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Japan’s Super Battleships Were Awesome — And a Waste

 
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Mar - 08:40 (2017)    Post subject: Japan’s Super Battleships Were Awesome — And a Waste Reply with quote

Another one for us WW2 nuts:

https://warisboring.com/japans-super-battleships-were-awesome-and-pretty-mu…


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PostPosted: Wed 5 Apr - 21:38 (2017)    Post subject: Japan’s Super Battleships Were Awesome — And a Waste Reply with quote

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The link doesn't work. Can you repost?


Anyway, yes, the Yamato and Musashi were awesome ships who had missed their time. It's interesting that Japan had the foresight to see the importance of carriers yet still spent an enormous amount of money and material to build a super battleship. 


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PostPosted: Thu 6 Apr - 07:59 (2017)    Post subject: Japan’s Super Battleships Were Awesome — And a Waste Reply with quote

Odd...

http://warisboring.com/japans-super-battleships-were-awesome-and-a-waste/


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Apr - 01:24 (2017)    Post subject: Japan’s Super Battleships Were Awesome — And a Waste Reply with quote

Design decisions helped doom these ships to strategic irrelevance. Any warship is a compromise of armament, armour, and speed (sometimes fuel range). 
The Japanese emphasized armament and armour over speed for these ships. Thus they could not keep up with the fast carrier groups, while contemporary US and British designs could. The "super battleships" were never close enough to where they were needed.  The Kongo class BC/BBs were and had active WWII careers. 
16" gun armed YAMATO and MUSASHI replacing HIEI and KIRISHIMA in the Guadalcanal battles may have changed the tactical outcome. Or at Midway when the Japanese debated closing the U.S. to seek a surface engagement. 


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Apr - 08:42 (2017)    Post subject: Japan’s Super Battleships Were Awesome — And a Waste Reply with quote

Curious, there was Yamato at Midway...

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