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 +The Hosho was the first aircraft carrier to ever be commissioned and the second ship, after the HMS Hermes, to be designed from the keel up as an aircraft carrier. Construction began in 1920 and was finished by 1922. Over her 23 year career, she provided valuable lessons for the developing Japanese carrier fleet and supported the Imperial Japanese Army in the opening stages of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Her small airgroup size limited her combat effectiveness so she was placed on reserve in 1939 and became a training carrier. She was the only Japanese carrier to survive the Second World War which enabled her use as a repatriation transport in the post war occupation. She made nine trips and brought back 40,000 Japanese soldiers and civilians before being decommissioned and scrapped in 1946.
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Tech Tree Position
Research price11000 exp
Purchase price1,000,000 Credits
Hit Points31,000 
Secondary Armament #1
140 mm/50 3rd Year Type on a single mount4 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range3.5 km.
Rate of Fire7.5 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell140 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel10 %
AA Defense
13 mm/76 Type 93 on a twin mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maximum Speed25 knot
Turning Circle Radius740 m.
Rudder Shift Time11.1 sec.
Surface Detectability Range8.82 km.
Air Detectability Range6.46 km.
Battle Levels

Hōshō — Japanese Tier IV aircraft сarrier.

The first ship in the world to be specifically designed and completed as an aircraft carrier. This ship was moderately sized and could carry a small air group. She had a decent speed and was only slightly inferior to a light cruiser in terms of armament.


Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
( Credits)
Hōshō (A)31,0006204624 0100,000
Hōshō (B)31,8006204624 3,000250,000
Attack Aircraft Cruise Speed
Average Damage per Second
LoadoutHit Points
Research price
Purchase price
( Credits)
A4N108001,150 050,000
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
Cruise Speed
Hit Points
Research price
Purchase price
( Credits)
B4Y Jean5,800971,380 050,000
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
Cruise Speed
Hit Points
Research price
Purchase price
( Credits)
D1A Susie2,500981,360 050,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 30,000 hp25 040,000

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

Player Opinion


Being the first IJN carrier in the line, the Hosho features a simple loadout that is easy for players new to carriers to use. It is a bomber-friendly guidance for players, as it's squadron loadout boasts two 4-man squadrons of torpedo bombers, allowing for players to test out a variety of ways in which they can bomb their target. However, it's single fighter squadron may be problematic when the Hosho has to deal with its USN carrier counterpart, the Langley. Moreover, however, the Hosho holds a maximum of one squadron-full of reserves for each squadron, which is much more forgiving than its USN counterpart. In all, it is a good carrier that can teach newcomers to carrier play that favors bombing the enemy.


  • Has 16 torpedo bombers total, making it forgiving to lose some bombers during a run
  • Powerful propulsion, allowing it to keep up with the team


  • Has only 8 fighters, which makes it difficult to fight against Langley's potential 10 fighters


Research Yokosuka B4Y torpedo bombers first, as the cruise speed and HP per plane may prove to be harsh when attempting bombing runs on nimbler ships. Then research the Mitsubishi A5M4 fighters to allow for some chance of fighting back against enemy carriers. The hull is upgraded last as it provides only extra ship health, which is not vital to carriers.


Historical Info

Historical Gallery

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