Hiryu is the boss of mission 8 in 1943: The Battle of Midway. It is a aircraft carrier. It was named Roshuku in the NES version.
Real World InformationEdit
Hiryū (飛龍, "Flying Dragon") was an aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the 1930s. The only ship of her class, she was built to a modified Sōryū design. Her aircraft supported the Japanese invasion of French Indochina in mid-1940. During the first month of the Pacific War, she took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Wake Island. The ship supported the conquest of the Dutch East Indies in January 1942. The following month, her aircraft bombed Darwin, Australia, and continued to assist in the Dutch East Indies campaign. In April, Hiryū's aircraft helped sink two British heavy cruisers and several merchant ships during the Indian Ocean raid.
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In the gameEdit
Hiryu is very similar to Kaga, only with more aircraft elevators on it's hull, so the same tactics used on Kaga apply to Hiryu.