The IJN Musashi named after the ancient Japanese Musashi Province, was a battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, and flagship of the Japanese Combined Fleet. She was the second ship of the Yamato class. She and her sister-ship, Yamato, were the largest and heaviest battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load, and armed with nine 46-cm (18.1-inch) main guns.
IJN Musashi in Days of Infamy Edit
At a meeting with Minoru Genda, Commander Mitsuo Fuchida thought about the super battleships Musashi and Yamato while discussing the use of land based bombers for naval support. Although he felt great pride at them being the most powerful battleships afloat, he had to admit that they were pretty much useless in a modern war with aircraft carriers. He grimly wished that the steel and labor that built them had gone into carriers instead.