The battleship Yamato was a tremendous achievement for the Imperial Japanese Navy. With the greatest displacement, biggest guns and heaviest armour of all time, Yamato and her sister Musashi were the ultimate battleships. Everything about them was gigantic - for example, each main-armament turret had a total revolving weight of over 2500 tons - and they proved very dangerous opponents to the US Pacific Fleet. Fittingly for such a subject as Yamato, this contribution to the 'Anatomy' series has twice as many drawings as a standard volume in the series. The 'Anatomy of the Ship' series aims to provide the finest documentation of individual ships and ship types ever published. What makes the series unique is a complete set of superbly executed line drawings, both the conventional type of plan as well as explanatory views, with fully descriptive keys. These are supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history.
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Janusz Skulski has a passion for accuracy which is brought out in this volume. Before starting work on the book he built a large model of Yamato to help him interpret the original material, including a wider range of Japanese sources, to help him produce one of the most detailed and popular volumes in the 'Anatomy' series. He is the author of The Battleship Fuso and the Heavy Cruiser Takao in the Anatomy series.
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