Akagi



Akagi

(Model kit manufactured by Hasegawa)

Akagi was the queen of Japanese flattops, the flagship of First Air Fleet. A conversion from a battlecruiser hull (much like her contemporaries, the U.S. Lexington-class carriers), she still possessed the lean lines of her original design. She was scuppered at Midway.

Year Completed1927
Displacement41,300 tons
Dimensions855'3" x 102'9" x 28'7"
Speed31 knots
Armament 10 (later 8) x 8"/50 Type I
12 x 4.7"/45
28 x 25mm/60
91 aircraft
Crew2000

Additional Info
Akagi Tabular Record of Movement (TROM)

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Aircraft carrier Akagi at Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, 6 Apr 1925Carrier Akagi and battleship Nagato at Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan, 15 Aug 1927Carrier Akagi off Osaka, Japan with B1M and B2M aircraft on board, 15 Oct 1934Akagi underway, circa 1927-1935; note the triple flight deckJapanese pilots Masao Asai and Masao Sato aboard carrier Akagi, 1938-1939; note A5M fighter in background
Aircraft carrier Akagi at Kure Naval Arsenal, Japan, 6 Apr 1925Carrier Akagi and battleship Nagato at Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Japan, 15 Aug 1927Carrier Akagi off Osaka, Japan with B1M and B2M aircraft on board, 15 Oct 1934Akagi underway, circa 1927-1935; note the triple flight deckJapanese pilots Masao Asai and Masao Sato aboard carrier Akagi, 1938-1939; note A5M fighter in background
Akagi in Sukumo Bay, Shikoku, Japan, 27 Apr 1939Kirishima and Akagi in Tsukumo Bay, Japan, 27 Apr 1939Japanese carriers Zuikaku (foreground), Kaga (center), and Akagi (background) underway toward Hitokappu Bay, Iturup, Kurile Islands, Nov 1941; note ZuikakuA6M2 Zero fighter aboard carrier Akagi prior or during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941Carrier Akagi, battleship Hiei, and battleship Kirishima in the Pacific Ocean en route toward US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Dec 1941
Akagi in Sukumo Bay, Shikoku, Japan, 27 Apr 1939Kirishima and Akagi in Tsukumo Bay, Japan, 27 Apr 1939Japanese carriers Zuikaku (foreground), Kaga (center), and Akagi (background) underway toward Hitokappu Bay, Iturup, Kurile Islands, Nov 1941; note Zuikaku's anti-aircraft armamentA6M2 Zero fighter aboard carrier Akagi prior or during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941Carrier Akagi, battleship Hiei, and battleship Kirishima in the Pacific Ocean en route toward US Territory of Hawaii, 6 Dec 1941

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