BATTLESHIP YAMATO Configuration: year 1945

BATTLESHIP MUSASHI Configuration: year 1944

Two Mitsubishi F1-M2 seaplanes included

GENERAL INFO The model was created based on blueprints, photos and historical documentation. It was created with precision in detail and in real units of measurement to be a faithful digital reproduction of the original. Modeling, texturing and setup are all made with Lightwave 2015. Scene and model are compatible starting from Lightwave 11.x.

LIGHTWAVE FORMAT AVAILABLE ONLY Inside the Lightwave scene there is a basic setup with controls that allows you to animate each element of the ship. You can animate: 1) the rotation, the elevation and the recoil of each gun and armored turret; 2) the rotation of each gun and light tower control; 3) the rotation of each rangefinder; 4) the rotation of each search light; 5) the rotation of propellers and rudders.

Only flags and grids have UV maps. Other materials have planar or cubic texture maps.

Some basic textures are included. No UV texturing (except flags and grids)

HISTORICAL SUMMARY Yamato battleship was the lead ship of the Yamato class of Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War. Named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, on the Kii peninsula, she was the first of four designed ships and was the heaviest, largest and most powerful battleship ever built, displacing about 72000 tons at full load and armed with nine 46 cm Type 94 main guns. Yamato exceeded other country battleships not only by the displacement and the calibre of her guns, but also by the construction of her hull, armour protection, gunnery and optics. The superiority of her optic equipment gave her tremendous precision to her main gunfire. She was an incredible achievement for the Japanese naval engineering and ship-building industry by any international standard. Yamato was laid down in 1937 and commissioned a week after the Pearl Harbor attack, in late 1941. She served as the flagship of the Japanese Combined Fleet throughout 1942. In June 1942 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto directed the fleet from Yamato during the Battle of Midway. But after the defeat and the loss of four aircraft-carriers he was forced to return to the Inland Sea. Yamato was designed to counter the numerically superior battleship fleet of the United States of America, but she never in fact fought against them. The only time she fired her main guns against enemy surface targets was in October 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, but it turned out to be just the US escort carriers and destroyers. During 1944, the balance between naval powers in the Pacific turned against Japan. Soon its fleet was depleted by fuel lack. To slow down the Allied advance, in April 1945, Yamato was dispatched on a “kamikaze” mission to Okinawa. The orders were to fight to the death in a desperate attempt to protect Japan. On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers. Most of her crew died.

Battleship Musashi was the second ship of the Yamato class of Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War. She and her sister, Yamato, were the heaviest and most powerful battleships ever constructed, displacing 72800 tons at full load and armed with nine 46 cm Type 94 main guns. Musashi was commissioned on August 1942 and assigned to the 1st Battleship Division. In early 1943 the ship was transferred to Truk, that was the Empire of Japan's main base in the South Pacific. During this year she sortied several times with the fleet searching for American forces, without success. In 1944 she was used to transfer forces and equipment between Japan and various occupied islands. In early 1944 she was damaged by an American submarine attack and was forced to return to Japan for repairs. In this occasion she was strongly enhanced with anti-aircraft armament. She was present during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June, but she didn't engage in combat with the American forces. On 24 October 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, after several hours of fighting, Musashi was sunk by a large number of torpedos and bombs hit from the American carrier-based aircraft. The wreck was located in March 2015 by the team of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, to a depth of about 1350 meters (4430 feet).

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