Kaga + Izumo light aircraft carriers

How useful are these things going to be now that they're renovated and officially light aircraft carriers?
They're gonna operate F35Bs right?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it a 'light' aircaft carrier or a 'light aircraft' carrier

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't ask that.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on glorious nippon lasers

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Or a lite aircraft carrier

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      "Light" aircraft carrier

      https://i.imgur.com/0yJJFu9.jpg

      How useful are these things going to be now that they're renovated and officially light aircraft carriers?
      They're gonna operate F35Bs right?

      What are they for?

      Conventional wisdom is that aircraft carriers are a tool for projecting power, something a non-interventionist country like Japan has little call for. In a war with China I'd have thought Japan would be able to rely on their airbases just fine.
      Sea lane defense maybe? A island nation like Japan needs a way to ensure merchant ships keep rolling in.

      >Sea lane defense
      This
      It's the good ol Sea Control Ship theory from the 60s all over again
      Basically, a small number of fighters can provide air superiority over a small bit of ocean, whether to protect a shipping lane or prepare for an amphibious assault
      A great example is the British task force in the Falklands war.

      They're for regaining institutiinal knowledge, skill and experience of running aircraft carriers for Japan. Once they regained this, Japan could build proper aircraft carriers if it chooses to.

      This too

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What are they for?

    Conventional wisdom is that aircraft carriers are a tool for projecting power, something a non-interventionist country like Japan has little call for. In a war with China I'd have thought Japan would be able to rely on their airbases just fine.
    Sea lane defense maybe? A island nation like Japan needs a way to ensure merchant ships keep rolling in.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Floating airbases incase the land ones become unusable, China is unlikely to mount a landing in mainland Japan but there are only a few airbases closer to Taiwan which are well within cruise missile range

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      auxiliaries for the 7th fleet and carriers perhaps

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Conventional wisdom is that aircraft carriers are a tool for projecting power, something a non-interventionist country like Japan has little call for.
      The Koreans are gradually having this realization. Instead of a 70000t carrier, they can buy a shitload more destroyers (also of dubious use, but less so), airplanes, and missiles. Japan is being slower on the uptake because they do have somewhat justifiable concerns with having regional reach for naval combat aviation ("non-interventionism" will go out the window if China attacks Taiwan), and historical background employing aircraft carrier. By that same token, at least they HAVE those things going for them.

      China is the one really left holding the bag. Their carrier fleet will be unnecessary for a Taiwan attack. And if they do occupy Taiwan, they won't be able to send them past the first island chain (and they will then have the unsinkable aircraft carrier that is Taiwan itself, anyway).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >merchant ships keep rolling in
      Back to convoy war tbh

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        then they're probably more useful as helicopter carriers, the main threat to shipping are subs

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Escort carriers my fren

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >the main threat to shipping are subs
          It's not WW2 any more, combat jets can carry accurate guided missiles great distances more cost effectively

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >What are they for?
      Originally, as they were/are helicopter destroyers, ASW.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >What are they for?
      Public works project with the added goal of slowly acculturating the Japanese public with more interventionist mindset.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    carrier? wtf do you mean? that's a destroyer.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They're for regaining institutiinal knowledge, skill and experience of running aircraft carriers for Japan. Once they regained this, Japan could build proper aircraft carriers if it chooses to.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Izumo should be renamed to Akagi so they can get the fleet buff when sortied together.

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