Japanese Imperial Navy teachers scale identification ship model of an IJN
Lot 41W
A rare Imperial Japanese Navy identification model of the battleship Nagato
before 1941 19-1/2 x 2-3/4 x 5 in. (49.5 x 6.9 x 12.7 cm.) model on base.
Sold for US$ 20,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A rare Imperial Japanese Navy identification model of the battleship Nagato
Japanese, before 1941
in wood, in 1/500 scale, painted and detailed with deck turrets, bridge and deck structures, funnel, aircraft on catapults, maker's plaques in Japanese, and other details. Displayed on small turned aluminum pedestals on a simple wood base.
19-1/2 x 2-3/4 x 5 in. (49.5 x 6.9 x 12.7 cm.) model on base.

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, 1995-2007

    Provenance:
    The War Museum

    The Nagato (Japanese: 長門, named after Nagato province) was the lead ship of her class, and the first battleship in the world to mount 16 inch (410 mm) guns, her armor protection and speed made her one of the most powerful capital ships at the time of her commissioning. She was the flagship of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. She participated in a number of naval actions, but fired her main armament against enemy surface vessels only once, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. She survived the war and was sunk by the underwater nuclear test BAKER at Bikini Atoll in 1946.
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