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 * AP-bombs are treated as AP shells on a regular ship, and can over-penetrate or ricochet. * AP-bombs are treated as AP shells on a regular ship, and can over-penetrate or ricochet.
 * More visible by Air compared to ''[[Langley]]'' * More visible by Air compared to ''[[Langley]]''
?* Un-armored. HE shells will cause significant damage. +* Unarmored. HE shells will cause significant damage.
  
 |Research=<!-- write text about priority sequence of research below --> |Research=<!-- write text about priority sequence of research below -->
?The Hosho has only 1 upgrade, it's B hull, which provides it with better AA, manoeuvrability and a slight increase in health+The Hosho has only 1 upgrade, its B hull, which provides it with better AA, maneuverability and a slight increase in health
 # Hosho (B) Hull # Hosho (B) Hull
  
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 |CommanderSkills=<!-- write text about best set of Commander Skills below --> |CommanderSkills=<!-- write text about best set of Commander Skills below -->
?Players should emphasize on incresing the HP of their planes as they have the lowest health of all 3 nations, a tren that continues up to tier 10+Players should emphasize on increasing the HP of their planes as they have the lowest health of all 3 nations, a trend that continues up to tier 10
  
?{{Commander Skills+{{Commander Skills 2
?| Priority Target = +| rating11 = <!-- Priority Target -->
?| Preventative Maintenance = +| rating12 = <!-- Preventive Maint -->
?| Expert Loader = +| rating13 = <!-- Expert Loader -->
?| Air Supremacy = 3+| rating14 = 3 <!-- Air Supremacy -->
?| Direction Center for Fighters = +| rating15 = <!-- Direction Center for Fighters -->
?| Improved Engine Boost = 2+| rating16 = 2 <!-- Improved Engine Boost -->
?| Incoming Fire Alert = +| rating17 = <!-- Incoming Fire Alert -->
?| Last Gasp = 2+| rating18 = 2 <!-- Last Gasp -->
  
?| High Alert = 1+| rating21 = 1 <!-- High Alert -->
?| Jack of All Trades = +| rating22 = <!-- Jack of All Trades -->
?| Expert Marksman = +| rating23 = <!-- Expert Marksman -->
?| Torpedo Acceleration = 2+| rating24 = 2 <!-- Torpedo Acceleration -->
?| Smoke Screen Expert = +| rating25 = 0 <!-- Smoke Screen Expert -->
?| Improved Engines = 3+| rating26 = 3 <!-- Improved Engines -->
?| Adrenaline Rush = +| rating27 = <!-- Adrenaline Rush -->
?| Last Stand = +| rating28 = <!-- Last Stand -->
  
?| Basics of Survivability = +| rating31 = <!-- Basics of Survivability -->
?| Survivability Expert = 3+| rating32 = 3 <!-- Survivability Expert-->
?| Torpedo Armament Expertise = +| rating33 = <!-- Torpedo Armament Expertise-->
?| Aircraft Armor = 3+| rating34 = 3 <!-- Aircraft Armor -->
?| Basic Firing Training = 1+| rating35 = 1 <!-- Basic Firing Training -->
?| Superintendent = +| rating36 = <!-- Superintendent -->
?| Demolition Expert = 1+| rating37 = 1 <!-- Demolition Expert -->
?| Vigilance = +| rating38 = <!-- Vigilance -->
  
?| Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament = +| rating41 = <!-- Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament -->
?| Fire Prevention = +| rating42 = <!-- Fire Prevention -->
?| Inertia Fuse for HE Shells = +| rating43 = <!-- Inertia Fuse for HE Shells -->
?| Sight Stabilization = 3+| rating44 = 3 <!-- Sight Stabilization -->
?| Advanced Firing Training = +| rating45 = <!-- Advanced Firing Training -->
?| Massive AA Fire = +| rating46 = <!-- Massive AA Fire -->
?| Radio Position Finding = +| rating47 = <!-- Radio Position Finding -->
?| Concealment Expert = 2+| rating48 = 2 <!-- Concealment Expert -->
 }} }}
  
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 First considered in the 1918 Naval shipbuilding programme, ''Hosho'' was to be built as a seaplane carrier, akin to HMS ''Campania''. Although the keel was laid down, this plan was soon revised after Japanese naval attachés observed the desirable characteristics of HMS ''Furious'', such as close to 30 knots of speed and more than 35 onboard aircraft. Not to be left behind, ''Hosho'' was proposed to become a full aircraft carrier with similar capabilities.  First considered in the 1918 Naval shipbuilding programme, ''Hosho'' was to be built as a seaplane carrier, akin to HMS ''Campania''. Although the keel was laid down, this plan was soon revised after Japanese naval attachés observed the desirable characteristics of HMS ''Furious'', such as close to 30 knots of speed and more than 35 onboard aircraft. Not to be left behind, ''Hosho'' was proposed to become a full aircraft carrier with similar capabilities.
  
