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Battleships Yamato and Musashi

This new editions is a genuine 'Super Anatomy' containing the most detailed renditions of these ships ever seen.

Author : Janusz Skulski

Release : 2017-12-21

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN : 1472832221

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Equipped with the largest guns and heaviest armour and with the greatest displacement of any ship ever built, the Yamato proved to be a formidable opponent to the US Pacific Fleet in the Second World War. The book contains a full description of the design and construction of the battleship including wartime modifications, and a career history followed by a substantial pictorial section with rare onboard views of Yamato and her sister ship Musashi, a comprehensive portfolio of more than 1,020 perspective line artworks, 350 colour 3D views, and 30 photographs. The wreck of Musashi has been recently discovered to great excitement in Japan, renewing interest in these iconic warships. Janusz Skulski's anatomies of three renowned ships of the 20th century Japanese navy are among the most comprehensive of the Anatomy series with hundreds of meticulously researched drawings of the ships. Since their first publication he has continued to research the ships and has now produce a more definitive anatomy than was possible then. He has teamed up with 3D artist Stefan Draminksi who produces superb realistic renditions of the ships that bring a whole new level of detail to the portraits of the ships. This new editions is a genuine 'Super Anatomy' containing the most detailed renditions of these ships ever seen.

The Battleships Yamato and Musashi

"This volume features selected photos of the Japanese battleships, Yamato and Musashi, from the archives of the Kure Maritime Museum.

Author : Kure Maritime Museum

Release : 2019

Publisher : Japanese Naval Warship Photo A

ISBN : 9781682473856

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"This volume features selected photos of the Japanese battleships, Yamato and Musashi, from the archives of the Kure Maritime Museum. It includes photos taken by the Kure Naval Arsenal of the ships' construction and sea trials, as well as photos of the ships from private individuals"--

IJN Yamato and Musashi

Author : Masataka Chihaya

Release : 1973

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Battleship Musashi

Recounts the technical and other difficulties overcome by the Japanese to build the world's largest battleship, and tells how it was sunk.

Author : Akira Yoshimura

Release : 1999

Publisher : Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN : 9784770024008

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Recounts the technical and other difficulties overcome by the Japanese to build the world's largest battleship, and tells how it was sunk.

The Battleship Yamato

With the greatest displacement, biggest guns and heaviest armour, Yamato and her sister Musashi were the ultimate battleships.

Author : Janusz Skulski

Release : 1988

Publisher : Brassey's

ISBN :

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With the greatest displacement, biggest guns and heaviest armour, Yamato and her sister Musashi were the ultimate battleships. Everything about them was gigantic - each main armament turret, for example, had a total revolving weight of over 2500 tones - and they proved formidable opponents to the US Pacific Fleet.

Yamato Class Battleships

The strengths and weaknesses of available kits of the ships are reviewed, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.The Yamato class battleships of the Imperial ...

Author : Steve Wiper

Release : 2009-08-30

Publisher : Pen and Sword

ISBN : 1783830999

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The ShipCraft series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, then moves to an extensive photographic survey of either a high-quality model or a surviving example of the ship. Hints on building the model, and on modifying and improving the basic kit, are followed by a section on paint schemes and camouflage, featuring numerous colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings. The strengths and weaknesses of available kits of the ships are reviewed, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.The Yamato class battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy were the largest warships of the Second World War and the largest battleships ever constructed, displacing 78,800 tonnes. They also carried the largest naval artillery ever fitted to a warship–18in guns. Neither Yamato nor her sistership Musashi made much impact on the War. Musashi was sunk during the battle of Leyte Gulf while Yamato, deployed in a deliberate suicide attack on Allied forces at the battle of Okinawa, was finally sunk by US carrier-based aircraft; Not 300 of her 3,330 crew survived.

World War II Battleships of Japan

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Author : Books Llc

Release : 2010-05

Publisher : Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN : 9781155300863

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Japanese battleship Yamato, Kong class battlecruiser, Japanese battleship Haruna, Japanese battleship Kong, Japanese battleship Kirishima, Japanese battleship Hiei, Japanese battleship Mutsu, Japanese battleship Musashi, Japanese battleship Ise, Japanese battleship Nagato, Japanese battleship Asahi, Japanese battleship Fus, Japanese battleship Hy ga, Ise class battleship, Japanese battleship Yamashiro. Excerpt: Yamato ( ), named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during 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 inch) main guns. Neither, however, survived the war. Laid down in 1937 and formally commissioned a week after the Pearl Harbor attack in late 1941, Yamato was designed to counter the numerically superior battleship fleet of the United States, Japan's main rival in the Pacific. Throughout 1942 she served as the flagship of the Japanese Combined Fleet, and in June 1942 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto directed the fleet from her bridge during the disastrous Battle of Midway. 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 she was present at the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944, Yamato played no part in the battle. The only time she 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 ...

