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Yamato radar rotation

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The large radar finder on the Yamato rotates as per where you're shooting, but can these radar dishes on it rotate independently on top of the radar finder, like they do in the log-in video shown.

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It's not supposed to turn. It's supposed to always face the same direction as where the rangefinder is facing. There's no point (pun not intended) pointing it away from what you're aiming at.

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18 hours ago, amade said:

It's not supposed to turn. It's supposed to always face the same direction as where the rangefinder is facing. There's no point (pun not intended) pointing it away from what you're aiming at.

Well I'm only asking as you can see them rotating in the intro video.

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I would say the intro video is most likely wrong, since if we look at how the radar is mounted, there's no way it can turn.

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Adding supplements:

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A photograph of one of the two radar antennae installed on top of the arms of the main fire control director of Yamato & Musashi around 1944, atop the main tower. this is from Musashi

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Another view of the radar mounted on the main fire director arms on top of the main tower of the superstructure

 

 

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