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Yamato
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General information
Place of origin Japan
Category Battleship
Class Yamato class
Sister ships IJN Musashi
IJN Shinano)
Used by Japan
Crew in‑game Model 1941: 7
Model 1943: 7
Model 1944: 6
Model 1945: 42
Aircrafts 2 x Mitsubishi F1M2 or
2x Nakajima A6M2-N
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Yamato(大和?), 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. However, the yamato lost his title as heaviest battleship in Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon when version 0.51 released when the IJN Kii do his debut in the mod. Neither, however, survived the war. During the 1930s the Japanese government adopted an ultranationalist militancy with a view to greatly expand the Japanese Empire. Japan withdrew from the League of Nations in 1934, renouncing its treaty obligations. After withdrawing from the Washington Naval Treaty, which limited the size and power of capital ships, the Imperial Japanese Navy began their design of the new Yamato class of heavy battleships. The class design was not finalized until 1937. When the class was finally laid down, a great effort was made in Japan to ensure that the ships were built in extreme secrecy to prevent American intelligence officials from learning of their existence and specifications. As part of the secrecy, the Japanese referred to their armament as 16 inch guns. It was not until the end of the war that her true displacement and the caliber of her weaponry were known. Yamato was the lead ship of the class. Planners recognized that Japan would be unable to compete with the output of naval shipyards of the United States should war break out, so the vessels of the Yamato class were designed to be capable of engaging multiple enemy battleships at the same time. They displaced over 70,000 tons each, and it was hoped that their firepower would offset American naval production capabilities. Yamato's keel was laid down at the Kure Naval Arsenal, Hiroshima, on 4 November 1937, in a dockyard that had to be adapted to accommodate her enormous hull. The dock was deepened by one metre, and gantry cranes capable of lifting up to 350 tonnes were installed. Fearful that the United States would learn of the vessel's characteristics, the Japanese erected a canopy over part of the slipway to screen the ship from view. Yamato was launched on 8 August 1940, with Captain (later Vice-Admiral) Miyazato Shutoku in command. Yamato's main battery consisted of nine 46 cm (18.1 in) 45 Caliber Type 94 naval guns—the largest caliber of naval artillery ever fitted to a warship, although the shells were lighter than the British 18 inch naval guns of World War I. Each gun was 21.13 metres (69.3 ft) long, weighed 147.3 tonnes (162.4 short tons), and was capable of firing high explosive or armor piercing shells 42 kilometres (26 mi). Her secondary battery comprised twelve 155-millimetre (6.1 in) guns mounted in four triple turrets (one forward, one aft, two midships), and twelve 127-millimetre (5.0 in) guns in six twin mounts (three on each side amidships). These turrets had been taken off the Mogami class cruisers when those vessels were converted to a main armament of 8 inch guns. In addition, Yamato carried twenty-four 25-millimetre (0.98 in) anti-aircraft guns, primarily mounted amidships. When refitted in 1944 and 1945 for naval engagements in the South Pacific, the secondary battery configuration was changed to six 155 mm guns and twenty four 127 mm guns, and the number of 25 mm anti-aircraft guns was increased to 162.

WeaponryEdit

Yamato 1941Edit

Number of guns on the Yamato in 1941
9x 46cm Type 94 12x 15.5cm 3rd Year 12x 12.7cm Type 89 8x 25mm Triple Type 96
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1941)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1941)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1941)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1941)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1941)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1941)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1941)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1941)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1941)
Position Mouse Click 1 Mouse Click 2
Position 1 6x 46 cm Type 94
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Position 2 3x 46 cm Type 94
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Position 3 3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Alarm
Position 4 3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Alarm
Position 5 6x 12.7 cm Type 89
(↑ AA --- ↓ HE
4x 25 mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Position 6 6x 12.7 cm Type 89
(↑ AA --- ↓ HE
4x 25 mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Position 7 Alarm
(Aircraft Capatult)
Alarm


