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 +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.<br><br>{{Model3DViewer|c48cca73d01847698ecb03e47f1ffc7c}}
  
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?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.+The first aircraft carrier players working up the Japanese tech tree gain access to, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' 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.
?|Research=<!-- write text about priority sequence of research below -->+ 
?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.+'''Attack Aircraft:'''
 + 
 +Like most Japanese carriers their attack aircraft carry hard hitting rockets and have reasonable accuracy that allows them to be used to hunt destroyers effectively as well as trolling cruisers and battleships. However they only launch 6 rockets per attack run, and a squadron can only attack twice. Attack aircraft should be used as much as possible when low on torpedo bombers.
 + 
 +'''Torpedo Bombers:'''
 + 
 +Torpedo bombers are the star of the show like many Japanese carriers and can deal large amounts of damage to targets in a short amount of time, they have very good concealment that allows them to surprise enemy ships or give them little reaction time as they come closer to be attacked. They also sport reasonable speed that allows them to balance the low healthpool of planes. These type of planes should be used to the maximum because they are the most reliable way to help support allied ships.
 + 
 +'''Dive Bombers:'''
 + 
 +Unlike British and American carriers, Japanese ones carry AP bombs that have good potentials of citadeling ships and cause large amounts of damage to targets as long as they hit the citadel. However when bombs do not hit the citadel they deal low damage. It is recommended to use torpedo bombers and attack aircraft more frequently because they can get a reliable amount of damage than dive bombers do.
 + 
 +'''Tips:'''
 +It is recommended to start with attack aircraft in the the beginning of the battle as spotting destroyers and other ships are important for other allied ships to plan ahead of what to do. When using torpedo bombers use 2/3 of the squadron so then you can save planes and attack at least twice. Torpedo bombers should be used as much as possible as they also are a threat to destroyers, attack aircraft should be used when needed. 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=<!-- write list of positive points below. use * as in ordinary wiki-list. --> |Pros=<!-- write list of positive points below. use * as in ordinary wiki-list. -->
?*Has 16 torpedo bombers total, making it forgiving to lose some bombers during a run+* ''Hosho'''s attack aircraft are quite accurate like most Japanese carriers.
?*Powerful propulsion, allowing it to keep up with the team+*Torpedo and dive bombers have reasonable speed that allows them to attack often.
 +* Torpedo bombers can land up to 29,000 damage on enemy ships when using entire squadron and no plane is lost.
 +*Torpedo bombers and attack aircraft are effective against all ship type.
 +* It's torpedo aircraft boast more potential damage (5800 vs 3500) and higher stealth (7.5 km vs 10 km) compared to its American counterpart ''[[Langley]]''
 +* Powerful propulsion that produce reasonable speed that allows her to keep up with the team.
 +* Good concealment for ship and planes.
 + 
 |Cons=<!-- write list of negative points below. use * as in ordinary wiki-list. --> |Cons=<!-- write list of negative points below. use * as in ordinary wiki-list. -->
?*Has only 8 fighters, which makes it difficult to fight against Langley's potential 10 fighters+* Attack aircraft are only launch 6 rockets every attack run and can only attack twice(each aircraft are armed with 2 rockets, and 3 planes participate in each run).
 +* Torpedo bomber squadron has 5 planes and only one of them attack in a attack run meaning that a few will get shot down as they stay in AA auras.
