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IJN Soryu

Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier

The IJN Soryu led a two-strong class of aircraft carriers in service with the navy of Japan heading into World War 2.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 5/30/2017
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Year: 1937
Ships-in-Class: 2
Named Ships: IJN Soryu; IJN Hiryu
Complement: 1100
Length: 746.4 ft (227.50 m)
Width: 70 ft (21.34 m)
Height: 25 ft (7.62 m)
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 kts (39 mph)
Range: 7,734 nm (8,900 miles; 14,323 km)
Operators: Imperial Japan


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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