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Yamato — Japanese Tier X battleship.
The biggest warship of World War II and the world’s largest battleship. Yamato was designed around the idea that an individual ship could have superiority over any battleship of a potential enemy. Her main guns had overwhelming firepower. The ship maintained a very high level of survivability due to reliable armor and robust torpedo protection. Yamato’s AA capabilities were highly efficient due to carrying numerous AA artillery guns.
Unrivaled main battery guns that can even penetrate other battleships at close range when they’re bow on.
Extremely good dispersion, but landing hits on targets beyond 18 kilometers is still challenging.
Accuracy and firing time can be improved even further with a legendary upgrade.
Third largest health pool and heaviest armor in the game.
Large quantity of secondaries can easily kill a destroyer at very close range.
Impressive torpedo damage reduction as long as torpedoes hit her torpedo belt.
Longest main battery stock range in the game.
Insane turret armor that deflects all but Tier X battleship AP shells at point blank.
Despite modest muzzle velocity, the huge shell mass means the shell travel time even at longer ranges is quite respectable.
Extremely large size (but still smaller than Izumo and Großer Kurfürst) makes direct hits more likely.
Very high notoriety and potential danger make her a priority target for the enemy team the moment she becomes visible(though this is somewhat mitigated by her decent detection radius).
Though buffed, turret traverse rate of 60 seconds for traversing 180 degrees is quite slow, decreased even further if a legendary upgrade is taken.
Long rudder shift time.
The majority of her AA defenses are short ranged, rendering her unable to shoot down planes before they drop their payloads.
Despite her citadel is well armored, but the large size and octagonal shape of the forward portion mean she is still very vulnerable to any sorts of citadel damage when improperly angled.