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IJN Musashi firing her cannons broadside at trial. This picture has been found last May, and believed to be the only picture of Yamato class firing its guns.

Keys- check, phone- check, wallet- check, battle-axe, two daggers, three swords and mace-check.

Keys- check, phone- check, wallet- check, battle-axe, two daggers, three swords and mace-check.

18 in salvo from 72000 ton super-battleship Yamato: neither she nor sister Musashi ever brought these formidable weapons to bear on surface targets, and both were sunk by sustained US Navy air attacks - the end of the 'big gun' era.

18 in salvo from 72000 ton super-battleship Yamato: neither she nor sister Musashi ever brought these formidable weapons to bear on surface targets, and both were sunk by sustained US Navy air attacks - the end of the 'big gun' era.

Imperial Japanese Navy battle line.

Imperial Japanese Navy battle line.

戦艦大和

戦艦大和 写真特集

Imperial Japanese Navy Battleship “Yamato” Battleship “Yamato” during a public trial run off Gulf of Sukumo of Kochi Armory & NWOBHM

A Japanese Nakajima B6N ‘Tenzan’ torpedeo bomber is hit by a 5 inch shell while attacking the USS ‘Yorktown’ aircraft carrier off Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, North Pacific. Mid-day on the 4th December 1943.

A Japanese torpedo bomber goes down in flames after a direct hit by shells from the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, on October during the Battle of Cape Engaño (part of the larger battle of Leyte Gulf)

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