Sister ship to Ohsumi, Shimokita was launched in November of 2000. This large (8,900 tons, 178m in length) multi-purpose landing ship can haul up to twenty tanks and 40 support vehicles in two huge cargo decks, plus hovercraft and helicopters (both of which are included in the kit!). She's also designed to act as a rescue vehicle during natural disasters, and is outfitted for emergency carrying of 1,000 civilians. Kit includes rear cargo deck interior detail. The rear cargo ramp can also be completed up or down.