Kido Butai – Japanese Carrier-Centered Mobile Force

IJN Carrier Akagi of Kido Butai

Kido Butai is the name of the Japanese strike force that attacked Pearl Harbour. The name Kido Butai literally means “mobile force”. The naval feat of sending Kido Butai undetected across the Pacific to within 230 miles of Oahu is an incredible story. The concept of employing Kido Butai to preemptively attack the US Pacific