Yamato, The Right Ship For The Wrong War
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Yamato, The Right Ship For The Wrong War

December 2, 2019

Just after 2 p.m The effects of at least 15 Bomb and torpedo hits have reduced the mightiest battleship ever built to a sinking Hulk You know looking back on it It all makes sense become a world power, defeat the Russians, invade all your neighbors Get pummeled to death by a Western country’s air power because they sank all your carriers I didn’t think it would end up this way. Although looking back at it some mistakes were probably made Let me tell you guys how I got here. But first this video is sponsored by the online free-to-play game world of warships Where you can take command of hundred historically accurate ships including me the Yamato each of the over 200 in game ships spanning eight nations are incredibly detailed to be as realistic as possible Play with over 7 million players across the world unlock new ships as you play and conquer the sea Click the link below to play world of warships and collect a special bonus starter pack new players can register with the code play warships 2018 to receive 250 doubloons 1 million credits the HMS Campbeltown Premium ship one port slot and three days of premium time. after the defeat of the Russians in 1905 Japan had hit its stride in being a world power with the effectiveness of and the commitment to their Navy over the next thirty years the Japanese would continue to Build this branch up and use it to conquer more territory increase their prowess on the world stage however this was not easy for the small island nation that many times found itself lacking the quantity of Resources needed to create the number of ships needed to stay competitive Fast-forward to 1937 Japan being very aware of this problem decides to go with a quality over quantity strategy for their fleets to be able to stand up to the American naval production abilities who they foresaw war with in the future this Was accomplished by creating a new class of ships. That would become the largest ever created the Yamato class Which they found themselves free to do after letting their signature on the London Naval Treaty Expire and began carrying out in secret plans to build the Yamato and her sister ship Musashi and this secrecy went to a great extent Designers drawings were locked away at the end of the workday construction yards had large barriers built around them to mask the view from potential spies and Workers were threatened with execution if they spoke about what they were working The result though was this gigantic behemoth commissioned on 16 December 1941 spanning 256 meters at the water line and boasting 946 centimeter guns amongst a host of other guns and anti-aircraft guns I won’t list them all on here because lists are boring go to simple history for that But the armament layout was very impressive and evolved over the life of the ship The Yamato was able to be built carrying such large guns because unlike the Americans the Japanese did not have any physical barriers to their ship sizes All American ships had to be built narrow enough to fit through the Panama Canal Which limited the maximum size of their turrets and guns and how much weight they could carry So the result was that the Yamato with its large guns and a hull that could support them would be able to out range any US ships in a duel and sink them before the US ships were even able to fire seems like a pretty solid plan right well This is where you get into a big problem at Midway the Japanese lost four aircraft carriers And I don’t think it can be overstated how bad of a position this put them in unlike the glory days of the russo-japanese war Airplanes had become a huge factor in naval warfare by the time of Midway and the Yamato service life carrier-based aircraft Squadrons could mean death for any type of ship with a well-placed bomb or torpedo Regardless of how powerful the ship was to other ships and I don’t mean to sound like this would be easy for the airplanes battleships the amato included had large Anti-aircraft emplacements to deter this but the fact of the matter is without a carrier escort or carrier grouping Lone battleships with no air support could quickly become targets and after Midway Japan was really coming up short in the carrier Department this issue along with others All mentioned is a common theme in yamato’s fairly unimpressive service record for its size its first action took place at the Battle of Midway Although the battleship was too far away to take part in the battle before it ended and returned to Japan Screw you guys i am going home This is going to be a common theme. in mid-august 1942 the ship had to sit out the Battle of Guadalcanal due to lack of ammunition and fuel in satin truck lagoon until May of 1943 where after that she ended up in Kure for inspection and repairs and remained around Japan until returning to truck the following August and essentially sat there until October and right now, you’re probably thinking what are the Japanese doing so far? It looks like they built a supership and are using it as a cruise liner, but along with the aforementioned air cover problem Yamato’s engines consumed a lot of fuel which limited its movements and combat ability It’s only in December of 1943 that Yamato first really gets into combat when ferrying troops to the admiralty islands Yamato and her task group were attacked by the American submarines Kate where she was hit by a Torpedo and a 16-foot hole was blown open in the hall causing the rear turrets upper magazine to flood and yep You guessed it. That means it had to go back to the dock for repairs screw you guys i am going home It was at this time too that some of the guns were augmented in April in 1944 Yamato departed for the Philippines