Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921–45

Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921–45 cover

Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921–45

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The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first built-from-the-keel-up carrier, the Hosho. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, it experimented with its carriers, perfecting their design and construction. As a result, by the time Japan entered World War II and attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor in 1941, it possessed a fantastically effective naval aviation force. This book covers the design, development and operation of IJN aircraft carriers built prior to and during World War II. Pearl Harbor, Midway and the first carrier vs carrier battle, the battle of the Coral Sea, are all discussed.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development of the IJN carrier · Classes of carrier – including individual names and their background, specific design and construction, wartime modifications, operational history, evaluation, principal armament, radar sytem, and aircraft · Bibliography · Color plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published 08 May 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841768533
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 46 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 109
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Stille

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Tony Bryan

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