A scratch built radio controlled model of a Japanese Yamato Class warship. 68x10.5x14in.(173x27x36cm)
Lot 5
A scratch built radio controlled model of a Japanese Yamato Class warship. 68x10.5x14in.(173x27x36cm)
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,400
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Lot Details
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A scratch built radio controlled model of a Japanese Yamato Class warship.
Hull of fibre reinforced resin, with laid timber and painted decks. Detailed superstructure with searchlights, rangefinders and defensive armament. Scale main armament, aircraft catapults and tracks. Superstructure lifts off to access interior, with four electric traction motors driving four, three blade brass propellers, and steering servo. No radio control receiver fitted. On a carrying stand, in a secure wooden transit case. 68x10.5x14in.(173x27x36cm)

Footnotes

  • Laid down in 1937 and launched in 1940, the Yamato Class mounted the largest (18in.) main armament ever seen on a modern warship, capable of firing a 1395kg projectile nearly 30km. Two vessels of the class were completed; the Yamato and the Musashi, with a third vessel being converted to an aircraft carried before launching. Both were casualties to American forces in WW2; the Musashi in 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf and the Yamato a year later.
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