|120 mm/45 3rd Year Type on a single mount4 х 1 pcs.|
|Rate of Fire6 shots/min.|
|Reload Time10 sec.|
|Rotation Speed7 deg./sec.|
|180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.|
|Firing Range8.68 km.|
|Maximum Dispersion80 m.|
|HE Shell120 mm HE Type1|
|Maximum HE Shell Damage2,000|
|Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell8 %|
|Initial HE Shell Velocity825 m./s.|
|HE Shell Weight20.3 kg.|
|AP Shell120 mm AP Type0|
|Maximum AP Shell Damage2,000|
|Initial AP Shell Velocity825 m./s.|
|AP Shell Weight20.3 kg.|
|533 mm Twin3 х 2 pcs.|
|Rate of Fire1.28 shots/min.|
|Reload Time47 sec.|
|Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.|
|180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.|
|Torpedo Speed68 knot|
|Torpedo Range6.99 km.|
|7.7 mm/80 Type 92 on a single mount2 х 1 pcs.|
|. . . Average Damage per Second3.2|
|. . . Firing Range0.99 km.|
|Maximum Speed37.5 knot|
|Turning Circle Radius550 m.|
|Rudder Shift Time2.9 sec.|
|Surface Detectability Range6.2 km.|
|Air Detectability Range2.5 km.|
Kamikaze — Japanese promo premium Tier V destroyer.
A typical Japanese destroyer that was built using the experience gained during World War I. She boasted a very high speed and powerful torpedo armament. The AA artillery, however, was very weak.
She is no longer available.
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|120 mm/45 3rd Year Type on a single mount||6||25.71||80||2,000||8||2,000||0||0|
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Kamikaze is identical to Kamikaze R and Fujin and roughly analogous to Tier V tech tree ship Minekaze. She has powerful, fast reloading torpedoes that travel 7.0km at 68 knots with a maximum damage of 14,400 points, making her a serious threat to any ship she can spot. With a base detection of 6.2km, she has a significant spotting advantage over anything else in her tier that isn't a fellow Japanese destroyer, allowing her to deliver her torpedoes to unsuspecting targets.
Her guns are far more situational, with four 120mm barrels that have a 10 second reload and do 2000 points of damage per shell, making them only useful against other Japanese destroyers in an even fight. Engaging an American or Russian destroyer in a straight up 1v1 gunfight is a one-way ticket back to the Port screen. The guns are decent for harassing other ships using island or smoke cover, but captains must be very careful not to draw unwanted attention to themselves. Mobility-wise, Kamikaze handles like most other destroyers, with 37.5 knot top speed and a rudder shift time of 2.9 second and a 550m turning radius, faster than most American destroyers at tier, but slower than the Russian destroyers.LittleWhiteMouse's Premium Ship Review: Kamikaze from the NA forums
- Worse anti-aircraft suite — what little there is of it — than Minekaze.
- Slightly slower and worse rudder shift than Minekaze.
- Slot 1 - Main Armaments Modification 1
- Slot 2 - Engine Room Protection
- Slot 3 - Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
The following information is provided for players who wish to create a permanent captain for the ship. Those players who are retraining captains or using the ship to gain extra experience for a captain should consult the page relevant to the ship to which the captain will be assigned.
|Recommended Commander Skills|
Grease the Gears
Incoming Fire Alert
Fill the Tubes
Swift in Silence
|Key: ★★★ - Extremely Useful ★★ - Frequently Useful ★ - Occasionally Useful No stars - Not Useful|
Kamikaze equips the following consumables:
As a premium ship, Kamikaze comes with Type 9 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.
SignalsThe choice of which Signal Flags to mount will confer to the individual preference of each captain, and are subject to great variation, although there are certain flags which are worth the further emphasis. Captains should mount India Yankee to decrease time to extinguish fires, mount November Foxtrot to decrease reload time of consumables, and mount Sierra Mike to increase the ship's maximum speed. To make their torpedoes more potent, captains should mount Juliet Whisky Unaone to increase chance of causing flooding and Juliet Charlie to mitigate risk to magazine detonation from mounting the former flag. If captains wish to buff their primary artillery, they are encouraged to mount Victor Lima + India X-ray to increase fire chance to HE shells.
An enemy New York class battleship falls victim to the Kamikaze.
