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ARP Takao
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Cruiser | Japan | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Hit Points40,100 
Main Battery
203 mm/50 3rd Year Type mod. E5 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire3.75 shots/min.
Reload Time16 sec.
Rotation Speed6.2 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time29.03 sec.
Firing Range15.78 km.
Maximum Dispersion141 m.
HE Shell203 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,300 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell17 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
HE Shell Weight125.85 kg.
AP Shell203 mm AP Type91 
Maximum AP Shell Damage4,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity840 m./s.
AP Shell Weight125.85 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/40 Type89 A14 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range5.5 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
610 mm Quad4 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.55 shots/min.
Reload Time109 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoType90 mod. 1 
Maximum Damage17,233 
Torpedo Speed62 knot
Torpedo Range9.99 km.
AA Defense
25 mm/60 Type96 mod. 128 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second50.4 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
127 mm/40 Type89 A14 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second40.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius790 m.
Rudder Shift Time8.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range11.88 km.
Air Detectability Range8.67 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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ARP Takao — Japanese Tier VIII cruiser.

The Tsundere Heavy Cruiser of the "Fleet of Fog". Modeled after Takao, the lead ship of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Takao-class cruisers. She loses a duel against I-401 while patrolling the Kumano Sea area. After her defeat, she decides to leave the "Fleet of Fog" to join the "Blue Steel" led by Gunzō Chihaya. Takao’s Mental Model has a great deal of curiosity, which led her to unwittingly collect a lot of information about humanity. This warship has been specially designed for World of Warships, and is modeled after Takao as she appears in "ARPEGGIO OF BLUE STEEL -ARS NOVA-".

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
203 mm/50 3rd Year Type3.829.031413,300174,700 00
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
ARP Takao40,10061275428/440 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type90 mod. 10.61097.217,2336210 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type8 mod. 1015.8 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 130,000 hp35.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 2 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 6  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

ARP Takao is identical to Atago. Bearing the same ABC-XY turret layout of her historical predecessor Myoko, this heavy cruiser is fairly similar to her predecessor, but improves on many traits such as turret traverse and overall handling. While her main battery rate of fire is slower, her torpedoes are quadruple tube mounts (for a total of 16 instead of 12) and the forward launcher on each side fires forwards instead of backwards, making it useful against enemies in front of the ship. She also gains access to the Repair Party consumable, allowing her to recover HP, unlike most other cruisers at Tier VIII). Her impressively low detection range means that she can engage the enemy at her terms, and if situations go awry she can sneak away (providing there are no aircraft patrolling the sky or a nearby destroyer to detect her. With a full concealment build she can even fire torpedoes from beyond her detection radius in certain situations. She does have a few drawbacks, with a very large citadel hitbox — due to the large bridge/boiler area amidships — as well as a slow rate of fire and a mediocre anti-aircraft suite, but she is overall a very powerful ship.

Pros:

  • Most of the pros of Atago: good handling characteristics, as the access to the Repair Party consumable, much wider torpedo launch arcs than regular tech tree Japanese cruisers, low detection range.
  • Does not take up standard port slots.
  • No modules to research as she is fully upgraded.
  • Visible to other players who have enabled the "Arpeggio" filter in their ship carousel.
  • Comes with free Commander Skill points (varies by region).
  • Skills can be customized for her, as captain is personalized for this ship.
  • Special unique announcer (voiced by her voice actor from the Ars Nova series).
  • Unique announcer can be used as the default announcer for other ships.

Cons:

  • Most of the cons of Atago: citadel is fairly easy to punch through, torpedo tubes are likely to be hit and disabled by enemy fire, slow-ish turret traverse, low rate of fire, very mediocre AA suite.
  • Cannot mount camouflage.
  • Commander cannot be transferred to ships of other nations.
  • Does not earn extra credits like other premium ships.
  • Does not come with overwhelming firepower, speed, submergence, Klein field, or super graviton cannons of ARP Takao in Ars Nova.

Research

As a premium ship, ARP Takao doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The module in Upgrade Slot 6 really dictates how ARP Takao plays. With Target Acquisition Mod 1 equipped, she will likely be more comfortable in the main battle line alongside other allied battleships and cruisers. Most players, however, will choose to maximize ARP Takao’s stealth by equipping Concealment System 1. Lowering her detection range makes her more survivable in general, and better equipped to hunt destroyers when necessary.

Commander Skills

Consumables

The importance of ARP Takao’s access to the Repair Party consumable cannot be overstated; it is highly recommended that captains spend the credits or doubloons on the premium version for the additional charge (and shorter cooldown). Given her extreme vulnerability to enemy aircraft, Defensive AA Fire is recommended instead of Hydroacaoustic Search.

Camouflage

ARP Takao cannot mount camouflage due to her unique skin.

Signals

ARP Takao is — like Atago — far and away the fastest Tier VIII cruiser in the game; a Sierra Mike flag is recommended for captains who are interested in maximizing that speed. Zulu Hotel, Victor Lima, and India X-Ray flags are also recommended. Zulu Hotel will add additional commander experience, and Victor Lima and India X-Ray add an additional 2% to the fire chance of her main battery high explosive shells.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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