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Yamato Battleship Model (1940 Japan)

(Code: 177)
In Stock


120 cm (L) x 35 cm (H)
  • Handcrafted from hardwood with planks on frame construction.

  • This Japanese battleship model is sold fully built and ready for display.

  • The Yamato battleship model comes with a solid wooden stand.

  • Not a kit.

  1. #SIZE#
    Length: 47" (120 cm)
    Width: 7.48" (19 cm)
    Height: 13.77" (35 cm)

    - Handcrafted from hardwood with planks on frame construction.
    - Sold fully built and ready for display.
    - This Japanese battleship model comes with a solid wooden stand.
    - Not a kit.

    Please email us your postcode to request a shipping quote. Whenever possible we will deliver the model to you ourselves.

    Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT at the country of destination. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their country. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.

    There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland. Please make sure to select 'Northern Ireland' as country at the checkout instead of United Kingdom.
  3. #HISTORY#
    Yamato was the lead ship of her class of battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) shortly before World War II. She was formally commissioned a week after the Pearl Harbour attack in late 1941. Throughout 1942, Yamato served as the flagship of the Combined Fleet, and in June 1942 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto directed the fleet from her bridge during the Battle of Midway. Musashi, her sister ship, took over as the Combined Fleet flagship in early 1943, and Yamato spent the rest of the year moving between the major Japanese naval bases of Truk and Kure in response to American threats. In December 1943, Yamato was torpedoed by an American submarine which necessitated repairs at Kure, where she would also be refitted with additional anti-aircraft guns and radar in early 1944. 

    During 1944, the balance of naval power in the Pacific decisively turned against Japan. 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, thus 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. 

    She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing nearly 72,000  tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 in) Type 94 main guns, which were the largest guns ever mounted on a warship. 

    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.