 +* AP-bombs are treated as AP shells on a regular ship, and can over-penetrate or ricochet.
 +* ''Hosho'' is largely unarmored. HE shells will cause citadel hits and large amounts of damage even from destroyers.
 + 
 +|Research=<!-- write text about priority sequence of research below -->
 +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
 + 
 +|OptimalConfiguration=<!-- write some general text about selection of optimal configuration below (optional)-->
 + 
 +|Upgrades=<!-- write text about best upgrades below -->
 +The recommended upgrades for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' are as follows:
 +*'''Slot 1''': {{Air Groups Modification 1}}
 +*'''Slot 2''': {{Damage Control System Modification 1}}
 + 
 +|CommanderSkills=<!-- write text about best set of Commander Skills below -->
 +Players should emphasize 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 3 CV
 +<!-- Ratings 1,2,3 are legit. Others are ignored.-->
 +| rating11 = <!-- Last Gasp -->
 +| rating12 = <!-- Improved Engine Boost -->
 +| rating13 = <!-- Engine Techie -->
 +| rating14 = 2 <!-- Air Supremacy -->
 +| rating15 = <!-- Direction Center for Fighters -->
 +| rating16 = <!-- Search and Destroy -->
 + 
 +| rating21 = 2 <!-- Torpedo Bomber -->
 +| rating22 = <!-- Swift Fish -->
 +| rating23 = 2 <!-- Improved Engines -->
 +| rating24 = <!-- Repair Specialist -->
 +| rating25 = <!-- Secondary Armament Expert -->
 +| rating26 = <!-- Patrol Group Leader -->
 + 
 +| rating31 = 2 <!-- Sight Stabilization -->
 +| rating32 = 2 <!-- Enhanced Armor-Piercing Ammunition -->
 +| rating33 = <!-- Demolition Expert -->
 +| rating34 = 2 <!-- Aircraft Armor -->
 +| rating35 = 2 <!-- Survivability Expert -->
 +| rating36 = <!-- Interceptor -->
 + 
 +| rating41 = <!-- Bomber Flight Control -->
 +| rating42 = 2 <!-- Proximity Fuse -->
 +| rating43 = <!-- Close Quarters Expert -->
 +| rating44 = <!-- Enhanced Aircraft Armor -->
 +| rating45 = <!-- Hidden Menace -->
 +| rating46 = <!-- Enhanced Reactions -->
 +}}
 + 
 + 
 +|Consumables=<!-- write text about selection of Consumables below -->
 +''{{#var:ship_name}}'' has access to the following consumables:
 +* '''Slot 1:''' {{Damage Control Party}} unlimited
 +* '''Slot 2:''' {{CAP Fighter}} 4
 + 
 +All aircraft carrier consumables are automatically activated.
 + 
 +'''Attack Aircraft:'''
 +* '''Slot 1:''' {{Engine Cooling}} 3
 +'''Torpedo Bombers:'''
 +* '''Slot 1:''' {{Engine Cooling}} 2
 +'''Bombers:'''
 +* '''Slot 1:''' {{Engine Cooling}} 2
 + 
 + 
 +|Camouflage=<!-- write text about useful camouflage below -->
 +[[Ship:Camouflage#Standard 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=<!-- write text about best set of signals below -->
 +As a carrier, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' can only mount at most four signals at a time and has no risk of detonating. Players should mount Equal Speed Charlie London ({{Equal Speed Charlie London|Size=18px}}), Zulu Hotel ({{Zulu Hotel|Size=18px}}), and Juliet Whiskey Unaone ({{Juliet Whiskey Unaone|Size=18px}}). However, Juliet Whiskey Unaone is not highly recommended if the player wishes to conserve the signal for later tiers.
 + 
 +{{Signal Flags
 +| November Echo Setteseven =
 +| Mike Yankee Soxisix =
 +| India X-Ray =
 +| Juliet Yankee Bissotwo =
 +| Victor Lima =
 +| Hotel Yankee =
 + 
 +| November Foxtrot =
 +| Sierra Mike = 1
 +| India Delta =
 +| Juliet Whiskey Unaone = 2
 +| India Yankee =
 +| Juliet Charlie =
 + 
 +| Zulu = 1
 +| India Bravo Terrathree =
 +| Equal Speed Charlie London = 3
 +| Zulu Hotel = 3
 +| Papa Papa =
 + 
 +| Wyvern = 1
 +| Red Dragon = 1
 +| Dragon Flag = 1
 +| Ouroboros =
 +| Hydra = 1
 +}}
 + 
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 +File:Hosho_1_верс_0_4_0_110854.jpeg
 +File:Hosho_2_верс_0_4_0_110854.jpeg
 +File:Hosho_3_верс_0_4_0_110854.jpeg
 +File:Hosho_4_верс_0_4_0_110854.jpeg
 +File:Hosho_5_верс_0_4_0_110854.jpeg
  
