He he he, yeah, a bit distracted. But I wonder if the discussions you reference, did those people even WATCH original Yamato? It's shown very clearly the 'pallet' shelves is what is used, except for a couple of instances where a crane/trapeze is used to launch a Type 100 recon plane.Well the IJN Akagi carried 66 planes + 25 reserves. It was also roughly the same size as the IJN Yamato (Yamato was a few meters wider) and it was especially designed to carry aircraft. Some of the online blueprints of the 70's Yamato show remarkably few aircraft (only 5 in a cutaway view) and the couple scenes I recall showing the inside of the quite spacious landing bay show a lot more than that.
One more item I did not mention about the hangar bay was how the planes got off the "shelves". Two methods were discussed: a crane in the center that grabbed each and lowered it to the deck, or the shelves were "pallets" that lowered the plane down the side when there were no more planes beneath it.
Anyhow, enough of this, I'm curious as to what you will do next with this build. I had no idea the original design of this model was so lacking in detail.
But back to the build. I wonder what happens next?