The CV Essex was practical but Akagi was a piece or art

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The CV Essex was practical but Akagi was a piece or art

Post by Karl Heidenreich » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:07 pm

I made me a 1 350 Trumpeter for the USS Lexington aricraft carrier and I already bought an Essex (USS Yorktown) to add to my collection. However I am building now a Hasegawa 1 350 model of Akagi.

I must say that both, the Lexington and the Yorktown are very practical designs that historically achieved what they were intended to. But the Akagi, which according to Parshall and Tully's book on Midway is quite flawed in several aspects (and looks "flawed" as an aircraft carrier) is a visual beauty. It is a most curious design with the small island in the "wrong" side of the ship, the stack on the side and throwing the smoke to the sea instead to the highs, the high fly deck, the guns, etc. Quite a site.
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Re: The CV Essex was practical but Akagi was a piece or art

Post by RF » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:13 am

What specifically were the listed ''flaws'' of Akagi?
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