|Japanese heavy cruiser Takao, early 1930s||View of forward turrets and bridge of heavy cruiser Takao, Mar 1932||Japanese heavy cruiser Takao on a trial run at full speed off Tateyama, Tokyo Bay, 1 Jul 1932||Japanese heavy cruiser Takao underway, summer 1937|
|Recognition drawing for cruisers Takao and Atago (post-1938 configuration) published by US Navy Office of Naval Intelligence||Japanese heavy cruiser Takao on a trial run off Tateyama, Tokyo Bay, 14 Jul 1939||Cruiser Takao underway, en route to the Guadalcanal area in the Solomon Islands, 14 Nov 1942; photo taken from cruiser Atago, part of which could be seen in foreground||Kirishima and Takao underway, en route to the Guadalcanal area in the Solomon Islands, 14 Nov 1942; photograph taken from cruiser Atago part of which could be seen in foreground|
|Japanese Center Force departing Brunei Bay, Borneo for Philippine Islands, 22 Oct 1944|
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