Scratch built H.I.J.M.S. Akagi by Motion Models




Kit Manufacturer: Motion Models
Scale: 1/350
*special note: This is a company that sells constructed models.


Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo

Standard Displacement: 36,500 tons
Complement: 1,340

Length: 855'-4"
Beam: 102'-8"
Draught: 28'-6" (mean)
Flight Deck: 817'-6" x 100'

Guns:
As Battle Cruiser As Aircraft Carrier
  • 10-16"/45cal
  • 16-5.5"/50cal
  • 4-4.7"/45cal
  • 8-21" torpedo tubes (UW)
  • 6-8"/50cal
  • 12-4.7"/45cal
  • 28-25mm
  • 63 aircraft

  • - 21 A6M2 'Zero' (VF)
    - 21 D3A2 'Val' (VB)
    - 21 B5N2 'Kate' (VT)

    Machinery: 4 shaft Kanpon turbines
    Boilers: 19 Kanpon
    S.H.P.: 133,000=31 knots
    Oil: 5,775 tons
    Radius: 8,200 miles @ 16 knots

    Ships in class:
    Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
    Akagi Yokosuka NY 12/6/20 4/22/25 3/25/27 sunk 6/5/42
    Amagi N/A 12/16/20 --------- --------- cancelled 7/31/22
    Atago N/A 11/22/21 --------- --------- cancelled 7/31/22
    Takao N/A 12/19/21 --------- --------- cancelled 7/31/22


    Note: Designed as a Battle-cruiser. Recast as an aircraft carrier due to treaty limitations in 1922.
    Amagi was also to be converted, but her hull was badly damaged in the Tokyo earthquake of September, 1923. Instead Kaga was converted.