Historical Article: Death Ride of the Japanese Super Battleship Yamato

historical-article-yamato-logoThe time of the battleship ends with a sad whimper

By John Dudek @ The Wargamer

The keen eyed Japanese look-out observer atop the superstructure foremast of the super battleship Yamato was left momentarily speechless and utterly horrified at the ominous, blood curdling sight of many stacked formations of hundreds of US Navy strike aircraft now headed directly towards them. He wildly pointed at the incoming wall of blue painted American fighters, torpedo planes and dive bombers, before screaming loudly into the ship’s communications microphone the warning of “HELLDIVERS!!”

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