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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:56 am 
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Saw on the other site that a book about "Imperial Japanese Army Aircraft Carriers" is now available from Lela Presse via HLJ or your favorite Japanese Bookstore site. It contains info about Shinshu, Akitsu, Kumano, Shimane and Yamashiro Marus. The book is reported to contain 1/700 drawings and pictures. I haven't got my copy yet, but it sounds good. It is written in Japanese. :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:09 am 
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I think this is the book in question: http://www.hlj.com/product/MDG23052

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:05 am 
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I have it. It's a companion piece to their recently released IJN CV volume. It's all in Japanese but appears very thorough. Clearly the single most comprehensive volume available on a little known and referenced subject.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Here's something you don't see everyday that is featured in this month's issue of Model Boat: the old Doyusha 1:250 Shinano converted to RC with a steam plant.


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I have a question regarding the Shimane Maru. What kind of heavy AA was used on the ship??
Navypedia states that 2 x 1 - 120/45 10-shiki were onboard. I've seen only plans and sketches of the ship with these "escort ship-style" single turrets (same kind as the Ukuru, Hei, Tei) but my kit instructions show both shielded and unshielded guns that look more like the old 12cm on oilers etc.!?

I only found a handful of photos showing the carrier during and after the air raid that crippled her in July 45, but i can't tell what guns the ship had. Maybe there's an answer in the book you guys mentioned.

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