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#重巡洋艦#重巡洋艦摩耶 #heavycruiser #scalemodel #modeler

摩耶艦底部分の基本塗装が終了し、大まかなウェザリング処理を行ってます( ̄^ ̄)ゞ🇯🇵⚓️

April 1944 - Tirpitz "was the second of two Bismarck-class battleships built by Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II.after completing sea trials in early 1941,she briefly served as the centerpiece of the Baltic Fleet to prevent possible break-out of the Soviet fleet based in Leningrad.here the massive ship snuggled behind torpedo net in Kaafjord,Norway, couple of days before Operation Tungsten conduct by the Royal Navy for attempting to inflict serious damage to the boat in her Norwegian fjord.as long as she remained operational,the powerful Tirpitz with her 15-inch guns posed a dangerous threat to Allied shipping that could not be ignored." #ww2 #worldwar2 #tirpitz #battleship #heavycruiser #kriegsmarine #navy #germany #axis #balticfront #kaafjord #norway #allies #raf #bomber #1944 #ship #militaryhistory #thirdreich #war #sea

Pearl Harbor: Awaken The Giant - An Idea Is Born (Part.2)
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In the early 1920s, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) started to consider a war against the United States. Because of its inferior industrial capacity combined with the restrictions of the Washington and London Naval Treaties, Japan was in a position of continual inferiority. Japanese strategists came up with a plan to deplete the U.S. Navy battle fleet during its journey across the Pacific Ocean, and ultimately clash with the remaining elements of the USN near the Japanese Home waters on equal numbers. Known as the Great All-Out Battle strategy, it was the holy grail of Japanese naval strategists where quality would prevail over quantity. For more details about this strategy, you can check my "Masters of the Pacific" series found at #pacificstormserie.
Everything changed in August 1939 when Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto took command of the Combined Fleet. Yamamoto supported the proposed attack to seize the southern resources areas and believed, like almost all Japanese strategists, that initiating a war with Great Britain and the Netherlands to seize their Far Eastern possessions would inevitably lead to a war with the United States as well. This fatal assumption, probably incorrect, is the key to understand the mistake Japan did at Pearl Harbor, and led Yamamoto to employ his instinct of boldness and risk to find a way to deal with the U.S. at the start of the conflict. The Japanese failed to understand the degree of difficulty which any U.S. government would face in mobilising the American population for war if direct American interest were not at stake.
In May 1940, the U.S. intended to deter future Japanese aggression and moved the Pacific Fleet from San Diego to Pearl Harbor. Yamamoto perceived this redeployment as a threat, but also as an opportunity. The possibility of an air attack on Pearl Harbor was in both Japanese and American minds since the 1920s. As early as 1927, Japanese war games included a raid against Pearl Harbor and in 1938, the annual U.S. Fleet exercise featured an attack on Pearl by a carrier.
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#Floki fainted when saw these #guns on #USSSalem #heavycruiser today. After reviving him had to have pic taken with them! #Vikings

Cruiser guns — II.
I love this photo (hard not to, I'm Australian after all). A sailor aboard the heavy cruiser HMAS Australia (D84) is seen here polishing the tampion on one of the 8" guns. Exact date and location unknown. Note the Australian Coat of Arms embossed in it.
The 10,000-ton County-class (of the Kent-subclass) heavy cruiser, HMAS Australia, was one of two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) warships involved in the Battle of the Coral Sea. The other being the light cruiser HMAS Hobart (D63). Both Australian cruisers were part of a small joint Australian-U.S. battle group under the command of Australian Rear Admiral John G. Crace; Task Force 44, that sailed from Sydney in late April 1942, and would eventually link up with Admiral Fletcher's Task Force 17 centred around the aircraft carriers USS Lexington (CV-2), and USS Yorktown (CV-5), in the Coral Sea.
Temporarily re-designated Task Force 17.3 as part of Fletcher's Force, the heavy cruisers HMAS Australia, USS Chicago, and the light cruiser HMAS Hobart along with three U.S. Destroyers were tasked with patrolling the Jomard Passage east of Milne Bay on May 7, 1942, taking up a blocking position, and ordered to engage any enemy shipping encountered there. Admiral Crace's Support Group never got to tackle any Japanese shipping as their invasion convoy bound for Port Moresby had already turned back by midday of May 7. They were attacked themselves in the afternoon however, twice by Japanese land-based torpedo and level bombers, but came through unscathed, accounting for at least 5 Mitsubishi G3M torpedo bombers shot down.
The critical fighting in the Coral Sea had occurred elsewhere on May 7-8 between the opposing Imperial Japanese and American Carrier Groups; which although had been a tactical victory for the Japanese (they sank more ships), it was a strategic win for the Allies, as the invasion of Port Moresby in New Guinea had been thwarted.
HMAS Australia (D84) would go on to fight through the Pacific War, surviving it, ending its career with the RAN in 1954.


3x12 in decal of the USS Pittsburgh. A gift for a WW2/Korea vet. A great piece to do and and honor to give. #decal #sticker #usnavy #usn #navy #ww2 #ship #pittsburgh #heavycruiser

Chief Tate is by far one of our most beloved volunteers! #Repost @thebostontrucker (@get_repost)
The Chief was amazing to listen to. He commanded respect and got it from the kids. #usssalem139 #usssalem #usnsm #heavycruiser #quincy #massachusetts #iconic #history #sailor #museumship #usnavy #navy #boyscouts #bsa #girlscouts #usa #overnight #scouts #scouting

Prepping for the next big painting. This one will depict USS Salt Lake City coming into Pearl Harbor on December 8 1941. My VFW post has a member who is a Pearl Harbor Veteran. Vere Gardner was stationed on the Salt Lake City, but was temporarily assigned to duty in the Harbor on December 7. His ship returned on December 8 and he went on to fight the rest of the Pacific War with his ship. In the background you'll see rescue efforts underway with the USS Oklahoma, and the USS Maryland onboard. Behind those are the (sunken) West Virginia and the Tennessee. In the foreground one of Oklahoma's launches hurry back to the wreck. #usssaltlakecity #cruiser #WWII #pearlharbor #ussoklahoma #ussmaryland #usnavy #usnavyhistory #vfw #americanlegion #veteran #veteranartist #veteranart #marineart #navyart #pearlharborsurvivors #fineart #artwork #art #sketch #painting #wip #inprogress #heavycruiser

Since today is the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944 here's one of the warships that was part of the Allied naval force that took part in the Normandy landings, the U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37), a New Orleans-class heavy cruiser, seen here underway in October 1942. She helped bombard German positions in Normandy on D-Day, and later supported the Allied invasion of southern France in Operation Dragoon in August 1944, along with providing naval gunfire support at Iwo Jima and Okinawa in the Pacific in 1945. USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) earned 7 battle stars for her World War II service. #USSTuscaloosa #CA37 #heavycruiser #NewOrleansClassHeavyCruiser #usnavy #DDay #June6th1944 #June1944 #worldwar2 #secondworldwar

Sketch I drew of the Japanese heavy cruiser "Takao" as it appeared in 1939. #sketch #drawing #takao #japanesewarship #heavycruiser #cruiser #warship #imperialnavy #ijn #ww2 #militaryhistory

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