In their quest to join the first rank in global power, Imperial Japan built the third largest navy in world. At the start of the First World War, their Battlecruisers brought more firepower to bear than any ship afloat. At the same time the Japanese were achieving technological marvels, they were also creating a history of excellent seamanship. Unlike an army that can be quickly conscripted and trained, a great navy is a generational affair as the sailing skills must run deep. It was this combination of skill and technology which allowed the Japanese to achieve so many stunning victories in the early days of the war in the Pacific. While the attack on Pearl Harbor was a tactical surprise, that America and Japan must clash in the Pacific was inventible. Two factors gave the United States victory in the Pacific in the end though, superior intelligence which was crucial to the victory at Midway and massive production capacity which allowed the US Navy to go from four aircraft carriers in 1941, to over one hundred by the end of war. While both sides lost many good sailors and ships in the Pacific theater, only the United States could efficiently replace them fast, and continue the fight. The Imperial Navy was driven back and back again, until by the end of war every capital ship in their fleet was destroyed. The greatest naval conflict in the history of the world is recreated for your collection in the excellent figurines and models of King and Country's unparalleled Japanese Navy series.