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    You know that moment when the steak is on the grill and your mouth waters in anticipation? Vegans feel the same after mowing the lawn.

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    I'm pretty certain they meant 16in armour hit by a 16in shell. The armour looks about the same thickness as the dia. of the hole, and the Yamato class were designed with a maximum 16in belt for the Citadel (armoured core). Only the first two ships were built to this standard, the third was reduced to improve other defensive measures and completed as an aircraft carrier.

    Was not battle damage as all three of the class were sunk in action, mainly by air or submarine launched torpedos. None of the class ever actually participated in a battleship to battleship fight. IIRC Yamato died as a result of USN dive & torpedo bomber strikes, the second of class also USN dive & torpedo bomber strikes, the third from a USN submarine. All three suffered from poor design to counteract torpedo strikes, and the last compounded that by an absence of effective watertight integrity due to being rushed into service and killed on maiden battle voyage.

    If actually hit by a 16in shell, the steel was probably salvaged from a shipyard post-war and used to determine the penetrative qualities against Japanese steel.

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      Originally posted by fishphillott View Post
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      Hate to have been on the receiving end of that that was no wad cuter.

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