and sort of took part in the Battle of the Philippine Sea Although the only thing of note that it did was accidentally shoot at returning Japanese planes and then guess what happens after this? Yep More dock time hang until Departing on July 8th to eventually be present for the Battle of Leyte Gulf as part of the first battleship division and was later damaged By a bomb at the Battle of Shibuya and sea but was able to get away unlike her sister ship Musashi That was sunk after seventeen bomb and nineteen torpedo strikes It is after this though that Yamato see some of her best action as part of curious center force where it engaged the American close Support formation known as taffy 3. This was the only time you Yamato ever engaged surface targets See told you planes were the way of future and landed a few hits on American ships However, Yamato was diverted by a spread of torpedoes headed for and was unable to rejoin the battle. Yamato then returned with caritas force to Bruni and was folded in as the flagship of the second fleet after the first battleship division was Dissolved in November it saw some minor action in the East China Sea before being dry docked yet again at Kiri for repairs and anti-aircraft upgrades From January to February of 1945 Yamato rejoined a reactivated first battleship division then got transferred again To the first carrier division making Yamato like that one really flaky friend you had in high school. on march 19th that got caught up in the Curie raid But sustained only minor damage Allied forces began the final stage before the invasion of the Japanese home islands on April 1st with the invasion of Okinawa To which the Japanese Navy responded with operation tango Which was basically a suicide mission to halt the Americans. the basic idea for the Yamato’s part was to take a one-way Allotment of fuel and a full magazine to Okinawa where the ship would be beached and act as a large gun Emplacement that would fight until destroyed but due to the Americans decoding Japanese radio messages the ship in her group were Intercepted by an American carrier group supported by some destroyers. Yamato learning of this prepared for a fight With all crew in their anti-aircraft Positions by Dawn on April 7th the force began to be shadowed by two sea planes around 8:30 in the morning with American Hellcat fighter Showing up around 11:00 to deal with potential Japanese aircraft of which there were none a little later at 12:30 all hell broke loose on the Yamato with just shy of 300 American bomber and torpedo planes descending on the Yamato in her escort ships after about ten minutes two bombs had taken out two of her anti-aircraft mounts and blown a hole on the deck a Few minutes later a third bomb destroyed the radar room and one of the hundred twenty-seven millimeter mounts five minutes later a torpedo struck one Of the forward sides as the crew began to be strafed on the ship’s deck Shortly after this three more Torpedoes hit the ship one near the engine room and one near one of the boiler rooms The third hit is disputed but probable this attack concluded around 12:47 with the ship listing a few degrees to port which was counter flooded the second attack began at one from all directions And due to the large amount of planes the anti-aircraft guns Effectiveness was cut down just from being overwhelmed three to four more torpedoes. Hit the battleship damaging a couple of fire rooms The second attack left Yamato listing around 15 degrees to port which even after counter flooding remained at about 10 reducing speed and leaving the main battery unable to fire the third attack began at 1:40 with four bombs hitting the ship’s superstructure and another fire room being flooded at 2:02 p.m the order to abandon ship was given and the situation on the ship was chaos at 3:05 a final group of torpedo bombers attacked Yamato again causing the ship to capsize For large 46 centimeter turrets then fell off into the ocean which created suction that pulled crewmen in the water down below after this one of the bow magazines Detonated in an explosion whose cloud was over three miles high and could be seen from about a hundred miles away. A little under three hundred of her 2,700 man were able to be recovered by friendly ships that then withdrew to Japan. In the four hours and 14 minutes of the battle Yamato was hit by at least 11 torpedoes and six bombs capping off a very unextraordinary career for such a legendary battleship, the cultural significance of the Yamato being sunk though was huge Japan took great pride in its Navy and many Japanese citizens felt that as long as the Yamato was around Japan couldn’t fall and the Loss of this ship had a very foreboding message to many people however At least in my opinion The ship was more effort than it was worth and don’t get me wrong. The core concept behind it does make sense But without the additional arms of the Navy ie carriers and support planes the thing becomes a large target for enemy planes and that along with the large fuel consumption made it a great propaganda piece that spent most of its time sitting in port waiting for its moment to come that never would Thank you to world of warships for reaching out to sponsor another video I would also like to thank my patrons on patreon for making all these videos possible I know there’s a lot of naval fans in there and I hope you guys like it also Thank you to all of you for watching and sitting through me probably butchering a lot of names and I’ll see you on the next one


  • Reply Saber uae September 2, 2019 at 7:59 pm


  • Reply Anthony Ivan Aglugub Jr. September 2, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Should be in the Midway Counter Attack on the U.S. Aircraft Carriers as the Carriers has Exhausted their Bomber and Torpedo Planes already then!

