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Kamikaze
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Destroyer | Japan | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points11,100 
Main Battery
120 mm/45 3rd Year Type4 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time10 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range8.68 km.
Maximum Dispersion80 m.
HE Shell120 mm HE Type1 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,000 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity825 m./s.
HE Shell Weight20.3 kg.
AP Shell120 mm AP Type0 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity825 m./s.
AP Shell Weight20.3 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Twin3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.28 shots/min.
Reload Time47 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoType 92 
Maximum Damage14,400 
Torpedo Speed68 knot
Torpedo Range6.99 km.
AA Defense
7.7 mm/80 Type922 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second3.2 
. . . Firing Range0.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed37.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius550 m.
Rudder Shift Time2.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.2 km.
Air Detectability Range3.12 km.
Battle Levels
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Kamikaze — Japanese promo premium Tier V destroyer.

A typical Japanese destroyer that was built using the experience gained during World War I. She boasted a very high speed and powerful torpedo armament. However, her anti-aircraft suite was very weak and her main battery guns had a fairly low rate of fire.

Note: The Kamikaze R variant is an event ship that was obtainable through Project R, a month-long event that was held from 18 January 2016 to 14 February 2016. It is identical to Kamikaze in all respects save appearance; Kamikaze R’s camouflage is suminagashi-themed.

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)
120 mm/45 3rd Year Type625.71802,00082,000 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)
Kamikaze11,1006184230 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)
Type 921.3477.214,400687 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type5 mod. 108.7 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 38,500 hp37.5 00

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 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Kamikaze is identical to the Fujin and roughly analagous to the Tier V tech tree ship Minekaze. She has powerful, fast reloading torpedoes that travel 7.0km at 68 knots with a maximum damage of 14,400 points, making her a serious threat to any ship she can spot, and being premium, she avoided the large torpedo nerf that Minekaze received. With a base detection of 6.2km (without camouflage or a captain with Concealment Expert), she has a significant spotting advantage over anything else in her tier that isn't a fellow Japanese destroyer, allowing her to deliver her torpedoes to unsuspecting targets.

Her guns are far more situational, with four 120mm barrels that have a 10 second reload and do 2000 points of damage per shell, making them only useful against other Japanese destroyers in an even fight. Engaging an American or Russian destroyer in a straight up 1v1 gunfight is a one-way ticket back to the Port screen. The guns are decent for harassing other ships using island or smoke cover, but captains must be very careful not to draw unwanted attention to themselves. Mobility-wise, Kamikaze handles like most other destroyers, with 37.5 knot top speed and a rudder shift time of 2.9 second and a 550m turning radius, faster than most American destroyers at tier, but slower than the Russian destroyers.

LittleWhiteMouse's Premium Ship Review: Kamikaze from the NA forums


Pros:

  • Better turret traverse than Minekaze.
  • Bigger health pool than Minekaze.
  • As a premium ship, it makes more credits and experience than Minekaze.
  • Torpedoes are faster and deal more damage than Minekaze torpedoes.
  • Has three turrets that turn frontally, as opposed to two on the Minekaze.

Cons:

  • Worse anti-aircraft suite — what little there is of it — than Minekaze.
  • Slightly slower and worse rudder shift than Minekaze.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

As a Tier V ship, Kamikaze has only 3 upgrade slots to use.

Main Armaments Modification 1 is highly recommended for the first slot as it protects Kamikaze's main armaments (mainly the torpedo tubes) from being incapacitated and destroyed. Aiming Systems Modification 1 is highly recommended for the second slot as it increases her torpedo tube traverse speed and decreases her main battery dispersion, as the player may have to quickly turn the torpedo tubes at an extremely close target and may have to use the guns as self-defense. Propulsion Modification 1 is highly recommended over Steering Gears Modification 1, as her speed is the main factor in being able to dodge incoming shells and her rudder shift is already very fast even when incapacitated (provided that the player has his commander trained to have Last Stand).

Commander Skills

The following information is provided for players who wish to create a permanent captain for the ship. Those players who are retraining captains or using the ship to gain extra experience for a captain should consult the page relevant to the ship to which the captain will be assigned.

Consumables

Kamikaze gets three consumables: Damage Control Party, Smoke Generator, and Engine Boost. It is recommended to take premium versions of all consumables that have the recourses to spare, but for those captains, whom are cash-strapped, prioritize Smoke Generator II. As it goes, a spotted destroyer is a dead destroyer; therefore, having premium Smoke Generator will provide more chances to disappear from a disadvantageous situation.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Kamikaze comes included with Type 9 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

The choice of which Signal Flags to mount will confer to the individual preference of each captain, and are subject to great variation, although there are certain flags which are worth the further emphasis. Captains should mount India Yankee to decrease time to extinguish fires, mount November Foxtrot to decrease reload time of consumables, and mount Sierra Mike to increase the ship's maximum speed. To make their torpedoes more potent, captains should mount Juliet Whisky Unaone to increase chance of causing flooding and Juliet Charlie to mitigate risk to magazine detonation from mounting the former flag. If captains wish to buff their primary artillery, they are encouraged to mount Victor Lima + India X-ray to increase fire chance to HE shells.

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Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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