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Kaleun1961
03-01-2007, 06:07 PM
In anticipation of the imminent release of SH4, I repost this link about the Yamato museum in Japan. The model there of Yamato makes our Revell U-boat kits look like little rubber duckies. The Yamato model [1/10th scale] is as big as a real life yacht.

Yamato (http://www.oshipee.com/omami/e-photo-yamatomuseum.htm)

Note: English web browsers may ask you to install a language pack. I click cancel and can still view the site, and photos!

Kaleun1961
03-01-2007, 06:07 PM
In anticipation of the imminent release of SH4, I repost this link about the Yamato museum in Japan. The model there of Yamato makes our Revell U-boat kits look like little rubber duckies. The Yamato model [1/10th scale] is as big as a real life yacht.

Yamato (http://www.oshipee.com/omami/e-photo-yamatomuseum.htm)

Note: English web browsers may ask you to install a language pack. I click cancel and can still view the site, and photos!

klcarroll
03-01-2007, 06:11 PM
Yep! .....That's worth a six toprpedo spread any day of the week!

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bunkerratt
03-01-2007, 06:11 PM
now this is cool ty ...speaking of ..how does one go about getting a copy of the movie yamato?..the japanese version that was out about a yr or so ago?

Backdraft57
03-01-2007, 07:34 PM
Very cool. Some target recognition shots for you.
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m224/backdraft57/08_yamato_ross_walton.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m224/backdraft57/yamato_art_01.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m224/backdraft57/yamato_wayne_scarpaci.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m224/backdraft57/05_yamato.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m224/backdraft57/yamato_jean_secardin_744.gif
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m224/backdraft57/04_yamato.jpg

Yen Lo
03-01-2007, 07:46 PM
What a ship, what a website, very nice.

GoldenEagle8
03-01-2007, 07:48 PM
WOW! I bet that thing took a while.

klcarroll
03-01-2007, 07:53 PM
It's intersting how the first two illustrations seem to show a slope to the maindeck between turrets one and two, and the rest do not.

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Kaleun1961
03-01-2007, 08:16 PM
That may be explained, at least in part, due to viewing angle, or perspective. Viewing the ship from 90 degrees off the beam renders a different slope perception than a viewing angle of say 75 degrees. The bulbous nose is more apparent from different angles.

edjcox
03-01-2007, 08:52 PM
Interesting nose design.

Our Navy considered that shape a significant advantage...


They had some good hydrodynamicists working their design.

IsaanRanger
03-01-2007, 09:26 PM
A shame I didnt go to the Museum when I was in KURE, was kinda late in the day though, but I saw the shipyards, and I was able to visit the Yamato 2 on display outside in Kobe (it was a ship with magnetohydrodynamic drive, sort of like caterpillar drive)

Crosseye76
03-02-2007, 12:59 AM
Wow ! Great link.

tuddley3
03-02-2007, 01:07 AM
My lower jaw just hit the floor. And my saliva glands look like Niagra Falls. Beautiful work of art that is. Almost worth a trip to Japan, besides the ladies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Karl_Donitz_Jr
03-02-2007, 09:49 AM
Good luck sinking her with 6 torps though! The Musashi (her sistership) took 18 and the Yamato took 14 and both took around 20 bombs before sinking! You will be after her for AGES!!!

klcarroll
03-02-2007, 10:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The Musashi (her sistership) took 18 and the Yamato took 14 and both took around 20 bombs before sinking! You will be after her for AGES!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

True, .....but if you have to devote an entire patrol to one ship, ....is there a better choice???

(Socko says; "Don't be a Nancy! ......Do her with the deck gun!!!) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

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MarkSynthesis
03-02-2007, 10:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Karl_Donitz_Jr:
Good luck sinking her with 6 torps though! The Musashi (her sistership) took 18 and the Yamato took 14 and both took around 20 bombs before sinking! You will be after her for AGES!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The horrible part? Given US torpedo reliability rates, a single US sub doesn't carry enough torpedoes for a fourth of that....assuming you could fire all of them.

When it comes to the Pacific Theater, I think I might be the only one so cowardly that, in the presence of a Super-Battleship, I'd rather it be on my side...

banzai_billy
03-02-2007, 08:08 PM
I dunno about you
I'd use my deck gun after my torpedoes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

edjcox
03-05-2007, 12:10 AM
Yes the Japanese love a goog suicide and a GATO going up against a BB would be just that. You might survive the initial ranging salvo and then your crew would all piss on you you as you were blown into oblivion.....

Even diving wouldn't help as the shell would probably rip you apart up to 20 ft deep or so...

Think of VW 's being dropped into you except streamlined and filled with HX..

The oly smart thing to do would be to try and cripple her propulsion and report her location for assistance...