japanese superbattleship (Yamato, Musashi, Shinano)

Zachary

jalopy madness
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heres prints for most beautifull battleship ever built, actually three of then were built, Yamato, Musashi and Shinano.
also japanese were building 3 more of these ships but all project got cancelled and existing parts were scrapped
after all Yamato was best known of those three ships, and eventually americans started calling them as "Yamato" class superbattleships

below: prints for three versions of Yamato (41, 44 & 45)

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Musashi
Builder: Mitsubishi, Nagasaki
Laid down: 29.3.1938
Launched: 1.11.1940
Commissioned: 5.8.1942

Fates:
Sunk in the Sibuyan Sea, S of Luzon, 24 October 1944 by 10 to 19 torpedoes and
17 bombs from planes of Cabot, Enterprise, Essex, Franklin, Intrepid.

Operation history: Imperial Battleships


Yamato
Builder: Kure NY
Laid down: 4.11.1937
Launched: 8.8.1940
Commissioned: 16.12.1941

Fates:
Sunk 7 April 1945 SW of Kiusiu en route to Okinawa after being hit by 9 to 13 torpedoes,
6 bombs and internal explosion from planes of TF 58: Belleau Wood, Bennington, Bunker Hill,
Cabot, Cowpens, Essex, Hancock, Hornet, Intrepid, Langley, San Jacinto, Wasp, Yorktown.

Operation history: Imperial Battleships


Shinano
Builder: Yokosuka NY
Laid down: 4.5.1940
Launched: 8.10.1944
Commissioned: 19.11.1944

Suspended in December 1940, cancelled in 1942 when 50% complete. Would have carried 20-24 x 100 mm AA
instead of 5" and 6.1". Converted to a carrier.

Fates:
Torpedoed and sunk by US submarine Archerfish S of Honsiu 29 November 1944 while moving to Kure for fitting out.

Operation history: none.


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cancelled Yamato class ships


No 111
Builder: Kure NY
Laid down: 7.11.1940
Launched: no record
Commissioned: no record

Fates:
Suspended in December 1940, cancelled 1942 when 30% complete and scrapped.



No 797, 798 and 799
Builder: no record
Laid down: no record
Launched: no record
Commissioned: no record

Fates:
Three more ships were cancelled and never ordered.
 

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SlimyStrike

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I work for a WWII mod for different games and this print is soooo most wanted
Thanks again Zach
 
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Referance Pictures

Here are there some Referance pictures there can help out alittle
 

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