The Aircraft Carrier Hiryu

The Aircraft Carrier Hiryu cover


A uniquely detailed study of a Japanese aircraft carrier that took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor, before being sunk at Midway.

Superbly illustrated with line drawings, full-colour artwork of the ship through its career, internal reconstructions of deck layouts, and 3D illustrations of every detail of the ship from its rigging to its aircraft to its anchors, this book reconstructs and dissects one of the most prominent carriers of the early Pacific War. Built in the late 1930s, Hiryu took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor and most of the operations of Japan's triumphant first months of the war, before being sunk at Midway.

Drawing on Stefan Draminski's new research and making the best use yet of his acclaimed 3D illustration techniques, this is the most comprehensive examination of Hiryu ever published. It includes a complete set of detailed line drawings with fully descriptive keys and full-color 3D artwork, supported by technical details, photographs, and a concise history of the ship's construction and service.

Table of Contents

Technical Description
Primary Views
The Drawings:
A General arrangements
B Hull structure
C Superstructure
D Rig
E Armament
F Fittings
G Aircraft
H Boats

Product details

Published Jul 26 2022
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 336
ISBN 9781472840264
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations More than 600 line artworks and plans and 300 full-colour artworks.
Dimensions 240 x 253 mm
Series Anatomy of the Ship
Short code ANT
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Stefan Draminski

Stefan Draminski is a naval researcher and illustr…


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