August 16, 2012

Yeah, That TOTALLY Looks Like a Destroyer to Me

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 10:35 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Hyuga-class DD(H).

Posted by: Wonderduck at Thu Aug 16 22:40:13 2012 (djyNz)

2 Internet says that 181 is Hyuga, Ise should be 182.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Fri Aug 17 11:14:42 2012 (5OBKC)

3 I'm making a wild-assed guess that "(H)" means it's a helicoptor carrier? And that's the reason for the flat deck and the tower being off to the side?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Fri Aug 17 12:35:30 2012 (+rSRq)

4 Exactly, Steven, except it's not a carrier.  The JMSDF is barred by the terms of surrender from WWII from ever operating aircraft carriers again.  Which is why it's officially an "escort." 

Kinda like the RN's Invincible-class carriers were called "through-deck cruisers" to sneak through budget committees.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Fri Aug 17 21:33:43 2012 (djyNz)

5 I just found another picture of it. I bet you could operate Harriers off it. But then they really would be over the line.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sat Aug 18 00:13:34 2012 (+rSRq)

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