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IJN Soryu

Imperial Japan (1937)

Detailing the development and operational history of the IJN Soryu Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier.

 Entry last updated on 5/30/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com



  IJN Soryu  
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The IJN Soryu led a two-strong class of aircraft carriers in service with the navy of Japan heading into World War 2.

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IJN Soryu Specifications
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Imperial Japan
Year: 1937
Type: Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Ship Class: Soryu
Number-in-Class: 2
Complement / Crew
Complement (Crew): 1,100
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Dimensions and Displacement
Length (Overall): 746.4 ft (227.50 m)
Beam (Width): 70 ft (21.34 m)
Draught (Height): 25 ft (7.62 m)
Surface Displacement: 16,000 tons


Installed Power
Engine(s): 8 x Kampon boilers with 4 x geared steam turbines developing 152,000 shaft horsepower to 4 x shafts.

Base Performance
Surface Speed: 34 knots (39 mph)
Operational Range: 7,734 nautical miles (8,900 miles, 14,323 km)


Armament / Air Wing
6 x 127mm Type 89 twin-barreled Dual-Purpose (DP) guns.
14 x 25mm Type 96 twin-barreled anti-aircraft guns

Aircraft: Approximately 70 aircraft to included fighters, torpedo bombers and dive bombers.


Operators List
Imperial Japan

Ships-in-Class (2)
IJN Soryu; IJN Hiryu


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