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The Kaga-class aircraft carrier is a single vessel class of fleet carrier in Imperial Japanese Navy from 1929 to 194X. The sole member of the class, Kaga, was converted from a Tosa-class battleship. In 1933, the Kaga underwent a major reconstruction.

Specifications[]

Original Configuration[]

  • Type: Aircraft Carrier
  • Service Period: 1929-1933
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 782 feet 6 inches (238.51 meters)
    • Beam: 103 feet 11 inches (31.67 meters)
    • Draft: 26 feet (7.93 meters)
    • Displacement: 26,900 tons (Standard); 33,693 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 1,340
  • Propulsion: 12 x Kampon Type B boilers, 4 x Kawasaki Brown-Curtis turbines, 4 x shafts, 91,000 shp (68,000 kW)
  • Range: 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 kilometers) at 14 knots (25.93 km/h)
  • Speed: 27.5 knots (50.93 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 10 x 20cm/50-caliber 3rd Year type naval guns (2x2, 6x1)
    • 12 x 12cm/45-caliber 10th Year Type anti-aircraft guns (6x2)
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 11-inches (279.4 mm)
    • Deck: 4-inches (101.6 mm)
  • Aircraft Carried: 60 aircraft (16 x Nakajima A1M fighters, 28 x Mitsubishi B1M3 torpedo bombers, 16 x Mitsubishi 2MR recon planes)

1933 Reconstruction[]

  • Type: Aircraft Carrier
  • Service Period: 1937-194X
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 815 feet 5 inches (248.54 meters)
    • Beam: 106 feet 8 inches (32.51 meters)
    • Draft: 31 feet 1 inch (9.47 meters)
    • Displacement: 38,200 tons (Standard)
  • Crew: 1,708
  • Propulsion: 8 x Kampon Type Ro boilers, 4-shaft Kampon geared turbines, 127,400 shp (95,000 kW)
  • Range: 10,000 nautical miles (18,520 kilometers) at 16 knots (26.63 km/h)
  • Speed: 28.34 knots (52.49 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 10 x 20cm/50-caliber 3rd Year Type naval guns (10x1) - removed in 1939
    • 8 x 12.7cm/40-caliber Type 89 dual purpose naval guns (4x2) - increased to 16 in 1939
    • 44 x 25mm/60-caliber Type 96 anti-aircraft guns (22x2)
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 6-inches (152.4 mm)
    • Deck: 1.5-inches (38.1 mm)
  • Aircraft Carried: 75 (21 x A6M Zero, 27 x Aichi D3A, 27 x Nakajima B5N) + 18 in storage

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