September 04, 2010
Winner gets a post on a topic of their own choosing... hopefully not one as difficult as Siergen's, but pretty much anything is free game!
I'm hoping this one is difficult... if it's not, you guys are even more obsessive than I am!
UPDATE: Okay, maybe it was still "easy." Only took about four hours for Pete Z to come up with the Wakamiya, a seaplane carrier of the IJN.
She's best known as the ship that launched the world's first naval-launched air raids (against German targets in Tsingtao) on September 5th, 1914... 96 years ago today. In a way, this humble 8000 ton vessel with its four seaplanes and canvas-and-metal hangars is the direct predecessor of today's 104000 ton, 85 plane Nimitz-class carriers.
Funny how these things happen, isn't it?
Posted by: Siergen at September 04, 2010 09:29 PM (WLKpA)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at September 04, 2010 09:56 PM (9KseV)
Posted by: Siergen at September 04, 2010 10:36 PM (WLKpA)
Posted by: Wonderduck at September 05, 2010 12:29 AM (blg68)
Please post the wrap-up of Rocket Girls that you teased a bit over 3 years ago (thought about asking Oh Edo Rocket, but I doubt you watched that).
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at September 05, 2010 08:35 AM (9KseV)
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