?</gallery>|History=<!-- write text below -->+</gallery>
  
?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.+|History=<!-- write text below -->
 +<div class="thumb tright">
 +{{AnnoWiki|content=
 +<h2>''Hosho'', 1924</h2>
 +===Construction===
 +:Builder: Asano Shipbuilding Company; Yokohama, Japan
 +:Laid down: 16 December 1920
 +:Launched: 13 November 1921
 +:Builder: Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, Yokosuka, Japan
 +:Completed: 10 January 1922
 +:Commissioned: 27 December 1922
 +----
 +===Specifications===
 +:Displacement: 7,470 tons, standard
 +:Length: 168.1m
 +:Beam: 17.9m
 +:Draft: 6.17m
 +----
 +====Machinery====
 +:8 Kampon boilers, 2 Parsons turbines
 +:2,695 tons of fuel oil; 940 tons of coal
 +----
 +====Performance====
 +:26 knots at 30,000 shaft horsepower
 +:8,680 nautical miles at 12 knots
 +----
 +====Armament====
 +=====Secondary=====
 +:Four (4 x 1) 140mm/50 3rd Year Type
 +=====Anti-Aircraft=====
 +:Two (2 x 1) 80mm/40 3rd Year Type
 +----
 +====Aircraft====
 +=====Total=====
 +:15 aircraft
 +=====Fighters=====
 +:Nine (9) Mitsubishi 1MF
 +=====Torpedo Bombers=====
 +:Six (6) Mitsubishi B1M3
 +----
 +====Complement====
 +:550 men
 +}}
 +</div>
 +[[File:IJN_Hosho_02.jpeg|none|frame|x350px|link=|''Hosho'' underway shortly after completion, December 1922.]]
  
?|HistoricalGallery=<!-- write below list of files without tags. description (if necessary) for each should be separated with template {{!}} --><gallery>+===Design===
 +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.
  
?IJN_Hosho_02.jpeg| Hosho as built.+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.
 + 
 +For close-in defence, ''Hosho'' was armed with four 140mm naval guns, which were considered to be a heavy battery for a ship of this tonnage, at that time. Carrier doctrine was non-existent at this time, and so designers considered artillery combat a possibility with aircraft carriers. Conversely, not much was considered for anti-aircraft defense; she was originally armed with two 80mm high-angle guns, positioned near the back of the ship.
 + 
 +Throughout her carrier, ''Hosho'' underwent some modifications. The most significant change was in 1924, when the island was deleted and the funnels were moved to the side of the ship, in order to provide an unobstructed flight deck. Furthermore, the funnels could swivel to lie horizontally, to eject gasses away from the deck. Her AA armament, seen to be ineffective was replaced with various numbers of 25mm cannons throughout the War. Finally, in late 1944, ''Hosho’s'' flight deck was extended to make landings easier.
 + 
 +Aircraft Carrier ''Hosho'' was laid down in 16 December 1920 by the Asano Shipbuilding Company, and launched 13 November 1921. She was completed at the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal on 10 January 1922.
 + 
 +===Service===
 +Commissioned into the Imperial Japanese Navy on 27 December 1922, ''Hosho'' spent the first few years of her service life laying the foundation and groundwork for the budding Japanese carrier doctrine. This is when her first major reconstruction occurred, in order to better accommodate aircraft handling operations.
 + 
 +With tensions rising in China in the early 1930s, ''Hosho'' – along with the rest of the Third Fleet – was stationed near Shanghai and covered Japanese operations through February and March. She was the first IJN ship to conduct aerial operations; mainly in the way of air-superiority, bomber escort, and airfield raids.
 + 
 +From late 1935 to early 1936, ''Hosho'' was spending time in the dockyards after suffering damage from a typhoon while undergoing a training sortie with the Fourth Fleet. The entire first half of the flight deck had to be rebuilt and reinforced after the original one collapsed and had to be cut away. Also while in the dockyards, measures were taken to decrease her top weight; funnels permanently swiveled horizontally, aircraft crane and upper deck aviation fuel tanks were deleted.
 + 
 +''Hosho'' was stationed back in China with the Third Fleet after the Second Sino-Japanese War commenced in the late 1930s. During the summer of 1937, ''Hosho’s'' air groups were tasked with bomber interdiction and close-air support to assist the Imperial Japanese Army operations near Shanghai. By autumn of 1937, ''Hosho'', along with ''[[Ryujo]]'', operated off the south China coast conducting further raids against Chinese airfields.
 + 
 +By the winter, she was relegated to reserve status and transferred her aircraft to ''[[Ryujo]]''. Although out-dated, the Navy realized her service life could be extended as a training carrier, and as such modifications were made by late 1939.
 + 
 +When the Second World War commenced, ''Hosho'' was pressed into service as secondary air-defence for the Main Body of Battleships for the Combined Fleet for not only the raid on Pearl Harbor, but Midway as well. With the Japanese defeat, ''Hosho'' returned to mainland Japan to resume training duties.
 + 
 +In order to service the larger and more modern aircraft that were coming into service in late 1944, ''Hosho'' had her flight deck enlarged, and new aircraft handling gear installed. She dutifully trained new pilots until the end of the war.
 + 
 +Her only postwar duties of note were repatriation efforts; ferrying Japanese servicemen and civilians back home from their stations overseas, until 1947, when ''Hosho'' was decommissioned and scrapped.
 + 
 + 
 +|HistoricalGallery=<!-- write below list of files without tags. description (if necessary) for each should be separated with template {{!}} --><gallery>
 IJN_Hosho_01.jpeg| IJN_Hosho_01.jpeg|
 Hosho_%281921%29.jpg| Hosho_%281921%29.jpg|
?</gallery>|Video=<!-- put below video clips with using template VideoYT. You can use html-tags for formatting. -->+IJN_Hosho_05.jpeg|''Hosho''’s external appearance in 1922.
 +IJN_Hosho_07.jpeg|''Hosho''’s external appearance in 1924.
 +IJN_Hosho_08.jpeg|''Hosho''’s external appearance in 1936.
 +IJN_Hosho_09.jpeg|''Hosho''’s external appearance in 1945.
 +IJN_Hosho_03.jpeg|''Hosho'' stationed in Shanghai.
 +IJN_Hosho_06.jpeg|''[[Kaga]]'' and ''Hosho'' during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
 +</gallery>
 + 
 +|Video=<!-- put below video clips with using template VideoYT. You can use html-tags for formatting. -->
  
