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Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/15/2010 3:40:29 PM   
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Yeah, it's very easy. I really just posted it because I thought it's a rare and a cool picture. You don't see most of the Kido Butai in one picture very often. Even more so in colour.

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/15/2010 4:04:15 PM   
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HIJMS Akagi Flight Deck probably in the Ceylan raid. HIJMS Kaga was at sasebo in dry dock under repairs. Only 5 carriers with 4 battleships in the picture.


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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/15/2010 6:03:15 PM   
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Yup. It is the Akagi soon after leaving Port Stirling, Celebes Island, for the raid on Ceylon. 26th March, 1942. According to the Kure Maritime Museum the warships in the background are – from left to right, Soryu, Hiryu, Hiei, Kirishima, Haruna, Kongô, Zuikaku and Shokaku.

Nice colour photos in your source String.


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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/15/2010 9:02:12 PM   
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I've post a link to that site before. I am usually opposed to colorization, but whoever that guy is, he does a great job. I wonder what process or software he is using. I wish I could read Kanji (though it is searchable in English, crudely)

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/15/2010 9:12:54 PM   
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quote:

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I've post a link to that site before. I am usually opposed to colorization, but whoever that guy is, he does a great job. I wonder what process or software he is using. I wish I could read Kanji (though it is searchable in English, crudely)


I think i've posted the link here myself as well. Regardless I think that's a rather new addition to the website. It's also interesting in that it manages to show the slope of the flight deck. I didn't even realise that Akagi had it bent like this before I saw this photo and did a little bit of research

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/15/2010 10:40:13 PM   
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I wanna know where the DD screen is?

What a juicy SS target that line is!

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/16/2010 1:24:54 AM   
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Nice. Hazarding a dumb question, what is that padding around the towersupposed to do? Protect from shrapnel/bullets?

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/16/2010 1:36:24 AM   
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Why does the deck slope like that?

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/16/2010 3:22:28 AM   
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Read that the padding was the crews hammocks used for protection against enemy fire and the canted flight deck was thought to help facilitate landings and takeoffs.

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/16/2010 1:22:07 PM   
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nice blog.

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/16/2010 10:34:13 PM   
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The Unyo leaves Truk:



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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/16/2010 10:56:43 PM   
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NICE picture of the KB! 

Just makes me WANT to yell BANZAI!



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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/16/2010 11:11:19 PM   
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Because it is AKAGI.

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Why does the deck slope like that?



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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/16/2010 11:18:32 PM   
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You know, I would really enjoy using that picture for my footer.  What is the link for it?


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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 3/16/2010 11:19:07 PM   
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Interesting set of photos.

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/19/2012 1:54:08 AM   
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quote:

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Yup. It is the Akagi soon after leaving Port Stirling, Celebes Island, for the raid on Ceylon. 26th March, 1942. According to the Kure Maritime Museum the warships in the background are – from left to right, Soryu, Hiryu, Hiei, Kirishima, Haruna, Kongô, Zuikaku and Shokaku.

Nice colour photos in your source String.



It is as you say, unless it is not Port Stirling but Staring Bay, just to the south of Kendari, Celebes. Haughty picture and fantastic link.

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/19/2012 2:54:18 AM   
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Altered the pick a bit




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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/19/2012 6:37:37 AM   
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Amazing that only ONE bomb could sink this massive vessel.


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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/19/2012 8:05:30 AM   
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Interesting Soryu, Hiryu had the bridge in opposite sides.

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/19/2012 8:15:07 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: redcoat


Yup. It is the Akagi soon after leaving Port Stirling, Celebes Island, for the raid on Ceylon. 26th March, 1942. According to the Kure Maritime Museum the warships in the background are – from left to right, Soryu, Hiryu, Hiei, Kirishima, Haruna, Kongô, Zuikaku and Shokaku.

Nice colour photos in your source String.



There's also one ship behind Shokakus, but what is that? A cruiser maybe?

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/19/2012 9:58:36 AM   
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Interesting Soryu, Hiryu had the bridge in opposite sides.


One of them is going backwards

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/19/2012 1:42:52 PM   
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I wanna know where the DD screen is?

What a juicy SS target that line is!


Yeah...would be a GREAT target...until you get the Fail to Detonate message! Allied torpedoes SUCK!

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/19/2012 3:52:49 PM   
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What's the thing to the right and onother one on the top of the bridge structure.

It looks like two round metal bars on a stick. Some kind of (radar) receiver? A sending device even? it looks like they could spin around.

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/19/2012 3:54:33 PM   
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What's the thing to the right and onother one on the top of the bridge structure.

It looks like two round metal bars on a stick. Some kind of (radar) receiver? A sending device even? it looks like they could spin around.


Radio Direction Finder antennas.

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/19/2012 5:42:09 PM   
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I at first assumed this was a new thread, so when I clicked to read, I started at the top.  I was delighted when I saw my old opponent Q-Ball had contributed...but then I glanced at the date and learned his post was two years back. 

Darn!  I'm still crossing my fingers that Q-Ball returns one day, like the Prodigal Son returned from WitE land.  )No doubt even as we speak he's engaging in riotous living from which he must eventually repent.)

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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/19/2012 5:53:06 PM   
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Hadn't even noticed the original posting date... just got excited by the pictures.


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RE: Name this! - The pretty picture version (1) - 4/20/2012 7:53:39 PM   
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I didn't notice the date either. But still a great photo. I'd never seen it before. I thought the Japanese used wooden flight decks like the US, but that doesn't seem to be wood, is it??? Hal

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