72 pages Photos and profile and plan drawings of Kongo class battleships at at least three different points in their careers....
|Title||:||Warship Pictorial No. 13 - IJN Kongo Class Battleships|
|Publisher||:||Classic Warships Publishing 1st edition April 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||72 pages|
|File Size||:||670 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Warship Pictorial No. 13 - IJN Kongo Class Battleships Reviews
The four battleships of the Kongo class were the workhorses of the Japanese battle line during World War II. While the super-battleships Yamato and Musashi were given all the attention, the Kongos were actually out there serving their country on the front lines. Originally built as battlecruisers during World War I, they were later extensively upgraded and re-rated as fast battleships. These were the only battleships in Japan's inventory that were fast enough to escort the carriers, and they served in this role throughout the war. Their speed and potent firepower also made them the ideal choice to attempt to dislodge the Americans from their Guadalcanal base. Kongo and Haruna were used very effectively to shell Henderson Field, inflicting serious damage. But when Hiei and Kirishima attempted a reprise, the weakness of their comparatively thin armor was exposed.