The Battleship Yamato

Author : Janusz Skulski

Release : 2004

Publisher : Conway Maritime Press

ISBN : 0851779409

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The battleship Yamato was a tremendous achievement for the Imperial Japanese Navy. With the greatest displacement, biggest guns and heaviest armour of all time, Yamato and her sister Musashi were the ultimate battleships. Everything about them was gigantic – for example, each main-armament turret had a total revolving weight of over 2500 tons – and they proved very dangerous opponents to the US Pacific Fleet. Fittingly for such a subject as Yamato, this contribution to the ‘Anatomy’ series has twice as many drawings as a standard volume in the series.The ‘Anatomy of the Ship’ series aims to provide the finest documentation of individual ships and ship types ever published. What makes the series unique is a complete set of superbly executed line drawings, both the conventional type of plan as well as explanatory views, with fully descriptive keys. These are supported by technical details and a record of the ship’s service history.

Requiem for Battleship Yamato

Ten ships formed the task force whose fate is described in this memoir: battleship
Yamato (Rear Admiral Ariga Kosaku, ... Battleships Yamato and Musashi
constituted Japan's attempt to outclass this competition.6 Completed in 1940,
these ...

Author : Yoshida Mitsuru

Release : 2013-07-31

Publisher : Naval Institute Press

ISBN : 1612512089

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A young ensign on the bridge of the fabled battleship Yamato during her final battle, recounts his experience.

Titans of the Rising Sun

The story of the Yamato class illustrates the closing of one chapter in the history of naval warfare while at the same time the opening of another. 208 pp.

Author : Raymond A. Bawal

Release : 2010

Publisher : Inland Expressions

ISBN : 0981815731

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Intended to be glorious symbols of Japanese power, the Yamato class suffered from the disadvantage of being designed at a crossroads in naval strategy in which advances in aviation technology began to shift the focus of sea power from the battleship to the aircraft carrier. The story of the Yamato class illustrates the closing of one chapter in the history of naval warfare while at the same time the opening of another. 208 pp.

The Japanese Battleship Musashi

Musashi battleship was the second ship of the Yamato class of Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War.

Author : Carlo Cestra

Release : 2017-03-19

Publisher : Super Drawings in 3D

ISBN : 9788365437235

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Musashi battleship was the second ship of the Yamato class of Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War. She and her sister, Yamato, were the heaviest and most powerful battleships ever constructed, displacing 72800 tons at full load and armed with nine 46-cm Type 94 main guns. Musashi was commissioned in August 1942 and assigned to the 1st Battleship Division. In early 1943 the ship was transferred to Truk, which was the Empire of Japan's main base in the South Pacific. During this year she sortied several times with the fleet searching for American forces, without success. In 1944 she was used to transfer forces and equipment between Japan and various occupied islands. In early 1944 she was damaged by an American submarine attack and was forced to return to Japan for repairs. On this occasion she was strongly enhanced with antiaircraft armament. She was present during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June, but she didn't engage in combat with the American forces. On 24 October 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, after several hours of fighting, Musashi was sunk by a large number of torpedoes and bombs fired from American carrier-based aircraft. The wreck was located in March 2015 by the team of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, at a depth of about 1350 meters (4430 feet).

Battleships of Japan

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Author : Source Wikipedia

Release : 2013-09

Publisher : University-Press.org

ISBN : 9781230647692

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 62. Chapters: Battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Russo-Japanese War battleships of Japan, World War II battleships of Japan, World War I battleships of Japan, Japanese battleship Yamato, Kong class battlecruiser, Japanese battleship Haruna, Japanese battleship Kong, Japanese battleship Kirishima, Japanese battleship Hiei, Russian battleship Retvizan, Japanese battleship Mutsu, Japanese battleship Musashi, Japanese battleship Ise, Japanese battleship Mikasa, Japanese battleship Nagato, Kii class battleship, Design A-150 battleship, Japanese battleship Asahi, Number 13 class battleship, Japanese battleship Fus, Japanese battleship Fuji, Peresvet class battleship, Japanese battleship Hatsuse, Japanese battleship Hy ga, Japanese battleship Satsuma, Japanese battleship Shikishima, Japanese battleship Settsu, Japanese battleship Yashima, Japanese battleship Katori, Japanese ironclad warship Fus, Japanese battleship Kashima, Japanese battleship Aki, Japanese battleship Iwami, Japanese battleship Kawachi, Ise class battleship, List of battleships of Japan, Japanese battleship Sagami, Japanese battleship Tango, Japanese battleship Yamashiro, Chinese turret ship Zhenyuan, List of Japanese early battleships. Excerpt: Yamato ( ), named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during 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 inch) main guns. Neither, however, survived the war. Laid down in 1937 and formally commissioned a week after the Pearl Harbor attack in late 1941, Yamato was designed to counter the numerically superior battleship fleet of the United States, Japan's main...

