(CV) Taiho Class

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(CV) Taiho Class

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:25 am

Specifications:

Class and type: Taihō class aircraft carrier
Displacement: 29,770 long tons (30,250 t) (standard);
37,270 long tons (37,870 t) (fully loaded)
Length: 260.6 m (855.0 ft)
Beam: 90 ft (27.4 m)
Draught: 9.6 m (31.5 ft)
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
Complement: 1751

Armament:

Armament: 12 × 100 mm (3.9 in) / 65 caliber AA,
51 × 25 mm (0.98 in) AA.
Aircraft carried: 65

History:

Taihō (大鳳?) was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. With a heavily armored hull and flight deck (a first for any Japanese carrier), she represented a major departure in Japanese carrier design and was expected to not only survive multiple bomb, torpedo or shell hits but also continue fighting effectively.

Built by Kawasaki at Kobe, she was laid down on 10 July 1941, launched almost two years later on 7 April 1943 and finally commissioned on 7 March 1944. She was sunk on 19 June 1944 during the Battle of the Philippine Sea after suffering a single torpedo hit from the American submarine USS Albacore (SS-218).

Find this information and more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Taih%C5%8D
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