Stukas Over Stalingrad
Artificially coloured, this relatively unknown picture gives a good impression of the scale of 71000 ton, 18 in Japanese super-battleship Yamato - together with her sister Musashi, the largest such vessels ever built by a significant margin. Musashi was sunk in October 1944 and Yamato in April 1945, both by sustained air attack.
IJNIJN Yamato (大和) - Corazzata - Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento a vuoto: 65.027 t (di cui 21.266 t di corazzatura) a pieno carico (stima): 72.810 Lunghezza 263 m Larghezza 38,9 m Pescaggio 11 m Propulsione 12 caldaie a vapore surriscaldato Kanpon, 4 turboriduttori Kanpon, 150,000 CV (110 MW) Velocità 27 nodi (51 km/h) Autonomia 8.000 mn a 18 nodi (14.800 km a 33 km/h) Equipaggio 2.750 uomini
Amazing view of the IJN Yamato battleship, the world's most powerful and largest battleship in history. 72,800 tons with 18.1" main guns capable of firing a 3,000 lb. shell over 26 miles!
US planes sink Yamato – world’s largest battleship – World War II Today
Japanese battleship Yamato blows up, following massive attacks by U.S. Navy carrier planes north of Okinawa, 7 April 1945. An escorting destroyer is at left. Photographed from a USS Yorktown (CV-10) plane