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IJN Amagi

The Japanese aircraft carrier IJN Amagi in 1944.

The Unryū-class aircraft carriers (雲龍型航空母艦 Unryū-gata Kōkūbokan?) were World War II Japanese aircraft carriers. Sixteen carriers were planned under the Maru Kyū Programme (Ship #302 in 1941) and the Kai-Maru 5 Programme (#5001–5015 in 1942). However, only ten carriers were completed. Unryū, Katsuragi and Kasagi participated in the Battle of the South China Sea, where Unryū was sunk by Allied bombing.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Aircraft Carrier
  • Service Period: 1944-1946
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 745 feet 11 inches (227.36 meters)
    • Beam: 72 feet 2 inches (22 meters)
    • Draught: 25 feet 9 inches (7.85 meters)
    • Displacement: 17,480 tons (Standard); 22,400 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 1,400
  • Propulsion: 8 × Ro-Gō Kampon water-tube boilers, 4 × Kampon geared turbines, 4 shafts, 152,000 shp (114,000 kW)
  • Range: 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 34 knots (62.97 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Type 21 RDF x 2
    • Type 22 RDF x 1
    • Type 13 RDF x 2
    • Type 93 hydrophone
    • Type 3 active ASDIC
  • Armament:
    • 12 x 12.7cm/40-caliber Type 89 dual purpose naval gun (6x2)
    • 96 x 25mm Type 96 anti-aircraft guns (22x3, 30x1)
    • 120 x 4.7" anti-aircraft rockets
  • Aircraft Carried: 75 aircraft (22 x Mitsubishi A6M/A7M, 27 x Aichi D3A, 27 x Nakajima B5N)

Unit RunEdit

Unryū-subclassEdit

Project number was G16. General production model of the Unryū-class. Seven were built The IJN unofficial designation for Unryū-subclass was Modified Soryū-class (改飛龍型 Kai Hiryū-gata). Ship Numbers 5002–5006 were Modified Unryū-class (改雲龍型 Kai Unryū-gata)

Ikoma-subclassEdit

Simplified and sped-up construction model of the Unryū class. They fitted shift-arrangement machinery (four sets of parallel two boilers and one turbine). Therefore, as for their chimneys/funnels/smokepipes/uptakes, those were intended to be spaced out. The IJN unofficial designation for this class was Modified Ship Number 302-class (改第302号艦型 Kai Dai 302-Gōkan-gata).

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