Lt. Trull wrote:
besides the bismark (german) the Yamato WAS and still is the greatest battle ship in the history of the world... I do enjoy the New Jersey and the Misouri and their sister ships... but they were second class to the Yamato... and alway's will be...
so why not make a battleship movie about your greatest achievement....
Its interesting to note..despite the heavier guns, the throw-weight of the battleship New Jersey's weaponry was greater than that of the Yamato even in WWII. In fact, overall it greatly overmatched it in defensive capabilites, fire control and speed, not to mention radar..Yamato would never have stood a chance in a one-on-one engagement.