Home > Shop By Category > Books, Magazines & DVDs > Books > Ships >

The Japanese Carrier Shinano (SC)
The Japanese Carrier Shinano (SC) - Kagero - KG3717CSN


 
List Price: $34.95
Best Price: $31.99
Savings: $2.96

Stock Status: (In Stock Soon)


Product Code:
KG3717CSN
Qty:

Overview
 
Waldemar Goralski; Super Drawings in 3D. On 4 May 1940 the third Yamato-class battleship was laid down at the Navy Shipyard in Yokosuka. It was to be named Shinano, after a province on Honshu Island, in Nagano prefecture. That was also the name of the longest river in Japan (320 km). Admiral Yamamoto was born at its banks.
Due to material supply difficulties, in December 1940 the construction was suspended. In 1942, after the Japanese defeat at Midway (four aircraft carriers were lost) it was decided to continue the construction of the ship as an aircraft carrier, in order to partially make up for losses suffered in this class of ships. The rebuilding scheme was designed by Vice Admirals Keji Fukuda and Seichi Izamur. 84 pages.