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Hakuryu
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Tech Tree Position
Taiho
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General
Research price248000 exp
Purchase price21,800,000 Credits
Hit Points63,100 
Aircraft
Squadrons under Command pcs.
Aircraft in Squadron pcs.
Hangar Capacity 100 pcs.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/65 Type9812 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire20.98 shots/min.
Reload Time2.86 sec.
HE Shell100 mm HE Type98 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Initial HE Shell Velocity1000 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
40 mm Bofors "Chi" Type9822 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second242 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
100 mm/65 Type9812 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second249.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed34.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius1 250 m.
Rudder Shift Time17.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range15.66 km.
Air Detectability Range14.28 km.
Battle Levels
12345678910
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X
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21,800,000

Hakuryu — Japanese Tier X aircraft сarrier.

An aircraft carrier designed to be an enlarged and enhanced version of the Taiho class. Hakuryu was superior to her predecessor in size, armor and artillery power. Owing to an increased hangar, she could carry the largest air group among all Japanese aircraft carriers.

Modules

Flight Control Fighters
(sqdr.)
Torpedo Bombers
(sqdr.)
Dive Bombers
(sqdr.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type10 mod. 1232 01,100,000
Type10 mod. 3422 30,0002,400,000
Type10 mod. 2332 30,0002,400,000
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)
Hakuryu (A)63,10061651222/12100 02,850,000
Fighters Cruise Speed
(knot)
Average Damage per Second
(HP/min)
LoadoutHit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mitsubishi A7M117673351,830 0690,000
Mitsubishi A8M18087302,030 18,0001,400,000
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Aichi B7A28,5671561,950 0990,000
Nakajima C6N1-B8,5671642,110 24,0002,000,000
Dive Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Aichi B7A24,6001561,860 0990,000
Wakusei4,6001612,030 24,0002,000,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 240,000 hp34.5 01,200,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Air Groups Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Flight Control Modification 1 Air Groups Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 2
 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
 Slot 6  Flight Control Modification 2 Air Groups Modification 3 AA Guns Modification 3 Secondary Battery Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

Hakuryu is a battleship's worst nightmare. She can field a large number of squadrons to destroy any ship in the water, with up to five strike squadrons at her disposal. However, there is a cost of having so many squadrons: each squadron has a smaller number of planes than their American counterparts which means they can be easily destroyed by a solid AA screen or by intercepting fighters. Despite being large as she is, Hakuryu has a rather reasonable concealment value, better than her American counterpart, Midway.

Pros:

  • Can put several squadrons into the air at any given time, especially strike aircraft.
  • Excellent concealment.
  • Does not catch fire easily.
  • 3-3-2 squadron configuration is superior to Midway’s 2-2-2 config.
  • All planes are Tier X (unlike Midway, which has Tier VIII torpedo bombers and Tier IX fighters).
  • Flight control module 2 puts more fighters in the air than Midway (max of 15 with the Air Superiority commander skill).
  • Shorter reload time on squadrons helps Hakuryu have a larger impact in the battle more quickly.
  • Tier X dive bombers are great scouts and are fast enough that enemy fighters will have trouble catching them.

Cons:

  • Small squadron size which makes it a bit easy to have fighters intercept them.
  • Slighty worse AA than Midway, but still plenty to fend off enemy air strikes.

Research

This is a suggested research path:

  1. Mitsubishi A8M fighters
  2. Nakajima C6N1-B torpedo bombers
  3. Wakusei dive bombers
  4. Type 10 mod. 2 or mod. 3 Flight Control
Researching the flight control mods is listed last due to the fact that the anti-air at this tier is so powerful and managing multiple squads is the most difficult at this tier. Additionally, the mod. 2 Flight Control only adds one extra dive bomber squadron to the player's loadout, which may not be very helpful at all and will reduce the ratio of allocated torpedo bombers. Additionally, researching mod. 2 or mod. 3 Flight Control depends on the player's preference.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Upgrade Slot 3 is the 1st main choice of upgrades with Hakuryu. For players looking to improve their fighter's capabilities, Air Groups Modification 2 (+20% to fighter survivability.) is highly recommended, especially when using the Type 10 mod. 3 flight control system. Otherwise, the Flight Control Modification 1 (-10% to aircraft servicing time.) helps players land and launch Hakuryu’s multiple flight squadrons, as Hakuryu has a staggering eight separate plane squadrons to manage.

Upgrade Slot 5 offers players Concealment System Modification 1 (-10% to detectability radius. / +5% to the maximum dispersion of enemy shells that fire on your ship.), which stacks with Concealment Expert and camouflage to bring Hakuryu’s surface detection down to a small range of 11.5 km.

Upgrade Slot 6 is the 2nd main choice of upgrades with Hakuryu. Due to the common presence of multiple battleships and cruisers with very high AA power, Air Groups Modification 3 (+15% to attack aircraft survivability.) is highly recommended to make sure Hakuryu’s planes will survive their trip to and from their target. If survivability isn't the player's foremost preference, Flight Control Modification 2 (+5% to maximum aircraft speed.) is viable, increasing the speed gap between Hakuryu’s and Midway’s planes, allowing the smaller Japanese squadrons to outrun their American counterparts.

Commander Skills

Hakuryu uses the standard Japanese carrier captain skill setup. Emphasis should be on skills that boost fighter and bomber effectiveness and AA protection. Aircraft Servicing Expert, Torpedo Acceleration, Torpedo Armament Expertise, and Air Supremacy are "must have" skills. Dogfighting Expert is still useful despite Hakuryu’s planes being top tier as the bonus to ammunition allows her fighters to remain airborne longer before returning to rearm.

For AA defense, Hakuryu has medium-caliber 100mm guns that benefit greatly from Manual Fire Control for AA Armament. Basic Firing Training is also a good choice to boost all AA guns' DPS by 20%. And as Hakuryu is a Tier IX carrier, the player has access to the special Japanese carrier version of Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.), which lasts for two minutes and increases the ship's AA DPS by a factor of 1.75. Coupled with Basic Firing Training and Manual Fire Control for AA Armament, the player can significantly increase the ship's AA DPS to shoot down enemy planes effectively and greatly reduce the damage taken from an enemy carrier's attack.

Evasive Maneuvers is recommended as it increases the bombers' survivability when returning to the carrier, and is especially useful when the enemy targets have activated Defensive AA Fire (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.).

Any skills that are related to an enemy vessel firing on your carrier are not useful, as the cost-benefit of investing in survivability skills is not worth the minimal benefit they offer. Hakuryu is large and unarmored, and will not survive an attack by any ship larger than a destroyer. Hakuryu captains must position their ship near friendlies and far back from the enemy fleet. Concealment Expert may be taken to further reduce detection range if the captain so desires.

Consumables

Hakuryu can equip the following consumables:

Premium Defensive AA Fire II (While active, damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns increased.) is recommended to counter any enemy carrier's attempts to "snipe" the player (that is, by having all bombers bypass allied ships undetected and attempting to sink the player in one hit). Premium Damage Control Party II (While active, instantly repairs any module incapacitations, fires, and floods.) is not recommended as it is only needed in dire moments, or when the player is the last one alive.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectability range.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Hakuryu with Type 20 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces cost of post-battle service, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

As a carrier, Hakuryu can only mount at most four signals at a time and has no risk of detonating. Players should mount Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.), Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.), and, for the last two: 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.) and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (+15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.).

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