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Let’s look at some historical photos from the Battles of Okinawa and Narvik.


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2 hours ago, Hapa_Fodder said:

Let’s look at some historical photos from the Battles of Okinawa and Narvik.


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Yamato photos are actually a mishmash of the 7 April '45 attack and the Leyte Gulf battles.  Yamato had fewer AA at Leyte Gulf.  Very obvious in photos.  Maybe the Naval Institute needs to relook their archives :)

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Why the ships in the game don't behave like the ones in the pictures?... That is strange!

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My Father and Grandfather were both part of the Pacific Fleet in WWII.
I am very proud of them.

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Nothing about "The ship that would not die." 

 

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Does this mean kamikazes and land based aircraft are aproaching?

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The two bottom right photos on the Okinawa section are NOT of the Yamato nor are they from the Battle of Okinawa, they're from the Battle of Leyte.:cap_horn:

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All the photos were pretty good, until you get to the photos you posted of Yamato. The first one, where she explodes after capsizing, is the only one taken on that day, April 7. The other three aerial shots of her were taken during the Leyte Gulf battle, either in the Sibuyan Sea battle where Musashi was sunk or the following morning off the Island of Samar when the Japanese ran into Taffy 3's baby carriers. Just check the number of anti-aircraft mounts on the ship's side. There were two covered 25mm machine gun mounts in place during Leyte Gulf; that number was increased to 5 mounts per side between December 1944 and March 1945.

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The DD's took the worst from the Kamikazes. Amazing that many of them were able to survive.

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15 hours ago, Hapa_Fodder said:

Let’s look at some historical photos from the Battles of Okinawa and Narvik.


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Very nice Hapa, thank you for creating the thread.

 

Watched a YouTube video on the Musashi. The gantry used to help construct her is still used today.

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