- Cobi World Of Warships Collection
- 2500 high quality pieces
- 1 PC bonus code for WOW (3 days Premium, 20x Damage Control Party II)
- Completed Dimensions: 35.4” L x 5.1” W x 7.7” H
- Box Dimensions: 31.5" L x 12.7" W x 4.0" H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 10 years and above.
Yamato (大和, "Great Harmony") was the lead ship of her class of battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) shortly before World War II. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 in) Type 94 main guns, which were the largest guns ever mounted on a warship.
Named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, Yamato was designed to counter the numerically superior battleship fleet of the United States, Japan's main rival in the Pacific. She was laid down in 1937 and formally commissioned a week after the Pearl Harbor attack in late 1941. Throughout 1942, she served as the flagship of the Combined Fleet, and in June 1942 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto directed the fleet from her bridge during the Battle of Midway, a disastrous defeat for Japan. Musashi took over as the Combined Fleet flagship in early 1943, and Yamato spent the rest of the year, and much of 1944, moving between the major Japanese naval bases of Truk and Kure in response to American threats. Although present at the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944, she played no part in the battle.
The only time Yamato fired her main guns at enemy surface targets was in October 1944, when she was sent to engage American forces invading the Philippines during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. While threatening to sink American troop transports, they encountered a light escort carrier group of the U.S. Navy's Task Force 77, "Taffy 3", in the Battle off Samar. The Japanese turned back after American air attacks convinced them they were engaging a powerful US carrier fleet.
During 1944, the balance of naval power in the Pacific decisively turned against Japan, and by early 1945, its fleet was much depleted and badly hobbled by critical fuel shortages in the home islands. In a desperate attempt to slow the Allied advance, Yamato was dispatched on a one-way mission to Okinawa in April 1945, with orders to beach herself and fight until destroyed, thus protecting the island. The task force was spotted south of Kyushu by US submarines and aircraft, and on 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.
The battleship Yamato is one of the largest construction block model released in the history of COBI. It was designed in 1: 300 scale. It faithfully captures the smallest details of this historic ship. After assembling it's 2, 500 blocks, The battleship's body is 90 cm (30. 4") long and 19. 5 cm (7. 7") cm tall. It has many movable elements such as: cannons and anti-aircraft batteries, rotating artillery towers, rudder and propellers. The set includes a special display stand with a plate on which the name of the ship is printed. A unique brick that imitates the golden orchid, an Imperial symbol adorns the bow of the ship. The product is ideally suited as an exclusive gift for all lovers of history, militaries and ship collectors. It will look great on a desk or bookshelf. This edition is released under the license of the wildly popular online game world of warships. The instructions include a special invitation code for new players (7 days premium account, Albany - American premium cruiser tier II, place in the port) and bonus code WOWS PC (3 days premium account, 20x repair and emergency Group II), which operate on servers in Europe and North America.
Estimated construction time about 8 hours.