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Forces of Valor Full Hull Warships 861121A
Yamato-class Battleship Diecast Model
IJN, Yamato, Operation Kikusui Ichigo 1945

1:700 Scale   Length   Width
Yamato-class Battleship   14.75"   2"

Constructed from 1937 - 1940 and formally commissioned in late 1941, Yamato served as the flagship of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto throughout 1942, first sailing as part of the Combined Fleet during the Battle of Midway in June 1942. Throughout 1943, Yamato continually transferred between Truk, Kure and Brunei in response to American airstrikes on Japanese island bases. The only time Yamato fired her main guns at enemy targets was in October 1944, but was ordered to turn back after attacks by destroyers and aircraft of the "Taffy" light escort carrier task groups managed to sink three heavy cruisers during the Battle off Samar. Yamato was sunk in April 1945 during Operation Ten-Go.

Yamato-class Battleship

Commissioned in December 1941, the Yamato battleships were the largest in military history. They were also the most well-armed, each one carrying a naval artillery surpassing that of any other warship. Armed with nine enormous 18.1 inch battery guns capable of firing 3,200 pound armor piercing shells, the two 65,000 ton vessels in this class were built in extreme secrecy and spent much of their military careers in naval bases, deploying only a few times to counter American raids. In 1944, the Yamato class ship Musashi was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf; the following year the flagship Yamato was sunk during Operation Ten-Go.

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Forces of Valor's 1:700 scale Yamato Class Battleship is constructed of diecast metal and plastic, with metal used for the lower portion of the hull and plastic for the upper portion. Simulated wood decking, conning tower and guns are recreated in plastic, providing the highest possible level of detail. There are three rotating main turrets, each with elevating 18-inch cannons. The conning tower with rangefinder antenna is surrounded by an array of cannons and anti-aircraft batteries, and there are two rotating turrets with pivoting cannons forward and aft. The aircraft catapult and recovery system includes an Aichi E13A aircraft.

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Forces of Valor Full Hull Warships

The Waltersons "Forces of Valor Full Hull Warships" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of naval warships featuring a fully-detailed hull with presentation display stand.

Waltersons "Forces of Valor Full Hull Warships" diecast warships feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turrets and elevating cannons.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Diecast metal full hull with detailed propellers, shafts and rudders.
  • Plastic display base with brass risers and nameplate.

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