By Paul E. Fontenoy
Plane providers: An Illustrated heritage in their effect КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: ABC-CLIOСерия: guns and WarfareАвтор(ы): Paul FontenoyЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2006Количество страниц: 420ISBN: 1-85109-578-0Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 9.25 mb fast Ifolder zero
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After the Conseil Supérieur completed yet another series of four studies (PA 12 through PA 15), an acceptable design (PA 16) emerged and funding was authorized to construct two new carriers. Displacement: 18,000 tons (standard), 20,000 tons (normal) Dimensions: 774’0” (oa) x 80’6” x 21’6” (mean) Flight deck: 656’2” x 91’10” 31 32 AIRCRAFT CARRIERS Machinery: Parsons geared turbines, 8 Indret boilers, 2 shafts. 2mm AA Complement: 1,250 The design incorporated a number of unusual features. There was a very long island to starboard that accommodated not only the navigation and flying control spaces and the stack but also all the principal armament.
Displacement: 18,000 tons (standard), 20,000 tons (normal) Dimensions: 774’0” (oa) x 80’6” x 21’6” (mean) Flight deck: 656’2” x 91’10” 31 32 AIRCRAFT CARRIERS Machinery: Parsons geared turbines, 8 Indret boilers, 2 shafts. 2mm AA Complement: 1,250 The design incorporated a number of unusual features. There was a very long island to starboard that accommodated not only the navigation and flying control spaces and the stack but also all the principal armament. To counterbalance its weight the flight deck was offset to port, which also served to eliminate the encroachment of the island on the flight deck and limited narrowing of the hangars.
The upper level was 150 feet long and had 18 feet overhead clearance, the lower level was 90 feet long and 15 feet high. Two elevators linked the hangars to the flight deck, the after elevator serving both levels of that hangar. Japanese designers consulted the British Aviation Mission on the design of the flight deck and its arrangements. As a result, it featured the forward downward slope and longitudinal arresting gear of contemporary British practice. As completed, the Hosho carried a small island with a large tripod mast to starboard but these were removed very shortly after commissioning since they interfered too much with operations and also caused stability problems, and the ship was conned thereafter from a bridge at the front of the forward hangar beneath the flight deck.
Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact by Paul E. Fontenoy