The Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy cruiser Furutaka and Kako, that belongs to the Furutaka-class were added. The links were also fixed. These type of cruisers were the first heavy cruisers in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), also referred to as “A class” cruisers by the IJN and were designed to outperform the US Omaha and Hawkins-class cruisers. The […]
Japanese Heavy Cruisers
As I did recently for the battleship Musashi, I have prepared the timeline for the heavy cruiser Chikuma. This timeline can be found in the page for the Cruiser Chikuma. If you have time and interested, please fill up the poll about the timelines to know if this kind of representation enhance the understanding and […]
A new page for the Japanese Heavy Cruiser Chikuma is here.
The Tone-class, composed of Tone and Chikuma, was the last class of Heavy Cruisers being commissioned by the Imperial Japanese Navy. In this new page I describe the features and history of this class of heavy cruisers. The main turrets were built on the front so that they have more space in the rear for […]
The Japanese Heavy Cruisers were heavily armed and fast warships. They played an extensive role in the pacific operations including night battles during Guadalcanal Campaign. In the following page, I will introduce in detail each class of the heavy cruisers of the Japanese Navy as well as the historical facts that led to their design […]