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AL Azuma
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Cruiser | Japan | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points58,350 
Main Battery
310 mm/50 Type 0 in a triple turret3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time20 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range19.09 km.
Maximum Dispersion196 m.
HE Shell310 mm HE Type92 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell27 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity836 m./s.
HE Shell Weight448.8 kg.
AP Shell310 mm AP Type92 
Maximum AP Shell Damage8,650 
Initial AP Shell Velocity836 m./s.
AP Shell Weight448.8 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/65 Type 98 on a Model A mount8 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell100 mm HE Type98 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Initial HE Shell Velocity1000 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
100 mm/65 Type 98 on a Model A mount8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second166.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
25 mm/60 Type 96 on a triple mount18 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second59.4 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
25 mm/60 Type 96 on a twin mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16.2 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
25 mm/60 Type 96 on a triple mount6 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second19.8 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed34 knot
Turning Circle Radius920 m.
Rudder Shift Time13.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.67 km.
Air Detectability Range10.73 km.
Battle Levels
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AL Azuma — Japanese promo premium Tier IX cruiser.

Azuma is one of the most powerful cruisers of the Sakura Empire. She belongs to the so-called "large cruiser" type. From the Azur Lane game.

AL Azuma was first released for sale on 27 May 2022.

Modules

Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° 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)
310 mm/50 Type 0 in a triple turret3361965,100278,650 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)
AL Azuma58,350133053824/6/8 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type10 mod. 1019.1 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 170,000 hp34 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Airstrike Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
For a graphic summary of ships Tiers VIII thru XI see LittleWhiteMouse's "Actual AA DPS".


AL Azuma is a clone of the Japanese Tier IX premium cruiser Azuma, in the same "large cruiser" category as her counterparts Alaska and Kronshtadt.

AL Azuma is well suited for long range fights, featuring nine 310mm guns in a 3x3 layout that have high velocity, flat arcs, and strong performance from her high explosive rounds. The main battery performance is the primary strength of the ship.

AL Azuma's 310mm guns are the longest-ranged of the large cruisers found at Tier IX, clocking in at a base range of 19.1km before Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 : +16% firing range. or Spotting AircraftWhile active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.. Though they still lag behind Kronshtadt, her shell velocities are noticeably better than Alaska, making her gunnery fairly comfortable to use all the way out to her maximum range. Befitting her Japanese origins, she has the best HE alpha damage and fire chance of all the 12-inch armed cruisers, though her AP shell damage lacks slightly to that of her peers. The penetration values of her armor-piercing shells run about 10-15% lower than Kronshtadt at all ranges, but are pretty comparable to Alaska along the same curve. Overall, her main battery performance is a nice middle ground between the large cruisers already in the game: better HE performance than the rest, and comparable AP performance (though she lacks Alaska’s improved auto-bounce angles).

It's a good thing AL Azuma has all that main battery range to play with &mdash' of the Tier IX large cruisers, AL Azuma is by far the least durable, featuring no plating thicker than 25mm other than her internal belt and deck armor. This means she is exceedingly vulnerable to high explosive rounds at nearly all ranges and angles — as well as being overmatched by all 380mm class or larger battleship guns — in addition to her citadel spaces extending above the waterline. AL Azuma also has a fairly mediocre anti-aircraft suite, with the majority of its strength concentrated in long-range flak bursts that a skilled carrier player will easily dodge. AL Azuma has decent mobility, with a top speed of 34 knots and average rudder shift and turning circle for her class of ships, and can reduce her concealment to 11.8km when fully built for it. Consumable wise, AL Azuma features standard cruiser consumables with the exception of her Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second., which has a reduced cooldown compared to the usual version.

These characteristics combine to make AL Azuma very one-dimensional to play. She is very good at farming damage at range, but her armor scheme and thin plating make her vulnerable at close quarters, forcing her into a long-range, kiting play style that has lower influence on the outcome of games. She is unable to approach close to key capture areas until late game situations where there are fewer ships to focus fire her, but given her armor scheme and detection radius, surviving into the late game will be a challenge for most captains.


Pros:

  • Large health pool.
  • Good HE shells like most other Japanese cruisers.
  • Good concealment for a large cruiser.
  • Good maneuverability for a large cruiser.

Cons:

  • Exterior plating is almost entirely 25mm, making her very weak to any and all battleships.
  • Poor rear turret angles make getting all guns on target quite dangerous.
  • Slow turret traverse.
  • Unlike every other Japanese cruiser, Azuma does not have any torpedoes.
  • Although she is more accurate than her American and Soviet counterparts, her dispersion is still quite poor.

Research

As a premium ship, AL Azuma has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades are:

Upgrade Slot 1 grants players with access to Main Armaments Modification 1 -20% to the risk of main battery becoming incapacitated. / +50% to main battery survivability. / -20% to main battery repair time. / -20% to the risk of torpedo tubes becoming incapacitated. / +50% to torpedo tubes survivability. / -20% to torpedo tubes repair time. which is recommended to increase the durability of her main battery.

Upgrade Slot 2 allows players to increase the durability of their rudder against incoming fire while also reducing the repair time.

Upgrade Slot 3 provides players with the opportunity to increase accuracy through Aiming Systems Modification 1 : -7% main battery dispersion. / +20% torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +5% secondary battery firing range. / -5% secondary battery dispersion., this helps to improve her performance at further ranges.

Upgrade Slot 4 gives players a choice between Steering Gears Modification 1 or Propulsion Modification 1 Reduces time to full speed: -50% to time for reaching full power. / Increases engine power when the ship starts moving. to better increase the mobility of AL Azuma however, some players may opt to mount Damage Control System Modification 2 : -15% flooding recovery time. / -15% fire duration. for increased survivability.

Upgrade Slot 5 allows players to increase the already good concealment of AL Azuma by mounting Concealment System Modification 1: -10% to detectability radius. / +5% to the dispersion of enemy shells fired at your ship. however some players may opt to mount Steering Gears Modification 2 : -40% rudder shift time. / -80% repair time. to further their ability to dodge incoming fire.

Upgrade Slot 6 provides players with another choice to make dependent upon their play style. Main Battery Modification 3 : -12% main battery loading time. / -13% main battery traverse speed. provides players an opportunity to reduce the reload of their main guns, while some players may instead opt to take Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 : +16% firing range. to increase their main battery firing range.

Commander Skills

Consumables

AL Azuma equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, AL Azuma comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.

Signals

Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

    • First appeared on sale in May 2022.

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