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Offline flowers

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Japan Unveils Largest Warship Since WWII
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:47:13 AM »

The ship has raised eyebrows in China and elsewhere because it bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier.

The Izumo, which has a flight deck that is nearly 250 metres (820ft feet) long, is designed to carry up to 14 helicopters.

Japanese officials say it will be used in national defence - particularly in anti-submarine warfare and border-area surveillance missions.

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Re: Japan Unveils Largest Warship Since WWII
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 11:51:03 AM »
Is it just my terrible monitor, or is that flight deck angled up at the front?

Edit - my terrible monitor. Article states it doesn't.
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Re: Japan Unveils Largest Warship Since WWII
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 03:04:36 PM »
I notice there's no Imperial Chrysthanamum on the bow. For our Chinese friends:Do the words AKAGI, KAGA, SORYU, HIRYU, ZUIKAKU, and SHOKAKU ring a bell? Before you flex your aircraft carrier muscle, remember the Japanese have forgotten more about carrier warfare than you'll ever know. And that's before we taught them the rest.  :smokin:
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Re: Japan Unveils Largest Warship Since WWII
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 06:50:54 PM »
A carrier by any other name is still a carrier.  They did some design changes during construction so in the future, it would be very easy to add the MV-22 and F-35B to the ship.
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