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    Good museum

    I work out of my home country, being based in The Netherlands. From there I spend much of my time on the road to many far away destinations that generally sound much more exotic than they really are. On occasion however, you get a little free time to do as you wish, and I sometimes am able to find a hidden gem or two in regional museums.

    During my free time I am currently working on an identification handbook for Japanese explosive ordnance and have been seeking out physical examples to photograph. While on a recent work trip to Tokyo, I had a free day and took the bullet train for about 4 hours south to Kure, near Hiroshima, where you can find the Yamato Museum.

    The centerpiece for the museum is the giant model of the Yamato battleship, but for ordnance collectors it is the adjoining room which is much more interesting. The fighter and the mini-sub aside, there are some torpedos, a variant of the Kaiten "kamikazie" submarine, and a very nice row of projectiles which include the super rare 46cm air-burst incendiary projectile (18.2-inch for those of you metrically challenged). There is one bomb on display with the fighter, but it appears to be a mock-up and does not appear to be completely accurate. Its a very nice museum, well laid out, easy to get to with some good bullets. Worth the visit if you're in the neighborhood.
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    Good museum...

    Hello US-Subs,

    THANK YOU for sharing your Yamoto Museum photographs with us! I've read about their 18.2 inch (mentally challenged) air-burst projectile and now have a picture of the beast. The Yamoto was truly an INCREDABLE weapons platform.

    Best regards,

    Randall

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    Thumbs up

    thanks a lot for these impressive pics.

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    Nice photos. Nothing like using I-beams to rest your projectiles on.

    What is the submarine that is outside the museum, that looks like a U.S. attack sub?
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    Thumbs up Nice collection.

    Thanks for sharing the pics and info with us US-Subs, very nice collection that little lot.

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    John,
    the large sub was a separate exhibit across the street, it had no ordnance so I wasn't terribly interested and didn't go in. From what I cound tell outside it was a fairly recently decommissioned Japanese sub, I was not previously aware they currently maintained a submarine fleet as part of the sdf. Impressive to see as you come around the corner though.

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    Great photos US-Subs
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    Looks like a nice museum. Thanks for the photos of it, Ray

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    Very nice and impressive pics of an always for discover country. Thank you.

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    great pics looks well worth a vist

    regards lee

 

 
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