Dumping IJN ship's in colour. Feel free to contribute!
Pic : Ise
I don't think Aircraft Carrying Submarine is worthy enough other than scouting purpose, and having radar is more than enough today.
Oh right sorry here's the real Natsugumo
No.5 Landing Ship
Notice that flagpole thing on the side of flight deck, its catapult, and of course one by one.
The last for now, will dumping more in few hours. It's Yamakaze
It also survived many intense battles in WWII and was very beloved.
The ROC was going to return her but she ran aground during a typhoon. They scrapped her and sent some of the pieces back to her home. Japan was pretty mad about the whole thing.
I think I have a couple of these.
This might be an armored cruiser, I dunno.
This picture is actually misleading as I can say without a shred of doubt that that is actually the USS Lexington.
I like how japs are so fucked in the head that they need to glorify a war they LOST.
Dat battle line.
She's under cover.
Some cruiser looking thing.
Nah man it's the BC-1.
You've opened up the MANCHURIA CAMPAIGN bottle.
Imagine we could of parked her between the Arizona and the Mighty MO. All those Japanese tourists forced to confront they were both at fault for attacking America and they lost, just to see a piece of their own history.
You mean CC-1. And that looks nothing like a battlecruiser, much less Lexington.
Some Ise class.
See look, the disguise fooled you too.
look it up, Russia was a huge man and materiel pit for the Nazis. I admit the soviets would have starved to death without literal and metaphorical American Spam, but they did the heavy fighting.
Here's the Tone with some Fubuki class destroyers maybe.
This one is neither colored nor Japanese, but I liked it anyways. The South Dakotas were such neat ships.
This is before they got rid of the stupid 8 inch guns and extended the primary flight deck. You can see them hiding out from the sun.
Ise or Hyuga under attack while at anchor.
Fuso before her first rebuild. Imagine if they had brought these over to the British Grand Fleet during the war, they would have been entirely average.
USS Iowa. Not commissioned in the Japanese navy and this picture is not in color.
I don't get it.
Japanese still haven't learned not to fuck with Nevada, so they get another lesson.
Kongo while it still was a battlecruiser.
Any reason for that?
More Ise. Before her final refit, same with the previous picture.
It's super popular. More popular than Touhou. My theory is that it has something to do with reminiscing about a time Japan had the second most powerful navy in the world while China is looking to build theirs up and extend their power over the Pacific. Or it could just be /k/ (or whatever their equivalent is) otaku jerking off to moe girls.
Her design was faulty, so they modernized her many times. But outcome performance was not very good. Also in her last battle she and her sister is T crossed and bang! her hull split into two followed by the amunition explosion.
I ran out of colored jap photos.
That's what you get for spreading your heavy turrets around.
I just like the character designs.
That's a cover for an art book.
That's the date it was published.
For example the Brits remarked upon Heavy Cruiser Ashigara when she was present at King George VI's coronation, calling her a "hungry wolf" in reference to IJN doctrine of sacrificing habitability to maximize combat effectiveness. The Japanese took it as a compliment as she was a ship built for war but it was actually an insult because the Brits prized the habitability standards of their ships.
Well, if you state the fitting "mission" AFTER the loss, you can call every war a "win". So, maybe the mission of japs was to surrender to USA and hoarde money or something, so, by your logic, they won?
I like Kancolle because no pigdusting 3D models for the girls.
>For example the Brits remarked upon Heavy Cruiser Ashigara when she was present at King George VI's coronation, calling her a "hungry wolf" in reference to IJN doctrine of sacrificing habitability to maximize combat effectiveness. The Japanese took it as a compliment as she was a ship built for war but it was actually an insult because the Brits prized the habitability standards of their ships.
how spartan do you have to be that even the Royal Navy complain that your ship's living standard is too barren?
I guess that explains why news of Mamiya had such an effect on moral.
>1/3 the size
Translated: 1/3 the size.
>l to be fair, the sailors inhabiting them were also 1/3 smaller than their western counterparts.
Translated: 2/3 the size. You had difficulty with word problems in school, didn't you?
>implying the soviets won the pacific
Japan surrendered, because soviets were close to storming the capital, not because of 2 bombs with harmfull effects still unknown. Known (not by kids) fact.
>implying the soviets could have defeated the Nazis without millions of tons of American weapons, trucks, goods
They could. Would take much more lives of soviet people, thou, so lendlease is a valuable help, ok. The ONLY way, Germany could have won, if England and USA actually actively fight on the side of nazi.
This thread reminds me, I have a book called "Picturesque Cuba and Our Navy." It's from the 1890s right after the Maine blew up but before the Spanish-American War. Great big book full of hi-res photos of Cuba and all the ships of the US Navy's Great White Fleet.
Some pretty cool stuff in there, like a dynamite cruiser and an ironclad ram.
would have liked to see how well d-day and africa/italy campaigns would have gone without the eastern front going on
There's something about the Japanese carriers that just makes them look so cool
carriers as early as 1936? I need to read up on my history
Japan launched Hosho, the first ship built from the keel up as a carrier, in 1921. But even way before during the First World War there were French and British battlecruisers remodelled into aircraft carriers.
He posted it.
Post real ship or go away
Rigging for smaller boats.
Not in color but look at that interesting deck camo of Zuiho
Rudest ship along with her sister.
I suspected it was some kind of anti-torpedo equipment, and it makes sense too since on later photos you don't see them anymore as most navies removed them since they weren't very effective.
Fat and stumpy.
Bismarck's the sexiest for those sleek lines.
That chart really needs to be updated since Unryuu and Bismarck are both in the game, and Yamato's tits are not that big.
Now for an actual contribution to the thread on my part.
