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Shinano was an IJN carrier created based on the third ship of the Yamato class battleship. It was the largest aircraft carrier until USS Kitty Hawk.  Unfortunately, it also holds the record for the shortest lived carrier ever built, as it was sunk a day after sea trial by USN submarine. 

If the Shinano ever came to the WoWS (and I am sure it will as WG is all about the $$$), what will the ship look like?

This is my crazy thought:

A melee tier 10 carrier with godly survivability, huge hanger capacity but very weak planes (Japan had terribad pilots and planes towards the end of the war). Shinano will rush close to front line and launch waves after waves of very weak planes that will have a chance of kamikazing into enemy ships even when shot down. It will laugh at enemy artillery fire as it has Yamato's belt armor and armored deck.

+huge HP pool (97k+) as it's the same ship as the Yamato
+great armor
+huge hanger capacity (200+) because it's about 50% more heavy than the midway
+very fast plane ready time
+unique kamikaze planes that will ram into enemy ships because that's all IJN did in 1944/1945

-atrocious concealment (20km)
-super weak planes due to lack of resources and experienced pilots at the end of WW2

 

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It is a wonder they didn't build it, with their hatred of USN CVs.

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She was in game a long time ago. There are a lot threads on this which talk about how she might fit in game.

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4 minutes ago, gcangel82 said:

It is a wonder they didn't build it

They did. The model exists and was in the game back in Alpha.

As for OPs plan: No. Just - ... No. 200+ plane capacity? Ungodly armor? Pick one of the two - both take a lot of weight. Historically it had a very small capacity, at least for flight ready planes. That's what it was replaced by Hakuryu back in the day, it didn't have the plane capacity to match its tiering.

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23 minutes ago, Lert said:

They did. The model exists and was in the game back in Alpha.

As for OPs plan: No. Just - ... No. 200+ plane capacity? Ungodly armor? Pick one of the two - both take a lot of weight. Historically it had a very small capacity, at least for flight ready planes. That's what it was replaced by Hakuryu back in the day, it didn't have the plane capacity to match its tiering.

wow, you got a picture of that ingame model?

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1 minute ago, _Dracarys said:

wow, you got a picture of that ingame model?

Nope!

It looked like Shinano.

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Forgot 2 more, third pic gives an idea of her hanger size

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In case you're curious Akagi was also in the game files ^^

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8 minutes ago, AviationBattleship_Hyuga said:

My fantasies tend to be about pretty women. Different strokes for different folks, though.

__shinano_kantai_collection_and_original

Better?

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3 minutes ago, EmperorMaxwell said:

__shinano_kantai_collection_and_original

Better?

Ugh. That is a baaaaaad example. If we're going to link pretty ship girls carriers, let's stick to ones that are actually... you know... attractive.

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1 minute ago, Mii009 said:

Better ^^

 

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That's definitely better fanart. She even looks a little like Yamato.

I've personally never understood why Yamato is such a babe, and Musashi looks like a foot:

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Edited by AviationBattleship_Hyuga

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I saw that one but figured that since it came from a knockoff, it wouldnt be well received.

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2 minutes ago, AviationBattleship_Hyuga said:

That's definitely better fanart. She even looks a little like Yamato.

No, that is Shinano from Warship Girls

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2 minutes ago, EmperorMaxwell said:

I saw that one but figured that since it came from a knockoff, it wouldnt be well received.

It may be a knockoff to everyone else (I disagree) but the illustrations are AMAZING 

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Didn't she only hold 90 planes irl bc Yamato was a terrible platform to convert to a cv

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2 minutes ago, Fog_Battleship_NCarolina said:

Didn't she only hold 90 planes irl bc Yamato was a terrible platform to convert to a cv

I think it was because she was a support carrier

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1 minute ago, Mii009 said:

I think it was because she was a support carrier

 

Yea, just seems like a terrible waste of resources. Could have practically built 2 shokakus with the metal you could scrap from the ship

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33 minutes ago, Fog_Battleship_NCarolina said:

Didn't she only hold 90 planes irl

42 (+5 reserve) iirc, the rest were all in boxes stored away for transport.

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57 minutes ago, Fog_Battleship_NCarolina said:

Yea, just seems like a terrible waste of resources. Could have practically built 2 shokakus with the metal you could scrap from the ship

Time is a resource as well, and the process of scrapping and then building the two carriers (if your guess is correct) takes a lot of it.

During a war, it can be more important to have one of something sooner than two of a better thing too late.

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