In the last couple
of installments of the Voyager
Imperial Japanese Navy 1:700 scale photo-etch saga, Voyager photo-etch sets for battleship and cruiser aircraft handling
equipment and fittings were featured. What about the tin can sailors of the IJN?
Aircraft catapults donít help them. Well Voyager Model has thought about the ďsmall boyĒ enthusiasts as well with this multi-fret photo-etch
detail set of Imperial Japanese Navy depth charge equipment. Now the Japanese
destroyers can receive super detailed weapons to use against those lurking
gangster submarines of the USN. Actually this set is more than photo-etch. True,
Voyager provides three photo-etch
frets with this set, Voyager AP-041,
but also individual brass depth charges come with this set. Where else will you
find this detail?
Fret A contains the
depth charge racks. There are a total of twelve racks included on this fret.
Eight are stern racks in two different styles and the other four are side racks.
As with the other Voyager photo-etch
sets, relief etching is used throughout this product. Fret C contains what
appears to be deck rails for reloading the stern racks. Fret B may be the most
incredible product in this set, as it contains 110 relief etched depth charge
ends. Thatís right, Voyager
provides a bag of brass depth charges in this set and then you add two stainless
steel end plates to each brass charge. This is mind-boggling detail.