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Shokaku vs Yorktown Class Carriers - USS Enterprise & HIJMS Zuikaku

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A few points he misses:

The Yorktown class was mostly welded in construction versus Zuikaku being riveted.  That makes the Japanese ship about 10% heavier just from the construction method employed.

Japanese machinery and plant equipment was generally heavier than the US equivalent, again adding to weight.

The Enterprise, by Midway had an effective system of early detection and fighter direction control of the CAP that the Japanese lacked.  The later relied on their individual pilots to spot and engage the enemy aircraft, while the US pilots were getting radio direction and early warning from the carrier.  This is a big force multiplier.

US damage control techniques and equipment were far superior to their Japanese counterpart.



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