Yahagi. Japanese Light Cruiser 1942-1945

Mariusz Motyka

 
Date Published :
April 2017
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
TopDrawings
Illustration :
13 drawings sheets,5 color profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788364596964
Pages : 24
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$24.95

Overview
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Yahagi, the second Japanese warship of that name, was the third of the four Agano-class vessels (the other three being Agano, Noshiro and Sakawa). Construction of the Agano-class cruisers was approved by the Japanese parliament (Diet) in March 1939 under the Fourth Naval Armaments Enhancement Program (Dai-Yon-Ji Kaigun Gunbi Jūjitsu Keikaku), also known as the “Four-in-Circle” Program (Maru Yon Keikaku), or simply Maru 4. Under the terms of the program, the four light cruisers (kei jun’yōkan), also referred to as type B cruisers (otsu-gata jun’yōkan, or simply otsu jun) were officially classed as second-class cruisers (ni-tō jun’yōkan), and were to fulfill the role of destroyer squadron flagships. At that time destroyer squadrons (DesRon), called literarily torpedo squadrons (suirai sentai), consisted of four four-ship destroyer divisions (DesDiv, or kuchiku-tai).

About The Author
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At the age of fifteen, inspired by a TV program “The Sea”, Mariusz Motyka took interest in building cardboard models of warships. Suddenly, ten years had passed and the passion for cardboard models evolved into creation of 3D graphics. Mariusz’s other interests include audio equipment and cycling, which he pursues as an amateur road racer. He is a happily married father of two.

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