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Fujimoto Battleship by Tzoli Fujimoto Battleship by Tzoli
I made this drawing of probably the most dangerous Japanese battleship which Kikuo Fujimoto designed in the mid 1930's.
It would be equipped with 3x4 510mm Cannons, 8x2 152mm Guns and 9x2 127mm AA Guns.

Edit: Fixed and adjusted things from my previous experience with the Yamato variants.

Its based on these drawings:
www.maritimequest.com/warship_…
xoomer.virgilio.it/bk/NWS/Impe…
xoomer.virgilio.it/bk/NWS/Impe…
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:iconsunman23:
sunman23 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
It's a izomo
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NO
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Domini41 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Thing is there is room at the aft to place a humongus DP/AA farm and STILL have room for a couple of catapults.

*Hint hint Tizoli* :-)
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are things you need to take into consideration of putting AA guns aft. Why do you think the Jean Bart and Richelieu not got many AA guns aft? In case of Jean Bart she got them on the sides?
AA guns like any other guns need space under them for ammo storage and handling equipment. In case of this battleship proposal, I assume the space was allocated for engines that aft. As this would be a fast but very lightly armoured vessel
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Domini41 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
I saw a redesign of this glass jawed monster, essentially the same as now but remade into a 89400t (Full load) 29.5 kts and armored like the Yamato's with slightly thinner belt armor (38cm) but deck armor at 220mm. otherwise size and armament was the same 
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was an old springsharp calculation I'm aware of. Making a preferable and more survivable design then this.
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Sparduck117 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
Seems like Yamato, Tone, and King George the 5th's child
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, Only Yamato, Nelson and Reichelieu or Donkerque
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Sparduck117 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
sounds about right
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DBsTreasure Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So I'm guessing that 3rd main cannon doubles as a self destruct mechanism right? The placement is kinda unorthodox.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, it's placement helps so the 3rd cannon could fire in a higher angle to aft, also as it's ammo storage was closer to the second turret's and thus further away from the superstructure/engines more space could be allocated for these installations, Yes unorthodox, but Nelsons had similar placement though there the 3rd turret faced forward rather aft.
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zkfanart Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Oh, the guy was inspired by the Nelsons ;) maximum armour in the minimum area...
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and on minimum armour!
152mm Belt and 76mm Deck to stay on 50kiloton displacement
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zkfanart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Uhnnnn... thatīs no good. Maybe could take a 14 in. shells but not the latest US battleships with 16 in. ....
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, even the KGV's 14inch guns could penetrate 8-9.5inch armour at max distance!
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TheLordTaxus Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Super battleships were awesome but were just white elephants. Better to build four or five carriers. I love them though.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is Fujimoto's last battleship design from 1936, could be even considered as a battlecruiser because of cruiser thin armour, fast speed and heavy armaments
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:iconthelordtaxus:
TheLordTaxus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
It would have been quite impressive. The Japanese loved big battleships.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive yes, 12 51cm cannons would blow up the Montana out of the blue water too.
Sadly even a heavy cruiser would blow this ship out of the water with it's designed armour:
152mm Belt, 76mm Deck!
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:iconthelordtaxus:
TheLordTaxus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
A six inch BELT! Are you kidding?!
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nope, it was necessary to make the displacement at 50.000tons (56.000 full load)!
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TheLordTaxus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
That is amazing!
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it's more like of a paper project
With armour that of the yamato, she would have around 85-100K displacement
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
This design was meant to be a "Super Yamato", right? :)
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. This was the last Battleship Kikuo Fujimoto Designed or proposed! Although he was the man who begin the designing phase which led to the Yamato born from the mind of Yuzuru Hiraga.
Her is an illustration:
[link]
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:iconroddy1990:
Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Cool! :D I got confused by the 510 mm cannons...the A-150 design [link] aka the "Super Yamato class" would use the 510 mm guns as well ^^;
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed it is!

[link]

But the layout is more similar to the A-140 A layout:
[link]
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:iconroddy1990:
Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Oh. Now I got it :D

Thx :)
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
:highfive:
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:iconaruon:
aruon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
damn. nice weapons placement. talk about all-in full frontal assault.
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and 51cm Cannons!
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:iconaruon:
aruon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
and a partridge in a pear tree!
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I don't understand that
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:iconaruon:
aruon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
neither do I! we have so much in common!
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then why you written it?
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:iconaruon:
aruon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
because the responses i get from you make me laugh.
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:icontzoli:
Tzoli Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'm a unique person!
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Cool, if she'd got to the '50's I'd replace the catapults and cranes with a helipad :D
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That applies to every Yamato variant :D
She have more space then the Iowa which do have helipad :D
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
:nod: :D
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WWII44 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
It's like a Japanese equivalent of the Nelson-class Battleships
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! Just much bigger an numerous guns and paper thick armour
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WWII44 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
hmh
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nelson:
3x3 406mm (16inch), 6x2 152mm (6inch), 6x1 120mm (4.7inch) Guns, 356mm Belt, 159mm Deck armour (14inch / 6.25inch) on 44Ktons Displacement.
Fujimoto Design BB:
3x4 510mm (20inch), 8x2 155mm (6.1inch), 9x2 127mm (5inch) Guns, 152mm Belt, 76mm Deck Armour (6inch / 3inch) on 56K tons Displacement!
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:iconwwii44:
WWII44 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I see
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leovictor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Awesome Drawing.
This is a very obscure design and little is known about it...

Though the official given design Standard Tonnage of a mere 50,000 tons is unrealistic.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. It could be built in 50.000 tons but with armour like a cruiser I think.

About your drawing:
[link]

I'm finished with the colourization with it. Can I upload it to my gallery?
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leovictor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Oh yeah about this design.

I try to the specs in a battleship calculator named springsharp and it doesn't work @ 50,000 tons.

The catch is that this vessel is suppose to reach a service speed of 32 knots... @ 50,000 tons

Even if you put NO armor it still wouldn't work.
The hull construction would be so frail that it would be impossible to train your guns at either port or starboard and fire.
The ship would simply collapse in the Pacific at 32 knots.

To put the problem into perspective :
Take the total armament of this ship:
[link]

Than put it on a hull of this ship:

[link]

And than make it cross the Atlantic at 32 knots.

That's the problem with Fujimoto's A220 design.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do you think where should I put more light AA?
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