Its overall length stretched to 266m and it displaced 62,000t. It was well protected with heavily armored sides, inherited from Yamato, and a reinforced flight deck able to withstand the direct blast of a 500kg bomb. On its way to be fitted out however, it was spotted and torpedoed by an American submarine, later capsizing off the shores of Shionomisaki.
About the model
*This is the 1/700 assembly model kit of Shinano, the massive carrier, which was sunk only ten days after being put into commission. *The unique hull design of Yamato and Musashi was passed down to Shinano, and has been accurately molded.
*The hangar under the flight deck has also been recreated, and can be equipped with aircraft.
*Both the front and rear aircraft elevators can be modeled in the raised or lowered position.
*The bridge, sloping funnel, and steam pipes have also been modeled with the utmost attention to detail.
*Kit also features accurate molding of rocket launchers, powerful anti-aircraft guns, and other powerful weapons of Shinano.
*Kit includes 32 aircraft, including the Ryusei. Since aircraft are molded in clear plastic, leaving the cabin portion unpainted produces a realistic finish.