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Hakuryū
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Tech Tree Position
Shōkaku
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Sekiryu
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General
Research price355000 exp
Purchase price28,000,000 Credits
Hit Points63,100 
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/65 Type 98 on a twin mount12 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 Shell%
AA Defense
100 mm/65 Type 98 on a twin mount12 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second249.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm/60 Type 5 on a twin mount22 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second242 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed34.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius1 250 m.
Rudder Shift Time17.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range15.19 km.
Air Detectability Range11.42 km.
Battle Levels
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X
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28,000,000

Hakuryū — 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 can carry a massive air group that would be the largest of all Japanese aircraft carriers.

Modules

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)
Hakuryū (A)63,100131301222/12 03,000,000
Attack Aircraft Speed
(knot)
Average Damage per Second
(HP/min)
LoadoutHit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
A7M Reppū156001,450 01,000,000
A8M Rikufū165001,510 38,0002,500,000
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
(HP)
Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
C6N Saiun9,3331411,750 01,000,000
J5N Tenrai Type 91 mod. 79,3331451,820 38,0002,500,000
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
(HP)
Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
A7M Reppū6,8001481,720 01,000,000
J5N Tenrai6,8001521,790 38,0002,500,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 240,000 hp34.5 0900,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Air Groups Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Aircraft Engines Modification 1
 Slot 3  Secondary Battery Modification 1 Torpedo Bombers Modification 1 Attack Aircraft Modification 1 Aerial Torpedoes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Attack Aircraft Modification 2 Torpedo Bombers Modification 2 Bombers Modification 2 Airstrike Modification 1
 Slot 5  Flight Control Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Squadron Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Flight Control Modification 2 Air Groups Modification 2 Fuel Injection System 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".


Hakuryu, is a seasoned carrier that shines in competitive battles. With her fast plane speed and large air groups, she deals massive damage in a short amount of time. In game modes like ranked and clan battles she can make a handful of good plays to secure victories.

Hakuryu does this with arguably the strongest aircraft squadron in the game, the J5N Tenrai Torpedo Bombers. They drop Type 91 mod. 7 torps that go 50 knots and deal 18.666K damage with a high flood chance. Each air group can carry 12 torpedo planes, giving her an incredible strike potential per squad. These planes have an armament reload time of 5 seconds which is how she can create this burst damage playstyle. In addition, these planes are stealthy with a base detection of 7.5km, allowing skilled pilots to ambush an unsuspecting enemy. The repair party consumable has a quick reload time along with an extra charge when compared to other Tier X carriers. When the heal is active, it is difficult to shoot down Haku's torpedo bombers which can then almost guarantee a strike even when punching through the heaviest Anti Air. Lastly, Hakuryu offers a huge hangar of up to 26 torpedo planes which allows for multiple chances to make plays. The only real counter to Haku's torpedo planes is multiple successfully dropped fighters from a carrier or an intense AA formation.

The second strongest armament of the Hakuryu is her J5N Tenrai dive bombers. These planes require high mechanical skill because last-second adjustments give a dispersion penalty to the reticle. Therefore, strikes must be planned well in advance in order to take full advantage of the accurate and high damaging bombs. The bombs are armor-piercing which means can citadel most cruisers and battleships but ineffective against Destroyers. Ideally, this squad is best used on ships that are bow on or next to an island, versus ships maneuvering out in the open making this air group more situational. One downside to this squadron is the planes lack a heal, which takes away their ability to punch through AA like the torpedo planes can. This makes her divebombing squadron the second choice to her torpedo bombers.

The A8M Rikufū rocket planes are the weakest of Hakuryu's three plane types. They are relatively low damaging, smaller squad size, and smaller reserves. These planes have the lowest health with no heal. The rockets also only penetrate 30mm meaning that they are more suited for striking Destroyers and most Cruisers. This air group functions more as a support squad that can secure a kill or harass Destroyers. This being said, these rockets are fairly accurate and can deal a large amount of damage to destroyers if given enough lead.

Lastly, Hakuryu is fairly flexible when allocating her captain points. This gives her the option to spec into a fighter build which allows her to counter the enemy carrier since she has the fast plane speed for repositioning and actively dropping fighters. Hakuryu is an opportunist and should look for moments to punish the opposing team with its burst style play, and on the way, she should drop a fighter to defend her fleet or to spot after striking.