Intrepid

An official history of the storied USS Intrepid and those who sailed with it follows the legendary aircraft carrier from its construction; through its service during World War II at Leyte Gulf, Okinawa, and other Pacific battles; through ...

Author : Bill White

Release : 2008

Publisher : Random House LLC

ISBN : 0767929896

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An official history of the storied USS Intrepid and those who sailed with it follows the legendary aircraft carrier from its construction; through its service during World War II at Leyte Gulf, Okinawa, and other Pacific battles; through its part as the recovery ship for America's early astronauts and service in Vietnam; to its role as an air and space museum in New York City. 75,000 first printing.

Battleships

This accessible short history gives an expert overview of the history of the battleship, looking at its origins, the role played by battleships in both World Wars, famous ships and their stories, and the weaponry and technology they ...

Author : Ingo Bauernfeind

Release : 2018-12-19

Publisher : Casemate Publishers

ISBN : 1612006183

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A journey into the golden age of naval history, when these floating powerhouses ruled the waves. The battleship was the ultimate embodiment of naval power during the latter stages of the British Empire, with the Royal Navy the first to build the dreadnought battleship in 1906. The new design, with a uniform main battery and steam turbines making it faster and more accurate than ever before, sparked a race with the German navy that culminated in the Battle of Jutland in 1916, the only fleet-to-fleet naval battle during the First World War. With major losses on both sides, and several treaties during the interwar years banning the construction of new battleships, a new generation emerged only in the Second World War, with Japan secretly creating Yamato and Musashi, two of the most powerful battleships ever built. World War II saw the zenith of the battleship, with many pivotal battles such as that of Denmark Strait, during which the iconic battleship HMS Hood was sunk; the second battle of Guadalcanal; and the Battle of Leyte Gulf—to name but a few. The Germans, the Japanese, the Royal Navy, and the US Navy were locked in a titanic struggle across vast distances, in which battleships, for a time, played a decisive role, until the development of new aircraft carriers and the growing use of torpedoes began to make them obsolete. Since the 1990s, no battleship has seen active service. This accessible short history gives an expert overview of the history of the battleship, looking at its origins, the role played by battleships in both World Wars, famous ships and their stories, and the weaponry and technology they employed.

Pushing the Limits

“Meat for the enemy” Battleship Yamato, Sibuyan Sea, Central Philippines 1020,
24 October 1944 The loss of two cruisers and damage to another in the attack by
the two ... evasive maneuvers as aircraft swarmed the Yamato and Musashi.

Author : Carl P. LaVO

Release : 2013-12-15

Publisher : Naval Institute Press

ISBN : 1612513344

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His family says he was a great story teller. Yet Vice Admiral Allan Rockwell McCann left no reminisces that might reveal a deeper sense of his extraordinary service to the nation. In his four-decade military career spanning two world wars, he rarely discussed for the record the many historic circumstances that enveloped him. If you were to judge the admiral by his military awards and ribbons, they would not suggest the career he led. His signature achievement was development of a workable submarine rescue chamber. Yet Allan McCann, a man born to a Scottish tailor in a remarkable town in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, seemed to be always on the scene of historic events. Among his accomplishments, he was the Navy’s liaison officer to modify the antiquated O-12 submarine into the privately-leased Nautilus that made the first attempt to sail beneath the Arctic ice shelf in 1931. He was submarine squadron commander deployed in the Pacific from Hawaii to search for survivors of the ill-fated Dole Air Race to Honolulu in 1927. He was aboard the sub tender Pelias and directed firepower to knock down Japanese aircraft attacking Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. He was commander of the battleship USS Iowa during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He was Chief of Staff of the mysterious Navy’s 10th Fleet that stymied a last ditch effort by Nazi Germany to attack North America via U-boats in Operation Teardrop. He was commander of a Navy task force taking President Harry S. Truman to the Pottsdam talks in 1945 and relayed the message to him that an atomic bomb had been exploded over Hiroshima. As ComSubPac, he was aboard the first submarine in 1947 to navigate under the polar ice. He also was the Navy Inspector General who assumed a pivotal role in the so-called Revolt of the Admirals in 1949. Throughout his naval career, Admiral McCann was widely revered as a very efficient, competent officer who succeeded in many endeavors but did not boast of them nor seek self-promotion. Rather, he let the record speak for him. This book is an overdue appreciation of the admiral who has all but been ignored in naval history.

