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JDS Shinto class aircraft carrier

The Japanese supercarrier JDS Kamikaze, on cruse in the Philippine Sea.

Class overview
Operators: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Fleet
Preceded by: Unknown
Succeeded by: Unknown
In commission: 1965-Present
Planned: 5
Completed: 5
Active: 5
Cancelled: 0
Retired: 0
Lost: 0
Scrapped: 0
General characteristics
Type: Supercarrier
Displacement: 100,000 tons full load
Length: 330 m (1070 ft)
Beam: 72 m
Draft: 10,9 m (35 ft 9 in)
Installed power: 200,000 shp
Propulsion: Steam turbines
Speed: 34,5 knots (63.9 km/h; 39.7 mph)
Range: 7,581 nmi (14,040 km; 8,724 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Complement: 4400
Armament: 16 × 127 mm (5 in) dual purpose guns

36-96 × 25 mm (1 in) Type 96 anti-aircraft guns

Aircraft carried: 90

The JDS Shinto class aircraft carrier supercarriers are a class of five supercarriers being built for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Fleet and was the first supercarriers to be built by Japan. Five supercarriers were ordered for JMSDF, Japanese aircraft carrier JDS Shinto, Japanese aircraft carrier JDS Shogun, Japanese aircraft carrier JDS Kamikaze, Japanese aircraft carrier JDS Bushido and Japanese aircraft carrier JDS Daimyo.

The five supercarriers of the JDS Shinto class aircraft carrier are together with JDS Shōkaku class aircraft carriers the backbone of the JMSDF.