Pros:

  • Arguably the best carrier torp squad in the game that offer a burst damage playstyle
  • Fast plane speed and solid speed & health to AA damage ratio
  • Accurate AP bombs, which are effective against most cruisers and battleships
  • Large hangar making it difficult for Haku to get deplaned

Cons:

  • Attack aircraft that can only pen 30mm
  • Cannot defend herself in a brawl due to vulnerable sides and citadel along with inaccurate short-ranged secondaries.
  • Strikes can be more technical meaning that Haku can be more frustrating to newer players

Research

Like other tech tree Tier 10 aircraft carriers, Hakuryu does not come elite on purchase. Players are encouraged to prioritize torpedo bombers first, and leave the attack aircraft for last.

Optimal Configuration

The Hakuryu should be built one of two ways. One as a burst focused striker which is more specialized for random battles and the other as a burst focused supporter which is a mix between burst damage playstyle and fighter support for clan battles/ranked.

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades are:

Standard Build

Burst Focused Striker build

Competitive Build

Burst Focused Support build

Commander Skills

It is recommended to use Takeo or Raizo Suzuki for improved Survivability Expert.

  • Note: Hidden Menace states that your planes reach safe altitude at 50% lower height which is not true because your planes are still vulnerable to flak, therefore the skill is bugged and not recommended.

Standard Build


Competitive Build

Consumables

Hakuryū equips the following consumables:

All aircraft carrier consumables are automatically activated.

Attack Aircraft:

Torpedo Bombers:

Bombers:

Signals

As a carrier, Hakuryū has no risk of detonating.

  • Note: Carriers burn at 1% health per a second while all other ships burn at 0.3% a second. So even though Carriers burn for only 5 seconds for each fire, if caught off of DCP, multiple fires can be set over and over again making a carrier lose more health to fires than any surface ship within a short duration. Also, Tier X carriers have tier 6 fire reduction coefficient which makes them 30% more likely to be caught on fire than Tier X surface ships.


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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

