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March 11, 2019 

71,000 Tons of Total Terror: Japan Had Plans to Build A Battleship Like No Other

At 71,000 tons, the A-150 class would have superseded the Yamatos, building on experience with that class to produce a more formidable, flexible fighting unit. Along with the Yamatos, these ships were expected to provide the IJN with an unbeatable battle line to protect its Pacific possessions, along with newly acquired territories in Southeast Asia and China.
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Design compromises limited the effectiveness of the Yamatos by reducing their speed and range; they could not keep up with the fastest IJN carriers, and burned too much fuel for economic employment in campaigns such as Guadalcanal. The A-150s would likely have been somewhat faster (thirty knots) than the Yamatos, with a longer range more suitable for missions deep into the Pacific.  333cleo

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I was aboard a 73,000 ton aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Ranger, and have trouble picturing a ship that weighs that much when I know the size of a carrier. *bouche*
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