(CV) Kaga Class

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(CV) Kaga Class

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:25 am

Specifications:

Type: aircraft carrier
Displacement: 38,200 long tons (38,800 t) (standard)
Length: 247.65 m (812 ft 6 in)
Beam: 32.5 m (106 ft 8 in)
Draught: 9.48 m (31 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 4-shaft Kampon geared turbines
8 Kampon Type B boilers
127,400 shp (95,000 kW)
Speed: 28.34 knots (32.61 mph; 52.49 km/h)
Endurance: 10,000 nmi (18,520 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 1,708 (after reconstruction); 2,016 (total)

Armament:

Kaga (Japanese: 加賀, formerly Kaga Province, in present-day Ishikawa Prefecture) was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, originally intended as a Tosa-class battleship. She supported Japanese troops during the Shanghai Incident of 1932 and 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, and was sunk at the Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942.

Armament: 10 × 1 - 200 mm (7.9 in) guns,
8 × 2 - 127 mm (5.0 in) guns,
11 × 2 - 25 mm (0.98 in) AA guns
Armour: Belt: 152 mm (6.0 in)
Deck: 38 mm (1.5 in)
Aircraft carried: 90 (total); 72 (+18)
18 Zeros, 37 Vals, 37 Kates (Dec. 1941)

History:

Kaga (Japanese: 加賀, formerly Kaga Province, in present-day Ishikawa Prefecture) was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, originally intended as a Tosa-class battleship. She supported Japanese troops during the Shanghai Incident of 1932 and 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, and was sunk at the Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942.

This information and more found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Kaga
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