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General comment on Yamato, (from a non-Yamato player...)

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Have been playing a lot of T8 games lately; as a part of helping someone collect some data; as well as for the Yamamoto campaign.

 

Had the chance because of that to be pretty close to the Yamato when it fires its guns; kind of a deep, throaty 'BAH-ROOM!' compared to other battleships, which kind of just 'BOOM!'  or  'BANG!'

 

Like the title says; just an amused comment about one neat aspect of the game that makes it 'owner' ship unique.

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I had my camera on one after getting sunk and my jaw dropped a bit the first time I heard it lol.  I recently got my own Yamato and the novelty hasn't worn off yet.  Ah... the little things...

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... when those Broadsides hit, oh yeah!!

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Probably because it's 18 inch guns.. The biggest ever fitted on a warship!

The sound is just beautiful when she fires her guns in anger, I'm lucky to own her, now I want her sistership too :p

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Yeah it definitely has a unique sound when it fires. I have really good speakers and a good sound card and when I shoot mine the speakers actually give off a deep base rumble that you can almost feel. Sort of like being there. LOL

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Yeah lol, it makes a unique amazing sound. Someone I know described it as sounding like the Sun's cough, which I find very appropriate and fitting and like the sound of it as well.

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Yeah, the Yamato's guns are still a treat to listen to even after a year of playing her. I'll never get tired of the 2199 theme + sound of her guns firing combo. ^_^

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6 hours ago, Lionel92 said:

Probably because it's 18 inch guns.. The biggest ever fitted on a warship!

 

Actually, that's not strictly true. The Royal Navy's HMS Furious had guns of the same caliber (460mm), slightly shorter in length, but weighed more.  These guns were removed during her conversion to a CV, and installed on two Lord Clive-class monitors for use against shore targets.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_18_inch_Mk_I_naval_gun

 

 

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6 hours ago, EAnybody said:

 

Actually, that's not strictly true. The Royal Navy's HMS Furious had guns of the same caliber (460mm), slightly shorter in length, but weighed more.  These guns were removed during her conversion to a CV, and installed on two Lord Clive-class monitors for use against shore targets.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_18_inch_Mk_I_naval_gun

 

 

But they didn’t see combat like the Yamato guns (Yes Yamato didn’t see a lot of combat...)

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1 hour ago, Lionel92 said:

But they didn’t see combat like the Yamato guns (Yes Yamato didn’t see a lot of combat...)

 

The RN Monitors shelled land targets fairly regularly. 

 

The Yamato used its main guns in one engagement. One. The Battle Of Salamar, where it shot at...  Destroyer Escorts and Escort Carriers.  Where it manage to score 3 and possibly 4 hits - one on a CVE, and either 2 or 3 on DEs.   That's it.

 

Her sister-ship Musashi never fired on any surface target in combat. Not even shore bombardment.

 

 

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The Japanese should have being not so scared to send their capital ships to battle; maybe history would have changed in some ways; maybe not a lot but the Yamato class could have done more in WW2

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Just now, ImpalaCustom said:

No kills? Very disappointing ;-)

Was in a supporting role ^^ could have killed a broadside mogami at 6 km but hé, BB accuracy <10 km trolls sometimes :p

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On 11/24/2017 at 4:00 PM, AdmiralThunder said:

Yeah it definitely has a unique sound when it fires. I have really good speakers and a good sound card and when I shoot mine the speakers actually give off a deep base rumble that you can almost feel. Sort of like being there. LOL

It's unforgettable. 

 

250 battles in, I still enjoy it. 

 

By the way, what soundcard do you use?

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