Serves me right for being lazy, grabbing the first thing I see off Google and believing the filename.
The similar hull shape notwithstanding, the angled smokestack and 3x3 guns should've clued me in that that is Yamato.
Heh, the thing was I was about to say that my major pet peeve with the Bismarck was the double turrets, and then you posted a pic of a ship with obvious triple turrets.
Another easy giveaway for the Yamato is the secondary turret aft of the two main ones
Thank you for finding a pic of my favorite pre-dreadnought that I didn't have.
>and sailing under the Brooklyn Bridge as well
Bismarck is nice and all but dem Littorios man
I think It's the smoke stacks on them, gives it a taste of elegance like those old passenger liners
They make them look like oversized cruisers.
Induction smokestacks are cuter.
>need to glorify a war they LOST.
But the game isn't even about the war, hell half the ships have some kind of trauma from the war when they got sunk. They're fighting monsters, not Americans. It's only a matter of time before American ships are added, they already said this.
Just a bunch of stock footage edited together as far as I can tell. The scene of the carriers of from this.
Kaga to the left, Zuikaku to the right, film was taken on the Kaga.
Whatever happened to Hibiki though? I know she was put under Soviet service but was she scrapped completely or were there some memorabilia of her preserved after her service? Since we're talking about the Soviets here though I'm going for the former which is kinda sad.
I suppose I don't know to be honest. I haven't read much into the subject beyond knowing she was scrapped.
I should note that Yukikaze also survived the war and was given to China as was the flagship, but she met the same fate as Hibiki. Don't know if anything remains of her either.
Some parts of Yukikaze were given back to Japan after she was scrapped. I think one of it was her anchor. Can't remember exactly but as far as I know, there are artifacts of her.
Looking up "??/?"(Yukikaze/Anchor) gets me this picture.
A prop was also preserved along with the ship's helm.
As for Hibiki, apparently she became a wreck dive site, or so it seems from what I've read from a World of Warships forum. Kinda vague details but I'd like to know more of the fate of Hibiki after her service with the Soviets.
Speaking of which, I found Hibiki's wreck site. It's from some Russian dive site, according from the site where I got the picture from. It's on an island called Karamzin, near Vladisvostok. Hibiki was used as gunnery target-practice when her service with the Soviets expired. It appears there are also ships in the same area too where they too were used as targets.
It's just from some forum where the guy posted the pictures from a Russian dive site. He didn't give the actual link of that Russian site though.
Anyway here's the forum: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1999465&mpage=1&key=�
He also posted a couple more of pictures but that's it.
A shame she was used as a target. At least she hasn't been dredged up for scrap by the Chinese like some of the other ships.
Anyway, I found a site from a group of divers who apparently dived in the area where Hibiki is. Apparently, there is some sort of restriction/special permission needed to go to the area, or so google translate says. Anyway I'll try to dig up more Russian dive sites of her.
No, baka gaijin are not allowed. Just read the wiki if you really want to play.
A bunch more were not sunk as well but I'm too lazy to name them.
not really, the distances and calibers of weapons used against them, combined with range and accuracy of contemporary weapons and issues around seaworthiness, stability and weather considerations mean that the way they are built is the way they are built. Something the size of a battleship with tons and tons of armor on top of the ship would make it too slow to be effective, it would be a fortress on the sea that couldn't move, would be unseaworthy and be a naked target to aircraft.
it's good but it's not nearly as militaristic as you think, it's mostly RNG based, and tactics are few and far between.
Fun as fuck though and for what it is quite amazing, but probably not what you are thinking it is.
It was captured by the USN right after the war ended. It was sunk "as a target" to prevent the Soviets from getting a look at it. The I-400 series of subs really is amazing and a true technological feat. For all the short sightedness that defined the IJN, the concept and design of the I-400s revolutionized submarine warfare.
I say we rebuild her. Honestly the state some planes were in before they were "restored" was much worse, like totally crushed under ice. Tanks get rebuilt from range targets or off the bottom of the sea.
Reconstructing a whole ship from a propeller and some other stuff would be crazy expensive, but the Japanese seem to be trending more militaristic these days, and its not like anything else has survived to represent the WW2 IJN.
I wish we kept Nagato as a museum ship instead of nuking her. If only they could've seen 70 years into the future and known that Japan made an incredibly popular browser game about her. Think about all the otaku tourism moneys.
It doesn't take a Chinaman to see that the Japs are bolstering their armed forces. It just takes one to think that its a bad thing. Also, when the scrapping of IJN wreaks came up in the news a bunch of Chinese people also condemned the practice. A lot of where that sentiment comes from is due to the fact that China and Korea are the countries that suffer from Japan's loss of history.
I think there was a time the Americans reconsidered putting Nagato in USN service with American tech and I think it's her damage that she sustained that prevented her from being put into service as it was deemed too expensive to repair then rearm her with American tech.
>Thank you very much, anon. I've already made plan to go there (the place where the Hibiki was sunk) the next time I'm on holiday.
Oh boy. Hopefully that slav takes pictures while he is there.
More wreck exploration.
>Nagato considered for USN service
>in an era where aircraft carriers dominate
>in an era when the US didn't know what to do with their own battleships
>in an era where the US had some of the most powerful battleships afloat ie: Iowa class
What kind of weed are you smoking? I want some.
Nagato might have been commissioned for evaluations like Prinz Eugen, but unlikely it would've ever gone into active service. Even then, Nagato was quite old by the time she was surrendered, and there wasn't much new info to discover.
Werent they gonna raise Graf Spee and rebuild her as a museum? whatever happened to that? Last I heard James Cameron was going to film it and they raised a rangefinder or something