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How do we have so many good plans of Yamato if they were destroyed? c

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Hello, it is often said that most of the plans of Yamato class were destroyed because of the huge secrecy involved into its construction. I know some plans were recently found at Mitsubishi but there are older books like the excellent „Battleships Yamato and Musashi:Anatomy of the Ship by Janusz Skulski“ (the first edition of the book is older i think.) which include extremly detailed drawings of those ships. How can we accuratly put linedrawings/blueprints out there if the plans were destroyed? Is the whole „all the plans were destroyed“ hyperbole?   Are there detailed plans like a booklet of general plans or the blueprints that survived the war?

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I think you touched a very interesting topic here... ;)
I know Janusz Skulski as a well known Polish model maker and a history geek. Poland has had really great relations with Japan before and during II WW.

 

Even Wiki confirms that: "During WW2 despite being allied with Germany, the Empire of Japan did not support its invasion of Poland and actively supported the Polish government in exile. The Japanese relied heavily on the new Polish secret service for training in decryption, and continued their close military co-operation even after the Polish declaration of war, which was REJECTED by Japan for this reason.".

 

It seems probable what Polish spies knew bit more about these blueprints and he got access to otherwise unknown photos, data etc. ... ;)

 

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Plot twist: Maybe we really don't have any good plans, and a lot of details have been invented from the human desire to know or inferred from study of the wreckage.

 

There has always been a huge amount of interest in the Yamato class, so people are inclined to dig harder to find what they want.

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I know a blueprint for Musashi was discovered just a few years ago in a safe of one of the designers.

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Ships drawings, like they use on the ship and warfes, are hard to get away.

I think you mix it up with construction drawings. Thats something different.

But even construction drawings are still there, at least of the Fukuda plans 140A to D and Fujimoto's ideas.

All this seems well documented and researched.

 

 

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