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IJN Battleships

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So for anyone wondering what the IJN battleship line looked like in a historical sense, here's the complete list 

World of warships
IJN battleships

Fuji class 1884-1897 
12 inch guns
Fuji completed 
Yashima completed

Shikishima class 1898-1901
12 inch guns 
Shikishima completed
Hatsuse completed

Mikasa class
Mikasa 1899-1900
4x 12 inch guns + 14x 6 inch guns over 15,000 displacement and 18 knots top speed

Katori class 1904-1906 
12 inch guns 
Katori completed
Kashima completed

Satsuma class 1905-1911
12 inch guns 
Satsuma completed 
Aki completed

Kawachi Class 1909-1912 
12 inch guns 
Kawachi completed 
Settsu completed

Kongo Class 1911-1913 Technically they were Battlecruisers but later modernised into Battleships so I've added them in
14 inch guns 
Kongo completed
Hiei completed
Kirishima completed 
Haruna completed 

2x Fuso Class 1912-1917
Mounting 12x 14 inch guns 
Max speed 23 knots
12 inch armoured belt 
Fuso completed
Yamashiro completed

2x Ise Class 1915-1918
14 inch guns
Ise completed
Hyuga completed 

2x Nagato Class 1917-18 
16 inch guns
Nagato completed
Mutsu completed


2x Tosa Class 1920-1922 
16 inch guns 
Tosa hull completed scrapped in accordance with Washington Treaty used for testing of armour effectiveness 
Kaga completed converted into aircraft carrier instead of Amagi 

Amagi class 1920-1924
16 inch guns 
Akagi completed later converted to aircraft carrier 
Amagi completed but scrapped due to damage from Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923
Atago hull was completed but scrapped due to contract being cancelled 
Takao hull was completed but scrapped after being cancelled 

4x Kii class 1921-1924 
Kii completed but scrapped in 1924 in accordance with Washington Treaty 
Owari completed but scrapped in 1924 
No 11 and 12 cancelled in 1923

No 13 Class 1922
Displacement expected to be 47,500 tons 
Armed with 8x 18 inch guns
Cancelled 

4x Yamato Class 1937-1940
9x 18 inch guns
Displacement 71,000 tons 

Yamato completed 
Musashi completed
Shinano completed later converted to aircraft carrier 
Fourth laid down construction abandoned 

 

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4 minutes ago, dreadnought8283 said:

To bad the #13 wasn't in game 

Would've been interesting to see two classes of 18" gun armed battleships but looking at the historical info the Yamato class exceeds that of the proposed No 13 class.Still the No 13 could easily fit in at tier IX as a way of introducing player to 18" guns.

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20 hours ago, Nagato is my Waifu said:

Would've been interesting to see two classes of 18" gun armed battleships but looking at the historical info the Yamato class exceeds that of the proposed No 13 class.Still the No 13 could easily fit in at tier IX as a way of introducing player to 18" guns.

Totally agree an would love to see it tho I do like izumo but in its current configuration not so much rather it should have been like the Nelson with all guns facing forward 

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1 hour ago, dreadnought8283 said:

Totally agree an would love to see it tho I do like izumo but in its current configuration not so much rather it should have been like the Nelson with all guns facing forward 

Well what doesn't help is the fact that Izumo was just a concept design on paper,one of two designs for the No 13 class which designers settled on one that had two turrets at the front and two at the back unlike the Izumo design that has all of them in one place.Nelson class battleships were influenced from the cancelled N3 battleships which would've been Britain's first 18 inch gun armed battleships and the cancelled G3 battlecruiser which would've been armed with 16 inch guns,these guns got used on the two Nelsons instead.

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10 hours ago, StarTr3k1701 said:

Never heard of the 13 Class, you learn something new everyday.

Glad to be of service, I'm someone who likes researching on military, currently have over 300 books on the subject.On the subject do think that the No 13 class would be better in the game then the Izumo.

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