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 ===Historical Inaccuracies=== ===Historical Inaccuracies===
 +* No ship in the Imperial Japanese Navy was ever named ''Hakuryu''.
 * Production of the Japanese 40 mm Bofors began in late 1944; ''Hakuryu'' was cancelled in 1943. * Production of the Japanese 40 mm Bofors began in late 1944; ''Hakuryu'' was cancelled in 1943.
 * The Japanese version of the 40 mm Bofors had a defective fuse design which limited its effective range to ~3.0 km. * The Japanese version of the 40 mm Bofors had a defective fuse design which limited its effective range to ~3.0 km.

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Hakuryū
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Tech Tree Position
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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 Model A 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 Shel%
AA Defense
100 mm/65 Type 98 on a Model A 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 Range15.66 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 could carry the largest air group among 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)63,100131301222/12100 03,000,000
Attack Aircraft Cruise 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)
Cruise 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)
Cruise 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
 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

Rightly dubbed as the "Sky Hammer" because of the number of squadrons she can put in the air at any given time, the Hakuryu is a battleship's worst nightmare—with special mention to the Yamato which was sunk by aircraft during her very last sortie. The Hakuryu can field a large number of squadrons to destroy any ship in the water, with up to six strike squadrons at her disposal. However, there is a cost of having so many squadrons: each squadron has a smaller number of planes than their US counterparts which means they can be easily destroyed by a solid AA screen or by intercepting fighters. Despite being large as she is, the Hakuryu has a rather reasonable concealment value, better than her counterpart the Midway.

Pros:

  • Can put several squadrons into the air at any given time, especially strike aircraft
  • Carrier itself has good concealment values
  • Deck does not burn easily
  • A daunting thing to be wary of in high tier matches
  • Fighters are rather sound at their tier

Cons:

  • Small squadron size which makes it a bit easy to have fighters intercept them
  • Fighters are still swamped by US fighters in dogfights

Research

This is a suggested research path:

  1. Mitsubishi A8M fighters
  2. Nakajima C6N1-B torpedo bombers
  3. Wakusei dive bombers
  4. Type 10 mod. 2 or mod. 3 Flight Control


Researching the flight control mods is listed last due to the fact that the anti-air at this tier is so powerful and managing multiple squads is the most difficult at this tier. Additionally, the mod. 2 Flight Control only adds one extra dive bomber squadron to the player's loadout, which may not be very helpful at all and will reduce the ratio of allocated torpedo bombers. Additionally, researching mod. 2 or mod. 3 Flight Control depends on the player's preference.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Upgrade Slot 3 is the 1st main choice of upgrades with Hakuryū. For players looking to improve their fighter's capabilities, Air Groups Modification 2 (Increases HP of the aircraft carrier's planes: +7.5% aircraft HP.) is highly recommended, especially when using the Type 10 mod. 3 flight control system. Otherwise, the Flight Control Modification 1 (Accelerates aircraft servicing and increases the maximum number of aircraft on deck: -5% aircraft restoration time / +2 carrier deck places available.) helps players land and launch Hakuryū`s multiple flight squadrons, as Hakuryū has a staggering eight separate plane squadrons to manage.

Upgrade Slot 5 offers players Concealment System Modification 1 (Reduces 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.), which stacks with Concealment Expert and Camouflage to bring Hakuryū`s surface detection down to a small range of 11.5km.

Upgrade Slot 6 is the 2nd main choice of upgrades with Hakuryū. Due to the common presence of multiple battleships and cruisers with very high AA power, Template:Air Groups Modification 3 is highly recommended to make sure Hakuryū`s planes will survive their trip to and from their target. If survivability isn't the player's foremost preference, Flight Control Modification 2 (Increases cruising speed of the aircraft carrier's squadrons: +5% cruising speed.) is viable, increasing the speed gap between Hakuryū`s and Midway`s planes, allowing the smaller Japanese squadrons to outrun their American counterparts.

Commander Skills

Hakuryū uses the standard IJN CV captain skill setup. Emphasis should be on skills that boost fighter and bomber effectiveness and AA protection. Aircraft Servicing Expert, Torpedo Acceleration, Torpedo Armament Expertise, and Air Supremacy are "must have" skills. Dogfighting Expert is still useful despite Hakuryū’s planes being top tier as the bonus to ammunition allows her fighters to remain airborne longer before returning to rearm.

For AA defense, Hakuryū has medium-caliber 100mm guns that benefit greatly from Manual Fire Control for AA Armament. Basic Firing Training is also a good choice to boost all AA guns' DPS by 20%. And as Hakuryū is a Tier X carrier, the player has access to the special IJN carrier Defensive Fire consumable, which lasts for two minutes and increases the ship's AA DPS by a factor of 1.75. Coupled with Basic Firing Training and Manual Fire Control for AA Armament, the player can significantly increase the ship's AA DPS to shoot down enemy planes effectively and greatly reduce the damage taken from an enemy carrier's attack.

Evasive Maneuvers is recommended as it increases the bombers' survivability when returning to the carrier, and is especially useful when the enemy targets have activated Defensive Fire.

Any skills that are related to an enemy vessel firing on your carrier are not useful, as the cost-benefit of investing in survivability skills is not worth the minimal benefit they offer. Hakuryū is large and unarmored, and will not survive an attack by any ship larger than a destroyer. Hakuryū captains must position their ship near friendlies and far back from the enemy fleet. Concealment Expert may be taken to further reduce detection range if the captain so desires.

ATTENTION

  • Due to dive bombers having over 100% chance of causing fires, Demolition Expert is not recommended.

Consumables

As a Tier X carrier, Hakuryū has access to the following consumables:


Premium Defensive AA Fire II is recommended to counter any enemy carrier's attempts to "snipe" the player (that is, by having all bombers bypass allied ships undetected and attempting to sink the player in one hit). Premium Damage Control Party II is not recommended as it is only needed in dire moments, or when the player is the last one alive.

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 are recommended to equip Hakuryu with the permanent Type 20 camouflage rather than the pay-per-battle premium Type 6 camouflage as the permanent Type 20 lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces cost of repairs, and increases the amount of credits and experience she earns. The premium Type 6, unlike the permanent Type 20, does not provide repair cost reduction benefits nor does it increase the amount of credits earned.

Signals

As a carrier, Hakuryū can only mount at most four signals at a time and has no risk of detonating. Players should mount Equal Speed Charlie London (for faster XP grinding / increased XP gain per battle), Zulu Hotel (when coupled with Equal Speed Charlie London greatly helps increase commander (re)training), and, for the last two / pair, November Echo Setteseven (for better bomber self-defense against fighters) and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (to have a better chance at causing flooding and dealing damage via flooding). Players can also choose to equip the Dragon Flag for faster commander (re)training.

ATTENTION

  • Due to dive bombers having over 100% chance of causing fires, Victor Lima and India X-Ray are not recommended.

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

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Historical Info

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