--This is a painted finished product of the Maritime Self-Defense Force's largest helicopter-equipped escort ship [Izumo].
-The [Izumo] type escort ship is a helicopter escort ship planned in the 2010 and 2012 plans as a substitute for the [Shirane] type escort ship.
――The hull is a further expansion of the previous class [Hyuga] type, which was the largest self-defense ship until then, with a displacement of 19,500 tons, which is 5550 tons higher, and a total length of 248 m, which is 51 m higher.
--By the way, this is about the same as the Italian Navy's Cabourg-class aircraft carrier, and surpasses the Royal Navy's invisible-class aircraft carrier.
――The helicopter deck boasts an area 1.5 times that of the [Hyuga] type, and a maximum of 14 helicopters can be mounted on the deck and in the hangar.
――However, the biggest feature of this class is the rear elevator, and the deck side type, which was impossible in terms of balance with the small ship type so far, is adopted.
――This method can not only raise and lower large aircraft that exceed the area of the elevator, but also can be used for island recapture operations and ballistic missile defense by operating GSDF large vehicles and ASDF missile-equipped vehicles. I put it in.
――Since the emphasis was on the operation of elevators, etc., the on-board weapons are limited to close-range defense unlike the Hyuga type, but SeaRAM, which is the first self-defense ship, is adopted.
--DDH-183 [Izumo] was launched at the Isoko Plant of Japan Marine United Yokohama Works on August 6, 2013, and commissioned on March 25, 2015.
--Soon, it was transferred to the 1st Escort Fleet Group 1 Escort Corps, and Yokosuka is a regular port.
--The ship name [Izumo] is the second generation following the armored cruiser [Izumo] that was active in the Russo-Japanese War.
-[Izumo] transported about 140 Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and 40 vehicles to support the areas affected by the Kumamoto earthquake that occurred in April 2016.
--Standard displacement: 19,500 tons
--Overall length: 248.0m
--Overall width: 38.0m
--Main engine: 4 IHLLM2500IEC type gas turbines
--Output: 112000 horsepower
--Number of axes: 2 axes
--Speed: 30 knots
--Crew: 520 people
--Two high-performance 20mm machine guns (CIWS)
--SeaRAM 2 near SAM systems
--SH-60J / K 7 patrol helicopters
--MCH-101 Two transport helicopters
[[Izumo] [Kaga] Common Parts Contents]
--Attached helicopter: SH-60K patrol x 3 aircraft, MCH-101, MH-53E minesweeping / transportation x 1 aircraft each
--Attached vehicles: Crane, aerial work platform, cleaning vehicle, forklift x 1 each, towing vehicle, rescue work vehicle x 2 each, helicopter towing device x 3
--Overall length: 354mm
( This is a machine translation. Please allow for possible misinterpretations in the text. )