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    me262 phpbb3 New Member

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    nice movie, too bad that the qulity is poor, but you can't have it all.
    i don't like those pagoda bridges, there ugly. i find them too huge.
     
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    I really dig the music,especially the drums.
    Did the Japanese build the Pagoda style superstructures for any particular reason?
     
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    Yes they did. They needed more room and went up. More info from here:
    http://www.bobhenneman.info/pagoda.htm
     
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    they did the same with destroyers until they pulled out of the naval treaty's. Small destroyers but still filled with as many guns as possible. Still, it's ugly :)
     
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    Liked the video much more wth the sound turned down (music not bad but didn't like it wit the vid).

    Didn't those high pagodas make them harder to miss with a salvo ???
     
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    I dunno about that, but I still think they look awfully topheavy. What was the effect of the pagoda masts on the BB's center of gravity? They are cool to look at, though, I will admit. :wink:
     
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    I looked at some other videos offered on this site, and two of them were about the Battle of Tsushima Strait (one Japanese movie divided into two parts). Has anyone else looked at them, and if so, do you know what movie the video clips are from? I thought the film was awesome! :D
     
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    One of the requirements was to get the optical range-finders as high as possible to increase visual range.

    Tom
     
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    They make wonderful artificial reefs to support undersea marine life :grin:
     
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    True, but I'm fairly certain that that wasn't one of the reasons the IJN gave their BBs the pagoda masts. :wink:
     
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    Surely it was just an attempt to cram as much stuff as possible into the smallest 'footprint' as possible - same principle as high-rise blocks of flats (apartments)
     
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    Exactly. When there's no more room, there's nowhere to go but up.
     

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