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Friday, June 18, 2010

Yamato






Here are some images of Doyusha's 1/250 scale Kure DY Yamato Battleship. With a full displacement load of 71,659 tonnes, a length of 862 ft 10 in and a armament compliment of 9 x 46 cm (18.1 in) (3×3) guns
6 × 155 mm (6.1 in) (2×3) guns
24 × 127 mm (5.0 in) guns
162 × 25 mm (0.98 in) Anti-Aircraft guns (52×3, 6×1)
4 × 13.2 mm (0.52 in) AA (2×2) guns this monster was the largest battleship ever built.The Yamato (the ancient name for Japan) was sunk north of Okinawa on April 7th 1945.

2 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

If my memory serves me correctly, this one of the Japanese battleships sunk at Truk Lagoon.
maybe?

Warren Zoell said...

Truk Lagoon now called Chuuk was a port often used by the Yamato for refueling and repairs.