historywars: Japanese IJN Battleship Mutsu. One of the most powerful with their 410mm guns until the arrival of Yamato.
Midships detail of 18 in Japanese super-battleship Yamato: at well over 70000 tons she and sister Musashi were much the largest battleships ever built. Both were lost to sustained air attacks late in WW2: definitively the end of the 'big gun' era.
IJNIJN Yamato (大和) - Corazzata - Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento a vuoto: 65.027 t (di cui 21.266 t di corazzatura) a pieno carico (stima): 72.810 Lunghezza 263 m Larghezza 38,9 m Pescaggio 11 m Propulsione 12 caldaie a vapore surriscaldato Kanpon, 4 turboriduttori Kanpon, 150,000 CV (110 MW) Velocità 27 nodi (51 km/h) Autonomia 8.000 mn a 18 nodi (14.800 km a 33 km/h) Equipaggio 2.750 uomini
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IJN Yamato (大和?), named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.
Artificially coloured, this relatively unknown picture gives a good impression of the scale of 71000 ton, 18 in Japanese super-battleship Yamato - together with her sister Musashi, the largest such vessels ever built by a significant margin. Musashi was sunk in October 1944 and Yamato in April 1945, both by sustained air attack.