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Kagerō
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Destroyer | Japan | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Akatsuki
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Yūgumo
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General
Research price115000 exp
Purchase price9,100,000 Credits
Hit Points13,300 
Main Battery
127 mm/50 3rd Year Type on a Type C mount3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire8.51 shots/min.
Reload Time7.05 sec.
Rotation Speed6.9 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time26.09 sec.
Firing Range8.55 km.
Maximum Dispersion79 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type1 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,150 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity915 m./s.
HE Shell Weight23 kg.
AP Shell127 mm AP Type0 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,200 
Initial AP Shell Velocity915 m./s.
AP Shell Weight23 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
610 mm Quad2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.59 shots/min.
Reload Time101 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoType90 mod. 1 
Maximum Damage17,233 
Torpedo Speed62 knot
Torpedo Range9.99 km.
AA Defense
25 mm/60 Type 96 on a triple mount3 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second9.9 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
25 mm/60 Type 96 on a single mount4 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second7.2 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35 knot
Turning Circle Radius640 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.84 km.
Air Detectability Range3.07 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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9,100,000

Kagerō — Japanese Tier VIII destroyer.

Due to a good balance of her main characteristics, Kagero was the most successful destroyer design in the Imperial Japanese Navy. She had extremely long-range, high-speed, oxygen-fueled torpedoes that made her considerably superior to all ships of her type in terms of torpedo armament power.

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)
127 mm/50 3rd Year Type on a Type C mount8.526.09792,15092,200 0590,000
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)
Kagerō (A)13,30062033/42 0610,000
Kagerō (B)15,1006203102 21,0001,600,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type90 mod. 10.61017.217,2336210 01,300,000
Type93 mod. 20.51127.220,9666710 20,0001,800,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type8 mod. 108.6 0350,000
Type8 mod. 2109.4 8,000780,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 52,000 hp35 0600,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Boost Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Smoke Generator Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Depth Charges Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Kagerō is the Tier VIII entry on the IJN "torpedo boat" branch. Captains who have moved up from Akatsuki will find Kagerō familiar in many ways. Both should be accustomed to the A-X-Y turret arrangement of the main battery, her handling characteristics are nearly identical (similar turning circle radius and rudder shift time), and her anti-aircraft suite is still hardly worth mentioning. So, what's new?

For starters, Kagerō’s guns reload a little faster, though they do give up some range. This gives her more of a fighting chance when cornered by an enemy gunboat destroyer (such as Benson), especially if said enemy is already wounded. With that said, however, captains who have progressed this far up the line should know by now when to hang in a gun duel against an enemy destroyer and when discretion is the better part of valor — never court a gunfight with an American or Russian destroyer with lots of health. Kagerō’s detection radius is improved over Akatsuki; not only is her base detection radius of 6.84 km the lowest of all high-tier Japanese destroyers, she can equip Concealment System Modification 1Reduces the detectability range of the ship and aircraft carrier's squadrons: -10% to detectability radius. / +5% to the dispersion of enemy shells fired at your ship. for a radius of 6.2 km.

Kagerō has some fairly glaring deficiencies compared to her counterparts at Tier VIII, though. Her speed is fairly pedestrian, her anti-aircraft guns are ineffective at shooting down enemy planes, and her main battery reload and turret traverse times are painfully slow. Unlike Akatsuki, she has two quad torpedo launchers, foregoing the tactical flexibility of three triple torpedo launchers. As nasty as her upgraded F3 torpedoes are — and they hit very, very hard — their reload time means that getting off more than a few salvos in a match is tough. Luckily, Kagerō can give up Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates. in exchange for Torpedo Reload BoosterWhen used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced.. This allows her to force an 8-second reload time on her torpedoes once every four minutes. Given her best-in-tier detection radius, this will be a worthwhile gamble for many captains.

The Japanese destroyer line becomes challenging to excel in at high tiers, but Kagero provides all the tools necessary for captains to do just that; they need only bring patience and a willingness to learn how to handle her.

Pros:

  • Lowest detection range of all Tier VIII destroyers.
  • Fast, powerful torpedoes that hit like freight trains.
  • Good handling; same turning circle as her predecessors, quick rudder shift.
  • Gains access to Torpedo Reload BoosterWhen used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced., allowing her to launch 16 torpedoes within ~10 seconds.

Cons:

  • Mediocre top speed of 35 knots.
  • Main battery is slightly improved from Akatsuki, but is still nothing special.
  • Painfully long torpedo reload time, regardless of which torpedoes are equipped.
  • Has to choose between Torpedo Reload BoosterWhen used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced. or Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates., unlike Akizuki.

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Kagerō is as follows:

  1. Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for improvement in several characteristics, including +15% health. Research of this module unlocks progression to IX Yugumo.
  2. Torpedoes: Upgrade to Type93 mod. 2 for swift, truly deadly, fish.
  3. Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to Type8 mod. 2 for an extra 10% main battery range.
Captains going for a hybrid build might prefer the Gun Fire Control System module earlier. Captain's pick for this one, there's not really a wrong answer.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Kagerō are as follows:

Torpedo Tubes Modification 1 further protects her tubes from incapacitation and adds 5 kts to torpedo speed. Aiming Systems Modification 1 Increases the firing accuracy of the main battery and secondary battery, accelerates the traverse speed of torpedo tubes, and extends the firing range of the secondary battery: -7% main battery dispersion. / +20% torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +5% secondary battery firing range. / -5% secondary battery dispersion. and Main Battery Modification 2 Increases the traverse speed of the main turrets: +15% to main battery traverse speed. help her weak artillery if a hybrid build is desired.