  • Reply Turd Ferguson September 2, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    The Yamato was the biggest, but the Iowa was the best. Japan knew Iowa class battleships could destroy Yamato and so Yamato turned and ran everytime Iowa was coming to fight.

  • Reply Aidan Mattson September 2, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Love that movie you had in the background. It actually pretends that the type-3 anti-aircraft shells and the 25 mm aa guns could do something.

    Seriously though the Japanese did not have good triple-a.

  • Reply Shiro Suzutsuki September 3, 2019 at 5:31 am

    press F for Yamato


  • Reply Matthew Chenault September 3, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Who would win?

    The largest battleship ever built, mounting 18.1 inch guns and enough firepower to destroy any battleship


    A bunch of buzzy bois?

  • Reply etaoinbshrdlu September 3, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Yamato and Musashi were built to find and sink the biggest, newest American battleships. With naval air power's accession, this became unlikely. But, an Ohio v. Yamato clash has been wargamed. It came down to whichever battleship would get the first hits with its main battery having the best chances. Only lucky hits at extreme range would have given Yamato victory. The Japanese ship's bigger guns (18" v. 16") could shoot farther, but the Ohio, with its radar-assisted targeting system, which Yamato did not have, could shoot farther "with accuracy". Ohio would likely have gotten the first hits. If it stood off beyond Yamato's accurate range, the advantage becomes Ohio's. Furthermore, American damage control was just better than the Japanese. Compare the remarkable, rather awesome stubbornness of Yorktown's dying fight at Midway with that of the four Japanese carriers sunk there. All in all, advantage Ohio.

  • Reply Hyper-Night-Parade September 4, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Hotel Yamato

  • Reply Dean Prowell September 4, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Say it with me!

    Screw you guys, I'm going home!

  • Reply TheReturnOfRobertELee September 4, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    my former best friend thinks killing all the jews during ww2 was a good thing not a bad ting whenever I use to go to his house he would seriously dress up in a jazi uniform and he would go outside of his house and call people names and saying hail hitler out loud for Halloween he would knock on peoples doors and he would tell these people to praise and worship adolf hitler my former best friend still says till this very day that adolf hitler is the first and only true American Rockstar sadly me and my former best friend had a falling out dealing with a timeline history a timeline in American history which he says till this very day never ever exicsted and this timeline lasted from 1861 to 1865 he claims the American civil war was one very big controlled demoliitation and nobody died at all during the American civil war

  • Reply Travis Thacker September 5, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Lession #1 I learned from Japanese Naval warfare………………( #1 If you gonna build dat big bad then you need to use that big bad ) Basic talk………..you build it then you better use it or loose it.

  • Reply Travis Thacker September 5, 2019 at 1:47 am

    If at Midway Yamato and Musashi had been assigned one carrier or fleet carrier for fighter escort they could have sailed in and cleaned house after the air battle. York Town was finally sunk and Enterprise damaged pretty badly ……18" inch hell would have sunk all remaining US carriers and bought the Japanese some time. Enterprise one her own was left to deal with Japans air power and Navel power..!!! And to boot Enterprise did a lot of damage on her own after midway.

