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IJN Yamato 1:1 Scale (August 2019)

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Yamato (大和 "Great Harmony") was the lead ship of her class of battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) shortly before World War II. She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 in) Type 94 main guns, which were the largest guns ever mounted on a warship.

Named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, Yamato was designed to counter the numerically superior battleship fleet of the United States, Japan's main rival in the Pacific. She was laid down in 1937 and formally commissioned a week after the Pearl Harbor attack in late 1941. Throughout 1942, she served as the flagship of the Combined Fleet, and in June 1942 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto directed the fleet from her bridge during the Battle of Midway, a disastrous defeat for Japan. Musashi took over as the Combined Fleet flagship in early 1943, and Yamato spent the rest of the year, and much of 1944, moving between the major Japanese naval bases of Truk and Kure in response to American threats. Although present at the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944, she played no part in the battle.

The only time Yamato fired her main guns at enemy surface targets was in October 1944, when she was sent to engage American forces invading the Philippines during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. On the verge of success, the Japanese force turned back, believing they were engaging an entire US carrier fleet rather than a light escort carrier group which was all that stood between the battleship and vulnerable troop transports.

During 1944, the balance of naval power in the Pacific decisively turned against Japan, and by early 1945, its fleet was much depleted and badly hobbled by critical fuel shortages in the home islands. In a desperate attempt to slow the Allied advance, Yamato was dispatched on a one-way mission to Okinawa in April 1945, with orders to beach herself and fight until destroyed, thus protecting the island. The task force was spotted south of Kyushu by US submarines and aircraft, and on 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.
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09/02/2019 8:34 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
xXx_uberswag4s_xXx
This should be the next ship for Azur Lane
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09/01/2019 5:30 pm
Level 27 : Expert Architect
JishDaGreat2
OWO YES
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09/01/2019 3:21 am
Level 22 : Expert Engineer
railrider
Impressive work as always Commentered! :)



You wouldn't happen to take requests for ships would you?
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09/01/2019 4:08 am
Level 49 : Master Egyptian
Commentered
Thanks!

I guess i don't directly take requests but if you request something theres a high chance you will see it in the future anyway!
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09/02/2019 7:53 pmhistory
Level 22 : Expert Engineer
railrider
In that case.

At some point down the line could you try and build the lake freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the SS Noronic?

Or if you don't do lake boats, How about the RMS Carpathia?
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09/01/2019 1:07 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Toast
BreadyBread45
still not as good as akagi
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08/31/2019 9:02 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Toast
Subbie
This looks absurdly good. Very well done :o
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09/01/2019 4:09 am
Level 49 : Master Egyptian
Commentered
Thank you :D

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