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General information

Hiryū (飛龍') is the Imperial Japanese Aircraft Carrier built in late 1930s. She was heavily modified than her sister ship Sōryū, so she was considered a separate class and the only in her class. She helped in sinking two British heavy cruisers and other merchants ships. She was scuttled at the Battle of Midway.

In game Description

An aircraft carrier that had a prominent effect on the development of this type of ship in the Imperial Japanese Navy. It was a highly successful project that featured a high speed, reasonably good AA defense and a sizable air group. Poor armor protection reduced the aircraft carrier's resistance to damage.

IJN Carriers
Tier IV V VI VII VIII IX X
Ships Hosho Zuiho Ryujo Hiryu Shokaku Taiho Hakuryu


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