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IsaanRanger
03-02-2007, 09:06 PM
The Yamato in the Japanese movie that was made a while back, but shows its shot gun shells from the main guns for attacking plane formations. and also has good CGI

Yamato clip (http://youtube.com/watch?v=CUl1mAjTTb0)

Snorting_Bull
03-02-2007, 10:11 PM
sweet.......can't wait until I get a piece of the Yamato myself

any one seen this one?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NSrzv6RbJo0

klcarroll
03-03-2007, 02:11 AM
A very good clip!

It showed the pathetic 25mm Flak (in it's triple mount configuration) in a very accurate light!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/klcarroll/25mmx3-1.jpg



This is the same gun SH4 Commanders will encounter on Japanese DDs, ....typically in a dual configuration.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/klcarroll/25mmx2-1.jpg

The weapon was a modified WWI French Hotchkiss design, which means that the Japanese started with a P.O.S., and worked to make it even more so.

It's rate of fire was too low for effective AA use, and to make matters worse, it fed from a 15 round box magazine: ....So every 15 rounds the gunner or his assistant had to wrestle with removing the empty mag, and locking in the next full one. When reload time was figured in, the weapon had an effective rate of fire of maybe 100 rounds per minute.

The 25mm Flak was hated by the gunners that served it, and not just because of the awkward reload procedure: It vibrated severely when firing, and the excessive muzzle flash was so pronounced that it interfered with aiming.

In the Real World, the German C/38 20mm in a twin mount would have outperformed the Japanese 25mm Triple mount in every way that really matters.

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Karl_Donitz_Jr
03-03-2007, 08:30 AM
That scene is from the film Men of the Yamato It was made in 2003 and they recreated the whole upper deck of the ship for the film. I think the made her in the Kure Yamato Dock - the drydock where she was built.

The film portrays operation 10-go - the run to beach her at Okawana and use her as a gun battery.

Course the Yamato carried special shells for her main guns. They sere basically shrapnel shells that detonated after a specified flight time, but one jammed in the gun barrel so they only fired like 1/2 salvos!

Karl_Donitz_Jr
03-03-2007, 09:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_N66WzTRA4

I also found that which is a modified version of the first link.

You have some good views of the Yamato while she sails TO the combat arena. You also see her sinking and I spotted one of the triple barreled guns sliding across the deck as she capsized - or what was left of one. 2750 people were on her in combat and she had 190 aa guns!

Y'know it still amazes me how much punishment she took before sinking. Any other ship woould have been gone in less than half the time, but the Yamato had superb compartmentalisation (sp lol) or compartment layout that allowed good counter-flooding and the like.

Oh here are the Japanese trailers for the film:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nHB_1ua3z8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-FaVVtjItg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JLpzRnw58

Just do a search for Yamato on youtube

Is is just me or can you can tell from those trailers that the men KNEW they would not survive? I have got to get that film and the accompning documentary about the wreck of the Yamato. They dived her in 1999 in perparation for the film.

Sorry if I ramble - Yamato buff here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Say it said the film was released on the 17th December. I couldn't translate the year in time, but I think the film could have been made for the 60th Anniversary of her commisioning into the fleet so it would be a 2001 film... She was commisioned on the 17th Decembert 1941. 10 Days after Pearl Harbour.

Foehammer-1
03-03-2007, 09:10 AM
Good vid! As I can recall, Russian destroyers that gueded PQ convoys employed those same shrapnel shells for main guns, and were quite effective against JU-88's

IsaanRanger
03-03-2007, 12:36 PM
I thought the movie was released in 2005 not 2003, its a story about a lady who wants to visit the resting place etc cause she was a relative and all that, kinda a drama a bit. and the suicide mission, they do a good CGI job on the US planes, and they are accurate, such as Avengers, Helldivers, Wildcats, Corsairs. etc

Karl_Donitz_Jr
03-03-2007, 12:40 PM
I'm not sure about the year the film was released IsaanRanger, but it is definatly about the crew of the Yamato. There is a current fascination in Japan about all things to do with national pride etc and the Yamato is as big as they come!

Synopsis:

Makiko Uchida arrives in a southern Japanese port hoping to find a boat that will take her to the final resting place of the Battleship Yamato on the 60th anniversary of its sinking. She is rebuffed by all until she reveals to Katsumi Kamio that she is the daughter of Petty Officer Uchida. Kamio is surprised for he thought unlike himself, Uchida had been lost when the Yamato was besieged and sunk on April 7, 1945 by American aircraft which prevented its fulfilling a final suicide mission against the American fleet battling to capture Okinawa. Kamio and Uchida were part of a close set of comrades that proudly and bravely served on board this, the largest battleship ever constructed. He agrees to journey with Makiko with only the help of Atsushi, a 15 year old deckhand. As he pilots the way throughout the rough 15 hour journey Kamio reminiscences about life aboard the Yamato during the war and also about the sailor's mothers and girlfriends left back home.

And it was 2005 it was released in! My bat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Karl_Donitz_Jr
03-03-2007, 12:47 PM
Glory in Defeat

How she lies today

http://www.battleshipyamato.info/wreck.html

bunkerratt
03-03-2007, 01:06 PM
ok..and where can this film be obtained ?...as in the movie yamato..

Karl_Donitz_Jr
03-04-2007, 04:47 AM
You may find it on e-bay. You can try amazon, but if you can read Hiragana and Kanji you can try

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/index.html

Reading Romanji would also be useful there cos you can get it into Romanji and out of Kanji and Hiragana.

Offical movie website: http://www.yamato-movie.jp/ but you nead to be able to read Hiragana or Kanji there, but there are pics to look at.

I DID find it on e-bay. Links here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/YAMATO-The-Movie-2006-DVD_W0QQitemZ...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/YAMATO-The-Movie-2006-DVD_W0QQitemZ290090170985QQihZ019QQcategoryZ617QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

http://cgi.ebay.com/PLANETES-YAMATO-DVD-Japanese-Movie-...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/PLANETES-YAMATO-DVD-Japanese-Movie-TAKASHI-Eng_W0QQitemZ280089721153QQihZ018QQcategoryZ617QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Do a search for "Yamato" in all, then go to "DVDs" and there will be 12 items. it sill be a 2005/6 film. I found it listed as "Yamato - The Movie 2006"