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Furutaka
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Cruiser | Japan | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
Kuma
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Aoba
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General
Research price19000 exp
Purchase price1,710,000 Credits
Hit Points28,300 
Main Battery
200 mm/50 3rd Year Type No. 16 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.73 shots/min.
Reload Time22 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range12.62 km.
Maximum Dispersion120 m.
HE Shell200 mm HE Common Type4 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,300 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell17 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity870 m./s.
HE Shell Weight110 kg.
AP Shell200 mm AP Type5 
Maximum AP Shell Damage4,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity870 m./s.
AP Shell Weight110 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
80 mm/40 3rd Year Type4 х 1 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire17.14 shots/min.
Reload Time3.5 sec.
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%
Torpedo Tubes
610 mm Triple2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.82 shots/min.
Reload Time73 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoType8 
Maximum Damage14,600 
Torpedo Speed63 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
7.7 mm/80 Type922 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second3.2 
. . . Firing Range0.99 km.
80 mm/40 3rd Year Type4 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second6.4 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed34.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius750 m.
Rudder Shift Time9.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range12.24 km.
Air Detectability Range7.02 km.
Battle Levels
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1,710,000

Furutaka — Japanese Tier V cruiser.

A powerful scout cruiser employed to carry out reconnaissance operations and to protect battleship fleets from enemy light naval forces. Furutaka’s primary distinction from her predecessors was an enhanced artillery armament featuring a pyramid arrangement of turret mounts.

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)
200 mm/50 3rd Year Type2.7361203,300174,500 0130,000
203 mm/50 Type34361203,300174,700 3,500320,000
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)
Furutaka (A)28,3006105642/420 0150,000
Furutaka (B)30,7006105642/420 4,800340,000
Furutaka (C)30,7006105344/2/420 7,000480,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type80.8737.214,600636 0120,000
Type8 mod. 20.8767.216,2665910 4,000400,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type5 mod. 1012.6 0100,000
Type5 mod. 21013.9 2,700260,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 102,000 hp34.5 090,000

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

Player Opinion

Performance

The first heavy cruiser within Japan's cruiser tree and one of the first heavy cruisers in the game, Furutaka carries a powerful complement of six 203mm guns, allowing her to deal with anything she encounters. While slow-firing, their large caliber and accuracy allows Furutaka captains to deal large amounts of damage in a single salvo. Fully upgraded, her guns have a range of 13.9km, while her torpedoes can hit 10km. A common tactic is to close in on an isolated target and launch all available torpedoes before turning around to disengage. While she is faster than most cruisers at her tier, she rapidly slows down when turning, as such you will be the most vulnerable when turning to run away from the opponent.

If possible, captain's are recommended to remain undetected, as Furutaka's poor armor prevents her from tanking damage effectively. Avoid getting drawn into a close range gunfight at all costs, as Furutaka will almost always lose. The ship excels most when firing at unsuspecting targets from a distance. Despite her poor armor, playing Furutaka plays more like a strike cruiser rather than a typical heavy cruiser. Often the best way to play the cruiser, especially in higher tier battles, is to find a battleship or destroyer to support.

Furutaka's weak armor can be compensated for by conducting evasive maneuvers and angling. While her hull can withstand armor piercing shells from other cruisers when angled, most battleships will have little to no problem over-matching most sections of the ship.

Furutaka's Hull C upgrade has changed quite drastically to reflect its historical renovation. Aside from increasing the AA suite's armament, the upgrade now rearranges the cruiser's six guns into three dual-gun turrets, two superfiring turrets on the front and one on the rear, the same configuration that Aoba carries. This basically doubles Furutaka's forward armament compared to its Hull B, allowing it to chase and track targets far more effectively with its forward guns, and carry out evasive maneuvers while firing.

Pros:

  • Faster than most other cruisers at her tier.
  • Powerful, accurate guns for her tier with very large firing arcs on all turrets.
  • HE shells have a high fire chance and great damage.
  • Upon upgrade to Hull C, the ship can bear the majority of her firepower forwards, allowing the cruiser to pursue and harass fleeing ships with relative ease.
  • Potent torpedoes with good range, decent speed, and powerful warheads.
  • Torpedo mounts have excellent firing angles compared to higher tier Japanese cruisers.

Cons:

  • Lightly armored for a heavy cruiser with a large citadel.
  • Due to her larger gun caliber, the ship has a longer reload time than most other cruisers at her tier.
  • Short main battery firing range at 13.9km.
  • Carries only four torpedoes per side.
  • The ship’s anti-aircraft armament is weak and leaves the ship vulnerable to carrier strikes.

Research

Captains should first research the second main battery module for the reduction in reload time it provides. The upgraded Gun Fire Control System should be researched next to increase the ship’s maximum range. Next, captains should research the hull upgrades to gain access to the upgraded torpedoes and dual mount turrets carried on the ship’s C-hull.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Furutaka are as follows:

Commander Skills

The key skills for Furutaka include Expert Loader at Level 1, Expert Marksman at Level 2, Demolition Expert at Level 3, and Concealment Expert at Level 4. Captains who use the ship’s torpedoes often may find Torpedo Armament Expertise useful for reducing the reload time of the launchers. Last Stand is recommended to those who often find their engine or rudder incapacitated. Lastly, Basic Firing Training and Advanced Firing Training can be taken to improve upon the ship’s anti-aircraft armament.

Consumables

Furutaka can equip the following consumables:

Premium version of all consumables are useful to reduce the cooldowns.

Camouflage

Furutaka does not have a purchasable permanent camouflage available to her. Instead, Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectability range.

Signals

Furutaka captains should mount the standard flags to improve the ship's performance in battle. To improve upon the ship's armaments, India X-Ray (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm. / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.), Victor Lima (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +4% chance of causing flooding.), and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (+15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) flags are recommended to increase the fire chance and flooding chances respectively. To improve the ship’s survivability, captains should mount November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) and India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) flags. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) flags are recommended to increase the ship’s already high top speed. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be mounted to improve the ship’s economic gains per battle.

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Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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