|erik_t wrote: *||June 11th, 2019, 7:30 pm|
Obviously an armor belt can't have portholes through it. So what do we see aft, just aft of the aftmost main battery turret? Is that the outer plating of a bulge, not an external armor belt?
That's the torpedo bulge added during the 1924-1928 refit with pre-existing portholes drilled in it. The actual armor belt (now covered by the bulge) ends just forward of those four portholes.
Finished 1930 Haruna as well. Compared to 1928 rain caps were added to both funnels, aircraft facilities had been fitted between turret 3 and 4, the addition of 2,8m rangefinders on the pagoda bridge and some small platform modification on both the forward and aft superstructure.