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The six aircraft carriers of the Kido Butai (”Mobile Force” - the Imperial Japanese Navy’s main carrier force) prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, November 1941. Photograph taken from the deck of Akagi, the rest of the carriers, from left to right, are: Kaga, Shokaku, Zuikaku, Hiryu and Soryu.

The six aircraft carriers of the Kido Butai (”Mobile Force” - the Imperial Japanese Navy’s main carrier force) prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, November Photograph taken from the deck of.

Kaga fitting out in 1928, her original three flight decks can just be seen forward, although the actual value of the middle deck has to remain dubious at the very least, it being a mere 49 feet long!! The ship was given a major rebuild in 1934, to make her more compatible with Akagi. Kaga was also fitted with a starboard side island, while Akagi had an island mounted on her port side, the idea being for the ships to operate as a pair, with landing/takeoff patterns of the two vessels being…

Japanese Navy Aircraft Carrier Kaga being fitted out in Note the long funnel below the flight deck and the three guns in casemates

Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier kaga

Imperial Japanese Navy Carrier Kaga: photo taken after her massive refitting. Its smokestack is directed downwards to extinguish the smoke with seawater.

Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) aircraft carriers during military maneuvers in 1941. 大日本帝國海軍 (Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun)

Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) aircraft carriers during military maneuvers in 大日本帝國海軍 (Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun)

Japanese carrier Zuikaku

The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, seen in September of The Zuikaku would soon sail toward Hawaii, one of six aircraft carriers used in the attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy. Naval Historical Center) J

HMS Indomitable Kamikaze attack

HMS Indomitable May 1945 HMS Indomitable) after an attack by some kamikaze aircraft, the Fires were soon extinguished leaving damaged (Chance Vought Corsair) aircraft on the deck, .

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