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Re: Ships!
« Reply #960 on: September 03, 2015, 01:08:30 PM »
I guess the connection I was making was to their WWII carriers. Didn't know where the names actually came from.

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« Reply #961 on: September 03, 2015, 01:15:55 PM »
I guess the connection I was making was to their WWII carriers. Didn't know where the names actually came from.

I get what you were going for ;) Kaga seems like a pretty bold statement, given the history tied to the name.

Your comment made me curious as to what the naming convention for the class might be so I started digging into it a bit.
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« Reply #962 on: September 03, 2015, 01:29:01 PM »
Only two of the class are planned, so it's unlikely we'll see an Akagi or Shinano.
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« Reply #963 on: September 03, 2015, 01:33:44 PM »
That's just because their putting their effort towards ships that turn in to giant robots.

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« Reply #964 on: September 03, 2015, 01:35:39 PM »
I fully endorse that endeavor.
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« Reply #965 on: September 03, 2015, 04:29:22 PM »
If they justified Kaga as being named for a province.  (Which was their normal procedure for battleships.  Kaga was laid down as a battleship before the Washington Treaty limited the production.)
Akagi, which I'm pretty certain means Red Castle, would be hard to justify.
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« Reply #966 on: September 03, 2015, 04:42:40 PM »
I don't think they were necessarily trying to justify anything and I don't know for certain that is the naming convention for the class. Izumo and Kaga both happen to be old province names. It's somewhat telling that they picked Kaga since there are many old province names to choose from. It's a not so subtle message about the true nature of the ships.

The ships of the previous class of "helicopter destroyers" were also named for old provinces - Hyuga and Ise. Both names were also used for World War 2 era IJN battleships.

Names aside, the Japanese now have four baby carriers that could be outfitted to operate fixed-wing VSTOL/STOVL aircraft.
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« Reply #967 on: September 03, 2015, 06:26:53 PM »
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The Admirable Class Minesweeper USS Spectacle (AM-305) maneuvers through some snotty weather en route to Iwo Jima, where she would be credited with sinking seven Shin'yō suicide boats and shooting down one G4M "Betty" bomber before being kamikazed and badly damaged.



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« Reply #968 on: September 03, 2015, 06:31:35 PM »
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« Reply #969 on: September 04, 2015, 06:02:12 AM »
Cool!  O0
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« Reply #970 on: September 04, 2015, 10:14:45 AM »
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« Reply #971 on: September 04, 2015, 04:31:54 PM »
Names aside, the Japanese now have four baby carriers that could be outfitted to operate fixed-wing VSTOL/STOVL aircraft.

Suck it, China!   :knuppel2:

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« Reply #972 on: September 04, 2015, 05:44:05 PM »
Names aside, the Japanese now have four baby carriers that could be outfitted to operate fixed-wing VSTOL/STOVL aircraft.

Suck it, China!   :knuppel2:

Exactly.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #973 on: September 04, 2015, 05:52:20 PM »
Names aside, the Japanese now have four baby carriers that could be outfitted to operate fixed-wing VSTOL/STOVL aircraft.

Suck it, China!   :knuppel2:

Exactly.

Especially since Japan is one of a very small number of countries that has a blue-water carrier-backbone wartime naval tradition, even if it is now two generations removed.
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« Reply #974 on: September 05, 2015, 06:19:47 AM »
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