SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Japan launches largest warship since WWII

2697 views
13 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Spartanburg, SC
Japan launches largest warship since WWII
Posted by subfixer on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:35 AM

Check this out, I posted it in the Ship Forum earlier but think it will get better reception here.   They classify it as a destroyer!

http://news.msn.com/world/japan-unveils-its-largest-warship-since-world-war-ii?ocid=ansnews11

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:40 AM

pretty cool looking

should name it Akagi,would love to see that

Dre
  • Member since
    June 2007
  • From: here, not over there
Posted by Dre on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:28 PM

Kobyashi Maru or Mushashi would be good names for it as well..

It is an odd looking destroyer though...  I don't see a single 5" gun anywhere.

  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Spartanburg, SC
Posted by subfixer on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 5:25 PM

At 820 feet she is the longest destroyer that I know of by far.

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 5:56 PM

Destroyer!?!?!?!  Uh....yeah, o.k..  Confused

 

  • Member since
    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 6:04 PM

Ironic that the IZUMO was launched on 6 August 2013.....68th anniversary of the dropping of "Little Boy" on Hiroshima.Huh?

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9:45 PM

HmmmConfused...well...I guess attack helicopters or VTOL/STOL aircrafts launched from her can destroy something...so, destroyer...Whistling

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10:18 PM

subfixer

At 820 feet she is the longest destroyer that I know of by far.

Same length as the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) Amphibious Assault ship. Interesting, especially if they opt for the F-35B sometime in the future.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 8, 2013 9:43 AM

Interesting, apparently the Japanese don't operate anything bigger than a destroyer and the term was deemed less aggressive sounding than say light or helicopter carrier.

Seems she's a little larger than the similar South Korean Dokdo class helicopter carrier / amphibious assault ships and slightly smaller than the Chinese light carrier Lianoning.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Spartanburg, SC
Posted by subfixer on Thursday, August 8, 2013 9:53 AM

I can see them operating the F-35B, no doubt about it. Maybe even some old AV-8Bs in the interim. They are squabbling over the Senkaku Islands with the Chinese.

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

  • Member since
    April 2013
  • From: Minnesota City, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Posted by FlyItLikeYouStoleIt on Thursday, August 8, 2013 1:40 PM

SWEEEEET!!       and little scary.

What are they up to? Destroyer huh? True, I guess. When deployed and fully loaded she'll be able to "destroy" quite a bit, so..........

Bill.

On the bench:  Lindberg 1/32 scale 1934 Ford Coupe and a few rescue projects.

In queue:  Tamiya 1/35 Quad Tractor or a scratch build project.

  • Member since
    August 2008
Posted by tankerbuilder on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:40 AM

Hi;

Well , I don't know about you ,but at 820 feet in length I would have to call her a Carrier ! And she's a nice looking one too .Destroyer , Yeah Sure !       Tanker - Builder

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2:20 PM

I think we got up to CV-9 when the fight decks became longer by more than just a couple of feet.

CV-8 Hornet- 824 foot flight deck

Maybe Japan would be interested in some B-25s..

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by Shaun34 on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 9:29 AM

Definitely has that 'carrier ' feel to her. beautiful ship.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.