Origami-Class Aircraft Carrier

Meyerowitz, Rick
August 2009
Military History;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p80
The article relates the commissioning of three Origami-class aircraft carriers to be built secretly in the Kuril Islands in Russia by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1945. Ship designers spent two months folding a sheet of paper to construct the lead carrier of the class called Origami. The carrier was put on fire by Fleet Admiral Soemu Toyoda when he lit a cigarette while inspecting the ship.


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