  • Reply Travis Thacker September 5, 2019 at 1:50 am

    The Japanese played to safe all the time………..They turned tail a lot when it looked bad or got rough and to boot they held their big fun toys back from battles rather then taking calculated risks. This lost them the early part of the naval War in the Pacific with the US. Midway ended bad but it could have been much worse on Enterprise and the US Naval Fleet if the Japanese had assigned one escort carrier to Yamato and Musashi and gave them 100% orders to close in and attack the remaining US forces and carriers left over no matter what happened to the Japanese Carrier Task Forces………period

  • Reply the monster September 5, 2019 at 8:08 am

    creates suction and pulls men down below false its a myth that doesn't happen

  • Reply misterjag September 7, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Iowa class battleships had a technological edge over the Yamato class in many respects: superior radar integrated with fire control that could accurately target day/night/foul weather, stabilized gun platforms that could accurately target while in motion, superior speed, superior anti-aircraft weaponry with proximity fuses…

  • Reply High Pressure September 8, 2019 at 10:01 am

    What a waste of steel…how many datsuns could of they made…

  • Reply CHELDAN Morgan September 8, 2019 at 6:01 pm


  • Reply NCR Trooper September 11, 2019 at 7:30 am


  • Reply krists butans September 11, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    song name in the begining??? please

  • Reply Goku Ssg September 12, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Simple history get fuked upppppp

  • Reply Robert Chance September 12, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    The Yamato was to the Japanese what the Bismark was to Germany. The loss of those ships was a detrimental blow to the moral of those nations. Just as the sinking of the HMS Hood was to Britain, which made the sinking of the Bismark all the more urgent.

  • Reply Carol Oloughlin September 13, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Random guy: sir the Yamato has been sunk
    Hirohito:shamfur dispray

  • Reply James Groccia September 14, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Yamato: takes -1 HP
    Yamato: uses damage control consumable
    American planes: bomb the ever-loving fuck out of Yamato
    Yamato: damage control still on cooldown
    Yamato: Screw you guys, I’m going home.

  • Reply Juan Carlos Garcia Garnica September 15, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Name song 0:20

  • Reply Farious Marious September 16, 2019 at 4:10 am

    I love how the Shinano got oofed on the first day on the job

  • Reply JeanMopis September 17, 2019 at 7:48 am


  • Reply Geoffrey Ace Sese September 18, 2019 at 4:36 am

    That's shade on Simple History tho

  • Reply Roberto Gonzalez Ocasio September 20, 2019 at 2:21 am

    The yamato basically was the death star of the Japanese empire. Remember if you want to make a super weapon make sure it doesn't waste a lot of resources because it gonna be the end of you.
    I wonder if George Lucas gott inspire by the Yamato to create the death star.

  • Reply dosmastrify September 22, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Pardon my ignorance, what's with the "critical past" watermark?

  • Reply Hunter Salazar September 22, 2019 at 10:08 am

    A very comprehensive understanding!

  • Reply Dean Bottle September 22, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Is that a polandball reference?

  • Reply Nicole Callahan September 26, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Why did they do simple history like that tho

  • Reply Some Dood October 6, 2019 at 12:49 am

    I like Simple History. 🙁

  • Reply pack leader October 9, 2019 at 3:45 am

    At least it was better than the Bismarck

  • Reply Bear October 10, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    F for simple history

  • Reply Y Y October 11, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    So is it right to say that Yamato is overrated right?

  • Reply Some body October 11, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    What have we learnt from history?

    Be an allied force and you will never lose.

  • Reply anonymous task force October 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Everything is excellent building and everything but the "BIGGEST" mistake is calling it unsinkable

  • Reply Big Delo October 11, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Japan after learning you've found out their plan: "I'm going to counterattack your counterattack!"

  • Reply CMDRFandragon October 12, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Even if Yamato made it to Okinawa, the USN woulda gone full Jean Bart on her ass.

  • Reply Bonnie Plush Productions October 13, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Yamato: Yeah, I’m. The most powerful ship of the ocean.
    Also Yamato: mOrE rEpAiRs

  • Reply Minik Jonas Brændshøj Søgaard 6A Rødding Skole October 14, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Bismarck 2.0

  • Reply Vnx October 17, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    It wasn't just the loss of the carriers themselves at Midway, they also lost a lot of crewmen, pilots and planes.

  • Reply صالح October 18, 2019 at 11:55 am

    If only the wamato had good air Support

  • Reply TroPICAll October 19, 2019 at 1:49 am

    They shouldnt have sunk it… they should have let it float so the Japanese would have to tow it back again and spend resource to fix it.

  • Reply Extinct Arrow October 22, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Bruh I live how he puts simple history in the dirt but their sub count is like 7 times theirs

  • Reply terry waller October 22, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    The Yamato would have been great in it's last mission, if it could have gotten there. An offshore artillery platform which is what the Iowa's primarily did.

