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Mimika

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  1. Kinda sad that my favorite ship IJN Ise is not in the list. but I am pumped to play with the other jap ships :)
  2. The images i seen so far shows that the planes are launched in the direction of the ship Quote The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Ise was completed on December 15, 1917 as a super-dreadnought, built at Kobe's Kawasaki yards. After the disastrous loss of carriers at Midway in June, 1942, all ten older IJN battleships were considered for conversion into carrier hybrids in order to quickly bring planes to sea. A complete conversion, removing all guns and installing full length flight decks and hangars, was planned, but never carried out. The Kongos were not modified because their 30+ knot speed made them the only big-gun escorts for carriers. The Nagatos were not modified since their 16 inch armament was needed in case of a big-gun engagement. The new battleship Shinano was converted into a carrier, but because of time and scarcity of labor and materials, only the Ise and sister ship Hyuga were refitted as quasi-carriers (BBCVs), with a minimum of effort. The Ises were chosen over the older Fusos because Hyuga lost X turret to an explosion in May 1942, and the X and Y turrets of this class were unable to be modified with higher elevations, and thus, the slightly newer Ises were considered inferior to the Fusos in a long-range gun battle.So the Ise and Hyuga were refitted in 1943 with a short aircraft handling deck over the quarterdeck over a hangar with a T-shaped lift. Two large catapults were installed, a very slow and inefficient method of launching multiple planes. Ise's conversion was finished in October 1943 at Kure quote I found will lurking google
  3. The chinese carrier has quite a nice design http://blogs.wsj.com...-what-it-means/ here is a larger image with abit more details http://www.worldaffa...82652_48359.jpg
  4. Total agree the hybrids in the war was not succesful in what they where supposed to do cause lack of resources .. the plan was to fit Ise with around 52 aircrafts but it ended with place for 22 instead. IJN Ise was never fully equiped with 22 planes at any point in the war that she could fit, and the planes was later removed to serv on land airfields instead. So when Ise was attacked it had no aircrafts in its hangar or flightdeck. I would suspect that other hybrids faced same problems like Ise, not competed nore fully equiped with its aircrafts. Its kinda sad accualy that they was not equiped at their potentional to make a diffrence. many misstakes by the Imperial japanese navy and the top brass, led to japanese loosing almost her whole navy. I cant wait though to try IJN Ise out though when i get the chance, As I see some potentional, and i think it would fit my playstyle abit
  5. Falathi, on 05 October 2012 - 02:42 PM, said: Mimika, one one hand there were some extremely interesting designs. The class you are referring to in regards of airplane carrying submarine is the I - 400 Sen-Toku class that had a huge hangar which enabled storing of up to three planes. This design, however advanced and intriguing had severe drawback, the most serious being the fact this giant sub had to be surfaced to launch the planes and if spotted during the operation it couldn`t simply crash dive. Moreover, its sheer size made it relatively easy to detect once coming in contact with the enemy ASW forces. Therefore it would be useful only as airplane carrier - and little else. I take there is a good reason why after the war the design wasn`t followed - even though in the 50s and 60s the idea of submarine carrier was recurring. yes it is the Sen-Toku class, there was only 3 of them, the forth never completed and alot of them were canceled. They where designed to attack american cities, but mainly to destroy Panama Canal, to stopp the US navy's supply and reinforcements. But as you said they got discovered, and the war ended before the plan was successful. So the idea with carries subs was to late like the IJN Ise hybrid design and other hybrid designs, to late to make a diffrence.
  6. well even if anyone got on lifeboats they can still die cause of the shock wave from the explotion, even underwater you would not be safe from the shockwave. you have to get far away from the ship as possible so the presure of the shockwave becomes less harmfull. when you cleared that obstical you still have falling debrie. its quite horrific when watching the clips and know that there was people on the ships and trying to escape
  7. the japanese navy was quite brave in their designs of their ships and submarines. like the submarine carrier's that was far ahead in tecnologi then any other nations, it even scared the US army when they captured some of them, but before the Sovjet got hold of any, they sank them to prevent sovjet getting the technologi. But as usual with japanese designs in the war was that they where built to late, cause when they where being built the way battle fought changed and changed again, main reason for the kamekaze pilots strategie.. cant wait though to play with the IJN when i get the chance heheh *Edit* I found a nice link with some movements on Ise with a coloured image of her http://www.combinedfleet.com/Ise.htm
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