Japanese WW2 Aircraft Carriers (1939-1945)
Survival of the Japanese carrier fleet in World War 2 was key to the Empire's success in the Pacific - which clearly made it a target for Allied forces.There are a total of 16 Japanese WW2 Aircraft Carriers (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.
The Akagi served the Japanese Empire through the assault on Pearl Harbor only to be sunk some seven months later in...
A pre-World War 2 design for the Imperial Japanese Navy, IJN Chiyoda met her end at the Battle of Leyte Gulf during...
The IJN Hiryu aircraft carrier was lost to allied aircraft during the Battle of Midway on June 5th, 1942....
IJN Hosho began life as the oiler Hiryu before being taken over in 1921 and rebuilt as an IJN aircraft carrier....
Although 18 of the large I-400 aircraft-carrying submarines were planned, only three were ever produced before the ...
IJN Ise was built during the World War 1 period, was rebuilt throughout the 1930s, and met her end in the fighting ...
The IJN Kaga originated as a Tosa-class battleship but was converted into an aircraft carrier by the time of World ...
Commissioned in 1933, IJN Ryujo fell victim to American forces during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on August ...
Originally laid down as a Yamato-class battleship, the Shinano was only partially completed as an aircraft carrier ...
IJN Shoho was the second of two warships constructed to the Zuiho-class standard - these formed form existing seapl...
The massive IJN Shokaku aircraft carrier was sunk by the American submarine USS Cavalla on June 19th, 1944....
The IJN Soryu led a two-strong class of aircraft carriers in service with the navy of Japan heading into World War ...
IJN Taiho led a very short service life, commissioned in March of 1944 only to be sunk in June during the Battle of...
IJN Tone managed a service career spanning most of World War 2 - but she was sunk where she sat during July of 1945...
IJN Zuiho was sunk by Allied warplanes during the Battle of Cape Engano on October 25th, 1944....