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Axis & Allies War at Sea - Kaga

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General Type Ship
Unit Type Carrier
Cost 27
Set Set V
Manufacturer Hasbro
Country Japan (Details)
Available 1941
Set ID 33
Rarity R
Class Name Kaga
Armor 5
Vital 11
Hull Points 5
Speed 139
Primary 7/7/6/5
Secondary 6/6/4/0
AA 7/0/-/-
Air Capacity 3
Special Ability Expert Bomber
Special Ability Expert Torpedoes
Special Ability Sneak Attack
Bad Item ID Shinnentai

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Class/Manufacturer History: Kaga was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), the third to enter service, named after the former Kaga Province in present-day Ishikawa Prefecture. Originally intended to be one of two Tosa-class battleships, Kaga was converted under the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty to an aircraft carrier as the replacement for the battlecruiser Amagi, which had been damaged during the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake. Kaga was rebuilt in 1933–35, increasing her top speed, improving her exhaust systems, and adapting her flight decks to more modern, heavier aircraft.

The ship figured prominently in the development of the IJN’s carrier striking force doctrine, which grouped carriers together to give greater mass and concentration to their air power. A revolutionary strategic concept at the time, the employment of the doctrine was crucial in enabling Japan to attain its initial strategic goals during the first six months of the Pacific War.

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.

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Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30

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