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Japan launches new helicopter carrier "Kaga"

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The second of the Izumo class helicopter carriers, Japan's largest warship since WW2, was launched a few days ago, and given the name of one of the IJN's most infamous fleet carriers. 

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3048

 

Her flight deck is actually longer and wider than WW2 Kaga. While the Izumo class are not intended as offensive weapons, I'm sure the choice of name will rustle some jimmies in certain countries.

 

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I don't think so they by their constitution.  That is why they call them, destroyers. :biggrin:

Edited by TheWarrior

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wouldn't "thru-deck cruiser" be a better name?

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No need to adapt the F-35B to the ships... the ships themselves might need tweaked though. Cant imagine the deck is designed to be torched by a jet.

 

Craig

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A heli carrier can still give ASW a huge buff I reckon. Other than political reasons, proper CVs are way more expensive. Plus USN carrier wings and land based f-15s can fill in for top covered when needed. (just off the top of my head...)

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On 8/31/2015 at 7:27 AM, WhiteBoySamurai said:

It'll happen one day!

Actually I'll be building the Hyuga next after the Essex, and eventually the Izumo.

Sure wish I could find them!  Please help!

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On 21.1.2019 at 10:59 AM, JosefK said:

Sure wish I could find them!  Please help!

I think it is not released yet.

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3 hours ago, fallenphoenix1986 said:

WBS unfortunately hasn't been around these parts for quite a long time now, wouldn't get your hopes up.

Well I've became aware that someone is building a FSX/P3D version so I have a plan using ModelConverterX & more... problem is, it'll take some time to convert and that's if I get permission to do so.  So that will go into V2 of my single mission pak plus more goodies.

 

V1 ETA is 25 March 2019.  Or earlier...

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12 minutes ago, JosefK said:

Well I've became aware that someone is building a FSX/P3D version so I have a plan using ModelConverterX & more... problem is, it'll take some time to convert and that's if I get permission to do so.  So that will go into V2 of my single mission pak plus more goodies.

 

V1 ETA is 25 March 2019.  Or earlier...

Small world... I've quoted you in that thread. I saw the screenshots before they went down, not sure when it'll be ready but its looking really good. :drinks:

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