Yamato on trials, 30 Oct 1941, photo 3 of 4

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
1 Jun 2016 12:40:56 PM

Starboard view of Yamato ships armament can be seen.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
15 Jun 2016 06:01:41 PM


In 1939 the Imperial Japanese Navy laid plans for a super type cruiser with heaver armament, for the "Decisive Battle" against the US Navy in the event of war.


Planned as escorts for the Super Yamato Class these cruisers would have been armed w/9 x 12'' guns mounted in three triple turrets, 8 x torpedo tubes, and been able to survive enemy 8" shells.
Secondary armament planned was 16 x 3.9" dual purpose guns mounted on each side of the ships superstructure with added 25mm and 13mm anti-aircraft weapons. With a top speed of 34knots or 39mph.63km/h it could keep up with the super battleships.


With Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 delayed construction and later postponed, the B65 super cruisers would have had a similar profile in design as the Super Yamato Class
Battleships. Japan's war situation changed along with its strategic plans...

I thank the editor/ww2db for his continued support bring little known facts about WWII...

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