Japanese Type 94 – 18.1″/45 Gun

Yamato’s massive 18.1″ guns are seen during her construction with one of the guns fully elevated.

Caveat: The information contained in this post is of a very general nature. More detailed (read: technical) information can be found in the U.S. Naval Technical Mission to Japan (see references section). This post focuses on the 18.1″ naval guns and is not an overall evaluation on the Yamato-class battleships.

The Japanese 18.1″/45 guns were the largest naval guns ever mounted afloat on the heaviest battleships ever constructed, the Yamato-class.

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