Shinano Japanese Navy Aircraft Carrier
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Select a thumbnail to see the picture full-size. In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $79.99You pay: $55.99(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Hasegawa ModelsStock Number: HAS 40153Scale: 1/450View all products of type "Shinano"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Sixty-thousand ton secret
Shinano was built and launched in absolute secrecy. She set out for the first time with construction crew still aboard and without a load of aircraft. At her launch she was the largest aircraft carrier ever made, built on the basis of an eight-hundred seventy foot-long battleship hull. The pall of secrecy was drawn so tightly around her that nobody in US Naval Intelligence believed the vessel existed-even after it was sunk by the submarine USS Archer Fish. Kit features five carrier-based planes and full decals.