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Chikuma
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Cruiser | Japan | Tier II
Tech Tree Position
Hashidate
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Tenryu
Umikaze
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General
Research price350 exp
Purchase price69,000 Credits
Hit Points17,300 
Main Battery
152 mm/45 41st Year Type4 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time20 sec.
Firing Range9.35 km.
Maximum Dispersion92 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE Type4 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,600 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell13 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity825 m./s.
HE Shell Weight45.4 kg.
AP Shell152 mm AP Type4 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,900 
Initial AP Shell Velocity825 m./s.
AP Shell Weight45.4 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
80 mm/40 41st Year Type4 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range3.5 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell76 mm HE Mk2 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,300 
Initial HE Shell Velocity680 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
6.5 mm/115 3rd Year Type2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second2.4 
. . . Firing Range0.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed26 knot
Turning Circle Radius530 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range9.18 km.
Air Detectability Range5.25 km.
Battle Levels
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Chikuma — Japanese Tier II cruiser.

Designed as part of the program to create a "high-speed fleet" using the latest technology of the time. The first in Japan, and one of the first light cruisers in the world, to be equipped with turbine-driven propulsion. The ship carried decent armament and had a high top speed for her time.

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)
152 mm/45 Type41520922,600132,900 07,500
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)
Chikuma (A)17,30061024420 010,000
Chikuma (B)18,70061028420 70042,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type2 mod. 109.3 04,500
Type2 mod. 21010.3 30018,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 22,500 hp26 05,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1

Player Opinion


Pros:

  • Incredible armor for its tier.
  • Fastest current Tier 2 cruiser at 26.4kts.
  • Gun range is good before the upgrade.

Cons:

  • Despite its speed the Maneuverability is poor.
  • Has less concealment than the Chester.
  • AA Guns are practically useless and will often get knocked out with a single shell anyway.
  • Is prone to getting its engine knocked out in battle.
  • Stock hull gives only a 3 gun broadside
  • Guns have a slow reload time for its caliber

Research

Get the Hull type b upgrade first to add 2 guns to your full broadside.

Follow that by the gun fire control system for increased gun range.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Chikuma are as follows:

Commander Skills

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

Chikuma Class cruiser

Ships of Japan
Destroyers  II TachibanaDoubloons • II Umikaze • II Tachibana LimaDoubloons • III Wakatake • IV Isokaze • V Minekaze • V FūjinDoubloons • V KamikazeDoubloons • V Kamikaze RDoubloons • V Mutsuki • VI Fubuki • VI Hatsuharu • VI ShinonomeDoubloons • VII Akatsuki • VII Shiratsuyu • VIII Akizuki • VIII Kagero • VIII HSF HarekazeDoubloons • IX Yūgumo • X Shimakaze 
Cruisers  I Hashidate • II Chikuma • III Tenryu • III KatoriDoubloons • IV YūbariDoubloons • IV Kuma • IV Iwaki AlphaDoubloons • V Furutaka • VI Aoba • VII Myoko • VII ARP Myoko • VII ARP Ashigara • VII ARP Haguro • VII Southern Dragon • VII Eastern Dragon • VII ARP Nachi • VIII Mogami • VIII AtagoDoubloons • VIII ARP Takao • IX Ibuki • X Zao 
Battleships  II MikasaDoubloons • III Kawachi • IV Myogi • IV IshizuchiDoubloons • V Kongo • V ARP Kongō • V ARP Kirishima • V ARP Haruna • V ARP Hiei • VI Fuso • VI MutsuDoubloons • VII Nagato • VII AshitakaDoubloons • VIII Amagi • VIII KiiDoubloons • IX Izumo • IX Musashi • X Yamato 
Aircraft Carriers  IV Hosho • V Zuiho • VI Ryujo • VII Hiryu • VII KagaDoubloons • VIII Shokaku • IX Taiho • X Hakuryu
Cruisers
Japan  I Hashidate • II Chikuma • III Tenryu • III KatoriDoubloons • IV YūbariDoubloons • IV Kuma • IV Iwaki AlphaDoubloons • V Furutaka • VI Aoba • VII Myoko • VII ARP Myoko • VII ARP Ashigara • VII ARP Haguro • VII Southern Dragon • VII Eastern Dragon • VII ARP Nachi • VIII Mogami • VIII AtagoDoubloons • VIII ARP Takao • IX Ibuki • X Zao 
U.S.A.  I Erie • II Chester • II AlbanyDoubloons • III St. Louis • IV Phoenix • V Omaha • V MarbleheadDoubloons • V Marblehead LimaDoubloons • VI Cleveland • VII AtlantaDoubloons • VII Pensacola • VII IndianapolisDoubloons • VII FlintDoubloons • VIII New Orleans • IX Baltimore • X Des Moines • X Salem 
Germany  I Hermelin • II Dresden • II EmdenDoubloons • III Kolberg • IV Karlsruhe • V Königsberg • VI Nürnberg • VI Admiral Graf SpeeDoubloons • VI HSF Admiral Graf SpeeDoubloons • VII Yorck • VIII Admiral Hipper • VIII Prinz EugenDoubloons • IX Roon • X Hindenburg 
U.S.S.R.  I Orlan • II DianaDoubloons • II Diana LimaDoubloons • II Novik • III AuroraDoubloons • III Bogatyr • III OlegDoubloons • IV Svietlana • V MurmanskDoubloons • V Kirov • V Krasny KrymDoubloons • VI Budyonny • VI MolotovDoubloons • VI Admiral MakarovDoubloons • VII Shchors • VIII Chapayev • VIII Mikhail KutuzovDoubloons • IX Dmitri Donskoi • X Moskva 
U.K.  I Black Swan • II Weymouth • III Caledon • IV Danae • V Emerald • VI Leander • VII Fiji • VII BelfastDoubloons • VIII Edinburgh • IX Neptune • X Minotaur 
Pan-Asia  I Chengan • VI HuangheDoubloons 
Italy  VI Duca d'AostaDoubloons • VII Duca degli AbruzziDoubloons 
France  I Bougainville • II Jurien de la Gravière • III Friant • IV Duguay-Trouin • V Émile Bertin • VI La Galissonnière • VI De GrasseDoubloons • VII Algérie • VIII Charles Martel • IX Saint-Louis • X Henri IV 
Commonwealth  VI PerthDoubloons 
Poland