||IJN Submarines I-1 & I-6
- True to 1:700 scale
- Waterline hull
The Japanese submarine I-1 was a J1 type submarine built by Kawasaki, Kobe, for the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was a large cruiser submarine displacing 2,135 tons and was the lead of four boats built in the class.|
She was commissioned on 10 March 1926 and served in the Second World War. On 29 January 1943, during Operation Ke, the New Zealand naval trawlers, Kiwi and Moa, intercepted and wrecked her after a surface battle at Kamimbo Bay, Guadalcanal.
The J1 Type (I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4) submarines were based on the KD2 and German cruiser submarine U-139.
The J2 Type (I-6) submarines were similar to the I-5 class, but with a catapult for aircraft.