Japanese Wiki page for Plan G15


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.3.1.
  • Update 0.3.1.4:
    • The maximum damage of the torpedoes was reduced to 8,567.
    • In the strike composition, the torpedo bombers were replaced by dive bombers.
  • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship in Update 0.3.1.5.
  • Update 0.4.0:
    • The characteristics of the Flight Control modules and the corresponding squadron compositions were changed:
      • 3 torpedo, 2 bomber, 2 fighter.
      • 3 torpedo, 4 bomber, 1 fighter.
      • 2 torpedo, 2 bomber, 4 fighter.
  • Update 0.4.1:
    • The characteristics of the Flight Control modules and the corresponding squadron compositions were changed:
      • Flight Control Type 10 mod 2: 3 torpedo bomber, 4 bomber and 1 fighter squadrons to 3 torpedo bomber, 3 bomber and 2 fighter squadrons.
    • The credit and experience earnings were reduced by a value between 5 and 10%.
  • Update 0.5.2:
    • Experience earnings were increased by 32%.
    • Credit earnings were increased by 1%.
  • Update 0.5.5:
    • Added Defensive AA fire consumable.
  • Update 0.5.11:
    • Armor model of the hull was updated.
  • Update 0.6.4:
    • Appearance was updated.
  • Update 0.6.8:
    • The thickness of the bow and stern armor was reduced from 21 to 19 mm.
  • Update 0.6.12:
    • Increased number of HP in ship's fore end by 100 points.
  • Update 0.6.14:
    • The duration of the Damage Control Party was increased from 5 to 30 s.
    • The fire resistance coefficient was increased to 0.8 on the top hull.
  • Update 0.7.2:
    • Players who collected the ships sub-collection of the Yamomoto Isoroku collection were given the opportunity to use an additional permanent camouflage color.
  • Update 0.7.3:
    • Added a special space camouflage, Hellcarrier. Could be purchased for 8000 doubloons until the release of Update 0.7.4. Bonuses of the camouflage are the same as the standard permanent camouflage.
  • Update 0.7.4:
    • Special space camouflage Hellcarrier was removed from purchase in the camouflage tab.
    • The characteristics of the Flight Control modules and the corresponding squadron compositions were changed:
      • Flight Control Type 10 mod 2: 3 torpedo bomber, 3 bomber and 2 fighter squadrons to 3 torpedo bomber, 2 bomber and 3 fighter squadrons.
  • Update 0.7.6:
    • Improved the display of thin elements of the exterior customizations.
  • Update 0.7.7:
    • The armor penetration capacity of 100 mm HE shells was increased from 17 mm to 25 mm.
  • Update 0.8.0:
    • The Fighter squadron was changed to an Attack squadron:
      • Attack Aircraft per squadron: 12; Attack Aircraft per attack group: 3; Amount of rockets per aircraft: 6.
    • The Dive Bombers were changed:
      • Dive Bomber aircraft per squadron: 12; Dive Bomber aircraft per attack group: 3; Amount of bombs per aircraft: 1.
    • The Torpedo Bombers were changed:
      • Torpedo Bomber aircraft per squadron: 12; Torpedo Bomber aircraft per attack group: 2; Amount of torpedoes per aircraft: 1 × Type 91 mod. 7
      • Torpedo Bomber aircraft per squadron: 12; Torpedo Bomber aircraft per attack group: 4; Amount of torpedoes per aircraft: 1 × Type 91 mod. 8
    • For replacement and compensation due to the carrier rework, refer to this page.
    • For consumables mounted by squadrons, refer to this page.
    • For consumables mounted by Hakuryu, refer to this page.
    • Defensive AA Fire consumable was removed.
  • Update 0.8.0.1:
    • The Attack Aircraft were changed:
      • Attack Aircraft per squadron was changed from 12 to 9.
    • The Torpedo Bombers were changed:
      • If during the preparation for the attack, the attack group maneuvers, your aim will not stabilize (aiming cone stops narrowing). And if maneuvering during an attack run, it begins to widen.
      • Torpedo flooding chance reduced by one-half.
      • The attack run preparation was increased.
      • The parameters of the aiming were changed and the angles of the torpedo spread were increased.
      • The speed of aircraft when returning to the aircraft carrier was reduced.
      • The delay before the start of a new attack was increased.
      • Reduced the speed, increased detection radius and arming time of the torpedoes.
      • Fixed a bug where the minimum speed of stock bombers exceeded the minimum speed of researchable bombers.
  • Update 0.8.0.3:
    • The Attack Aircraft were changed:
      • The preparation time was increased.
      • Changing direction while during an attack now introduces a aiming penalty.
      • Maneuverability during the preparation for the attack and during the attack run was reduced.
      • The attack time was reduced.
  • Update 0.8.1.1:
    • The Torpedo Bombers were changed:
      • The speed of aim reduction while attacking was increased on the Torpedo Bombers B6N Tenzan and B7A Ryusei.
      • The preparation time at the beginning of the attack was reduced from 5 to 4 s on the Torpedo Bombers B6N Tenzan and B7A Ryusei.
      • The number of Torpedo Bombers on the deck at the beginning of the game was increased to two full squadrons.
      • Cooldown of the Repair consumable on the Torpedo Bombers was reduced from 180 to 120 s, and the number of charges increased from 3 to 4.
    • The hitpoints of all stock aircraft were increased to be within 5% of the hitpoints of the researchable aircraft.
  • Update 0.8.2:
    • The space camouflage Hellcarrier returned to the game for 8000 doubloons, under the camouflage tab.
  • Update 0.8.6:
    • The J5N Tenrai Type 91 mod. 8 torpedo bombers were removed.
  • Update 0.8.10:
    • The average experience earnings were reduced by 10%.
    • The experience earnings were reduced by 15% for battles ending in Defeats.
  • Update 0.9.1:
    • Fixed a bug that caused the accuracy of the stock Attack Aircraft to be higher than that of the researchable Attack Aircraft.
    • Attack Aircraft rocket damage was reduced from 3,450 to 3,350.
  • Update 0.9.2:
    • Attack Aircraft rocket damage was reduced from 3,350 to 3,250.
    • The minimum time between attacks for bomber squadrons was increased from 5 to 9 s.
  • Update 0.9.3:
    • The chance of fire on the rockets was reduced from 15% to 14%.
  • Update 0.9.5:
    • The damage of the AP bombs on both stock and researchable Dive bombers was reduced from 8,500 to 8,200.
  • Update 0.9.6:
    • The Dive Bombers were changed:
      • The damage on the stock and researchable Dive Bombers was reduced from 8,200 to 6,800.
    • The geometry and textures were improved.
  • Update 0.9.7:
    • The Attack Aircraft were changed:
      • The reticle of the Attack Aircraft was rotated 90 degrees.
    • The research cost of the ship was increased from 330,000 to 335,000 experience.
    • A unique upgrade was added to the sixth slot. The stats of the upgrade:
      • +15% maximum speed of all aircraft.
      • -20% to duration of Engine Boost.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The Patrol Fighters were changed:
      • The speed of the Patrol Fighters on the researchable hull was increased to 266 knots.
      • The detectability of the Patrol Fighters was increased to 7.5 km.
  • Update 0.10.10:
    • Minor fixes to geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.10.5:
    • The Attack Aircraft were changed:
      • Added a delay before launching rockets, displayed by machine gun fire.
      • Length of delay: 4.0 s.
  • Update 0.11.1:
    • Minor corrections to geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.11.10:
    • Minor fixes to the geometry and textures of the ship.

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