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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:39 pm 
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Nice work.

The Ishibashi BB book is the most notable and reliable reference book out there, short of photography. He is a noted and highly regarded IJN expert.

His graphic for Nagato dated April, 1945 differs a little in the number of triple 25MM AA mounts.

He shows only one mount per side on the boat deck, but also shows four mounts, two per side, each at a different level, mounted on the platforms under the mainmast.

He also shows only four mounts, not six, on the platform ahead of the funnel/searchlights and back of the bridge.

He also does not show a triple mount on the main deck to either side of #2 turret .

HTH.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:29 am 
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Thanks!

The pair of AA guns next to the 2nd turret might be wrongly placed as the post war photo not shows their gun tubs there.
Or at least it's not clear that there was a gun there during 1945, though there were some circular plates on the deck indication not two but four pairs there? :
https://kepkuldes.com/images/164b1839e0 ... b19a46.png
https://kepkuldes.com/images/7518da8f79 ... d70523.png

I'm sure there was 3 per side on the added AA platform between the bridge and funnel as evident on photo (3 gun tubs):
https://kepkuldes.com/images/7518da8f79 ... d70523.png

One pair aft of the new 12,7cm DP-AA mount was sure there the second pair is questionable as I can only seen one gun tub there:
https://kepkuldes.com/images/8a65472dfe ... 0c9b18.png

There was also a pair at the base of conning tower aft of the 2nd turret:
https://kepkuldes.com/images/7038e96aca ... 3ed40a.png

Indeed there seems to be two pairs of AA guns were on the aft superstructure. One pair is sure as I depicted.
The second pair you noticed and I've seen on a model as well, seems correct
though not sure when they were installed as they replaced the secondary gun directors and searchlight directors there:
https://kepkuldes.com/images/7518da8f79 ... d70523.png
https://kepkuldes.com/images/8a65472dfe ... 0c9b18.png
https://kepkuldes.com/images/cf82ac3db0 ... 38da93.png


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:57 am 
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Great photos, but these are of her final fit, and you asked for late 1944/early 1945.

The Ishibashi book is too large to scan at home, but here's a photo of the early 1945 fit illustration.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:08 am 
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I have that book scanned via a friend or to be precise from Settsu on. I've used that drawing for the AA platform, but the text says the AA placement is only an approximation. See photos for 3 pair of triples on the platform.


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