(CV) Akagi Class

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(CV) Akagi Class

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

Specifications:

Type: aircraft carrier
Displacement: 36,500 long tons (37,100 t) (standard)
41,300 long tons (42,000 t) (full load)
Length: 260.67 metres (855 ft 3 in)
Beam: 31.32 metres (102 ft 9 in)
Draft: 8.71 metres (28 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 4-shaft Kampon geared turbines
19 Kampon Type B boilers
133,000 shp (99,000 kW)
Speed: 31.5 knots (58.3 km/h)
Range: 8,200 nautical miles (15,200 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 1,630(after reconstruction); 2,000 (total)

Armament:

Armament: 10 × 1 - 200 mm (7.9 in) guns,
6 × 2 - 120 mm (4.7 in) guns,
14 × 2 - 25 mm (0.98 in) AA guns
Armour: Belt: 152 mm (6.0 in)
Deck: 79 mm (3.1 in)
Aircraft carried: 66 (+25 reserve)
18 Zeros, 18 Vals, 27 Kates (Dec. 1941)

History:

The Akagi (Japanese: 赤城) was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, originally begun as an Amagi-class battlecruiser. She participated in the Second Sino-Japanese War in the late 1930s. She took part in the Pearl Harbor raid, several battles in the Southwest Pacific in January and February 1942, the Indian Ocean raid, and was damaged severely enough during the Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942 that she had to be sunk by the Japanese themselves the following day. Captain Taijiro Aoki attempted to go down with his ship until being forcibly removed by his crew.[1]

This information and more can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Akagi
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