Length: 47" (120 cm)
Width: 7.48" (19 cm)
Height: 13.77" (35 cm)
This Yamato battleship model is handcrafted from wood with planks on frame construction.
- The model battleship comes with a solid wooden stand.
The Yamato model is sold fully built.
Dispatched from Bristol, UK.
Not a kit.
Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:
UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ tbc
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ tbc
The USA @ please contact us
Please email us to request a delivery charge to your country or UK area.
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY INCLUDING EUROPE:
Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country. Each country has a different tax rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.
DELIVERY TO NORTHERN IRELAND:
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.
The Yamato was a battleship built by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during World War II, and it was the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleship ever constructed. Yamato and her sister ship, Musashi, were the pinnacles of the battleship technology.
Yamato was laid down in 1937 and commissioned into the IJN fleet in December 1941, just in time to participate in the Pacific War, although she spent much of her early career in the Japanese home waters. She served as the flagship of the Japanese Combined Fleet under Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.
The Yamato's main armament consisted of nine 46 cm (18.1 in) guns, the largest caliber of naval artillery ever fitted to a warship. However, despite her impressive firepower and armor, she was relatively inactive during the war. The Japanese used her mainly as a deterrent force, and she was not committed to an operational campaign until the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944, where her aircraft were used in the defense of the Philippines.
On April 7, 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, the Yamato, along with nine other Japanese warships, embarked on a suicide mission against the U.S. Pacific Fleet, in what was termed Operation Ten-Go. The intention was for Yamato to beach herself on Okinawa and fight until destroyed, serving as an unsinkable gun battery. However, she was intercepted by U.S. aircraft before reaching Okinawa and was sunk by carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers. More than 3,000 of her crew were lost.
The sinking of the Yamato signaled the end of the era of the battleship, as it became clear that air power had become the dominant force in naval warfare. Today, the Yamato remains a symbol of the Imperial Japanese Navy's power during World War II and the end of the battleship era.