  • Reply Maelstrum yes October 23, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Also Kaga and Akagi's wreck now found :DDDD

  • Reply Crusader October 23, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Petition to 3D print the parts to rebuild the Yamato or Bismarck, just so we can go fire that fucker at North Koreans?

  • Reply Aj Jingco October 24, 2019 at 11:50 am

    As a Filipino I'm glad the US nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

  • Reply Eric October 27, 2019 at 11:41 am

    "Screw you guys, I'm going home."
    – Yamato 1942

  • Reply Farious Marious October 28, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Critical Past makes me want to commit Shinano

  • Reply Rxsh_Gamer 961 October 28, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Mighty? HA tell that to a german… so me

  • Reply Carry Me Anego October 29, 2019 at 5:57 am

    I thank USA for nuking Japan in WW2, if not, my country would be still under imperial japan. and My ancestors would be dead.

  • Reply Mr. Prius October 29, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    World of Warship ads: ToRpEdO tHe YaMaTo

  • Reply Snoremonster October 30, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    whats the song at the beginning of the video?

  • Reply まご October 31, 2019 at 7:17 am


  • Reply Tristin Day November 1, 2019 at 12:45 am

    "Go to Simple history for that" 😂😂

  • Reply factinator33 November 1, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Great info, COMEDY FAIL!!! sorry but there it is…

  • Reply 7sparrows November 2, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    "The Only Thing Yamato Was Missing was A flux Capacitor"

  • Reply Power Park November 3, 2019 at 4:50 am

    World most stupid warship Yamato…lol

  • Reply Justanotherconsumer November 4, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Awesome but impractical, the ship.

  • Reply Busta Rogers November 6, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Simple History's awesome , am i missing something here lol???.

  • Reply Balloon Man November 8, 2019 at 2:13 am

    "finest action against Taffy 3"
    remembers what Taffy 3 did to the attack force
    "yea. finest"

  • Reply KiCcAsS IdiOT November 8, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I wonder if yamato would believe if bismarck told yamato she's not invincible

  • Reply RED SEA GAMING November 8, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    The Yamato the last Battleship to go down fighting

  • Reply Historical Otaku November 9, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Yamato is basically your teamate that is stupid op but returns to base when it loses 10 hp points

  • Reply The Gunny Sarge November 9, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Seems like good target practice to me.

  • Reply 1Way Road November 10, 2019 at 11:06 am

    H O T E L Y A M A T O

  • Reply Ah Blyat November 10, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Yamato: go to leyte
    Yamato crew: see American planes
    The guy that was sevre on Akagi: ああ、ここでまた行く

  • Reply Nottellin yuo November 11, 2019 at 1:29 am

    I'm giving a thumbs down because you never really addressed how the Yamoto was the "The Right Ship For The Wrong War" all you really did was say how the Yamoto was sunk which I already seen in several videos before.

  • Reply F430 Ferrari November 11, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Yamato was the right ship for the right war. The IJN simply didn’t use her properly.

    It’s almost like when they had nothing left then they used her.

    A battleships as big and slow as her as well as Musashi needed CAP. Where both would have been most effective is shelling an island.

    The Yamato could have been used at Midway had the IJN had a better attack plan. The IJN Main Force was “behind” the Carrier Mobile Force. This was just the dumbest thing the IJN could do.

    The Main Force could do nothing unless the Mobile Force succeeded first which it didn’t. Even if it did there was little chance the Main Force could even catch any US Force as they would be retreating.

    So here is how the IJN should have had their attack plan at Midway. The mindset has to be that this was going to be a decisive battle and it was going to involve vessel vs vessel fighting.

    The IJN had 11 battleships including the Yamato. The IJN thought the US may have 2 but had 0.

    The IJN could have potentially brought 9 carriers to Midway and had they planned the battle where they were going to use battleships them more CAP was going to be needed. The Aleutians campaign will be postponed/canceled.

    The IJN force will planned as such:

    1. Northern Attack Force – 50 miles north of Midway heading east and passing Midway. Two Groups. Lead Group – 6 subs, 5 destroyers up front, 2 fast battleships, 4 cruisers, 5 destroyers. They arrive near Midway at night. Trail Group – 2 fast battleships, 4 cruisers, carriers Akagi and Kaga, 8 destroyers. Akagi and Kaga loaded with 120 zero fighters and only 20 dive and 20 torpedo bombers.

