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De Agostini Warships DAKS04
Yamato-class Battleship Diecast Model
IJN, Yamato, 1941

1:1250 Scale   Length   Width
Yamato-class Battleship   8.25"   1.25"

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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De Agostini Warships

The De Agostini "Warships" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of Warships in 1:1250 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

De Agostini "Warships" diecast models feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Display stand with printed ship name.

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