eight-eight fleet program

  1. Tzoli

    IJN Tosa-Kaga Class Design History

    For some time I've already made these drawings just not yet posted here. You can now see how the Tosa / Kaga class battleships evolved from an Improved Nagato to as laid down as a 5 turreted similar speed slightly larger battleship. Let us begin: Fast Nagato series: A-115...
  2. Tzoli

    The Great Kanto Earthquake and the hull of IJN Amagi

    It is well known fact that the hull of then under construction battlecruiser IJN Amagi lead ship of her class and which was chosen together with her sister IJN Akagi to become aircraft carriers got seriously damaged during the Great Kanto Earthquake happened in 1923 September 1st. Due to the...
  3. Tzoli

    Amagi and Akagi Carrier Preliminaries

    Not long ago I've finished drawing the various Amagi/Akagi carrier designs I've found in the Hiraga archive. So I post them here now: Amagi Aircraft Carrier Preliminary Design 1 https://www.deviantart.com/tzoli/art/Amagi-Aircraft-Carrier-Preliminary-Design-1-827366018 This is something...
  4. Tzoli

    WW1 IJN Fast Battlecruiser studies

    Not much I know about the history of these 4 battlecruiser studies, but they were proposed in 1916 as very fast and large capital vessels with good armour and armament. Their armour and armament was almost the same as the Nagato class battleships but speed was chosen for 34,5 or 35knots. My idea...
  5. Triton

    IJN "Number 13" Class Fast Battleship

    Drawing of the Imperial Japanese Navy "Number 13"-class fast battleship. Although never officially named, the class is sometimes referred to as the Mikasa-class fast battleship. They are often classed as battlecruisers, but they were a larger, better protected and more powerful version of the...