The Japanese Aircraft Carrier Akagi

Stefan Dramiński

Publication date:
February 2017
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Super Drawings in 3D
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ISBN : 9788364596810

Dimensions : 210 X 297 mm
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• A guide to the most famous Japanese aircraft carrier of the Japanese Navy in WW2.

The vessel, which was to become the most famous Japanese aircraft carrier and the symbol of the might of the Imperial Japanese Navy
aviation was initially built as a battlecruiser. Only as the result of the resolutions of the Washington Naval Treaty the Akagi ("Red Castle”, the name of a Japanese mountain) was completed as an aircraft carrier. During the first half-year of the war in the Pacific she was the flagship of the carrier strike group marching from one victory to another. The reversal took place during the battle of Midway, when a hit by a single bomb in a fatal moment sealed her fate.