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Topic review - Calling All IJN Kongo-Class Fans
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Need some help in regards to Aoshima's photo etch for their 1/350 Kirishima. Part 32 and 33 make up some type of box structures. Any idea what they are and where they go? Also, am trying to figure out what window frames go where. I have a good idea but would like some confirmation before I start bending brass. Thanks
Post Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:02 pm
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PM sent.
Post Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:52 am
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Hang tight. I'll get back to you.
Post Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:50 am
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Thank you Dan, I really appreciate it if you could do that.
Post Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:33 am
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Check out this thread on a self-published PDF book on Kirishima by Ed Low and Sander Kingsepp. The link to purchase is not working, but if you're interested, I can put you in touch with him: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=161273

I have it; great resource for diagrams, illustrations & history
Post Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:03 pm
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Any recommendations?
Post Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:32 pm
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What is considered the best reference book in English or any other language covering the Kirishima?
Post Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:16 am
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Um, that's a little broad. What kinds of equipment?
Post Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:50 pm
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Wanting to replace the equipment that was used on Kirishima in 1942. Would anyone happen to have a diagram or know what equipment ( binoculars etc..) was used and where they were located on the various deck throughout the ship? thanks, Jon
Post Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:10 am
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My first reaction was "what? The Kongos were designed by Sir George Thurston."

A little digging on the Japanese Wiki article helped greatly. This was a preliminary design, before the project was handed over to Vickers & Thurston. Have a read of the translated History of Construction: https://translate.google.com/translate? ... rev=search
Post Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:29 pm
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I think the 5 turret design had 12” guns. When the caliber was increased to 14”, the 5th turret was removed as weight compensation.
Post Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:52 am
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To Dan and all,

In both the PC and the Blitz/mobile versions of the "World of Warships" game (WOWS), there is this playable ship called the Ishizuchi, which is supposed to be a prototype version of the Kongo class, but which includes a 5th twin 14-inch turret, unlike the final Kongo 1914 design, which only had 4 twin 14-inch turrets.

The "historical background info" of the ship's WOWS profile says that it was the penultimate design, known as Design 472 (known to the Japanese as B-46), before the 5th turret was removed.

The name Ishizuchi was an arbitrary name chosen by the game makers but still followed the Japanese tradition of naming battlecruisers/heavy cruisers after mountains.

Was there any particular reason why this 5th turret was removed? Because it impeded propulsion perhaps? Or the issues with superfiring turrets so close to each other as what happened with the early British dreadnoughts?

The Ishizuchi version of the Kongo in the game can only go around 27.5 knots, if I can recall correctly.
Anyways, here's an image of the ship from the game:
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:05 am
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That's probably the most detailed information currently available.
Post Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:37 am
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Thanks Dan. I read the TROM on Tony Tuilly's website but wanted some more confirmation. Probably going to go with Sasebo.
Post Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:15 am
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Her last drydocking at Kure was in late Dec. 1941, after PH. Her last refit was at Sasebo in May, 1942 before Midway. Some time was spent on alert at Kure, after Midway, before heading out to Truk in August.
Post Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:36 pm
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Quick question. What was Kirishima last painted at Kure Arsenal before being sunk?
Post Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:16 pm
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Excuse the double post, but I also have a question about Haruna's final camouflage scheme. Her TROM states "gray with very pale gray stripes on her turrets", but several colorized pics I've seen have dark gray hull, light green superstructure, dark green stripes on turrets, and a light green stripe on the upper forecastle hull...at least, that's what I can see.

Anyone know what it actually was? TIA for any info.
Post Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:29 pm
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Awesome! That should work...thanks! Any of her other forms in that size, by any chance?
Post Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:18 am
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Will this work? The Ishibashi BB book has better, but they are large format and hard to scan.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:10 pm
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Anyone have any good clear line drawings for Haruna they'd care to share? Specifically I'm looking for how she appeared in 1915 (as completed), 1924, 1936, 1944, and 1945. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
Post Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:58 am

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