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IJA Sado Maru and CH-7 Operation L

Started on December 22, 2021, Finished on February 5, 2022

9 February 1942: Operation "L" – The Invasions of Muntok, Banka Island and Palembang, Sumatra:
SADO MARU departs Camranh Bay, Indochina in an invasion convoy consisting of transports ALASKA, MANSEI, TAJIMA, ANYO, OYO, KINUGAWA and TACOMA MARUs escorted by Rear Admiral Hashimoto Shintaro’s [41] DesRon 3 light cruiser SENDAI, DesDiv 11's FUBUKI, HATSUYUKI and SHIRAYUKI, DesDiv 20’s AMAGIRI, YUGIRI and ASAGIRI, MinSwpDiv 1’s W-1, W-2,W-3,W-4 and W-5 and SubChasDiv 11’s CH-7 and CH-8. Air cover is provided by floatplane fighters from seaplane tenders SAGARA and KAMIKAWA MARUs.
The convoy carries seven companies of the 229th Regiment, a mountain gun battery of the 10th Independent Mountain Artillery Battalion, an engineer company of the 38th Engineer Regiment and men of the 38th Medical Unit.

Project inventory

Full kits
Sea Way Model (EX) Series
Imperial Japanese Army Transport Ship Sado Maru / Sakito Maru
Fujimi 1:700
40101 (SWM (EX)-43) 2010 New parts
WWII IJN Type No.4 Submarine Chaser
Five Star Model 1:700
FS720005 2017 New tool
Detail and Conversion sets
IJN Lookout
YX Model 1:700
YXN700-005 2019 New tool
IJN Type 2 Depth Charge
YX Model 1:700
YXN700-047 2020 New tool
Japanese Merchant Ships
Tom's Modelworks 1:700
796 (PE333)
WWII IJA Type98 20mm AA Gun
Five Star Model 1:700
FS710086 201x
WWII IJN Ladder for Vessels
Five Star Model 1:700
FS710079 2016 New tool
IJA 88 Type 7cm Field AA Gun (4 Set)
Five Star Model 1:700
FS710056 2016 New tool


IJA Sado Maru and Sub Chaser CH-7 during Operation L
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1:700 WWII IJN Type No.4 Submarine Chaser (Five Star Model FS720005)1:700 Japanese Merchant Ships (Tom's Modelworks 796)1:700 Imperial Japanese Army Transport Ship Sado Maru / Sakito Maru (Fujimi 40101)5+


1 articles of the finished project are published on the web.

Transporter Sado Maru 1:700
Transporter Sado Maru
Fujimi 1:700
by Christian Abraham on Modellmarine

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10 November 2021, 07:14

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