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Fictional Imperial Japanese Navy Big Cruiser IJN Yōtei is a Japanese mid-war big cruiser made by me in a 1:1 (1 block is 1 meter long) scale.



Dimensions: (1:1)

Lenght: 231 block (hull) , 232 block (overall)

Beam (waterline hull width): 25 blocks


Draft: 7 blocks.



Design and a bit of fictional history: (Got help from Wikipedia.)
Yōtei is the lead vessel in the Yōtei-class big cruisers , fictionally active in WW2 with the Imperial Japanese Navy.
These were the largest and the most modern cruisrs in the Japanese fleet , and were intended to encounter any cruiser they can face and create a long range strike force for the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her sister ships were Senjō and Daisen


The Yōtei-class were approved under 1929 to 1934 Fu-Ka fictional fleet program , and like her ships , was named after a mountain. The Mount Yōtei ((羊蹄山 Yōtei-zan) is an active stratovolcano located in Shikotsu-Toya National Park , Hokkaido , Japan. It is also called Yezo Fuji or Ezo Fuji (蝦夷富士), "Ezo" being an old name for the island of Hokkaido, because it resembles Mount Fuji.


Designed as a large heavy cruiser (big cruiser) of Imperial Japanese Navy , they were mainly based off (very identical) to Takao class heavy cruisers , an improved-bigger Takao class. They had some unique aspects like three funnels connected together , two floatplane hangar , large 11 inch (283mm) guns in triple turrets , and a main battery placement similiar to battleships. Armed to the teeth with a great armor scheme combined with a very fast speed they were superior to many ships by their size.


Yōtei-class displaced around 20.000 tons . Yōtei was 231 meters long , with a beam of 25 meters , draft of 7 meters , and were capable of 32.4 knots.




Propulsion was by 12 Kampon boilers driving four sets of single-impulse geared steam turbine engines , with four shafts turning three-bladed (the ship i did actually has four-bladed) propellers. The ship was armored with 183mm side belt , and 35-60 mm armored deck ; the bridge was armored with 10 to 16 mm armored plates.

Yōtei's main battery was twelve 28.3 cm naval guns , heaviest armement of any ship in the world at the time , mounted in four triple turrets. Her secondary included twelve Type 96 12.7 cm dual purpose guns in six twin mounts on each side, and 16 Type 90 (later Type 93) torpedoes in four quadruple launchers. She was deficient in anti-aircraft capabilty as built , but later got more efficient with 45 Type 96 25mm (1 in) anti aircraft guns.

Yōteix was repeatedly modernized and upgraded throughout her career in order to counter the growing threat of air strikes, and in her final configuration was armed with twelve 28.3 cm naval guns (4x3), six Type 89 12.7 cm (5 in) dual purpose guns(5x2), and 16 Type 93 Long Lance torpedoes in four quadruple launchers (plus 8 reloads). Anti-aircraft protection included 10 triple mount and 15 single mount Type 96 25mm (1 in) anti aircrafts guns.


General characteristics:
Class and type: Yōtei-class big cruiser
Displacement: Around 20.000 full loads
Lenght: 231 meters (hull) , 232 meters (oa)
Beam: 25 meters
Draft: 7 meters
Propulsion: 4-shaft geared turbine, 12 Kampon boilers, 132,000 shp (98,000 kW)
Speed: 32.4 knots

Armament: Original layout:
12x 28.3 cm naval guns (4x3)
6x 12 cm/45 10th Year Type naval guns (6x1)
Unknown anti aircraft armament
Type 90 torpedoes (4x2 + 8 reloads)
Final layout:
12x 28.3 cm naval guns (4x3)
12x Type 89 12.7 cm (5 in) dual purpose guns (6x2)
45x Type 96 25mm (1 in) anti aircraft guns (10x3 , 15x1)
Type 93 torpedoes (4x4 + 8 reloads)

Armour: Main belt: 183mm
Deck: 35-60mm

Aircraft carried: 3 floatplanes (2x Aichi E13A1 "Jake" & 1x Nakajima A6M2-N "Zero".)
Aviation facilities: 2 aircraft catapults



Fictional Japanese Big Cruiser IJN Yōtei 1:1 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
CreditCommenter for the renders.
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05/30/2019 4:59 am
Level 1 : New Miner
NightDriver
Wow. Your ships always look perfect. This looks just perfect, you can see the evolution from the takao class, with the large superstructure, that still looks more balanced and less top heavy than on the takao class. The gun layout in triple turrets is also nice. It is exactly like a better and larger Takao class.
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05/25/2019 8:34 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Engineer
Grizstorm
yeah i don't know what to say when looking at this post other then its absolutely amazing, really good job
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05/24/2019 2:38 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Senpai
TheOfficialNano
thats an odd looking yamato
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05/24/2019 9:28 am
Level 33 : Artisan Sailor
LittlyShippy
No, thats an odd looking Musashi
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05/24/2019 1:40 am
Level 37 : Artisan Pixel Painter
Tommist
I'm sure this fictional ship will come in wows one day
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05/24/2019 11:35 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Shammy025
Whaaaaaaat? Wargaming don't put completely fictional ships in to a historically accurate game.
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05/24/2019 9:28 am
Level 33 : Artisan Sailor
LittlyShippy
New tier 9 super cruiser :). Guess this wont be citadelled at any angle like Azuma or wont have a not pretty main armament. And yay , she would have torpedoes !
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05/24/2019 11:36 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Shammy025
Oh I do enjoy hunting the Azuma. I imagine slam-dunking the Yoshino will prove just as amusing.
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05/25/2019 11:07 am
Level 33 : Artisan Sailor
LittlyShippy
Yotei would be better than Azuma at least ?
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05/27/2019 4:01 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Shammy025
As long as it isn't made out of citadels! It's much nicer to look at.
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05/23/2019 12:09 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
MARORO
Ta...Takao class XD??
it looks like Maya,
hehe
anyways, Good work! this is phenomenal!
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05/23/2019 2:12 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Sailor
LittlyShippy
Its based off Atago and Chokai but never realized i also based her off Maya. Yeah she has two turret in front and AA gun on front of the superstructure

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