(CV) Shokaku Class

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(CV) Shokaku Class

Post  Hunterman009 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:27 am

Specifications:

Type: Aircraft Carrier
Displacement: 25,675 tons standard
32,000 tons maximum
Length: 257.5 metres (844 ft 10 in)
Beam: 26 metres (85 ft 4 in)
Draft: 8.9 metres (29 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: Kanpon geared turbines,
119 MW (160,000 hp),
8 boilers,
4 screws
Speed: 34.5 knots (63.9 km/h)
Range: 18,000 nautical miles (33,000 km) at 33 knots (61 km/h)
Complement: 1,660

Armament:

Armament: 16 × 5 in (127 mm) guns
36-96 × 25mm Type 96 AA guns
Aircraft carried: 72 (+12)
18 Zeros, 27 Vals, 27 Kates

History:

Shōkaku was a 30,000-ton aircraft carrier class of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Only two vessels were built in this class - Shōkaku and Zuikaku. Together they formed the 5th Carrier Division. Both were lost in action during World War II.

This information and more found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dkaku_class_aircraft_carrier
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