New Release: Battleship Yamato
Buy the Battleship Yamato by March 20th and get free shipping on your entire order*
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About the Battleship Yamato:
The IJN Yamato was the lead ship of the Yamato class of Imperial Japanese Navy WWII battleships. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tons at full load and armed with nine 46cm (18.1 inch) 45 Caliber Type 94 main guns, which were the largest guns ever mounted on a warship. Neither ship survived the war. The Yamato was designed to counter the numerically superior battleship fleet of the United States. She was laid down in 1937 and formally commissioned a week after the Pearl Harbor attack in late 1941. Throughout 1942, she served as the flagship of the Japanese Combined Fleet. In June 1942 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto directed the fleet from her bridge during the Battle of Midway, a disastrous defeat for Japan. Although present at the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944, she played no part in the battle.
The only time Yamato fired her main guns at enemy surface targets was in October 1944, when she was sent to engage American forces invading the Philippines during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. On the verge of success, the Japanese forces turned back, believing they were engaging an entire US carrier fleet. In reality it was just a light escort carrier group that was all that stood between the battleship and the vulnerable troop transports. On April 7 1945, she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.
- Class and type: Yamato-class battleship
- Displacement: 65,027 tons; 71,659 tons (full load)
- Length: 263 m overall
- Installed power: 12 Kampon boilers; 150,000 shp
- Propulsion: 4 shafts; 4 steam turbines
- Speed: 27 knots (31 mph)
- Range: 8,300 mi at 16 knots (18 mph)
- Armament: 9 x 46 cm Type 94 guns (3×3), 6 x 15.5 cm 3rd Year type guns (2×3), 24 x 127 mm Type 89 (12×2), 162 x 25 mm Type 96 AA guns, 4 x 13.2 mm Type 93 (2×2)
- Armor: 410 mm waterline belt; 200-226.5 mm deck; 650 mm gun turrets (face)
- Aircraft carried: 7 Nakajima E8N or Nakajima E4N
- Aviation facilities: 2 catapults
Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:
The Battleship Yamato comes with the following features:
- Includes below waterline details such as the bow bulge, rudders and screws
- Posable main guns and secondary battery
- Premiums vinyl sticker sheet
- Display stand included
- Designed by Daniel Siskind
- 1/700 scale to match other Brickmania ship models.
- Includes 714 genuine new-condition LEGO® elements
- Advanced Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.