel-electric SORYU uses four Stirling Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) engines, two Kawasaki diesel engines and two electric motors. Armament includes Type 89 & UGM-84 Harpoon Anti-ship Missiles (AShM).
Other boats in SORYU Class: Hakuryu (SS-503), Kenryu (SS-504), Zuiryu (SS-505), Kokuryu (SS-506), Jinryu (SS-507), Sekiryu (SS-508) and four as yet un-named craft SS-509, SS-510, SS-511 & SS-512.
Item No 05911
Item Name Japanese Soryu Class Attack Submarine
Item Type Plastic Model Warship Kit
Model Brief Length: 583mm Width: 64mm
Total Parts 40+
Metal Parts n/a
Photo Etched Parts n/a
Film Parts n/a
Resin Parts n/a
Total Sprues 2 sprues , lower hull and upper hull
More Features the kit consists of over 40 parts
- contains display stand