    2. Western Midway Force – 5 subs, 12 destroyers, 5 battleships including the Yamato, 2 cruisers, and Carriers Junyo, Ryujo, Zuiho, and Hosho. Total 130 planes. 70 fighters and 60 bombers. This force is trailing the Northern lead force but ahead of the Northern Trail Force with the exception of Yamato and the carriers. Only the planes move ahead. The 60 bombers mainly focus on the air field. The battleships hit the western island first from north and south until the two lead battleships on each side move into position to hit the eastern island runway. The 70 zero fighters take out the Midway obsolete planes. The Yamato moves in from the west and start shelling the western island with its 3k lb shells.

    3. Southern Force – Coming from Wake Island direction. 4 subs, 2 battleships, 4 cruisers, 14 destroyers and Carriers Hiryu and Soryu. Zuikaku is trailing with 8 escort destroyers and 2 cruisers.

    So even if the US knew of some IJN Midway plan they again didn’t know where the IJN would be coming from. The US in fact under estimated what the IJN would bring.

    The first unit upon daylight which would have been spotted would have been the Northern lead force. Would Midway planes have gone there with no carriers spotted? Probably not.

    Soon they would spot the Western lead force of battleships followed by carriers and a huge object which would be the Yamato. The US can’t tell if these are the “main” carriers though.

    The US carrier commanders can’t believe the IJN would send a force with no carriers to the north. They have to let the Midway planes address the Western Force while they launch the Yorktown planes to deal with the Northern Force.

    The Lead Northern Force has slowed down though and the trail group has speeded ahead. IJN scout planes spot the Yorktown planes and report. They now know carriers are close by. The IJN Northern Force launches their remaining fighters into the air. Hornet and Enterprise launch their planes and go after the Akagi and Kaga. The Northern lead group speeds ahead again trying to draw the attention of the US carrier planes. Some US planes get hit by anti aircraft fire. The 20 dive and torpedo bombers with 10 zero fighters go after the lead US force which is Task Force 17 and they hit the slow moving Yorktown.

    The Akagi and Kaga have 110 fighters vs the US approaching remaining 220 carrier planes. The US planes are mostly bombers though and the IJN zeroes are taking out plenty. Some US bombers get through.

    In the meantime, 70 zero fighters from the Western Force have refueled and rearmed and headed towards Akagi and Kaga for additional CAP. They see the US bombers but shoot them down. In each scenario only a few US planes can get by the first wave before being hit by the 2nd wave of zeros. The US is not able to put together any coordinated attack against the Akagi or Kaga which is falling back to the west and getting out of range of the US plane distance. The IJN planes can fly greater distances.

    Zuikaku has launched their 60 planes to provide CAP for Western Force and 40 speed towards the Akagi and Kaga also just in case.

    What is the IJN Southern Force doing. Their vessels are well past Midway and know where the US Force is now and headed north and creating a block formation. The two eastern battleships from Midway have left to join with the Southern Force. Carriers Hiryu and Soryu have launched their planes. 140 planes. 35 dive bombers and 35 torpedo bombers with 30 fighters go after the US carriers and Task Force 16 which include the Hornet and Enterprise. With no CAP the IJN score hit on both carriers.

    The Northern Lead force vessels engage US Task Force 17 which is small. With no battleships it’s too difficult for the US.

    Same for Task Force 16 taking on the IJN Southern Force. The US is equipped and trained for screening and anti aircraft fire. The IJN is hitting the US now with 4 battleships from the west and south and planes from above. The US can’t close the distance. The US Pacific Fleet is wiped out.

    The above was a very realistic scenario.

    From this point there was no rush in taking Midway and what was left. Yamato could have thrown a few more shells but probably would have saved them. Various bombing runs would have take place for over a week or two. The Midway marines would not have lasted this long without sleep and running out of food and water.

  • Reply Tyler Melendez-Duke November 12, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    It was a snowflake compared to the Bismarck and Iowa classes

  • Reply Alexandre Aimon November 12, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Can some one tell me the form which movie the intro is from. I want to rewatch the movie but I can find it

  • Reply Balto Gaming November 13, 2019 at 3:34 am


    The Yamato: I'mma head home.

