[Post Reply] [*]  Page 1 of 5  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 3 4 5 »
Author Message
PomboCZ
Post subject: Japan - Junyo class aircraft carrierPosted: September 26th, 2013, 12:31 pm
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 153
Joined: December 29th, 2012, 5:37 pm
Location: Czechia
Junyo
Junyo, first of a class of two 24,100-ton aircraft carriers, was built at Nagasaki, Japan. She was begun as the civilian passenger liner Kashiwara Maru but was taken over by the Japanese Navy in 1940, while still on the shipways, and converted to a carrier. Completed in May 1942, early in June she participated in the attacks on U.S. Alaskan bases that accompanied the Battle of Midway. As one of four large aircraft carriers remaining after the Midway action, Junyo was an important unit of the Japanese fleet during the next two years, even though she had a lower speed (about 23 knots) and smaller air group (about fifty planes) than built-for-the-purpose fleet carriers.
In late October 1942, during the intense Guadalcanal Campaign, Junyo took part in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. In that action, her planes attacked the U.S. carrier Enterprise, battleship South Dakota and light cruiser San Juan, scoring hits on the latter two. In mid-November, she played a covering role in the three-day-long Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. The following Spring, her planes were sent to Rabaul, with those of other Japanese carriers, for land-based attacks on the Allied forces gathering at Guadalcanal. In June 1943, Junyo helped protect a important convoy sent to reinforce the Japanese garrison on Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands.
A year later, as the U.S. assaulted the Mariana Islands, Junyo joined the rest of Japan's aircraft carriers in the sortie that produced Battle of the Philippine Sea on 19-20 June 1944. After that action, her air group was so depleted that she was unable to participate in the great Battle of Leyte Gulf in October. While operating off southern Japan on 9 December 1944, Junyo was badly damaged by torpedoes from the U.S. submarines Redfish (SS-395) and Sea Devil (SS-400). Since Japan's strategic situation was now so bad as to eliminate any need for a carrier fleet, she was not repaired for seagoing service. At the end of the Pacific War, Junyo was moored at Sasebo, where she was scrapped in 1947.
source: http://www.history.navy.mil
[ img ]
[ img ]
[ img ]

Hiyo
Hiyō was a Junyo-class aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Begun as an ocean liner in 1939, she was purchased by the Navy Ministry in 1941 for conversion to an aircraft carrier. Completed shortly after the Battle of Midway in June 1942, she participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign in October and missed the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands later that month because of an electrical generator fire. Her aircraft were disembarked several times and used from land bases in a number of battles in the South West Pacific. Hiyō was torpedoed in mid-1943 and spent three months under repair. She spent most of the next six months training and ferrying aircraft before returning to combat. She was sunk by a gasoline vapor explosion caused by an American torpedo hit during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in mid-1944.
[ img ]
[ img ]

_________________
My Worklist:
Unryu aircraft carrier 15%
Letov aircrafts 20%


Last edited by PomboCZ on June 15th, 2014, 7:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
[Profile] [Quote]
WWII44
Post subject: Re: Japan - Junyo class aircraft carrierPosted: September 26th, 2013, 12:44 pm
Offline
Posts: 621
Joined: August 6th, 2011, 4:10 pm
She looks a bit like the USS Wasp


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
emperor_andreas
Post subject: Re: Japan - Junyo class aircraft carrierPosted: September 26th, 2013, 1:10 pm
Offline
Posts: 3429
Joined: November 17th, 2010, 8:03 am
Location: Corinth, MS USA
Contact: Website, Skype, YouTube
Beautiful drawing!

_________________
[ img ]
MS State Guard - 08 March 2014 - present

The Official IJN Ships & Planes List


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
DG_Alpha
Post subject: Re: Japan - Junyo class aircraft carrierPosted: September 26th, 2013, 2:41 pm
Offline
Posts: 759
Joined: January 1st, 2012, 7:01 pm
Location: Germany
A very nice carrier and interesting camo.

_________________
My worklist
Any help and source material is always welcome.


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
KimWerner
Post subject: Re: Japan - Junyo class aircraft carrierPosted: September 26th, 2013, 3:24 pm
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 2195
Joined: December 22nd, 2010, 12:13 pm
Location: Denmark
Very handsome drawing. I just questioning the year 1945 according her history. As I understand what you wrote, she was moored from 1944 until scrapping in 1947?

_________________
Work in progress:
DD County Class PNS Babur (1982)(PAK)
FF Type 21 Class D182 PNS Babur (2000)(PAK)
All relevant Coat of Arms


Last edited by KimWerner on September 26th, 2013, 4:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
[Profile] [Quote]
klagldsf
Post subject: Re: Japan - Junyo class aircraft carrierPosted: September 26th, 2013, 3:58 pm
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 2765
Joined: July 28th, 2010, 4:14 pm
They actually put up a very impressive carrier from what they started with. The drawing is equally impressive, if not moreso.

Considering the ship I also find the camo pattern ironic.


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
eswube
Post subject: Re: Japan - Junyo class aircraft carrierPosted: September 26th, 2013, 4:00 pm
Offline
Posts: 9374
Joined: June 15th, 2011, 8:31 am
Fantastic work!
Are You planning to draw her in earlier configurations too (assuming there were any significant differences, that is)?


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Bombhead
Post subject: Re: Japan - Junyo class aircraft carrierPosted: September 26th, 2013, 8:08 pm
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 2299
Joined: July 27th, 2010, 7:41 pm
Superb drawing Pombo. ;) There seems to be a few line up issues between the starboard and plan views though, especially around the island and the funnel. And some guns missing on the plan at the fore and aft of the flight deck


Last edited by Bombhead on September 26th, 2013, 8:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Rhade
Post subject: Re: Japan - Junyo class aircraft carrierPosted: September 26th, 2013, 8:15 pm
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 2721
Joined: July 27th, 2010, 12:45 pm
Location: Poland
Impressive.

_________________
[ img ]
Nobody expects the Imperial Inquisition!


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
emperor_andreas
Post subject: Re: Japan - Junyo class aircraft carrierPosted: September 26th, 2013, 11:56 pm
Offline
Posts: 3429
Joined: November 17th, 2010, 8:03 am
Location: Corinth, MS USA
Contact: Website, Skype, YouTube
I second eswube's question...hope to see an 'as complete' of Junyo and a 1944 version of Hiyo!

_________________
[ img ]
MS State Guard - 08 March 2014 - present

The Official IJN Ships & Planes List


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Display: Sort by: Direction:
[Post Reply]  Page 1 of 5  [ 42 posts ]  Return to “Real Designs” | Go to page 1 2 3 4 5 »

Jump to: 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests


The team | Delete all board cookies | All times are UTC


cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited
[ GZIP: Off ]