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Hizen
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Battleship | Japan | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points75,900 
Main Battery
410 mm/50 10th Year Type Mod.A in a triple turret4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.58 shots/min.
Reload Time38 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range20.33 km.
Maximum Dispersion230 m.
HE Shell410 mm HE Type 01 
Maximum HE Shell Damage6,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell30 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity834 m./s.
HE Shell Weight1016 kg.
AP Shell410 mm AP/APC Type 01 
Maximum AP Shell Damage12,750 
Initial AP Shell Velocity834 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1020 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/40 Type 89 on a Model A1 Mod.2 mount6 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
155 mm/60 3rd Year Type in a triple turret3 х 3 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
HE Shell155 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,600 
Initial HE Shell Velocity925 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell10 %
Secondary Armament #3
127 mm/40 Type 89 on a Model A1 mount2 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 Shell%
AA Defense
127 mm/40 Type 89 on a Model A1 Mod.2 mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second60.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
127 mm/40 Type 89 on a Model A1 mount2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second20.2 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
25 mm/60 Type 96 on a twin mount24 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second64.8 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
25 mm/60 Type 96 on a single mount18 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second32.4 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
25 mm/60 Type 96 on a triple mount12 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second39.6 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed28.2 knot
Turning Circle Radius880 m.
Rudder Shift Time17.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range17.38 km.
Air Detectability Range12.96 km.
Battle Levels
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Hizen — Japanese promo premium Tier IX battleship.

A variant of the "super battleship" design (project A-140-J3) that was the predecessor of the Yamato-class ships. It was planned for her to have twelve 410 mm guns in triple turrets as her main battery.

Hizen was the Drydock event reward ship from 21 December 2020.

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)
410 mm/50 10th Year Type Mod.A in a triple turret1.6452306,5003012,750 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)
Hizen75,9001949346/2/312/2/18/6/24 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type 8 mod. 1020.3 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 145,000 hp28.2 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 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 Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion


Pros:

  • Heavy broadside of twelve (12) 410mm guns.
  • Great firing angles.
  • Good accuracy for a large amount of guns

Cons:

  • Long main battery reload time (38 sec stock).
  • Worse AP penetration than tech tree counterpart Izumo.
  • Somewhat poor range for a IJN battleship.
  • Extensively covered with 32mm plating, with a shell trap from the rear.
  • Only three stock Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. charges.


Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Hizen are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Hizen can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Hizen comes with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her service costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns in battle.

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Gallery

Video

References

Wargaming

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.9.9.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 65:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 73:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 30 to 38 s.
  • DevBlog 77:
    • Deck armor increased from 25 to 32 mm.
  • DevBlog 85:
    • Ship HP decreased from 80,700 to 75,900.
  • DevBlog 87:
    • Main battery firing range reduced from 21.1 to 20.3 km.
    • Main battery traverse speed reduced from 4.5 to 4.0 degrees per second.
    • Detectability range by ships increased from 16.38 to 17.38 km. Other detectability ranges were increased accordingly.
  • DevBlog 96:
    • Number of charges of the Repair Party consumable reduced from 4 to 3.
  • Available via completing the Dockyard in Update 0.9.12.
  • Update 0.10.2:
    • The minimum vertical aiming angle of the fourth main battery turret was fixed.
    • Fixed geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.11.1:
    • Minor corrections to geometry and textures of the ship.

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