  • Reply 2010 Jeep Commander November 13, 2019 at 11:50 am


  • Reply Tony Sun November 15, 2019 at 12:55 am

    giant ship, defended by type 96 aa guns. did i mention it had trouble penetrating hellcats

  • Reply CRSR DASH-8 40B November 15, 2019 at 5:39 am

    If the super battleship had been sent to America's mainland and open fired, there would have been little we could do to stop it since her long range main guns. She could have sunk half the fleet sent out to meet her before we got a shot off.

  • Reply ratliff2006 November 15, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Start at 1:05

  • Reply Brodie McAlpine November 15, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Bismarck vs Yamato

  • Reply Lance Joven Oreta November 16, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Historians in there minds

    I wish Yamato and Bismarck had a 1v1 battle

  • Reply The Real Ranger NightHawk November 16, 2019 at 2:36 pm


  • Reply Adam Kurent November 17, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Yamato actually had small anti-aircraft guns. So all the facts are not actually right

  • Reply BurningButter November 17, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    With what you said at the end, wouldn’t it be “Yamato, the right ship at the wrong time”

  • Reply *jęřømê* bųřïëļ November 18, 2019 at 11:15 am

    So in the future im gonna recreate yamato but everyone can ride and fire the guns

    I wish

  • Reply James Ricker November 18, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    The biggest mistake Yamato's design was going for the most powerful machinery available with no regard for fuel efficiency.
    In a war against the United States, Japan was desperately short of fuel that is what kept Yamato in Port most of the war

  • Reply Martin D November 21, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Love is a temple, Bernard.

  • Reply Adam Baker November 21, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Midway hurt japan more than the loss of 4 carriers. It also meant the near extermination of the pool of prewar trained veteran pilots of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service

  • Reply Paul Simonson November 21, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    The bigger they are, they harder they fall.
    This is just another David and Goliath story played out in modern times.

  • Reply Alpha0727 November 22, 2019 at 9:26 am

    The opening clip is from the History Channel series Dogfights. I loved that series, along with Shootout!, Battle 360, Modern Marvels, Wild West Tech, Tactical to Practical, and, of course, the best show ever, Mail Call! Really anything staring R. Lee Ermey, better known as “Gunny.”

  • Reply Pedro Juan November 22, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    "Lone battleships with no air support could quickly become targets…"

    Kriegsmarine: "I will pretend I didn't see that"

  • Reply A Kend November 23, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Yamato: sinks in spectacular fashion
    Bismarck: “First time?”

  • Reply rokas sajetauskas November 23, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Potential History: Go to simple history for that.
    Simple history gets views: laughter you dumb BITCH

  • Reply Zaller Mayhem November 24, 2019 at 1:27 am

    We didn’t need big ships cos we had pigeon bombs( I love those things)

  • Reply Cesar Camarena November 25, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Venezuela 2019: haha America won't do shit. Send your troops I dare you.
    Japan 1945: We just blew up a couple ships….and they unleashed the sun

  • Reply Thomas Headley November 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    You would have to back to the days of sail to find significant surface conflicts. Even during the age of dreadnoughts, battles at sea were rare. Useful as job creators, profit centers, mobile gun platforms book sales, & fever dreams. Aircraft carriers, tin cans, supply ships, tenders, oilers, troop ships, & subs carried the war effort. $ for $, many times more effective.

  • Reply mango ball November 29, 2019 at 7:52 am

    You know simple history has millions while you're are in the thousands subscribers. I dont think you should be saying shit.

  • Reply Dan R November 30, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Since it would have been easy to convince Germany. Japan should have devoted all the resources used to build Yamato and Mustachi to building Type V11 U-boats equipped with long lance torpedoes. Let's say Japan started building Type VII's in 1938. By 1941 the line would have been running 100%. Then Germany would have helped exploit early Japanese victories in the South pacific. Keep Germany out of the war until 1943. This would have given Germany more unmolested time to build an A-bomb. Any thing else (besides Germany getting an A-bomb) would have simply delayed the end we did realize.

  • Reply Terry Carvalho December 2, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Yamato see the plane Yamato I'm going to die

  • Reply A legend :the band December 2, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Simple history dis not necessary

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