Argh. You're treating this like some damned idiotic Space-Battles.com debate, where victory or defeat depends on which ship has more turrets than the other.
Way to distort my point there. Just because Yamato has the same amount of turrets doesn't mean it's equal to, say, the Iowa. Hell, by this logic, the King George V Battleship was the worst warship of all time because it only had two goddamned turrets
It's not about bloody stats.
No duh, that wasn't my point.
You don't look at Japan's production capabilities vs. America's production capabilities and decide that whoever has more wins. That's just plain wrong - the real world doesn't work that way.
See above. Fact of the matter is, numbers do count for something. You can have the best trained, bestmotivated personnel, best tanks, and the best warships, but if you can't actuyally out-produce an enemy who's is nearly on equal ground, you're finished. WHy do you think in Warhammer 40K the Imperium of Man is in decline?
Otherwise, Ithink we're in general agreement on the issue.
Oh, and I belive somebody spoke about the Graf Zepplin earlier in the thread. From what i've understand, the GZ wasn't an espcially hot design. I might look into it more.