Commander Skills

Concentrate on survivability, sneak, and torpedo performance. 'Grease the Gears' may prove useful, especially if you have an extra point to spend.

Consumables

Kagerō can equip the following consumables:

Kagerō captains must choose between equipping Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates. and a downgraded version of the Torpedo Reload BoosterWhen used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced. consumable that Shiratsuyu and Akizuki have access to.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectability range.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Kagerō with Type 18 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Kagerō also has an alternate premium camouflage called "Urashima", in which she appears as she does during the Halloween scenario "Sunray in the Darkness".

Signals

Considering that Kagero is a standard Japanese torpedo ship captains should focus on flags that increase her ability to cause damage over time and improve her torpedoes. It should also be noted that as a tech tree ship it is up to the captains discretion when running economic flags. While there is benefit to doing so it is not going to garner the same as a premium ship.

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. Japanese destroyer Kagerō (1938) - Wikipedia
  2. Kagerō-class destroyer - Wikipedia
  3. Stille, M. Wright, P. (2013). Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2): Asashio to Tachibana Classes. London, UK: Osprey Publishing Ltd.
  4. Chesneau, R., Gardiner, R. (1980). Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships, 1922-1946. London, UK: Conway Maritime Press.

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Added to the game from the very beginning (alpha version) as a researchable Tier VII destroyer.
  • Update 0.1.2:
    • Reduced aiming angles of torpedo tubes.
  • Update 0.2.2:
    • Moved from Tier VII to Tier VIII.
  • Update 0.3.0:
    • Moved from Tier VIII to Tier IX.
  • Update 0.5.0:
    • The rotation speed of the 127 mm guns was increased from 5 to 6 degrees per second.
  • Update 0.5.3:
    • Added the Torpedo Reload Booster consumable.
  • Update 0.5.5:
    • Torpedo detectability values were changed:
      • For Type93 mod 1: increased from 1.7 to 2.5 km.
    • Type93 mod 1 torpedoes speed decreased from 67 to 62 knots.
    • Added Type93 mod 2 and Type F3 torpedoes as researchable modules.
  • Update 0.5.7:
    • The hull armored model was refined.
  • Update 0.5.15:
    • Moved from Tier IX to Tier VIII and replaced in-place by Tier IX Yugumo.
    • Parameters and modules changed to reflect change in ship tier.
    • Replacement Rules:
      • If a player had researched Tier IX Kagero, then Tier IX Yugumo, Tier XIII Kagero and Kagero Hull (B) will be researched, unspent experience from Tier IX Kagero was transferred to Tier IX Yugumo.
      • If a player had purchased Tier IX Kagero, then all upgrades, signals, flags, equipment were demounted and placed in the inventory, Tier IX Kagero was removed, Tier VIII Kagero with a slot was added, Tier IX Yugumo was added.
      • If a player had Commanders with specialization in Tier IX Kagero before the update, then the Commanders were retrained for specialization in Tier IX Yugumo. In addition, a Commander with 35,000 Commander XP and specialization in Tier VIII Kagero plus a slot in the Reserve was added to the player's account.
      • If a player had purchased the permanent camouflage for Tier IX Kagero before the update went live, this camouflage was removed from the player's account; permanent camouflages for Tier IX Yugumo and Tier VIII Kagero were added to the player's account as replacements.
  • Update 0.6.2:
    • The national flag was moved from the stern to the mast.
  • Update 0.6.4:
    • Main battery turret traverse time was reduced from 30 to 26.1 s.
  • Update 0.6.5:
    • Fixed a bug where the national flag got into the camera.
  • Update 0.6.6:
    • Fixed errors in the deck armor, now is all 19 mm.
    • Improved appearance of the ship using a special technology for high-quality rendering of thin elements (mainly rigging).
  • Update 0.6.8:
    • The Torpedo Reload Booster consumable now reloads torpedoes in 8 s (was 30 s).
  • Update 0.6.12:
    • Detectability when firing main guns in smoke changed to 2.55 km.
  • Update 0.6.13:
    • Fire extinguishing time now 30 s instead of 60 s.
  • Update 0.7.2:
    • Players who have collected the "Uniforms" sub-collection of the "Yamomoto Isoroku" collection can use an alternate permanent camouflage color.
  • Update 0.7.6:
    • Improved display of thin elements on the hull.
  • Update 0.7.9:
    • Increased durability of steering gears by 20% from high-explosive damage.
  • Update 0.7.11:
    • HE shell damage increased from 1,800 to 2,150, fire change increased from 7 to 9%.
  • Update 0.8.0:
    • The model was significantly updated. It was brought in line with the real model of the ship and received many changes in the geometry of the hull and main turrets, the thickness of the torpedo tube launchers, the shape of the superstructure, the position of the anti-aircraft weapons, and much more. This change does not affect the in-game characteristics of the ship in any way.
    • The Urashima camouflage was brought in line with the new game model.
  • Update 0.8.1:
    • The description of the main guns was fixed.
  • Update 0.8.2:
    • Minor fixes to geometry and textures.
  • Update 0.8.5:
    • Minor improvements to geometry and textures.
  • Update 0.10.10:
    • Minor fixes to geometry and textures of the ship.

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