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TAMIYA Masterwork Collection No.41

Japan's Monster WWII Aircraft Carrier
One of the largest carriers of WWII, Shinano was originally planned to be the third installment of Yamato class battleships. The construction of this monstrous vessel was started soon after the Japanese defeat at Midway and was completed on Nov. 19, 1944.

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 a replica-quality 1/700 scale display model of the massive carrier Shinano. *Highly-detailed bridge and funnel, plus a full compliment of detailed anti-aircraft guns. *Pad-printed markings realistically recreate flight deck. *Includes 16 pre-painted aircraft for display on the carrier's deck. *Luxurious wooden display base included.