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Bismarck's Armour

Bismarck’s armour weighed 19,082 metric tons or 45.1 per cent of her standard displacement of 42,344 metric tons. This was more than any other battleship of the Second World War with the exception of the Japanese Yamato class battleships (Yamato and Musashi). Their armour weighed 22,895 metric tons of their standard displacement of 64,100 metric tons. However, since the Yamato class were significantly larger ships, the percentage of the total weight was smaller (33.7 per cent).



Armour Layout
Bismarck (Large)
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Note that the figures are in millimeters
Codes of color explanation    
See the figures on the drawing 80 mm 145 mm
320 mm 170 mm 60 mm


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