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HSF Harekaze
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Destroyer | Japan | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo  Doubloons
Hit Points13,300 
Main Battery
127 mm/50 3rd Year Type3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire8.51 shots/min.
Reload Time7.05 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range9.41 km.
Maximum Dispersion85 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type1 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity915 m./s.
HE Shell Weight23 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP Type0 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,200 
Initial AP Shell Velocity915 m./s.
AP Shell Weight23 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
610 mm Quad2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.59 shots/min.
Reload Time101 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
100 mm/65 Type983 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second62.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
25 mm/60 Type96 mod. 14 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second7.2 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
127 mm/54 Mk393 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second33.3 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius640 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.84 km.
Air Detectability Range3.84 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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HSF Harekaze — Japanese promo premium Tier VIII destroyer.

Kagero-class training ship of the Yokosuka Girls Maritime High School. She is operated by the main character Akeno Misaki. The ship mounts experimental modules that allow her to travel at higher speeds than her sister ships at the cost of stability. In the series, reduced personnel by automation allows for a single class of 30 students to operate the ship.

From the series "High School Fleet". HSF Harekaze was released on both the NA and EU servers on 10 July 2017.

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)
127/50 or 100/65 or 127/54155.29851,80092,400 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)
Harekaze 11-1213,3006253320 00
Harekaze 4-1013,3006213320 00
Harekaze 1-413,3006213420 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. 10.61017.217,2336210 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type8 mod. 109.4 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 52,000 hp35.5 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 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 5  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

HSF Harekaze is a fictitious Kagero-class destroyer crossover from the High School Fleet (Haifuri) anime series. In-game, HSF Harekaze features three different hulls, each mounting different main battery guns.

The base hull mounts the standard Japanese twin 127mm turret found on normal Kagero-class destroyers; with this hull equipped, Harekaze plays identically to Kagero. The second hull mounts three of the twin 100mm dual-purpose turrets found as main battery weapons on the Akizuki-class destroyers. Those who enjoy Akizuki’s guns will find Harekaze comfortable to play in this configuration; though she mounts one less gun turret than Akizuki, Harekaze makes up for it by bringing another torpedo launcher to the battle, as well as packing a higher top speed and better handling characteristics. The dual-purpose guns also make her a respectable anti-aircraft platform if points are invested in the right commander skills and certain modules are equipped.

The third hull mounts three US Navy 5-inch/54 caliber guns in single turrets. Harekaze is the only destroyer in the game capable of mounting these guns, which are only found elsewhere in World of Warships as secondary batteries on Tier X's Midway-class carrier. This final hull option is probably the most interesting of the three, as it converts Harekaze into a hybrid destroyer that combines Japanese torpedoes and stealth with the quick-firing guns of the American destroyer line. Unlike the standard US 5-inch/38 caliber gun found on most high-tier American destroyers, these rifles are the long-barreled 54 caliber version; they have faster traveling shells with lower arcs, as well as a fast reload. With only three guns, however, this configuration has lower alpha strike than the other options, meaning HSF Harekaze will continue to play more like a Japanese destroyer than an American one. Courting a gun battle still isn't recommended, but Harekaze is more than capable of finishing off wounded enemy destroyers should the need arise.

Torpedo wise, all hulls of HSF Harekaze feature the Type 90 mod. 1 torpedo, fired from two quadruple launchers. This torpedo is Kagero's stock torpedo, traveling 10km at 62 knots for a rated damage of 17,233. While not the Type 93, these torpedoes still do significant damage to anything they hit.

Overall, HSF Harekaze features the some of the most diverse playstyle options of any destroyer in the game thanks to her unique gun configurations, making her a fun and interesting ship to play.

LittleWhiteMouse's Premium Ship Review: HSF Harekaze from the NA forums.

Pros:

  • Has many of Kagero’s upsides.
  • Very versatile armaments configurations; can equip fast-firing guns in addition to the standard IJN destroyer main batteries.
  • Alternate main batteries much faster rotation times than the standard 127mm battery.

Cons:

  • Has many of the downsides that Kagero has.
  • Uses Kagero’s stock torpedoes.
  • More sluggish rudder shift time than Kagero.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for HSF Harekaze are as follows:


Upgrade Slot 2 provides options for specialization in certain roles, benefitting each of the separate hull options for HSF Harekaze.

For the first hull option with 127 mm/50 3rd year type main guns, Main Battery Modification 2 is the recommended upgrade to increase the sluggish 180-degree turret traverse time of 30 seconds. Mounting this upgrade will increase reload time of the main guns from 6.3 seconds to 6.7 seconds.

For the second hull option with 100 mm/65 Type98 main guns, AA Guns Modification 2 is the recommended upgrade to specialize in anti-aircraft duties. This upgrade increases the anti-aircraft firing range by 20%.

For the third hull option with 127 mm/54 Mk39 main guns, Aiming Systems Modification 1 is the recommended upgrade. Maximum dispersion is reduced to 93 meters, and torpedo tube traverse speed is increased.

Upgrade Slot 5 provides players with two options. Propulsion Modification 2 reduces the time to reaching full power by 50% when accelerating. Steering Gears Modification 2 improves the stock rudder shift time by 20%. However, the stock rudder shift time on HSF Harekaze is already fast at 4 seconds. Therefore, it can be argued that Propulsion Modification 2 is more useful, making it the better option.

Commander Skills

The HSF Harekaze has a choice of three guns, one of which is the 10cm guns found on the Akizuki class destroyers. IFHE is only recommended when using those guns, on any other configuration IFHE is not recommended.

Consumables

As a Tier VIII IJN destroyer, Harekaze has access to the following consumables:


As Harekaze has sufficient firepower in terms of both torpedoes and main batteries, depending on the player's playstyle of preference, Smoke Generator is more suited for aggressive players looking to fight other enemy destroyers, while Torpedo Reload Booster is more suitable for destroyers looking to stealthily deal damage to unaware and/or unobservant enemy ships. Players that play a mix of using all possible main armaments are left to their discretion of choosing between having more torpedoes readily available or safely firing from smoke.

Aggressive players are recommended to mount premium Damage Control Party II for repairing damaged modules (such as the engine or rudder) and premium Engine Boost II for better evasion.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, HSF Harekaze 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

HSF Harekaze benefits significantly from the increased HE fire chance that both India X-Ray and Victor Lima flags provide. Juliet Charlie flags can be mounted to mitigate the increased detonation chance gained when mounting India X-ray flags. Sierra Mike flags are highly recommended to help make up for the ship’s slower top speed. November foxtrot flags are also recommended to reduce the cooldown timers for the ship’s consumables. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be used in combination with the ship's camouflage to further increase experience and credits gained per battle.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  • Stille, M., Wright, P. (2013). Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2): Asashio to Tachibana Classes. London, UK: Osprey Publishing Ltd.
  • Chesneau, R., Gardiner, R. (1980). Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships, 1922-1946. London, UK: Conway Maritime Press.
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