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Category Ships and Boats

Product#: 0055

Return to the Pacific war of World War II with this giant scale replica of the mighty japanese battleship yamato.


The giant yamato represents the FINEST QUALITY in modelship building. We invite you to look closely at the ship, and its EXQUISITE DETAIL....from the smallest fitting to its hand laid wooden deck and fiberglass hull.



Custom scratch built models such as this sell in the many, many thousands and thousands of dollars, sometimes taking years to complete....but now, through an EXCLUSIVE factory arrangment, WE CAN BRING YOU THIS EXCEPTIONAL SHIP AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE.

We encourage you to contact any US Builder and request a price for them to build this ship for you. The YAMATO is the ULTIMATE LARGE SCALE, EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY, FINELY DETAILED....BARGAIN. Also, ask them, How long to build such a ship? Our YAMATO is READY to ship to you in 30-45 BUSINESS DAYS!!

In both the water and on its display stand, this ship is an INCREDIBLE VISUAL EXPERIENCE. The sheer size of this model on the water reflects an APPEARANCE OF REALISM that is virtually unmatched in the modeling industry. From its metal fittings to its durable fiberglass hull, this ship STANDS OUT as the ULTIMATE MASTERPIECE of ready to run modeling.

In the water, the ships scale wake and its STABLE MANUVERABILITY are UNMATCHED and EXCEPTIONAL. Further, the Yamato's 4 electric engines and electronic speed controllers (ESCS) provides the ability to vary or maintain speeds with SMOOTH and PRECISE ACCURACY.


  • Scale: 1:144
  • Size of Model: 183CM LENGTH (72.04 inches), 29CM WIDTH (11.41 inches),40CM HEIGHT (15.74 inches)
  • Material: Fiberglass Hull, Wood deck, resin/metal fittings and parts
  • Drive System: 4 x 540 Engines, 4 x shaft & propellers - and single large rudder
  • Power Supply: Requires a minium of 1 8.4volt 4200MAH battery. Battery/charger not included.
  • R/C system: Includes 2 channal digital Radio Controller with one rudder servo, and electronic speed controller (ESC).
  • Transmitter requires AA batteries (not included).
  • Includes ships stand

**Ship requires approximately 20 pounds of lead shot (fishing weights) lead ballast in 2 trays (trays installed) to properly balance the ship. Available at fishing type stores such as Bass Pro shop (lead ballast not included due to shipping issues).

History of the Yamato

(Battleship, 1941-1945)

Yamato, lead ship of a class of two 65,000-ton (over 72,800-tons at full load) battleships, was built at Kure, Japan. She and her sister, Musashi were by far the largest battleships ever built, even exceeding in size and gun caliber (though not in weight of broadside) the U.S. Navy's abortive Montana class. Their nine 460mm (18.1-inch) main battery guns, which fired 1460kg (3200 pound) armor piercing shells, were the largest battleship guns ever to go to sea, and the two ships' scale of armor protection was also unsurpassed.

Commissioned in December 1941, just over a week after the start of the Pacific war, Yamato served as flagship of Combined Fleet commander Isoroku Yamamoto during the critical battles of 1942. During the following year, she spent most of her time at Truk, as part of a mobile naval force defending Japan's Centeral Pacific bases. Torpedoed by USS Skate (SS-305) in December 1943, Yamato was under repair until April 1944, during which time her anti-aircraft battery was considerably increased. She then took part in the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June and the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October. During the latter action, she was attacked several times by U.S. Navy aircraft, and fired her big guns in an engagement with U.S. escort carriers and destroyers off the island of Samar.

Yamato received comparatively light damage during the Leyte Gulf battle, and was sent home in November 1944. Fitted with additional anti-aircraft machine guns, she was based in Japan during the winter of 1944-45. Attacked by U.S. Navy carrier planes in March 1945, during raids on the Japanese home islands, she was again only lightly damaged. The following month, she was assigned to take part in the suicidal "Ten-Go" Operation, a combined air and sea effort to destroy American naval forces supporting the invasion of Okinawa. On 7 April 1945, while still some 200 miles north of Okinawa, Yamato was attacked by a massive force of U.S. carrier planes and sunk.

After the war, the great battleship became an object of intense fascination in Japan, as well as in foreign countries. Yamato's remains were located and examined in 1985 and again examined, more precisely, in 1999. She lies in two main parts in some 1000 feet of water. Her bow portion, severed from the rest of the ship in the vicinity of the second main battery turret, is upright. The midships and stern section is upside down nearby, with a large hole in the lower starboard side close to the after magazines.

The model is custom built so please allow approximately 60 days for the item to ship from the date of payment.