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The last samurai by Jimmy-Limma1 The last samurai by Jimmy-Limma1
This is a art what I found in the internet. That picture show the battleship IJN Yamato, during the suicide Operation Ten-Go, on April 1945, near to Okinawa.

Artist unknown. If somebody known, please comment, do credit the autor of this art.
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice painting, even if she survived the war the US could've used it as a target for Atomic Testing.
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013

perhaps last geisha. many considered her a floating hotel for the admiralty that did nothing for the war effort but consume fuel and man power.


beautiful job on the art

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PokemonLoverDude Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
AWESOME :D
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zagoreni010 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
magnificent picture, well done!,
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Lomablen Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I shall wait for the year 2199.
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Elite-Yamato360 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yamato!
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MegaMoonLiner Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"One of the best ships of the World", you say?!

This steel-hungry monster weighted almost as twice as any other senkan in the World!

Would have the DKM BISMARCK for breakfast and still voraciously eating the USS IOWA Class!
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human72 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
NIce very nice. but even the Yamato could not withstand the might of USS enterprise and the carrier fleet. especally when the planes on there were equiped to deal with the yamato.
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TheSpartanAceMe2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Might my ass. Trust me, if Enterprise was her target, the Big E would have sunk. No if ands or buts, she wouldn't have had a prayer. The Ten Go mission was a suicide mission. Everyone involved knew that. IF she made it, she would have been beached and never sailed again. But even the Japanese knew she wouldn't make it. Had she turned to engage the carrier force, it would have been destroyed but planes aren't as neccesary to war as infantry and she was sent to stop the Marines from landing on Okinawa.
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HyperSonicXdA Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I see the Yamato passionates you to a fault. The planes hit the Yamato over 200 miles from Okinawa. True, its main battery was powerful beyond measure, but even that artillery could only fire shells about 26 miles away. If I may take the Japanese movie "Yamato" for historic accuracy, a sub discovered it heading to Okinawa. It tried to take a detour but was spotted by two Martin spotter planes. After the main battery missed the planes, they rearranged course straight for Okinawa. It put up quite the fight, I won't contest that. But even if the sub hadn't spotted it, do you really think the US would be so careless that they wouldn't have spotters planes flying all around the carriers? They would have seen it coming before the main shells could even get close to any carrier.

Sure the Yamato was a mighty ship. A shame it's gone. But there's a reason no battleships sail the oceans anymore. Aircraft carriers can do more damage over a wider terrain than any battleship. Even the Yamato.
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TheSpartanAceMe2 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
All of this I know. And yes, the US had been that careless earlier in the war. They didn't learn from it either. We still don't fly spotter planes even in the seas around the Middle East where we are at "war." Yes technology has come a long way but still, you want to engage any enemy force as far away from you as possible. The spotter planes that found Yamato knew she was coming and were trying to find her. Ten Go was a very poorly concealed mission, couple that with the fact we had the Japanese codes cracked, it was a doomed mission.
Yes, the planes were over two hundred miles away but it took three carriers over three and a half hours to sink her. The reason battleships no longer sail isn't because of planes. It's because no navy in the world has been able to field a dreadnaught, utilize it AND properly defend it. It's not Yamato, it's dreadnaughts. The Iowa class, the Yamato Class, the Fuso class, South Carolina class. I like big ships with big guns. And I will agree that I do love battleships to a fault and I believe that we still should have them mainly because my father was pinned down in Vietnam and the Iowa leveled the position from which he and his men were taking fire. Whether you believe that or not is up to you, it's just how I feel.
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HyperSonicXdA Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You say it took over three and a half hours. Hard to get anywhere, even in that that time, when you're dodging dive bombers.
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TheSpartanAceMe2 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
True. At 25 knots it's slow going. But I also said it took THREE carriers. Three carriers fielding pilots with shitty aim. It was a very American attack. Fire off enough rounds, some are bound to hit.
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HyperSonicXdA Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sure. But it does make for effective bombing. Besides, the pilots were dodging the ship's air defence too, so I can forgive them a bad aim.
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human72 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
probablly. But the escort ships would have sunk the Yamoto first. Simple enough. If she had made it there anyway how would the Yamato do for ammo? And the marines would have stormed the thing if given the chance to do so. eflot her after capturing her give her gass and sail her back to the sates. But the enterprise and the carriers removed that quite esally.
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TheSpartanAceMe2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
No the escorts wouldn't have. Hurt her yes but not sunk her. There was nothing beyond the planes that posed a threat to the big bitch. By way of ammunition, there was ammo dumps in place to keep her firing for months. Oh and I forgot to mention this earlier, Enterprise wasn't even a part of the battle. She wasn't even there. She was moored for repairs in Puget Sound Navy Yard. It was the Carriers USS Hornet, USS Bennington (CV-20), Belleau Wood, San Jacinto; USS Essex, Bunker Hill, Hancock and Bataan that launched planes against Yamato. So let me rephrase, had Task Force 58 been the intended target, they wouldn't have had a chance in hell. The six BBs that were scrambled to counter Yamato wouldn't have gotten in range soon enough. But like I said, Task Force 58 wasn't the target, it was a suicide mission. When cornered, smart people make stupid decisions. We can debate this all day, but if Yamato had been utilized correctly, she alone could have stalled the US invasion force long enough for the Japanese to regain superiority in the war. Hindsight is always 20/20. But she wasn't used properly and like the samurai of old, she was destroyed by a force without the balls to fight her.
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human72 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
true very true.
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TheSpartanAceMe2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Oh and I forgot. Enterprise wasn't even a part of the battle. She wasn't even there. She was moored in Puget Sound Navy Yard. It was the Carriers USS Hornet, USS Bennington (CV-20), Belleau Wood, San Jacinto; USS Essex, Bunker Hill, Hancock and Bataan that launched planes against Yamato. So let me rephrase, had Task Force 58 been the intended target, they wouldn't have had a chance in hell. The six BBs that were scrambled to counter Yamato wouldn't have gotten in range soon enough. But like I said, it wasn't the target, it was a suicide mission. When cornered, smart people make stupid desicions.
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SuperSuomiSmoker Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
BANZAI TO YAMATO!!! ^_^
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graydragon117 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
In the future, i will be a Naval Architect in the Korean Navy and revive the Yamato like she was in 1945.
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Lioness-Nala Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Not bad! :)
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BlackHammer-0001 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
I love this battleship. You did a really great job here. It's just amazing
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