August 19, 2005
Big Iron

Jeff gets a battleship gray no-prize for bringing us news of a damned ambitious WWII reconstruction:

This is 1/1 scale location set of the battleship Yamato for the Toei movie "Otokotchi no Yamato (Men's Yamato)" that will be shown to the general public in Japan from December 17, 2005. They have reconstructed a part of ship to the original size in the shipbuilding docks of Hitachi Zosen corporation in Onomichi-city, Hiroshima Pref. The total construction cost of this big set is 600 million yen.

Sorry Ron, it doesn't fly through space or fire laser torpedoes. I knew you'd ask.

Posted by scott at August 19, 2005 12:11 PM

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It was a Wave Motion Cannon, as I remember it. It also launched Tiger Shark fighters and did some sort of hyperspace jumping.

Besides, they raised the actual Yamato for that. However, this is a step in the right direction...

Posted by: ronaprhys on August 19, 2005 12:41 PM

and just for you naval geeks:

Posted by: ronaprhys on August 19, 2005 12:51 PM
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