Eagle Against the Sun

Kurita's formation included the super - battleships Yamato and Musashi , three
older battleships , ten heavy cruisers , two light cruisers , and more than a dozen
destroyers . It was Kurita's force which the U.S. submarines Darter and Dace ...

Author : Ronald H. Spector

Release : 2012-12-11

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 1476727422

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Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy and offers some provocative interpretations. He shows that the dual advance across the Pacific by MacArthur and Nimitz was less a product of strategic calculation and more a pragmatic solution to bureaucratic, doctrinal, and public relations problems facing the Army and Navy. He also argues that Japan made its fatal error not in the Midway campaign but in abandoning its offensive strategy after that defeat and allowing itself to be drawn into a war of attrition. Combining impeccable research with electrifying detail, Spector vividly recreates the major battles, little-known campaigns, and unfamiliar events of this brutal 44-month struggle. He reveals that the U.S. had secret plans to wage unrestricted submarine warfare against Japan months before Pearl Harbor and demonstrates that MacArthur and his commanders ignored important intercepts of Japanese messages that would have saved thousands of lives in Papua and Leyte. He skillfully takes the reader from top-secret strategy meetings in Washington, London, and Tokyo to distant beaches and remote Asian jungles with battle-weary GIs. Throughout, Spector contends that American decisions in the Pacific War were shaped more often by the struggles between the British and the Americans, and between the Army and the Navy, than by strategic considerations. Revealing what really happened in the course of a conflict that ended with the most deadly air raid ever, this contribution to WWII history adds a new dimension to our understanding of the people and forces that determined its outcome.

Iowa Class Battleships

They did, however, possess nine powerful battleships including the massive
Yamato and Musashi, although the US had twelve battleships: six older ones with
the amphibious ships in Leyte Gulf and six modern ones escorting the carriers of
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Author : Lester Abbey

Release : 2012-08-30

Publisher : Seaforth Publishing

ISBN : 1848321112

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The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references – books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. The Iowa class were the largest, fastest and most modern US battleships of the war, and the formal surrender of Japan was signed on the deck of one of them, USS Missouri. Modernised post-war, they served in Korea, Vietnam and as late as the first Gulf War. They are among the most popular subjects of all for model kits.

Final Impact

Yamato, Musashi and two unidentified cruisers.' 'Thank you ... Two of them were
behemoths – the battleships Yamato and Musashi. Two were flat-tops. More
likely than not Grand Admiral Isoroku Yamamato sailed on the Yamato. Was he
on ...

Author : John Birmingham

Release : 2008-12-04

Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN : 0141903724

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The Sequence of event of the Second World War was altered forever at the very moment the task force of ultra-modern stealth warships emerged from a rip in the time-space continuum. Hurled back from 2021 to 1942 after a quantum experiment goes horribly wrong, no one could have predicted the impact of this futuristic fighting force. Chaos ensues... In the third and final gripping instalment of the Axis of Time trilogy, the revised history of the War is more alarming than ever. Hitler and the Japanese race towards atomic capability; Stalin plots to tear down the future and rebuild it in his own image; and the allies begin their Great Crusade, with the weapons of know-how of the twenty-first century. The final battle of the war is about to begin...

Agents of Innovation

The Japanese were already planning to build the 18-inch-gun “super-battleships
Yamato and Musashi. 80. For example see Lt. Cdr. Melvin F. Talbot, “The
Battleship: Her Evolution and Her Present Place in the Scheme of Naval War,”
1938 ...

Author : John T. Kuehn

Release : 2013-07-10

Publisher : Naval Institute Press

ISBN : 1612514057

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The author examines the influence of the General Board of the U.S. Navy as an agent of innovation in the years between the world wars. A formal body established by the secretary of the Navy, the General Board served as the organizational nexus for the interaction between fleet design and the naval limitations imposed on the Navy by treaty. Particularly important, Kuehn argues, was the Board's role in implementing the Washington Naval Treaty, which limited naval armaments after 1922. Kuehn explains that the leadership of the Navy at large and the General Board in particular felt themselves especially constrained by Article XIX of the Washington Naval Treaty, which implemented a status quo on naval fortifications in the western Pacific.

Yamato

1945: a mushroom cloud rises 20,000 feet into the sky. This is not from the bombing of Hiroshima or Nagasaki. It is the remains of the battleship 'Yamato'.

Author : Daniel Knowles

Release : 2021-02-19

Publisher :

ISBN : 9781781558140

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1945: a mushroom cloud rises 20,000 feet into the sky. This is not from the bombing of Hiroshima or Nagasaki. It is the remains of the battleship 'Yamato'. Representing the ambition and determination of Imperial Japan, the loss of the Yamato in a kamikaze operation in April 1945 has become a symbol of the downfall of the Imperial Japanese Empire.