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Takao-class Heavy Cruiser



This article refers to the entire Takao-class; it is not about an individual vessel.

ww2dbaseThe Takao-class heavy cruisers were launched in the early 1930s as some of the heaviest-armed cruisers in the world, having more barrels than her contemporaries elsewhere in the world while also uniquely equipped with torpedo tubes for additional punch. Their superstructures were also rather distinct, appearing more like those of battleships than cruisers. All four Takao-class ships served in the Pacific War; they were all lost or disabled at the Philippine Islands in late 1944 during the Leyte Gulf campaign.

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Last Major Revision: Apr 2009


Atago, date unknownChokai underway at sea
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Atago, date unknownChokai underway at sea
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