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IJN light aircraft carrier Ryujo 1933 

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IJN light aircraft carrier Ryujo 1933
World War II

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Packaging is clam shell only!


Ryujo was a light aircraft carrier built for theImperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the early 1930s. Small and lightly built in an attempt to exploit a loophole in the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, she proved to be top-heavy and only marginally stable and was back in the shipyard for modifications to address those issues within a year of completion. With her stability improved, RyåÇjåå returned to service and was employed in operations during the Second Sino-Japanese War. During World War II, she provided air support for operations in the Philippines, Malaya, and the Dutch East Indies, where her aircraft participated in the Second Battle of the Java Sea. During theIndian Ocean raid in April 1942, the carrier attacked British merchant shipping with both her guns and her aircraft. RyåÇjåå next participated in the Battle of the Aleutian Islands in June. She was sunk by American carrier aircraft at the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on 24 August 1942.

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  1. Ryujo aircraft carrier 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2021

    What can I say, product is remarkable. Intricate detail and craftsmanship. Aikens is always first in product and delivery.

  2. Ryujo - The First IJN "Pure" Aircraft Carrier 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Jun 2015

    Unlikke its predecessor aircraft carriers, Hosho, Kaga & Akagi, the light aircraft carrier Ryujo (Heavenly Dragon" was originally designed from as an aircraft carrier with the keel laid in 1929. This model is very accurate as it captures the several modifications made in 1934 & 1934 respectively to assure better high seas stability and to double its onboard aircraft capacity from 24 to 48 attack & fighter aircraft. The deck aircraft, A2Z fighters & D1A1 divebombers shown fairly depict Ryujo's participation in operations during the pre-Pearl Harbor Sino-Japanese War of 1937-41!