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Umikaze
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Destroyer | Japan | Tier II
Tech Tree Position
Chikuma
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Wakatake
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General
Research price720 exp
Purchase price60,000 Credits
Hit Points8,600 
Main Battery
120 mm/40 41st Year Type2 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time10 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range8.03 km.
Maximum Dispersion75 m.
HE Shell120 mm HE Mk3 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity660 m./s.
HE Shell Weight20.3 kg.
AP Shell120 mm APC 
Maximum AP Shell Damage1,800 
Initial AP Shell Velocity660 m./s.
AP Shell Weight20.3 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
80 mm/40 41st Year Type5 х 1 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire17.14 shots/min.
Reload Time3.5 sec.
HE Shell76 mm HE Mk2 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,300 
Initial HE Shell Velocity680 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
457 mm Twin2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.73 shots/min.
Reload Time22 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoType42 mod. 1 
Maximum Damage6,133 
Torpedo Speed44 knot
Torpedo Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33 knot
Turning Circle Radius540 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range5.58 km.
Air Detectability Range2.35 km.
Battle Levels
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Umikaze — Japanese Tier II destroyer.

The first Japanese destroyer designed to operate in high seas. When it was commissioned, Umikaze was one of the world's strongest destroyers and the fastest ship in the Imperial Japanese Navy. She carried very good torpedo and artillery armament for her time.

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)
120 mm/40 Type41622.5751,70071,800 05,000
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)
Umikaze (A)8,6006252520 08,900
Umikaze (B)10,30062535220 35025,000
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)
Type 422.7227.26,133445 012,000
Type44 mod. 22.5247.26,800488 45036,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Type3 mod. 108 04,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 20,500 hp33 06,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Tier II's Umikaze sets the trend for Japanese destroyers with its deadly torpedo armament. Its torpedoes, although relatively slow, are very fast to reload, are only detectable by enemy ships at very short range, and have a relatively long range with the upgraded torpedoes. Players need to capitalize on the upgraded torpedoes' long range by using this ship primarily as a torpedo boat, attacking enemy ships with torpedoes while staying undetected. Players should refrain from using its main guns and only use them as last-resort weapons.

Pros:

  • Fast reloading torpedoes.
  • High concealment and upgraded torpedo range give a 2.4 km leeway for torpedo runs.
  • Very fast compared to other ships it will normally face.

Cons:

  • Severely lacking in gun firepower due to low number of guns with a slow turret rotation speed and rate of fire.

Research

Players advised to research the second torpedoes first as it give a huge increase in range to enable stealth torpedo run and slight increase in damage potential.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Umikaze are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Umikaze can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

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

Signals

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. Umikaze-class destroyer - Wikipedia
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