 |Ref= <!-- write below --> |Ref= <!-- write below -->
 +# [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_H%C5%8Dsh%C5%8D Japanese aircraft carrier ''Hōshō'' - Wikipedia]
 +# 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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Latest revision as of 20:25, 23 February 2021

Hōshō
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Tech Tree Position
Isokaze
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Ryūjō
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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.

Attack Aircraft:

Like most Japanese carriers their attack aircraft carry hard hitting rockets and have reasonable accuracy that allows them to be used to hunt destroyers effectively as well as trolling cruisers and battleships. However they only launch 6 rockets per attack run, and a squadron can only attack twice. Attack aircraft should be used as much as possible when low on torpedo bombers.

Torpedo Bombers:

Torpedo bombers are the star of the show like many Japanese carriers and can deal large amounts of damage to targets in a short amount of time, they have very good concealment that allows them to surprise enemy ships or give them little reaction time as they come closer to be attacked. They also sport reasonable speed that allows them to balance the low healthpool of planes. These type of planes should be used to the maximum because they are the most reliable way to help support allied ships.

Dive Bombers:

Unlike British and American carriers, Japanese ones carry AP bombs that have good potentials of citadeling ships and cause large amounts of damage to targets as long as they hit the citadel. However when bombs do not hit the citadel they deal low damage. It is recommended to use torpedo bombers and attack aircraft more frequently because they can get a reliable amount of damage than dive bombers do.

Tips:

It is recommended to start with attack aircraft in the the beginning of the battle as spotting destroyers and other ships are important for other allied ships to plan ahead of what to do. When using torpedo bombers use 2/3 of the squadron so then you can save planes and attack at least twice. Torpedo bombers should be used as much as possible as they also are a threat to destroyers, attack aircraft should be used when needed. 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 like most Japanese carriers.
  • Torpedo and dive bombers have reasonable speed that allows them to attack often.
  • Torpedo bombers can land up to 29,000 damage on enemy ships when using entire squadron and no plane is lost.
  • Torpedo bombers and attack aircraft are effective against all ship type.
  • It's torpedo aircraft boast more potential damage (5800 vs 3500) and higher stealth (7.5 km vs 10 km) compared to its American counterpart Langley
  • Powerful propulsion that produce reasonable speed that allows her to keep up with the team.
  • Good concealment for ship and planes.

