From: Tucson, AZ
Sounds like the German KM naval architects who spent the war designing battleships of 100,000 to 300,000 tons so they would not be drafted into the Wehrmacht.
A similar group of designers working on tank design came up with a tank that mounted two 15" guns and stood over 20 feet high. Never mind that it was too heavy and too wide for any road or bridge in Europe, it was essential for the war effort and Hitler entertained the idea just enough to keep the designers busy drawing ...
Wow...a land battleship. What a great idea. I'm going to mention to my R&D staff that Hitler is developing a land battleship, and that we simply must have one too. I'll send an envoy to Berlin to see if we can get a copy of the blueprints. We should probably keep the tanks in the home islands until the secret gets out.
You could mount it on top of Yamato as a 4th turret.
Actually, I have other plans for the top of the Yamato. I want to build an electronic suite up there to receive the pings from the beacons. The beacons will be a transmitter mounted beneath three barrage balloons anchored to the earth over a know spot. One is in the surburbs of Tokyo at GHQ, another at Sapporo out in the forest at a spot surveyed recently, and another is near Nagasaki on the naval base there. What the beacons do is send out radio pings at a known time, usually several per second, and those radio pings are received by the receiver on the Yamato and compared with the known time they were sent to get time enroute from each of the three beacons. That information will yield the Yamato's position within about a mile. It's a poor-man's GPS.
< Message edited by larryfulkerson -- 7/16/2019 7:14:07 PM >