1:700 I.J.N. Super Yamato by Erick Navas of I.P.M.SOL

One of the most amazing Battleships in world history has been honored with this fantastic build from I.P.M.SOL Member Erick Navas of Peru! One of the aspects I very much enjoy of this artists build is his attention to detail. Just beautiful work!

Here is what artist Erick Navas has to tell of this build…

El Super Yamato iba a ser el sucesor del mitico Yamato. De haberse culminado ni el Iowa ni su sucesor el Montana norteamericanos hubieran podido hacerle frente. Los Iowa y Montana norteamericanos tenian cañones de 406mm, los Yamato de 460mm y el Super Yamato iba a portar cañones de 508mm!

La Armada Imperial Japonesa habia optado por estos Super Yamato al tener desventaja numerica frente a las US Navy. Los Iowa lograban su velocidad a costa de su ligera proteccion ideal para aguantar disparos de 380mm, la clase siguiente, la Montana era un poco mas lenta pero lograba aguantar su propio calibre, es decir 406mm. Ambos hubieran sido seriamente afectados de recibir disparos de 460mm del Yamato y 508mm del Super Yamato.

Mas aun, cuando los Iowa y Montana solo portaban cañones de 406mm y el Yamato estaba diseñado para soportar su mismo calibre, es decir 460mm… igualmente el Super Yamato soportaria su propio calibre, 508mm haciendolo practicamente invulnerable.

Muchos historiadores norteamericanos concuerdan en que los Iowa fueron los acorazados mejor preparados para la 2da Guerra Mundial y tienen razon en el sentido de que tenian mejor radar y artilleria antiaerea, sin embargo sus disparos dirigidos por radar no hubieran causado grandes daños en los Yamato o Super Yamato y uno solo de los disparos de estos hubieran sido criticos para los Iowa.

Ya años antes el Bismarck habia recibido cerca de 50 impactos de 406 del Roodney y no perforaron su coraza. Ademas, la mejor artilleria antiaerea de los Iowa era inutil en un combate al cañon. Por estas razones, dia a dia la balanza se inclina hacia los Yamatos, a tal punto que la misma US Navy hoy los consideran los acorazados mas poderosos que surcaron los mares.

The Super Yamato was going to be the successor to the legendary Yamato. Has been completed and the Iowa or its successor, the Americans had been Montana cope. The Iowa and Montana Americans had 406mm guns, the Yamato of 460mm and Super Yamato was going to carry 508mm guns!

The Japanese Navy had chosen to have these Super Yamato numerical disadvantage against the U.S. Navy. The Iowa managed its speed at the expense of light ideal protection to withstand firing of 380mm, the next class, the Montana was a little slower, but could hold his own size, ie 406mm. Both have been seriously affected by being shot Yamato’s 460mm and 508mm Super Yamato.

Moreover, when Iowa and Montana only carried 406mm guns and the Yamato was designed to withstand the same size, ie 460mm Super Yamato also support his own caliber, 508mm making it almost invulnerable.

Many American historians agree that the battleship Iowa were better prepared for the 2nd World War and are right in the sense that they had better radar and antiaircraft artillery, but their radar-directed gunfire had not caused major damage or Super Yamato Yamato and the shooting one of these had been critical for Iowa.

Already years before the Bismarck had received about 50 406 of Roodney impacts and did not pierce his armor. In addition, the best anti-aircraft artillery Iowa was useless in a fight to the canyon. For these reasons, every day the balance tips toward the Yamato, to the extent that the same U.S. Navy today considered the most powerful battleships that sailed the seas.


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