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Yamato Battleship Model
Yamato Battleship
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Quick Statistics: Body Length - 36.00 in.[91.40 cm.] •
Era: World War II •
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A solid mahogany stand is supplied with each model.

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Model Specific Information

The Yamato class was built after the Japanese withdrew from the Washington Naval Treaty at the Second London Conference of 1936. The treaty, as extended by the London Naval Treaty of 1930, forbade signatories to build battleships before 1937.

Design work on the class began in 1934 and after modifications the design for a 68,000�ton vessel was accepted in March 1937. Yamato was built in intense secrecy at a specially prepared dock to hide her construction at Kure Naval Dockyards beginning on 4 November 1937. She was launched on 8 August 1940 and commissioned on 16 December 1941.

Originally, five ships of this class were planned. Yamato and Musashi were completed as designed. The third, Shinano, was converted to an aircraft carrier during construction after the defeat at the Battle of Midway. The un-named �Hull Number 111� was scrapped in 1943 when roughly 30% complete, and �Hull Number 797�, proposed in the 1942 5th Supplementary Program, was never ordered.

Plans for a �Super Yamato� class, with 20�inch (508�mm) guns, provisionally designated as �Hull Number 798� and �Hull Number 799�, were abandoned in 1942.

The class was designed to be superior to any ship that the United States was likely to produce. Her 460�mm main guns were selected over 406�mm (16�in) ones because the width of the Panama Canal would make it impractical for the U.S. Navy to construct a battleship with the same caliber guns without severe design restrictions or inadequate defensive arrangement. To further confuse the intelligence agencies of other countries, Yamato�s main guns were officially named 40.6�cm Special, and civilians were never notified of the true nature of the guns. This worked so well that as late as 1945, the U.S. believed the Yamato had 16�inch (406�mm) guns and a 40,823�tonne displacement, comparable to the Iowas. Funding for the Yamato class was also scattered among various projects so the huge costs would not be immediately noticeable.

At the Kure Navy Yard, the construction dock was deepened, the gantry crane capacity was increased to 100�tonnes, and part of the dock was roofed over to prevent observation of the work. Many low-level designers and even senior officers were not informed of the true dimensions of the battleship until after the war. When the ship was launched, there was no commissioning ceremony or fanfare.

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General Product Information

Our Yamato Battleship Model scale model boat or ship exhibits unique, unrivalled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual vessel. It comes standard with a robust , durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.

The Yamato Battleship Model model boat or ship is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted vessels match the precise blueprint details of the original item. The Yamato Battleship Model model boats paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original Yamato Battleship Model . This top-quality Yamato Battleship Model replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This Yamato Battleship Model model plane is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for every marine vessel enthusiast and avid boat collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual Yamato Battleship Model.

If you require we can also make the Yamato Battleship Model with any other markings or colours you require and if necesary in a different size or scale. Just email us a description or photographs with colours and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customisation.

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