Handmade item The model is 100% scratch built with planks on frame construction method from the drawings. The hull is made of wood and painted. This model is not a kit and ready for display. Model comes with a display base and a brass name plate as shown photos. Specifications: 47L x 7.48W x 13.77H (inch) or 120L x 19W x 35H (cm) Brand new product. Named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, Yamato was designed to counter the numerically superior battleship fleet of the United States, Japan’s main rival in the Pacific. She was laid down in 1937 and formally commissioned a week after the Pearl Harbor attack in late 1941. Throughout 1942, she served as the flagship of the Japanese Combined Fleet, and in June 1942 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto directed the fleet from her bridge during the Battle of Midway, a disastrous defeat for Japan. Musashi took over as the Combined Fleet flagship in early 1943, and Yamato spent the rest of the year, and much of 1944, moving between the major Japanese naval bases of Truk and Kure in response to American threats. Although present at the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944, she played no part in the battle. The only time Yamato fired her main guns at enemy surface targets was in October 1944, when she was sent to engage American forces invading the Philippines during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. On the verge of success, the Japanese force turned back, believing they were engaging an entire US carrier fleet rather than the light escort carrier group that was all that stood between the battleship and the vulnerable troop transports. During 1944, the balance of naval power in the Pacific decisively turned against Japan, and by early 1945, its fleet was much depleted and badly hobbled by critical fuel shortages in the home islands. In a desperate attempt to slow the Allied advance, Yamato was dispatched on a one-way mission to Okinawa in April 1945, with orders to beach herself and fight until destroyed protecting the island. The task force was spotted south of Kyushu by US submarines and aircraft, and on 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew. Please notify us as soon as possible when you receive the damage product. The item “Yamato Japanese Battleship 47 Ready For Display Wooden Model” is in sale since Sunday, July 31, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maritime\Model Ships”. The seller is “americanmodelship” and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
Yamato Japanese Battleship 47 Ready For Display Wooden Model