(BB) Super Yamato

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(BB) Super Yamato

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:38 am

Specifications:

Type: Battleship
Displacement: Approximately 70,000 long tons (78,000 ST; 71,000 t)[1]
Length: Unknown
Beam: Unknown
Propulsion: Unknown

Armament:

Armament: 6 × 510 mm (20.1 in)/45 caliber guns (2×3)[2]
"Many" 100 mm (3.9 in)/65 caliber guns[3]
Armor: Possibly a 460 mm (18 in) side belt; nothing more is given in sources[4][5]

History:

Initial plans for the A-150 battleships called for eight or nine 510 mm (20.1 in) guns in quadruple or triple turrets. The successful construction of a 480 mm (18.9 in) gun in 1920–1921 made the Japanese confident that a 510 mm (20.1 in) could be built. In addition, a top speed of 30 kn (35 mph; 56 km/h) was desired so that the class would be faster than the United States' 27 kn (31 mph; 50 km/h) North Carolina-class battleships. However, these grand specifications were curtailed when tests culminated in a ship that had a displacement of some 90,000 tons; it was felt that ships of this size would be "too large and too expensive".[3]

This information and more found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_A-150_battleship
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