Musashi Japanese Navy Battleship Model 47 Built Wooden Model Ship NEW
Handmade item The model is 100% scratch built with planks on frame construction method from the drawings. The hull is made of wood and painted. This model is not a kit and ready for display. Model comes with a display base and a brass name plate as shown photos. Specifications: 47L x 8.26W x 14.17H (inch) or 120L x 21W x 36H (cm) Brand new product. Named after Japan’s ancient Musashi Province,  the Musashi was commissioned in mid-1942, modified to serve as the flagship of the Combined Fleet, and spent the rest of the year working up. She was used to transfer forces and equipment between Japan and various occupied islands several times in 1944. Torpedoed in early 1944 by an American submarine, Musashi was forced to return to Japan for repairs, where the navy greatly augmented her anti-aircraft armament. She was present during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June, but did not come in contact with American surface forces. Musashi was sunk by an estimated 19 torpedo and 17 bomb hits from American carrier-based aircraft on 24 October 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Over half of her crew was rescued. Her wreck was located in March 2015 by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his team of researchers. The item “Musashi Japanese Navy Battleship Model 47 Built Wooden Model Ship NEW” is in sale since Thursday, December 29, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “americanmodelship” and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, to China, to Mexico, to Germany, to Japan, BR, to France, to Australia, RU, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, GR, PT, CY, SI, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, TH, to Belgium, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Austria, IL, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM.