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IJN Soryu

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

IJN Soryu

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

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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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ORIGIN: Imperial Japan
YEAR: 1937
SHIP CLASS: Soryu
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (2): IJN Soryu; IJN Hiryu
OPERATORS: Imperial Japan
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base IJN Soryu design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1100
LENGTH: 746.4 feet (227.50 meters)
BEAM: 70 feet (21.34 meters)
DRAUGHT: 25 feet (7.62 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 16,000 tons
PROPULSION: 8 x Kampon boilers with 4 x geared steam turbines developing 152,000 shaft horsepower to 4 x shafts.
SPEED (SURFACE): 34 knots (39 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 7,734 nautical miles (8,900 miles; 14,323 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



6 x 127mm Type 89 twin-barreled Dual-Purpose (DP) guns.
14 x 25mm Type 96 twin-barreled anti-aircraft guns
AIR WING



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




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