October 01, 2014

Just Kick Your Heels Together and Say "It's a Destroyer! It's a Destroyer!"

JS Izumo, Japan's newest...um...destroyer, begins her sea trials

Izumo-Tan by Eroquis and Okomoto Kazihiro

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 03:34 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 It doesn't have a ski-jump or an angled flight deck, so that makes it OK.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Oct 1 16:12:19 2014 (+rSRq)


Just showed that to my two girls (13 & 11).  My eldest laughed, "Who are they kidding?"

The US and their own people, apparently.

Glad it's under sea-trials; looks like they may need it soon.

Posted by: Clayton Barnett at Wed Oct 1 16:32:08 2014 (lU4ZJ)

3 It's a through-deck destroyer!

Posted by: Wonderduck at Wed Oct 1 19:21:40 2014 (BCjxQ)

4 A quick Wikipedia check showed that the dimensions (e.g. displacement, width, draft, propulsion power) of this "destroyer" are within spitting distance of the USS Intrepid (CV-11).

Posted by: Peter the Not-so-Great at Wed Oct 1 19:49:06 2014 (2eP1J)

5 at least russians called theirs a cruiser

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed Oct 1 20:26:49 2014 (a1zrY)


Peter TNSG (#4), compare its specs to the most recent HMS Ark Royal.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Oct 2 00:32:35 2014 (+rSRq)

7 I take it the crossed-out text and red text is editorial comment along these lines?

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Fri Oct 3 01:45:03 2014 (ZeBdf)

8  " Mother Ship. Escort Vessel." 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri Oct 3 14:53:09 2014 (DnAJl)

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