Unit Card:


Set - Rarity - Number

Battle Line - N/A- 63/72


Hiyō (飛鷹 "Flying Hawk"?) was a Hiyō-class aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Begun as the ocean liner Izumo Maru (出雲丸?) in 1939, she was purchased by the Navy Ministry in 1941 for conversion to an aircraft carrier. Completed shortly after the Battle of Midway in June 1942, she participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign in October and missed the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands later that month because of an electrical generator fire. Her aircraft were disembarked several times and used from land bases in a number of battles in the South West Pacific. Hiyō was torpedoed in mid-1943 and spent three months under repair. She spent most of the next six months training and ferrying aircraft before returning to combat. She was sunk by a gasoline vapor explosion caused by an American torpedo hit during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in mid-1944.



Hiyo: The Soryu has always been a favourite IJN carrier of mine while it is frail I have found with enough AA in the sector it is generally safe with only a couple games over the 3 years I have been playing where say a helldiver gets through and vitals it. While Hiyo isnt as versatile as Soryu it becomes with its Cap2 and EDF2 an excellent complement as a secondary carrier to your main one or even just strictly a relatively cheap air defense option in your fleet. It opens up a bunch of new options in IJN(or axis in general) Fleet building as cheap EDF2 with cap2.

4 Stars

Plastic Figure Notes:

Use her sister Junyo (Condition Zebra)

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