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General Type Ship
Unit Type Cruiser
Cost 14
Set Task Force
Manufacturer Hasbro
Country Japan (Details)
Available 1943
Set ID 58
Rarity U
Class Name Agano
Class Size 4
Class Limit 4
Armor 3
Vital 8
Hull Points 3
Speed 139.495
Primary 6/6/5/5
Torpedoes 2/2/1/1
AA 6/0/-/-
ASW 2/-/-/-
Special Ability Long-Lance Torpedoes
Special Ability Flotilla Leader
Special Ability Flagship 1
Bad Item ID Ecclesiastes


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Class/Manufacturer History:

The Agano class was a set of four light cruisers operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy. All were named after Japanese rivers. Larger than these previous Japanese light cruisers, the Agano-class vessels were fast, but with little protection, and were under-gunned for their size. They participated in numerous actions during World War II.

The Imperial Japanese Navy had developed a standardized design for light cruisers as flagships for destroyer and submarine squadrons, based on a 5,500 ton displacement, shortly after World War I. However, by the 1930s these vessels were obsolete, as contemporary destroyers were faster, carried more powerful armament, and had greater endurance. As soon as the restrictions of the London Naval Treaty were removed, the Navy General Staff developed a plan within the Fourth Fleet Supplemental Budget to build 13 new 6000 ton cruisers between 1939 and 1945 to replace the Tenry?-class cruiser, Kuma-class cruiser, and Nagara-class cruiser. These vessels were intended to be the flagships for six destroyer squadrons and seven submarine squadrons. The new design was finalized in October 1937; however, construction was delayed due to overloading of the Japanese shipyards. Construction costs came to 16.4 million yen per vessel.



History:
Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Shinkansen bullet trains connect the main islands of Kyushu (with Okinawa's subtropical beaches), Honshu (home to Tokyo and Hiroshima’s atomic-bomb memorial) and Hokkaido (famous for skiing). Tokyo, the capital, is known for skyscrapers, shopping and pop culture.

Although legend has it that Japan was founded in 660BC, archaeologists agree that settlement in the Japanese archpelago dates back as far as 100,000 years. The Jomon Period (8000-c.300BC) is the earliest that has been studied. It is named after the 'jomon' or cord-marked pattern style of pottery of the period.


Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2015-08-23 07:36:51

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