(DD) Akizuki Class

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(DD) Akizuki Class

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:18 am

Specifications

Displacement: 2,700 long tons (2,743 t) standard
3,700 long tons (3,759 t) full load
Length: 134.2 m (440 ft 3 in)
Beam: 11.6 m (38 ft 1 in)
Draught: 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 3 x Ro-Gō Kampon water tube boilers,
2 x Kampon impulse geared turbines,
2 shafts, 52,000 shp (39 MW)
Speed: 33 knots (38 mph; 61 km/h)
Range: 8,300 nmi (15,400 km) at 18 kn (21 mph; 33 km/h)
Complement: 263 (Akizuki, 1942)
315 (Akizuki, 1944)

Armament


Armament:

(Akizuki, 1942)[2]
8 × 100 mm / 65 cal Type 98 DP guns (4×2)
4 × 25 mm AA guns (2×2)
4 × Type 92 torpedo tubes
(8 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedoes)
56 × Type 95 depth charges
(Suzutsuki, 1945)[3]
8 × 100 mm / 65 cal Type 98 DP guns (4×2)
47 × 25 mm AA guns (7×3 + 26×1),
3 × 13 mm AA guns (3×1)
4 × Type 92 torpedo tubes
(8 × 610 mm Type 93 torpedoes)
56 × Type 2 Mod.1 depth charges

History:


The Akizuki class destroyers (秋月型駆逐艦, Akizuki-gata kuchikukan?) were one of the primary classes of new destroyers of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) after 1942. The IJN called them Destroyer Type-B (乙型駆逐艦,, Otsu-gata Kuchikukan?) from their plan name. They were designed to fight larger ships, aircraft and submarines.

This is considered to have been the most useful class of destroyers Japan fielded during the war and was well regarded in the IJN.[1] They mounted a superb 3.9" (100mm) dual-purpose gun in four twin mounts. They also were among the first Japanese vessels equipped with radar. The ships were lighter in their torpedo armament, compared to contemporary destroyers (a single mount of four tubes, plus reloads), but the ships compensated with stronger anti-aircraft armament.

Fuyuzuki and Michizuki and the later ship which were not completed simplified materials and a method of the building.

Four ships were used for war reparation.

This information and more can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akizuki_class_destroyer_%281942%29
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