The Light Cruiser Yahagi

The Light Cruiser Yahagi

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The Light Cruiser Yahagi




Author:Mariusz Motyka
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:8.25" x 11.5"
Pages:92
Photos:118 graphics, 18 3D anaglyphs, 3D glasses
Publisher:Kagero
ISBN:9788364596667
Item No. 9788364596667



Yahagi, the second Japanese warship of that name, was the third of the four Agano-class vessels (the other three being Agano, Noshiro and Sakawa). Construction of the Agano-class cruisers was approved by the Japanese parliament (Diet) in March 1939 under the Fourth Naval Armaments Enhancement Program (Dai-Yon-Ji Kaigun Gunbi J?jitsu Keikaku), also known as “Four-in-Circle” Program (Maru Yon Keikaku), or simply Maru 4. Under the terms of the program, the four light cruisers (kei jun’y?kan), also referred to as type B cruisers (otsu-gata jun’y?kan, or simply otsu jun) and officially classed as second-class cruisers (ni-t? jun’y?kan), were to fulfill the role of destroyer squadron flagships. At that time destroyer squadrons (DesRon), called literarily torpedo squadrons (suirai sentai), consisted of four four-ship destroyer divisions (DesDiv, or kuchiku-tai).