Displacement: 37,720 tons full load
Dimensions: 830 x 91 x 31.5 feet/253 x 27.7 x 9.6 meters
Extreme Dimensions: 855 x 98.5 x 31.5 feet/260.6 x 30 x 9.6 meters
Propulsion: Steam turbines, 8 boilers, 4 shafts, 160,000 shp, 33.3 knots
Armor: 2.2-5.9 inch belt, 3.1 inch flight deck, 4.9 inch hangar deck
Armament: 6 dual 3.9/65 AA, 51 25 mm AA
Aircraft: 53 (84 maximum)
Concept/Program: A large, heavily armored carrier design embodying many wartime improvements, but too late to see effective service. These ships were meant to serve as the core of fleet battlegroups. Two ships of a slightly improved design were ordered but cancelled in favor of a 5-ship program of improved ships; this in turn was cancelled by wartime events.
Design: Essentially a Shokaku design with an armored flight deck, revised armament, enclosed bows, much larger island, and other improvements.
Departure from Service/Disposal: Sunk soon after completion of shakedown.