imperial japanese navy

  1. Tzoli

    Japanese Radar Type Designation Systems

    I've tried to collect the WW2 Japanese radar Type designation systems with data and if possible photos and drawings. Gathered from these sources:
  2. Tzoli

    Foreign Warship Export Designs for Japan

    While Japan constantly grew in power since the Meiji restoration and being an island nation it's navy too had to have a prominent role in it's military forces The first warships of Japan were built in ofreign Yards mostly in British but there were quite a few French and a some from US yards as...
  3. 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...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Loss of IJN Mutsu, 1st of September 1943

  5. Grey Havoc

    IJN Type 93 Long Lance torpedo

  6. Data Merchant

    information about Mitsubishi 1MT

    Im having hard time at finding more information about this Triplane torpedo bomber. I checked wikipedia in all languages and some web sites. All I need are; - Picture of the cockpit - Spesifications and more technical information about 12-cylinder water cooled 450 hp W12 Napier Lion engine -...
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    Japanese aviation paintings during WW2

    I like japanese paintings, and I like WW2 aviation too, so what is better of japanese paintings about aircraft, painted during WW2? After a little search, I found the following, some taken from here: Zero fighter ready to take off from an aircraft carrier. It is also on the cover of this book...
  8. 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...
  9. snark

    IJN Aircraft Official (Service) Designations

    Official Designation Other Designations; Originating manufacturer Allies (SWPA) Type-Year system introduced in 1921 Type F.5 Flying Boat F.5, Felixstowe; Hirosho Type Hansa Reconnaissance Seaplane W.29, Hansa; Yokosho Type 10 Carrier Fighter 1MF1, Mitsubishi Type 10 Carrier...
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    IJN experimental foreign aircraft

    Hi. From the Research Topics - Designations Systems Forum part: Are there any further data/infos/pics in japanese service available on these IJN experimental aircraft? Yours tom! ;)
  11. S

    Achevied IJN shinano

    Since the Shinano was sunk unachevied,I think it can count as a project. Regarding the deck paint,it was either a pattern like the one on the unryu class aircraft carrier or a grey deck,depend on the rule the carrier was used. Not all AA was installed on board too. Here are some interpretation ...
  12. 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 This is something...
  13. C

    IJN post Taiho fleet carrier plans

    Taiho was ordered as part of Maru 4 fleet expansion program. She was a compromised design, mating an armored flight deck to a Shokaku size hull, resulting in lower freeboard an reduced hangar capacity. The first, prewar, draft of the subsequent Maru 5 plan included 3 more armored carriers of a...
  14. M

    Japanese tanks and projects Pt.I

    Hello,for almost a year i was looking for japanese tanks/projects.I think everybody know about tanks like Chi-Ha or Chi-Nu.Unfortunately, not all tanks are as easy to find as Chi-Ha.In future I want to present a book called "Japanese tanks and projects".So today i want to show information that i...
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    Keisan Icebreaker

    Does anyone have any illustrations of the icebreaker that was supposed to replace the Otomari in Japanese service? Info on the Japanese wiki
  16. C

    "Ultimate battleship" designs

    Hello all, I'm searching infos regarding real (albeit conceptual only) battleship projects distinguishing themselves for extraordinary caliber of main guns and/or number of main guns and displacement. I'm aware of the following, some yet briefly discussed in other topics: -Tillman maximum...
  17. Grey Havoc

    IJN Taihō-class 1st Line Armoured Carriers A nice look at the background of the Taihō-class program in general, along with an detailed overview of IJN Taihō herself. The fact that she doubled as a support carrier, for example, is often overlooked.
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    Japanese 'dream project' battleships and never built battleships

    Hello people! I'm looking for information about the following projects, some pure paper projects, other more serious proposals never come to fruition: -Kaneda battleship: an alleged 1914 study by Commander Kaneda about an half million ton battleship armed with 100 41cm guns in 50 double turrets...
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    never realized projects of Japanese destroyers ww2

    Hi dear people I know that the Japanese navy was testing the IJN Shimakaze destroyer it stayed by one example, so she was one of a kind. Does somebody know there were more paper project destroyers or a further developed version of the IJN Shimakaze?
  20. airman

    The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II for sale

    I sell " The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II " 20 euro + shipping