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    "Fast battleship USS Iowa in the floating drydock ABSD-2, circa 1945. [2507 x 1805]"
     
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    "M16A1 Field Guide from the 60's [5347 X 3921]."
     
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    Complete with camel toe...
     
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    "Maintenance crew working on Boeing B-17F 41-24353 “Cap’n & The Kids” of the 63rd Bomb Squadron, 43rd Bomb Group, Australia 1943 This B17 had a storied life. Read it here: Pacific Wrecks "
     
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    "A British platoon poses for the camera before going out on patrol, Korea, 1952 [1300x949]"
     
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    Two hard arses kneeling and standing far left...
     
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    "Comparison of "Treaty" Battleships with Hood, Bismark and Yamato for reference - I feel that the limitations of the treaty gave us some of the coolest looking battleships of all time! [3302 x 1860]"
     
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    Beaufighter.jpg

    Beaufighter with Vickers Wellington, Grottaglie, Italy, 1944. Spitfire in background.
     
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    Italian rail car.jpg
     
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    I've seen it but never really thought about it until now - Yamato had the same flat, parallel-sided section amidships as her American contemporaries. As we see here, most other battleships had a tapered design which provided maximum beam/torpedo defense to the boilers or magazines.

    In order to pass through the Panama Canal locks, the American WWII generation was restricted to a 108' beam regardless of length - South Dakota 680', North Carolina 721', Iowa 887' (and yes, I am aware that the requirement was dropped for the planned Montana class). I wonder if the Yamatos had a similar constraint, perhaps the width of Japanese drydocks?
     
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    Yamato was built in the largest drydock available IIRC. According to Wiki:

    "The keel of Yamato, the lead ship of the class,[7] was laid down at the Kure Naval Arsenal, Hiroshima, on 4 November 1937, in a dockyard that had to be adapted to accommodate her enormous hull.[8][9] The dock was deepened by one meter, and gantry cranes capable of lifting up to 350 tonnes were installed.[8][10] Extreme secrecy was maintained throughout construction,[8][11] a canopy even being erected over part of the drydock to screen the ship from view.[12] Yamato was launched on 8 August 1940, with Captain (later Vice-Admiral) Miyazato Shutoku in command.[13] A great effort was made in Japan to ensure the ships were built in extreme secrecy to prevent American intelligence officials from learning of their existence and specifications.[8][11]"

    Japanese battleship Yamato - Wikipedia

    So, yeah.
     
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    As you can see here, the Yamato had a good bit of beam/torpedo defense
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    Also, by maintaining maximum width through much of her length, she had a good deal more reserve buoyancy. Not to mention that it also meant more distance away from the point of detonation.


    The width was not a constraint, as the Japanese enlarged the drydocks in Kure(Yamato) and Nagasaki(Musashi), and constructed new dry docks at Yokosuka(Shinano), and Sasebo(Hull No. 111).
     
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    "The Italian destroyer Nicoloso Da Recco at sea, 1942."
     
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    "[800x1028] Drawing of the front view of a Littorio-class battleship."
     
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    "A pair of camouflaged T34 Calliopes along a roadside in France, circa 1944."
     
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    "A 16"/45" gun intended to arm the Lion class battleship being gauged. [5685x4078]"
     
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    Finnish Prime minister and Putin...

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    Finnish and Russian PM´s meet..

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    Behave yourself, Mr prime minister!!
     
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    Let's keep politics in the proper forum, please.
     
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