Battle of Midway kits?

Anyone know of a list of all the aircraft and ships that took part in
the battle and if kits are available of them?
thx - Craig
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crw59
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Japanese aircraft at Midway:
A6M Zero B5N Kate D3A Val D4Y1-C Judy [as recon, two only, on Soryu) E8N Dave F1M Pete possibly E13A Jake possibly H8K Emily
American aircraft at Midway:
F4F Wildcat F2A Buffalo SBD Dauntless SB2U Vindicator TBD Devastator TBF Avenger (six at Midway) JF Duck (one only, at Midway) B-17 B-26 (four at Midway) PBY Catalina SOC Seagull OS2U Kingfisher
The ships are trickier, since the Japanese had at least four subgroups, not counting submarines or the Aleutians diversion force, and the American forces are also subdivided, though not to the same extent. So, the question becomes whether you want to focus on units involved in combat, or more broadly. Apart from the carrier groups on each side, I think the only naval units to be involved in combat were the Mogami and Mikuma heavy cruisers, and one oiler torpedoed by a PBY, and one submarine (Nautilus?) that fired a torpedo at a Japanese carrier.
Mark Schynert
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Mark Schynert
If we limit the ships to the carriers, we have seven: Americans--Enterprise, Hornet and Yorktown Japanese--Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Hiryu
Remember that the Japanese had at least three separate flotillas to their task force...the carriers and their escorts, the main force, and an amphibious assault force escorted by the cruisers Kumano, Suzuya, Mogami and Mikuma. The Americans had escort ships for their carriers as well.
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(This site has a full Order of Battle)
Most of the prominent ships of the Pacific War were produced in 1/700 scale by the companies Tamiya, Fujumi and Hasegawa. There is on the market now a diecast model of the Hornet in 1/700 as she appeared for the launch of the Doolittle Raid only two months before Midway. Remove the B-25 bombers and it would be in about the right configuration.
Plane types used: Americans-- Consolidated PBY Catalina Grumman F4F Wildcat Douglas SBD Dauntless Douglas TBD Devastator Grumman TBF Avenger (combat debut, operated from the island itself) Vought SB2U Vindicator Brewster F2A Buffalo Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress Martin B-26 Marauder
Japanese-- Aichi D3A "Val" Mitsubishi A6M "Zeke"/"Zero" Nakijima B5N "Kate" Kawanishi H8K "Emily" "scout seaplanes", probably Mitsubishi F1M "Pete" or Aichi E10 "Jake"
Most of the airplane models are available in 1/72nd scale, often from more than one manufacturer.
Stephen "FPilot" Bierce/IPMS #35922 Pilot's Log:
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Stephen "FPilot" Bierce
"Stephen "FPilot" Bierce" wrote
Depends how far you want to limit things. Hosho and Zuiho also participated (but were not engaged), and are both available in 1/700 scale too.
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John Redman

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