September 14, 2012
FDM and CXT, don't sprain your hands diving for the keyboard... you two can't play for 24 hours (or 1130pm Central Pond Time on Saturday). Everybody else, no image searching or the like, one guess per person, have at it! Winner gets a post of your choice. Good luck!
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 14, 2012 11:44 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 14, 2012 11:53 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: jon spencer at September 15, 2012 06:51 AM (hFoyt)
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Posted by: Tom Tjarks at September 15, 2012 08:45 AM (T5fuR)
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Posted by: Brickmuppet at September 15, 2012 12:35 PM (e9h6K)
Posted by: Wonderduck at September 15, 2012 01:11 PM (OS+Cr)
Looking over all the passenger-liner-conversion-to-carrier proposed or started (I do not think any Navy other than IJN ever finished a conversion.), I amazed at how slow the Junyo and Hiyo were, even in the original civilian incarnation. I guess that is a result of not having any ships involved in the North Atlantic passenger trade, with a shot at the Blue Riband.
Posted by: cxt217 at September 15, 2012 02:05 PM (juwHe)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 15, 2012 04:34 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Wonderduck at September 15, 2012 11:44 PM (yqnY1)
I did notice how narrow the flight deck was. I guess that should have cued me to the fact that it was a mutant.
I think that is more a matter of perspective from where the photo was taken. Most Japanese fleet carriers had narrow flight decks on par with what the Aquila was converted with. Quite a few carriers in other navies of roughly the same displacement had flight decks of fairly similar width - heck, there were carriers with significantly larger displacements that had decks only slightly wider.
Posted by: cxt217 at September 16, 2012 11:41 AM (juwHe)
Posted by: Tom Tjarks at September 16, 2012 11:46 AM (6+fmF)
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Posted by: The Old Man at September 17, 2012 01:28 PM (dBz2M)
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