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PL-107 SOYA 1956

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Soya is a Japanese icebreaker that serves as a museum ship in Tokyo after a long and storied service spanning some of the 20th century's historic events. It is named for Soya Subprefecture in Hokkaido.

In 1950 the ship received a comprehensive refit in preparation for service as Japan's first dedicated Antarctic research ship. In 1956 further modifications included the replacement of her steam engine with twin diesel engines and the installation of a helicopter deck with the ability to store light helicopters for voyage. In 1957 her forward gunwale was built up and 1958 a further refit added a second, larger helicopter deck above the earlier one, which became a vast new storage space. Between 1956 and 1962 Soya undertook missions to the Antarctic. Her second voyage, in 1958, made headlines worldwide when she rescued personnel stranded at the Showa research station in the face of approaching winter. The evacuation did not extend to the mission's dogs, and 15 Karafuto-Ken huskies were abandoned to fend for themselves on the ice. The following spring the ship returned to find two dogs still alive. The mutts, named Taro and Jiro, became bywords in Japan for fortitude. The story travelled worldwide thanks in part to two movies: Nankyoku Monogatari (lit. "South Pole Story"; released in the U.S. as Antarctica) and a treatment by Disney in the Hollywood film Eight Below. Soya herself experienced hardship during her time in the Antarctic, including becoming stuck in the ice and needing assistance from the nearby Russian icebreaker Ob.
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General Characteristics

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  • Wingspan 56.7ft (17.3m)
  • Length 271.0ft (82.6m)
  • Height 109.4ft (33.4m)
  • Empty Weight N/A
  • Loaded Weight 176,965lbs (80,270kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.002
  • Wing Loading 16.1lbs/ft2 (78.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 11,023.9ft2 (1,024.2m2)
  • Drag Points 0

Parts

  • Number of Parts 3376
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 8,049
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    0 Tyrell

    Its a good ship but almost impossible to run on mobile lol

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    19.1k TTHHSSSS

    How am I able to run this with high physics on mobile

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    735 SimpleJoe

    This is commitment, well done

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    Very nice job.

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    80.0k WIZARD2017

    Massive!

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    27.7k goboygo1

    good grief. this is possibly the most realistic ship i have ever seen in sp.

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    13.5k ChrisPy

    WTF 3,376 PARTS???!!!!

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    love the characters

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    @TheEpicMOONHAWK it’s a mod

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    6,283 Sarin

    Very kewl!

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