Military Mahogany is proud to announce the release of this handcrafted mahogany wood model of the Imperial Japaneses Navy I-400 super submarine complete with display stand. The I-400 class were the largest submarines of World War II and remained the largest ever built until the construction of nuclear ballistic missile submarines in the 1960s. They were submarine aircraft carriers able to carry three Aichi M6A Seiran aircraft underwater to their destinations. They were designed to surface, launch their planes, then quickly dive again before they were discovered.
They also carried torpedoes for close-range combat. The I-400-class was designed with the range to travel anywhere in the world and return. A fleet of 18 boats was planned in 1942, and work started on the first in January 1943 at the Kure, Hiroshima arsenal. Within a year the plan was scaled back to five, of which only three (I-400 at Kure, and I-401 and I-402 at Sasebo) were completed. Each model takes an average of 18 hrs to complete and is coated with 3 coats of polyurethane for a super high gloss finish.
You will not find a better, more detailed model than this. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Desk & Shelf Models". The seller is "mikesmilitarymachines" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.