This is a Tamiya 1/700 scale assembly and painting required plastic model kit of the IJN "Shinano", a World War II era aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was initially laid down as the third of the Yamato-class battleships, but her partially complete hull was converted to an aircraft carrier in 1942. Model kit features: 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.
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