Japanese Aircraft Carrier Shokaku, Models, Books, Videos and History.

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A Complete Collection of Japanese Navy Aircraft Carrier Models of the Shokaku.

If you want model Japanese Navy Ships from the old navy or the new navy you're in the right place.  The Shokaku is a 29,800 ton Aircraft Carrier and was Launched on June 1, 1939 and was commissioned at the Yokosuka Dockyard in Japan on August 8, 1941.  This ship participated in the attack of Pear Harbor on December 7, 1941.  The Shokaku also fought in the Battle of Coral Sea in May 1942.  It was attacked by planes from the USS Yorktown, CV-5 and was seriously damaged then returned to Japan's shipyards for repair.  The Shokaku also fought in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons and then the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.  The Shokaku was finally sunk by the U. S. Submarine Cavalla, SS-244, on June 19, 1944 in the Battle of the Philippine Sea.   As Shokaku had been in the process of refueling aircraft and was in an extremely vulnerable position, the torpedoes started fires that proved impossible to control. At 14:08 an aerial bomb exploded, detonating aviation fuel. Shokaku sank quickly, killing 1,272 men.  The Shokaku's service dates were from 1941 - 1944.  Ship Model Kits, Books, Videos.
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Shokaku Aircraft Carrier 1/700 Kit
Plastic Model Ship Kit

Replicating the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Shokaku (flying crane), lead ship of her class and participant in the attack on Pearl Harbor and in the Battle of the Coral Sea, this 1/700 scale plastic waterline kit features complete flight deck detail, a fleet of aircraft, authentic markings, and more. 14" long; assembly required.


Ready for takeoff from a Japanese aircraft carrier, 1942.
This view was probably taken on board Shokaku as she prepared to launch aircraft in the morning of 26 October 1942, during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

Shokaku Aircraft Carrier

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Ships of the World: Shokaku An Historical Encyclopedia. 

Encyclopedia Guide.

The Sinking of Shokaku -- Footnotes and Bibliography,  Very Execelent.

HIJMS SHOKAKU a very good picture and Ship Specs.

Calculating Scenarios in the Loss of CV Sh?kaku. The Best Text.


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