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Ashitaka
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Battleship | Japan | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price9,200  Doubloons
Hit Points59,400 
Main Battery
410 mm/45 3rd Year Type5 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.94 shots/min.
Reload Time31 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range19.88 km.
Maximum Dispersion227 m.
HE Shell410 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage6,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell30 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity805 m./s.
HE Shell Weight938.5 kg.
AP Shell410 mm AP/APC Type88 
Maximum AP Shell Damage12,600 
Initial AP Shell Velocity806 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1020 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
140 mm/50 3rd Year Type16 х 1 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire7.5 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
AP Shell140 mm AP Type2 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity850 m./s.
Secondary Armament #2
120 mm/40 10th Year Type mod. C4 х 1 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell120 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,000 
Initial HE Shell Velocity825 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
25 mm/60 Type96 Triple mod. 19 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second54.9 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
25 mm/60 Type96 Twin mod. 14 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second20 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
120 mm/40 10th Year Type mod. C4 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed30 knot
Turning Circle Radius870 m.
Rudder Shift Time14.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range17.28 km.
Air Detectability Range13.71 km.
Battle Levels
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VII
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Ashitaka — Japanese premium Tier VII battleship.

Ashitaka would have been the fourth battlecruiser of the Amagi-class. She was laid down in 1921 but was never completed; instead, she was cancelled and broken up for scrap in 1924. When launched, Ashitaka would have boasted a very high speed and carried ten 410 mm guns.

Ashitaka was first released for sale worldwide on 1 December 2017.

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° 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)
410 mm/45 Type31.9452276,5003012,600 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)
Ashitaka59,400633054/164/9/40 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type7 mod. 1019.9 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 131,200 hp30 00

Compatible Upgrades

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

Player Opinion

Performance

Veteran captains who worked through Amagi's old Hull (A) before it was removed will have a good idea of what to look forward to when captaining Ashitaka. She follows the same trend as Mutsu, where a ship's original stock hull is removed and presented as a premium one tier lower. Ostensibly, this is what Ashitaka is: a slightly worse Amagi which has been brought down to Tier VII.

Ashitaka has ten 410mm guns mounted in five turrets, in the exact same arrangement as her sister ship, Amagi. However, this is about where the similarities between the two end, and the Ashitaka becomes more comparable to the other Tier VII Japanese battleship, Nagato. Similar to all other battleships from Tiers VI and VII, Ashitaka has 25mm of bow armor plating protection, leaving her vulnerable to overmatch by many battleships at her matchmaking spread. Her main guns represent those of the T8 Japanese Battleship Amagi, firing the same shells however at a slightly longer reload. This makes Ashitaka‘s broadside one of the most devastating broadside of any T7 Battleship, losing only to the French Lyon which however has a smaller caliber and worse accuracy.

Ashitaka also has the same accuracy as her sister ship Amagi, with identical dispersion and sigma values. She even has the same range, but unfortunately loses the ability to mount a Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship providing enhanced main battery firing range.). She also has an armor belt extending from just in front of her first gun all the way back to near her aft. While it only covers half of Ashitaka's broadside, this is enough to bounce a good number of shells while angled.

Anyone who enjoys Amagi will likely feel at home with Ashitaka’s play style. Angling into or away from enemies will cause her to become much more survivable, and her guns are good enough. Just watch for cruisers, as HE typically deals a significant amount of damage to her. Also, be very wary of aircraft carriers; Ashitaka doesn't have enough AA to dissuade potential strikes, and her long hull makes for a prime target.


Pros:

  • Like her sister-ship Amagi, Ashitaka boasts an impressive main battery armament of ten 410mm guns.
  • Long main battery range for her tier at 19.9km.
  • Main guns are accurate and usually have little trouble hitting distant targets.
  • Can outrun most other Tier VII battleships with her 30 knot speed.
  • The ship’s main armor belt extends to cover most of the stern, allowing her to tank more effectively when angled away.
  • Immense broadside firepower; number of shells will frequently guarantee citadel hits against broadside targets.
  • Tier bully. Tier V's will often not realize the fate they will get if they run up on her.

Cons:

  • Lacks the large torpedo bulge found on Amagi.
  • Main armor belt is thinner than most other Tier VII battleships.
  • Lacks a catapult to launch a Catapult Fighter (While active, a fighter plane circles the ship providing additional protection from enemy aircraft by engaging incoming fighters and bombers.) or Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship providing enhanced main battery firing range.).
  • The ship’s anti-aircraft armament is light, leaving her vulnerable to attacks from enemy aircraft carriers.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Ashitaka are as follows:

Upgrade Slot 3 allows for specialization in certain roles. Aiming Systems Modification 1 is a generally viable choice which benefits the main and secondary armaments. Players may also choose to equip Secondary Battery Modification 2 (+20% to secondary battery maximum firing range. /    -20% to maximum dispersion of secondary battery shells.) to significantly improve the range and dispersion of the ship's secondary guns. This upgrade is useful for players who wish to maximize damage output in close-range engagements.

Commander Skills

As a battleship, Ashitaka features high detection ranges that make concealment builds not very effective. Thus, damage mitigation builds are recommended. Fire Prevention is extremely useful for reducing incoming fire damage, as well as other survival skills like High Alert, Vigilance, and Basics of Survivability. Ashitaka does not have strong AA, so captain skills for this are less useful.

Consumables

Ashitaka can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Ashitaka comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

The Ashitaka, as a Tier VII premium battleship, has a fairly standard set of signal flags that are recommended. Typical to most battleships, India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.) and India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) are highly recommended to increase survivability of the ship, while November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) and Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) are recommended for better versatility. November Echo Setteseven (+10% average damage per second of all anti-aircraft mounts / +10% average damage per second of self-defense armament for aircraft with rear gunners.) may also be mounted as well, however that will only boost the meager anti-aircraft armament slightly.

As the Ashitaka is a premium ship, the economic and special signal flags can be mounted to further boost the economic and experience gains of the ship.

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