(CV) Hiryu (modified Soryu class)

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(CV) Hiryu (modified Soryu class)

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:16 am

Specifications:

Class and type: Modified Sōryū-class aircraft carrier
Displacement: 17,300 tons (standard),
20,165 tons (full load)
Length: 222.0 m (728 ft 5 in, waterline)
216.9 m (711 ft 7 in, flight deck)
Beam: 22.3 m (73 ft 2 in)
Draught: 7.74 m (25 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: Geared steam turbines,
113 MW (153,000 hp),
4 screws
Speed: 63.9 km/h (34.5 knots)
Range: 7,670 nm at 18 knots
Complement: 1,103 + 23 officers for Carrier Division 2 headquarters

Armament:


Aircraft carried: 57(+16)
18 Zeros, 18 Vals, 18 Kates (Dec. 1941)

History:

Hiryū (飛龍?, meaning "Flying Dragon") was a modified Sōryū-class aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. She was one of the carriers that began the Pacific War with the attack on Pearl Harbor. After being heavily damaged by air attacks 4 June 1942 at the Battle of Midway, Hiryu sank on 5 June 1942.[1]

This information and more found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Hiry%C5%AB
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