Japanese Protected Cruiser Yoshino Free Ship Paper Model Download

Japanese Protected Cruiser Yoshino Free Ship Paper Model Download

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Japanese Protected Cruiser Yoshino Free Ship Paper Model DownloadThis  paper model is the Yoshino, a protected cruiser of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN), the papercraft was designed by etsutan. Yoshino is sometimes regarded as a sister ship to the Takasago, although the two vessels are of different classes. The name Yoshino comes from the Yoshino mountains, located in the southern portion of Nara prefecture. She played an important role in the First Sino-Japanese War, but was sunk in the Russo-Japanese War after being rammed by Japanese armored cruiser Kasuga in dense fog.

Yoshino was an improved design of the Argentine Navy cruiser 25 de Mayo designed by Sir Philip Watts, and built by the Armstrong Whitworth shipyards in Elswick, in the United Kingdom. Watts was also responsible for the design of the Izumi and the Naniwa-class cruisers. When commissioned, Yoshino was the largest ship in the Imperial Japanese Navy, and was also the fastest cruiser in the world when she entered service.

Protected Cruiser Yoshino Ship Paper Model 2Yoshino was a typical Elswick cruiser design, with a steel housing, divided into waterproof compartments, a low forecastle, a single smokestack, and two masts. The prow was reinforced for ramming. The power plant was a triple expansion reciprocating steam engine with four cylindrical boilers, driving two screws.

The main armament of Yoshino consisted of four separate Elswick QF 6 inch /40 naval guns behind gun shields, which were placed as bow and stern guns and in sponsons near the bridge. Secondary armament consisted of eight Elswick QF 4.7 inch Gun Mk I–IV quick-firing guns mounted on the sides of the hull and 22 QF 3 pounder Hotchkiss guns. [Source: wiki]

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