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Prewar HIJMS Atago by rlkitterman Prewar HIJMS Atago by rlkitterman
Named for a holy mountain in Kyoto, HIJMS Atago (愛宕) was the Imperial Japanese Navy's second Takao-class heavy cruiser, though she was commissioned one day ahead of her elder sister, entering service on March 30, 1932.  She originally had a tall superstructure -- not quite as tall as the battleships' pagoda masts, but still tall enough to make her top-heavy, so shortly before Japan joined World War II as an Axis Power, the IJN rebuilt the Takao-class cruisers.  They were still fairly massive for cruisers.
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
I remember her, she's one awesome battleship, especially because she had the heaviest armament of any heavy cruiser in the world at the time, that being an armament of 10 Type-3 naval guns.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes they are massive. :D
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