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With this model I have run into the question of exactly where the dividing line between 1/300 and 1/350 scale should be in Cruel Seas. I have decided that, as far as I am concerned, ships shorter than 50m should be in 1/300 scale, while longer ships, such as this one, should be 1/350.
I freely admit that this is an entirely arbitrary decision. Should you disagree, scaling these files up by 1.167 will make them 1/300 scale. Since I deliberately made the guns oversized for printing purposes you may wish to keep them at their current size.
The Imperial Japanese Navy seems to have had its focus somewhere other than small boats, but there are still a number of ones that seem appropriate for coastal forces wargaming.
The No. 13 Submarine Chaser was, surprise, surprise, designed for anti-submarine work. They were also used for convoy escort.
There were essentially 3 varieties of this ship. The IJN considered them all to be of the same class, however they were quite different. This one is an example of the initial ships, from 13 through to 27.
When these ships initially saw service they were armed with a single 8cm cannon (which was actually a 76mm,but they seem to have rounded it to the nearest cm when naming it) and twin HMGs for air defence. The AA armament was found to be wanting, and by 1944 these models had been upgraded to mount 3 25mm cannons to supplement the HMGs.
See the included Readme file for details.