An enemy Kirov class cruiser takes two Kamikaze torpedoes to the bow.
- Mitsubishi Shipyard; Nagasaki, Japan
- Laid down: 15 December 1921
- Launched: 25 September 1922
- Commissioned: 28 December 1922
- 1,400 tons displacement, standard
- 102.5m length
- 9.1m beam
- 2.9m draft
- 4 boilers, 2 turbines
- 37.3 knots at 38,500 shaft horsepower
- 3,600 nm at 14 knots
- Four (4x1) 120mm guns
- Two (2x1) 7.7mm guns
- Six (3x2) 533mm torpedo tubes
The Kamikaze class destroyers were built from an improved and slightly larger Minekaze class design. The newer class featured a widened beam to allow for a larger superstructure. At the time of construction, the Kamikaze class destroyers carried the same machinery and armament as the preceding class, but the location of the aft torpedo tubes and main guns were altered. Numerous anti-aircraft guns and depth charge launchers were mounted on the ships before and during World War II which further increased their displacement. Consequently, Kamikaze and her sister ships suffered from a lower top speed.
Kamikaze was laid down at the Mitsubishi Dockyard in Nagasaki in late 1921. The ship was commissioned into the Imperial Japanese Navy on 28 December 1922 under the name Destroyer No. 1 and was renamed to Kamikaze six years later.
Having been constructed and launched from 1922 to 1923, the nine Kamikaze class destroyers were obsolete by 1937 when war with China began. As older ships, they were primarily used as escorts for troop transports and invasion support. Their roles were expanded during World War Two to include escort of merchant ships, and later, once the system was implemented, convoy escort.
Attrition was high and only one ship, Kamikaze herself, managed to survive the war intact. She conducted several successful escort missions towards the end of the war in 1945 around Singapore. Notably, she engaged the submarine USS Hawkbill (SS-366) on 18 July 1945. The submarine attempted to torpedo a convoy off the coast of Malaya. The torpedoes missed and Kamikaze gave chase, dropping several depth charges that severely damaged the submarine and partially blew her out of the water. Hawkbill was able to get away, though. After the war, the ships' respective captains, Hitoshi Kasuga and Francis Scanland, wrote to each other regarding the battle and became friends.
After the war, Kamikaze became a repatriation ship returning Japanese military personnel back to the Japanese home islands from Singapore, Bangkok and Saigon throughout late 1945 and early 1946. Kamikaze ran aground and was wrecked on 7 June 1946 while coming to the rescue of the ex-Kunashiri, another repatriation vessel, off Cape Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture. She was sold off and broken up for scrap in 1947.Of the remaining Kamikaze class destroyers, four were sunk by submarine, three by air, and one, Hayate, was sunk by shore battery during the invasion of Wake Island in 1941.
- Japanese destroyer Kamikaze (1922) - Wikipedia
- Kamikaze-class destroyer (1922) - Wikipedia
- Community Scoop: Kamikaze Carnage! - News - World of Warships
- Premium Ship Spotlight: Kamikaze R - News - World of Warships
- Squall Line: Kamikaze-Class Destroyers - News - World of Warships
Ship Change Log
See here for links to Update notes.
- Introduced into the game in Update 0.5.0.2.
- Update 0.5.3.2:
- Slightly changed gun models.
- Update 0.5.6:
- The selling price was adjusted from 3,750,000 to 1,762,500 credits.
- Update 0.5.7:
- The armor model of the hull was refined.
- Update 0.5.8:
- The sector of rotation of the main guns No. 1 and No. 2 is equal to 360 °.
- Update 0.5.12:
- Camouflage is now correctly applied to main battery turrets.
- Update 0.6.1:
- Improved appearance with the use of special technology for improved rendering of thin elements (mainly rigging).
- Update 0.6.2:
- The national flag was moved from the stern to the mast.
- Update 0.6.3:
- Base firing range increased from 7,620 to 8,680 m.
- Update 0.6.12:
- Detectability when firing main guns in smoke changed to 2.22 km.
- Update 0.6.13:
- Fire extinguishing time now 30 s instead of 60 s.
- Improved display of thin elements.
- Update 0.6.15:
- A bonus was added to the "Type 9" permanent camouflage - a 10% discount to the cost of post-battle maintenance.
- Update 0.7.6:
- Improved display of thin elements on the hull.