General Product Description
Our PlaneArts Yamato Battleship Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual craft. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 10-12 weeks from placement of order.
The Yamato Battleship Model 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 or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. We can however, if required produce the same model in Solid Cast Resin so just click and contact us for further information. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model watercraft match the precise blueprint details of the original version. The paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original. This stylish top-quality desktop replica model will surely enthrall anyone who receives this as a gift and for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for any boat, ship or similar enthusiast and avid collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual craft itself.
If you require we can also make the Yamato Battleship Model in any other private livery, markings or colour scheme you require and if necessary in a different size or scale. Just click here to contact us with a description or photographs of what you require and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customization by return email. We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military jet, warplane jets, propeller warplanes, biplane, triplane, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also produce boat and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. Again by clicking here to contact us just let us know exactly what you need.
Yamato Battleship Model Details
The 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 68,000ton vessel was accepted in March 1937. 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. and were completed as designed. The third, , 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 class, with 20inch (508mm) 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 460mm main guns were selected over 406mm (16in) 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, Yamatos main guns were officially named 40.6cm 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 had 16inch (406mm) guns and a 40,823tonne displacement, comparable to the . Funding for the 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 100tonnes, 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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