?As Japan’s first purpose-built carrier, her design was based of a converted cruiser hull, which limited her tonnage to under 8,000 tonnes and no armour to speak of. For propulsion, eight boilers fed to two turbines, generating 30,000 shaft horsepower, which in speed trials pushed the vessel to 26 knots. For a ship of her size, she had an impressive range of above 8,000 nautical miles. Unique to ''Hosho'', she carried an onboard gyrostabilizer to reduce rolling during rough seas. +As Japan’s first purpose-built carrier, her design was based of a converted cruiser hull, which limited her tonnage to under 8,000 tonnes and no armour to speak of. For propulsion, eight boilers fed to two turbines, generating 30,000 shaft horsepower, which in speed trials pushed the vessel to 26 knots. For a ship of her size, she had an impressive range of above 8,000 nautical miles. Unique to ''Hosho'', she carried an onboard gyro-stabilizer to reduce rolling during rough seas.
  
 As a purpose-built carrier, ''Hosho'' had a full, unobstructed flight deck that was slightly tilted down to aid aircraft acceleration. Originally built, ''Hosho'' had an island superstructure on the starboard side, which held the bridge and aircraft control center. ''Hosho’s'' two hangars were designed to house different aircraft. The smaller, forward hanger housed fighters, while the rear, larger hangar housed bombers. Originally built, ''Hosho’s'' aircraft complement was 15 aircraft, split between fighters and torpedo bombers.  As a purpose-built carrier, ''Hosho'' had a full, unobstructed flight deck that was slightly tilted down to aid aircraft acceleration. Originally built, ''Hosho'' had an island superstructure on the starboard side, which held the bridge and aircraft control center. ''Hosho’s'' two hangars were designed to house different aircraft. The smaller, forward hanger housed fighters, while the rear, larger hangar housed bombers. Originally built, ''Hosho’s'' aircraft complement was 15 aircraft, split between fighters and torpedo bombers.

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Hōshō
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Tech Tree Position
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General
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.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed25 knot
Turning Circle Radius740 m.
Rudder Shift Time11.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range8.82 km.
Air Detectability Range6.46 km.
Battle Levels
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IV
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1,000,000

Hōshō — Japanese Tier IV aircraft сarrier.

The first vessel in the world to be completed as a purpose-built aircraft carrier. This ship was moderately sized and could carry a small air group. For her size, she was armed with an impressive artillery setup and had decent speed and maneuverability.

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)
Hōshō (A)31,0006204624 0100,000
Hōshō (B)31,8006204624 3,000250,000
Attack Aircraft Cruise Speed
(knot)
Average Damage per Second
(HP/min)
LoadoutHit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
A4N108001,150 050,000
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
B4Y Jean5,800971,380 050,000
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
D1A Susie2,500981,360 050,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
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

Performance

The first aircraft carrier players working up the Japanese tech tree gain access to, Hōshō provides players an introduction to IJN's carrier line. In general, players can expect Attack Aircraft with great accuracy but a relatively small payload, Dive bombers with high potential damage and relatively stealthy Torpedo Bombers.

As a carrier that loses too many aircraft will be unable to contribute to their team, players must learn to balance risk and reward when committing to an attack. Attack runs on targets that are either isolated or have weak AA defence is advised due to the relatively low risk involved. Players should also only call back their aircraft (f key by default) when they are safely outside AA bubbles in order to ensure they don't get shot down along the way.

Pros:

  • Hosho's attack aircraft are quite accurate due to their small targeting ellipse
  • Dive-bombers have the potential to cause 18 thousand damage per wave, assuming all bombs in the flight hit the citadel of a ship
  • Powerful propulsion, allowing it to keep up with the team.
  • It's torpedo aircraft boast more potential damage (5400 vs 4233) and higher stealth (7.5 km vs 10 km) compared to its American counterpart Langley
  • Slightly stealthier by sea than Langley.

Cons:

  • Attack aircraft are only fire 6 rockets per attack run (each aircraft are armed with 2 rockets, and 3 planes participate in each run)
  • Dive-bombers are only armed with AP-bombs, leaving them unable to start fires.
  • AP-bombs are treated as AP shells on a regular ship, and can over-penetrate or ricochet.
  • More visible by Air compared to Langley
  • Unarmored. HE shells will cause significant damage.

Research

The Hosho has only 1 upgrade, its B hull, which provides it with better AA, maneuverability and a slight increase in health

  1. Hosho (B) Hull

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Hōshō are as follows:

Commander Skills

Players should emphasize on increasing the HP of their planes as they have the lowest health of all 3 nations, a trend that continues up to tier 10

Consumables

Hōshō has access to the following consumables:

All aircraft carrier consumables are automatically activated.

Attack Aircraft:

Torpedo Bombers:

Bombers:

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce chances of being detected by the enemy.

Signals

As a carrier, Hōshō can only mount at most four signals at a time and has no risk of detonating. Players should mount Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.), Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.), and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (+15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.). However, Juliet Whiskey Unaone is not highly recommended if the player wishes to conserve the signal for later tiers.

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  • Stille, M., Bryan, T. (2005) Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers: 1921-45. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing Ltd.
  • Chesneau, R., Gardiner, R. (1980). Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships, 1922-1946. London, UK: Conway Maritime Press.
  • Sha, S. K. (1964). Japanese Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers: Vol 2. London, UK: Macdonald & Co. Ltd.
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