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Cruiser | Japan | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
Mogami
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General
Research price151000 exp
Purchase price12,500,000 Credits
Hit Points35,100 
Main Battery
203 mm/50 3rd Year Type mod. E5 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time15 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range15.04 km.
Maximum Dispersion136 m.
HE Shell203 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,300 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell17 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
HE Shell Weight125.85 kg.
AP Shell203 mm AP Type91 
Maximum AP Shell Damage4,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity840 m./s.
AP Shell Weight125.85 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/65 Type984 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%
Torpedo Tubes
610 mm Quad4 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
25 mm/60 Type96 mod. 128 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second50.4 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
25 mm/60 Type96 Triple mod. 112 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second73.2 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
100 mm/65 Type984 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second83.2 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35 knot
Turning Circle Radius770 m.
Rudder Shift Time9.5 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range12.6 km.
Air Detectability Range8.55 km.
Battle Levels
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IX
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12,500,000

Ibuki — Japanese Tier IX cruiser.

Developed from the Mogami-class ships. Ibuki retained the powerful artillery and torpedo armament of her predecessors, but received advanced armor and a reinforced AA system.

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)
203 mm/50 Type34301363,300174,700 01,000,000
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)
Ibuki (A)35,10061405412/28/440 01,100,000
Ibuki (B)39,0006140546/6/28/440 42,0003,000,000
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 01,300,000
Type93 mod. 20.51127.220,9666710 20,0001,800,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type9 mod. 1015 0800,000
Type9 mod. 21016.5 22,0002,000,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 152,000 hp35 0800,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 2 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 3 Secondary Battery Modification 3
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 6  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

Ibuki is basically a 'repeat' of the Mogami design that has effectively solved her predecessor's shortcomings if we look at it in the engineering aspect. As a cruiser, she's a more beefy Mogami in most cases.

What you have learned in Mogami, Ibuki capitalizes and her range allows you to gain the initiative in shooting first. Her armor is no slouch as she can take more punishment than her predecessor although her colleague the Baltimore is more durable and it is also worth mentioning that the ABC-XY turret layout, despite having ten guns in five dual mount turrets, cannot match the Dmitri Donskoi in turrets and barrel number but rather has the most heaviest broadside of any Tier IX cruiser which can be used to great effect, and combined with her range and proper usage due to her rather impressive concealment, can be a force to be reckoned with in the right hands.

Pros:

  • Impressive detection range at her tier
  • The cruiser has practically the heaviest broadside weight at her tier
  • Fast
  • The AA suite is surprisingly good if kitted
  • Good set of guns
  • Can mount a spotter plane to further increase range
  • Reasonable stock grind
  • Faster torpedoes

Cons:

  • Basically a more pudgy tier 9 Mogami
  • Retains the same inconvenient torpedo placement
  • Shell speed is slightly slower than predecessor despite both ships carrying the same gun
  • Cannot mount radar consumable
  • The AA suite damage leaves something to be desired
  • Worst HP in its tier, you cannot take ANY punishment.

Research

It is suggested to equip Hull B as soon as possible for the AA suite improvements, survivability and mobility upgrades then the GFCS, but if you wish to focus on the gunnery aspect as Ibuki does not have any guns to research, forego the hull with the GFCS first.

A suggested kit for the cruiser if one is content with the anti-surface capabilities: slot 1 - AA gun and secondary survivability, slot 2 - AA gun range, slot 3 - AA gun potency, slot 4 - damage control 1, slot 5 - rudder shift, slot 6 - concealment module if you wish to remain hidden in order to get close enough to be effective, or acquisition module if you feel that detection is far more important

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Ibuki are as follows:

Commander Skills

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Historical Info

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