Cons:

  • Attack aircraft are only launch 6 rockets every attack run and can only attack twice(each aircraft are armed with 2 rockets, and 3 planes participate in each run).
  • Torpedo bomber squadron has 5 planes and only one of them attack in a attack run meaning that a few will get shot down as they stay in AA auras.
  • AP-bombs are treated as AP shells on a regular ship, and can over-penetrate or ricochet.
  • Hosho is largely unarmored. HE shells will cause citadel hits and large amounts of damage even from destroyers.

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 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

  1. Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō - Wikipedia
  2. Stille, M., Bryan, T. (2005) Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers: 1921-45. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing Ltd.
  3. *Chesneau, R., Gardiner, R. (1980). Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships, 1922-1946. London, UK: Conway Maritime Press.
  4. *Sha, S. K. (1964). Japanese Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers: Vol 2. London, UK: Macdonald & Co. Ltd.
Ships of Japan
Destroyers  II TachibanaDoubloons • II Umikaze • II Tachibana LimaDoubloons • III Wakatake • IV Isokaze • V Minekaze • V FūjinDoubloons • V KamikazeDoubloons • V Kamikaze RDoubloons • V Mutsuki • VI Fubuki • VI Hatsuharu • VI ShinonomeDoubloons • VII Akatsuki • VII Shiratsuyu • VII YūdachiDoubloons • VIII Akizuki • VIII Kagerō • VIII AsashioDoubloons • VIII HSF Harekaze IIDoubloons • VIII Asashio BDoubloons • VIII HSF HarekazeDoubloons • VIII AL YukikazeDoubloons • IX Yūgumo • IX Kitakaze • X Shimakaze • X Harugumo • X Hayate 
Cruisers  I Hashidate • II Chikuma • III Tenryū • III KatoriDoubloons • IV YūbariDoubloons • IV Kuma • IV Iwaki AlphaDoubloons • V Furutaka • V YahagiDoubloons • VI Aoba • VII Myōkō • VII ARP MyōkōDoubloons • VII ARP AshigaraDoubloons • VII ARP HaguroDoubloons • VII Southern DragonDoubloons • VII Eastern DragonDoubloons • VII ARP NachiDoubloons • VIII Mogami • VIII Tone • VIII AtagoDoubloons • VIII Atago BDoubloons • VIII ARP TakaoDoubloons • VIII ARP MayaDoubloons • IX Ibuki • IX AzumaDoubloons • X Zaō • X YoshinoDoubloons • X Kitakami 
Battleships  II MikasaDoubloons • III Kawachi • IV Myōgi • IV IshizuchiDoubloons • V Kongō • V ARP KongōDoubloons • V ARP KirishimaDoubloons • V ARP HarunaDoubloons • V ARP HieiDoubloons • V HSF HieiDoubloons • VI Fusō • VI MutsuDoubloons • VI Ise • VII Nagato • VII AshitakaDoubloons • VII HyūgaDoubloons • VIII Amagi • VIII KiiDoubloons • VIII Ignis PurgatioDoubloons • VIII RagnarokDoubloons • IX Izumo • IX MusashiDoubloons • IX HizenDoubloons • X Yamato • X Shikishima • X ARP Yamato 
Aircraft Carriers  IV Hōshō • VI Ryūjō • VIII Shōkaku • VIII KagaDoubloons • VIII Kaga BDoubloons • X Hakuryū
Aircraft Carriers
Japan  IV Hōshō • VI Ryūjō • VIII Shōkaku • VIII KagaDoubloons • VIII Kaga BDoubloons • X Hakuryū 
U.S.S.R.  
U.S.A.  IV Langley • VI Ranger • VIII Lexington • VIII EnterpriseDoubloons • VIII SaipanDoubloons • X Midway • X Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Italy  
Germany  IV Rhein • VI Weser • VI Erich LoewenhardtDoubloons • VIII August von Parseval • VIII Graf ZeppelinDoubloons • VIII Graf Zeppelin BDoubloons • X Manfred von Richthofen • X Max Immelmann 
Europe  
France  
U.K.  IV Hermes • VI Furious • VI Ark RoyalDoubloons • VIII Implacable • VIII Indomitable • X Audacious 
Pan-Asia  VIII SanzangDoubloons 
Commonwealth  
Pan-America


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