yamato lifebelts

shovelhead 1977

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hi everyone ,just wondering if anyone can tell me if the yamato had any lifebelts if so where were they fitted thanks
 

Steve-the-Duck

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Sorry, I've only just got here
Do you mean crew lifebelts, which I believe were ready issued, or emergency life-rings?
If the latter, the old Anatomy of the Ship publication has a drawing of a open-fronted box mounting a single ring - the box is free standing on a deck edge, but the drawing doesn't show locations.
However... There is at least one Youtube video of the 1/10 model in the Kure Naval Museum, that does show life-rings
(I've been there - believe me, that model is LARGE)
 
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There is at least one Youtube video of the 1/10 model in the Kure Naval Museum, that does show life-rings
(I've been there - believe me, that model is LARGE)
ok, it's official: I'm jealous :smiling2:

Cheers
 

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Wow! At 1/10th scale that model must be over 25 metres long......apart from its size that thing must be really heavy....what’s it made from?
 
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