The Japanese Battleship Yamato

Carlo Cestra

 
Publication date:
February 2017
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
Super Drawings in 3D
Illustration :
165
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9788365437310

Dimensions : 210 X 297 mm
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£27.50

Overview
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Yamato class of Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War. Named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, on the Kii peninsula, she was the first of four designed ships and was the heaviest, largest and most powerful battleship ever built, displacing about 72000 tons at full load and armed with nine 46 cm Type 94 main guns. Yamato exceeded other country battleships not only by the displacement and the calibre of her guns, but also by the construction of her hull, armour protection, gunnery and optics. The superiority of her optic equipment gave her tremendous precision to her main gunfire. She was an incredible achievement for the Japanese naval engineering and ship-building industry by any international standard.