I am partial toward the Japanese ships not because I am half Japanese but they had great ships. Even the US navy took notice of them. However for CA I really like the Boston class she a big one and the navy tried to combine the characteristics of Royal Navy ships and Japanese which they considered the most capable and made her to be able to go all out on those ships, pulse she just looks good too. Then for CL I really like the Cleveland class they say her design was heavily based on Japanese ships of the time they again wanted her to be able to best what the navy considered of the best of ships of other navies. By the end of the war US ships of just about every class were superior to other nations, our ship and war industrial programs were far outpacing all other nations combined in both quantity and quality. Our technology was far ahead of everyone especially in electronic warfare sonar, radar, radio communication. The computer fire control system for the Iowa class originally the first analog system filled a large warehouse and we made it small enough to fit in a relatively small room. Lol now you can wear one as a wrist watch. The US has since the war prided itself for advanced technology. The Russians for years would steal or salvage our planes and other equipment to study and reverse engineer or just plain copy. I read during Vietnam we would retrieve downed Russian aircraft as well to keep appraised of Russian technology. There was a salvaged mig 21 they were going over and they were surprised that the control actuators were copies of the f4 I fact the report said they were so exact that you could have switched them out for ours. They said on previous planes they were much larger and heavier probably why the Russians liked them saved on weight and resources. The Russians have copied a lot of our tech, too bad when the ayatollah took over in Iran that we didn't send in a strike mission and bomb all the f14s that were there. The Iranians gave one to the Russians and they reversed engineered our long range targeting and tracking system which they now have in the mig31. The pentagon says its old and now obsolete and the newer one is much better, but the thing is they Russians might be still trying to make their own system work if they hadn't got their hands on one. The Iranians are building their own planes now they have a growing aerospace industry. Their new plane is having lots of problems but sooner or later they will,resolve the issues. They started with rebuilding the old f5s they bought from us when the shah was around, and now are building their own new replacements. I wonder if they reverse engineer the f14 as well as they really like that plane and they are getting old and we won't sell them any parts or plans. The hesh I think the first plane is called hesh one is basically a f5 copy little changed, the two is interesting with the v tail, but I read their having lots of problems with the three, it a radical design I really not liking the look of it. It has a rather odd wing design. They say it flies just not very well at this time. They put millions into this I wonder will,they just give up,and start from scratch or keep at it and resolve issues just to show they can do it. Got a bunch of f5 dml kits back when they were dirt cheap been messing with one to make a hash two. Stole the tail from another kit might have to cast a new tail or just make a couple from plastic sheet.