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Mutsu
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Battleship | Japan | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
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General
Research pricesellable 
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points58,400 
Citadel armor51 — 305 mm.
Gun Casemate Armor25 — 229 mm.
Armored Deck25 — 70 mm.
Forward and After Ends Armor25 mm.
Main Battery
410 mm/45 3rd Year Type4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speed3.8 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time47.37 sec.
Firing Range20.35 km.
Maximum Dispersion230 m.
HE Shell410 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage6,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell30 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity805 m./s.
HE Shell Weight938.5 kg.
AP Shell410 mm AP/APC Type88 
Maximum AP Shell Damage12,400 
Initial AP Shell Velocity790 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1000 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
140 mm/50 3rd Year Type20 х 1 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire7.5 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
AP Shell140 mm AP Type2 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity850 m./s.
Secondary Armament #2
127 mm/40 Type89 A14 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Single4 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.86 shots/min.
Reload Time21 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Type6 
Maximum Damage10,833 
Torpedo Speed57 knot
Torpedo Range6.99 km.
AA Defense
7.7 mm/80 Type923 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second4.8 
. . . Firing Range0.99 km.
40 mm "HI" Type912 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second15.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
127 mm/40 Type89 A14 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second40.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed26.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius770 m.
Rudder Shift Time13.7 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.92 km.
Air Detectability Range13.29 km.
Battle Levels
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VI
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Mutsu — Japanese promo premium Tier VI battleship.

A Nagato-class battleship designed using experience gained in World War I to become one of the first "high-speed" battleships. The ship's armor protection was very good for her time. In addition to her primary armament, she also carried torpedo tubes.

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)
410 mm/45 Type3247.372306,5003012,400 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)
Mutsu58,4002530544/203/2/440 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 62.9217.210,833577 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type6 mod. 1020.4 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 80,000 hp26.5 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 Secondary Battery Modification 2 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 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

Player Opinion

Performance

Mutsu is a Tier VI Japanese Battleship, sister ship to Tier VII's Nagato. However, Mutsu is a tier lower as she has her pre-refit hull, meaning she has weaker armor and slower-loading guns with World War I-era shells.

Featuring eight (8) 410mm guns in a 4x2 configuration, Mutsu has the largest guns available at Tier VI — allowing her to overmatch the thinner plating of most ships at tier — partially making up for the deficiency in raw penetrating power her early shells have. However, these shells will still struggle against battleship belt armor at range, so captains will have to aim for the superstructure or use HE against them. Mutsu’s other standout characteristic is her torpedo tubes. She carries two single launchers per side, firing a 7km range torpedo that does 10,833 dmg and has a 21 second reload. However, these torpedo mounts are very fragile and have narrow firing arcs, meaning Mutsu must turn broadside in order to use them, greatly limiting their effectiveness. Mutsu’s other large disadvantage is that she has extremely lackluster anti-aircraft armament, so don't expect to shoot down many planes with her.

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


Pros:

  • Has two (2) torpedo launchers on each side.
  • Very good main battery firing range.
  • Very fast for a Tier VI battleship.
  • Highest maximum AP and HE shell damage of its tier.
  • Most hit points out of all Tier VI battleships.

Cons:

  • Torpedoes have narrow firing arc.
  • Weak armor; does not have the 289mm thick citadel armor that Nagato has in some places.
  • Virtually non-existent anti-aircraft suite.
  • Large detectability range.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Main Armaments Modification 1 is likely the best choice in Upgrade Slot 1, though captains concerned about Mutsu’s history might prefer to opt for Magazine Modification 1 instead. Her lack of meaningful anti-aircraft defenses make AA Modification 2 unattractive in Upgrade Slot 2; Aiming Systems Modification 1 is likely the best bet. Damage Control System Modification 1 remains the top pick in Upgrade Slot 4, while Upgrade Slot 5 is captain's choice between Steering Gears Modification 2 and Damage Control System Modification 2.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Mutsu has access to the following consumables: Damage Control Party, Repair Party, and Spotting Aircraft. Premium versions of Damage Control Party and Repair Party are recommended for captains willing to spend the credits (or doubloons).

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Mutsu 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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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