Yamato 1943Edit

Number of guns on the Yamato in 1943
9x 46cm Type 94 12x 15.5cm 3rd Year 12x 12.7cm Type 89 10x 25mm Triple Type 96
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1943)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1943)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1943)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1943)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1943)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1943)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1943)


Position Mouse Click 1 Mouse Click 2
Position 1 6x 46 cm Type 94
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Position 2 3x 46 cm Type 94
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Position 3 3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Alarm
Position 4 3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Alarm
Position 5 6x 12.7 cm Type 89
(↑ AA --- ↓ HE
5x 25 mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Position 6 6x 12.7 cm Type 89
(↑ AA --- ↓ HE
5x 25 mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Position 7 Alarm
(Aircraft Capatult)
Alarm


Yamato 1944Edit

Number of guns on the Yamato in 1944
9x 46cm Type 94 6x 15.5cm 3rd Year 24x 12.7cm Type 89 24x 25mm Triple Type 96
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1944)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1944)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1944)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1944)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1944)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1944)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1944)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1944)
Position Mouse Click 1 Mouse Click 2
Position 1 6x 46 cm Type 94
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Position 2 3x 46 cm Type 94
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Position 3 12x 12.7 cm Type 89
(↑ AA --- ↓ HE
Alarm
Position 4 12x 12.7 cm Type 89
(↑ AA --- ↓ HE
Alarm
Position 5 4x 25 mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
8x 25 mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Position 6 4x 25 mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
8x 25 mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)


Yamato 1945Edit

Number of guns on the Yamato in 1945
9x 46cm Type 94 6x 15.5cm 3rd Year 24x 12.7cm Type 89 6x 25mm Type 96 46x 25mm Triple Type 96
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
  • IJN Yamato (Model 1945)
Yamato1945Groups

Seperate Group Positions on the Port.

Position Mouse Click 1 Mouse Click 2
Position 1 6x 46 cm Type 94
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Position 2 3x 46 cm Type 94
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
3x 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type
(↑ HE --- ↓ AA)
Position 3 6x 12.7 cm Type 89
(↑ AA --- ↓ HE
Alarm
Position 4 6x 12.7 cm Type 89
(↑ AA --- ↓ HE
Alarm
Position 5 6x 12.7 cm Type 89
(↑ AA --- ↓ HE
Alarm
Position 6 6x 12.7 cm Type 89
(↑ AA --- ↓ HE
Alarm
Seperate Group Main Turret No.2 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group Main Turret No.2 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group Main Turret No.3 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group Main Turret No.3 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group (Port) 1x 25mm Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm
Seperate Group 1 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm
Seperate Group 2 (Port) 1x 25mm Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm
Seperate Group 2 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm
Seperate Group 3 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 3 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 4 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 4 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 5 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 5 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 6 (Port) 3x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm
Seperate Group 6 (Starboard) 3x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm
Seperate Group 7 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 7 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 8 (Port) 4x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm
Seperate Group 8 (Starboard) 4x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm
Seperate Group 9 (Port) 3x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm
Seperate Group 9 (Starboard) 3x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm
Seperate Group 10 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 10 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 11 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 11 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 12 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)]
Seperate Group 12 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 13 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 13 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 14 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 14 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 15 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 15 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 16 (Port) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 16 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Triple Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Seperate Group 17 (Port) 1x 25mm Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm
Seperate Group 17 (Starboard) 1x 25mm Type 96
(HE + APT Rounds)
Alarm


The Yamato in 1945 compared with the IJN Kii. Edit


 
Type of Weapon Number of guns on
IJN Yamato in 1945
Number of guns on
IJN Kii
51 cm Type 98 guns None 6 guns
46cm Type 94 guns 9 guns None
15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type 6 guns 18 guns
10 cm/65 Type 98 24 guns 24 guns
25mm Type 96 (included Triple Mount) 162 guns 126 guns
More details
Speed 27 Knots (50 km/h) 30 Knots (55 km/h)
Armour ship belt 22 cm 30 cm



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