A full-scale restoration of the Japanese battleship Yamato in VR. The Yamato was built in 1941 as the lead ship of her class of battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) shortly before World War II.
She and her sister ship, Musashi, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing nearly 72,000 tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 in) Type 94 main guns, which were the largest guns ever mounted on a warship. On 7 April 1945 the Yamato was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.
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Now, the battleship is restored in full-scale in VR, based on blueprints and the memories of crew members who are still alive today. In this app, you can get on the Yamato and walk across the decks, visit the bridge and explore the ship. See the Yamato crew in action and view the ship’s guns being fired from nearby.
The experience allows the following sections of the ship to be explored: the bridge, the main gun, a scene of the crew practicing firing the gun, the fire control center, the captain’s cabin, the pilot house, a boat dock, the ship’s kitchen and more.
|CATEGORY:||WORLD WAR II|
|RELEASE DATE:||18 Aug, 2017|
|SCREEN MODES:||VR ONLY|
Seeing things and places that no longer exist or are out of reach remains one of the most exciting features of VR.