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akagi battlecruiser.

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    akagi battlecruiser.

    off topic a bit, but can anyone find me a picture of akagi before conversion to an aircraft carrier, or what it was supposed to look like as a battlecruiser.
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    Never seen it. But it looks awesome as a CV. By far the best one the Japanese had.

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    Originally Posted by sona1111
    off topic a bit, but can anyone find me a picture of akagi before conversion to an aircraft carrier, or what it was supposed to look like as a battlecruiser.
    There are no known pictures because only the hull had been built before the change to a Carrier was decided. Here is a picture of what it's sister ship Amagi might have looked like though:


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    way cool, thanks. and yeah, the akagi as a carrier was one of the best.

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    Originally Posted by Bismarck1990
    Never seen it. But it looks awesome as a CV. By far the best one the Japanese had.
    Was it the best one in jap? I recalled two CVs in another class can stock 20 more planes than Akagi. The pilots on Akagi may have more experience than other CVs, because it is the first CV in jap?

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    Smile

    Likewise, are there any pictures of the Lexington class BC?

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    Lady Lex as a BC .. artists rendition

    link because i dont think pic showed up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:H41961.jpg

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    Originally Posted by YUKIMURA300
    There are no known pictures because only the hull had been built before the change to a Carrier was decided. Here is a picture of what it's sister ship Amagi might have looked like though:

    That looks like a Kongo Class Battleship

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    Here is the Lexington clas Battlecruiser





    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:H41961.jpg

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    Smile

    thats the same pic!

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    oopsie


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    Originally Posted by skyfox
    Was it the best one in jap? I recalled two CVs in another class can stock 20 more planes than Akagi.

    the shokaku class could carry around 75 compared to akagis 60. also shinano had the storage room to carry 100+, thats a fair effort

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    Originally Posted by sona1111
    off topic a bit, but can anyone find me a picture of akagi before conversion to an aircraft carrier, or what it was supposed to look like as a battlecruiser.
    You mean before Akagi got its main deck longer?
    http://www.oshipee.com/omami/image/s...asegawa02l.jpg

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    Originally Posted by watty14
    the shokaku class could carry around 75 compared to akagis 60. also shinano had the storage room to carry 100+, thats a fair effort
    NO. The Shinano is an ARMORED carrier, she could only carry like 40 aircraft.

    The Shinano, is well armored, and make it tonnage larger than the Midway Class, however deal with it, she cannot carry a massive amount of aircraft.

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    Originally Posted by *~CNR4806~*
    NO. The Shinano is an ARMORED carrier, she could only carry like 40 aircraft.

    The Shinano, is well armored, and make it tonnage larger than the Midway Class, however deal with it, she cannot carry a massive amount of aircraft.
    she was built as a yamato class BB but was converted mid construction into a carrier, she was designed as a support carrier, it could use its many machine shops to service planes from other fleet carriers, she would have carried 45 planes, BUT her large storage space had enough room to carry 120 planes,

    a true shame that she was sunk before she could be put into a battle, it begs the question. which idiot decided to move her from safe base into an ocean swarming with US subs, a truly great decision, one of the many brilliant decisions of the IJN after yamamots death..

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    Originally Posted by watty14
    she was built as a yamato class BB but was converted mid construction into a carrier, she was designed as a support carrier, it could use its many machine shops to service planes from other fleet carriers, she would have carried 45 planes, BUT her large storage space had enough room to carry 120 planes,

    a true shame that she was sunk before she could be put into a battle, it begs the question. which idiot decided to move her from safe base into an ocean swarming with US subs, a truly great decision, one of the many brilliant decisions of the IJN after yamamots death..
    Yes I rechecked and found I'm wrong =P

    The IJN didn't really do anything correct since Yamamoto's death. Sending the Shinano with inexperienced crew to combat area, using their Kaiten torps against anchored ships instead of moving ships, use the carriers as baits instead of main power in Leyte, Abandoning the attack against US escort carriers in Leyte, and finally, sending the Yamato to death on her last run.