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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.
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

PokemonLoverDude Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
zagoreni010 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
magnificent picture, well done!,
Lomablen Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I shall wait for the year 2199.
Elite-Yamato360 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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.
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.
DeathEggFan 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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