Furutaka-class file photo [19505]

Furutaka-class Heavy Cruiser



This article refers to the entire Furutaka-class; it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseThe Furutaka-class heavy cruisers began with plans for two ships; they were later joined by two more, which some consider to be a sub-class or a totally different class altogether (Aoba-class). Collectively, the four heavy cruisers represented a new thinking in Japanese naval architecture in which the ships' armor were built as part of the ships' structure, thus achieving significant weight savings. They were considered seaworthy and reliable warships, albeit under-gunned by the WW2-era.

ww2dbaseSource: Nihon Kaigun.

Last Major Revision: Apr 2009


Furutaka at 1926, photo 1 of 3Furutaka at 1926, photo 2 of 3Furutaka at 1926, photo 3 of 3Kako as first completed in 1926, with short smokestacks
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