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The Japanese aircraft carrier Sōryū at anchor, shortly before the start of the Pacific War
Japanese aircraft carrier Sōryū (Sturmvogel 66
Sōryū was the third fleet carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy and participated in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the early stages of the Pacific War before being sunk during the Battle of Midway. Sturmvogel 66 took the article through GAN and ACR before nominating for FAC.
SMS Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm (Parsecboy
In nominator Parsecboy's words, "I wrote this article back in 2009 and it passed GA and a MILHIST A-class review around then - it sat for a few years until ... I knocked dust off and expanded it significantly. This was the first modern, ocean-going battleship completed by the German Navy; she served as the fleet flagship from 1894 to 1900, participated in the suppression of the Boxer Rebellion in China, and was sold to the Ottoman Empire in 1910, where it gained a new lease on life (sort of). The ship saw action during the Balkan Wars and was sunk in early 1915 by a British submarine."

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Official mission patch of National Reconnaissance Office launch Nrol-39 (nominator: HectorMoffet
SMS Ägir (nominator: Armbrust
SMS Odin (nominator: Adam Cuerden
SMS Kaiserin Augusta leaving New York in 1893 (nominator: Adam Cuerden

New A-Class articles

Lincoln bombers assigned to No. 90 Wing RAAF's No. 1 Squadron in Malaya during 1950
Japanese battleship Nagato (Sturmvogel 66
Another of Sturmvogel's series of high quality articles on battleships, this article covers one of the few Japanese capital ships to survive World War II. Sturmvogel noted in the nomination statement that Nagato had "a surprisingly uneventful career" as she saw little action in the war before ending her days as a target ship for an American atomic bomb test.
No. 90 Wing RAAF (Ian Rose
No. 90 Wing was a Royal Australian Air Force unit formed to administer the two Australian flying squadrons deployed to Malaya between 1950 and 1952. Ian stated in his nomination that this is the "shortest article I've nominated for ACR" but that, given the brief time the wing existed, it provides a comprehensive account.
Operation Mascot (Nick-D
This article covers a large, and totally unsuccessful, Royal Navy air strike on the German battleship Tirpitz in July 1944. Nick developed the article to follow up his work on the similar, but more successful, Operation Tungsten raid, and noted in the nomination statement that the article provides "an interesting insight into the nuts and bolts of World War II-era carrier warfare".
SMS Kaiser Wilhelm II (Parsecboy
SMS Kaiser Wilhelm II was the first German battleship built to serve as a fleet flagship, and spent most of World War I anchored at Wilhelmshaven where she served as the headquarters of the High Seas Fleet. She continued to be used as a flagship after the war, and was decommissioned in 1921.
SMS Wörth (Parsecboy
In his nomination statement Parsecboy described this article as "Another overhauled German battleship article up for ACR". Wörth also served as a flagship and was commanded for a period by the brother of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The ship saw service off China during the Boxer Rebellion and was used as a guard ship during World War I before being decommissioned in 1915.
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