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?An advanced design of the ''[[Tenryu]]''-class cruiser. The ship's displacement exceeded that of her predecessor, which allowed for a reinforced artillery armament and more powerful propulsion. At the project design stage, the cruiser was faster than all existing cruisers and many destroyers.<br><br>''Iwaki Alpha'' was given as a gift to any Alpha tester or Beta Weekend player at the beginning of the Closed Beta Test who played at least 100 matches during Alpha.<!-- <br><br>{{Model3DViewer|7593a6a363f1430ab86c912531aa493f}}-->+An advanced design of the ''[[Tenryu]]''-class cruiser. The ship's displacement exceeded that of her predecessor, which allowed for a reinforced artillery armament and more powerful propulsion. At the project design stage, the cruiser was faster than all existing cruisers and many destroyers.<br /><br />''Iwaki Alpha'' was awarded to testers in March 2015 who had played 100 matches during the Closed Alpha period. The 'Death Pickle'<ref>'Pickle' from the color of her permanent camouflage.</ref> is considered so over-powered that she has not been available since.
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?''Iwaki Alpha'' is best treated as a destroyer that is the size of a cruiser. With its light armor and good maneuverability this ship can wolf pack it with the best of them. When played like a destroyer this ship does wonders, and the 140mm guns gives this ship better guns than any destroyer in Tier IV. The biggest drawback to this ship is its cruiser sized hull with an appropriately-sized citadel section; this makes her an easier target for enemy gunners. Captains should take advantage of the ship's maneuverability to zig-zag into torpedo range. +''Iwaki Alpha'' is best treated as a destroyer (DD) that is the size of a cruiser. She has a smoke generator like a DD, and two triple racks of 610mm torpedoes with massive hitting power. With its light armor and good maneuverability this ship can wolf pack it with the best of them. When played like a torpedo destroyer this ship can work wonders.
  
?Similar to ''[[Arkansas Beta]]'', ''Iwaki Alpha'' has access to upgrade slots that other ships of her tier do not: namely [[Ship:Upgrades#Tier_V.2B_Equipment_.28Slot_2.29|Upgrade Slot 2]] and [[Ship:Upgrades#Tier_VI.2B_Equipment_.28Slot_5.29|Upgrade Slot 5]].+The biggest drawback is ''Iwaki Alpha'''s cruiser sized hull with a deck-to-keel citadel. Stay undetected as much as you can.
  
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 * Fast and maneuverable. * Fast and maneuverable.
?* [[Ship:Upgrades#Aiming_Systems_Modification.C2.A00|Aiming Systems Modification 0]] ensures greater accuracy and faster turret traverse.+* The guns can be made very accurate indeed.
?* Long-range torpedoes (10 km).+* Hard hitting, stealthy, long-range torpedoes (10 km) that give her the ability to launch from outside detection range.
?* Equipped with the smoke screen consumable.+* Two triple center-line racks for a full six torpedo salvo.
?* Changes to matchmaker mean that she will see no more than Tier V ships on the enemy team.+* Equipped with the smoke generator and hydroacoustic search consumables.
?* Has access to four upgrade module slots (compared to ''[[Kuma]]''’s two).+* Has access to four upgrade module slots (compared to the usual two).
?* Equipped with a permanent camo.+
  
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 * Thin armor. * Thin armor.
 * Prone to citadel hits and incapacitation of modules. * Prone to citadel hits and incapacitation of modules.
?* Only five main guns compared to ''[[Kuma]]''’s seven.+* Generally lousy guns (DPM, range, ballistics).
 +* Poor forward torpedo firing arcs.
 * Lacks secondary artillery armament. * Lacks secondary artillery armament.
?* Short-range anti-aircraft guns (3.1 km).+* Weak anti-aircraft guns (3.1 km) with no long-range capability.
?* Poor torpedo firing arcs.+<br />
 +{{AnnoWiki|content='''[https://forum.worldofwarships.com/topic/131007-premium-ship-review-iwaki-alpha/ LittleWhiteMouse' Premium Ship Review: ''{{#var:ship_name}}''] from the NA forums.'''}}
  
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?As a premium ship, ''Iwaki Alpha'' doesn't have any upgrades to research.+As a premium ship, ''Iwaki Alpha'' doesn't have any modules to research.
  
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 +''{{#var:ship_name}}'' can equip the legendary {{Aiming Systems Modification 0}} &mdash; one of only three ships that can do so<ref>The others are IV ''Yubari'' and III ''[[Katori]]''.</ref> &mdash; for large buffs to all main armament. Similar to ''[[Arkansas Beta]]'', ''Iwaki Alpha'' has access to upgrade slots 3 and 4 that other ships of her tier do not.
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 The recommended upgrades for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' are as follows: The recommended upgrades for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' are as follows:
?* '''Slot 1''': {{Aiming Systems Modification 0}} greatly improves the accuracy of the main battery.+* '''Slot 1''': {{Aiming Systems Modification 0}} Don't even think about anything else.
?* '''Slot 2''': {{Engine Room Protection}} keeps the engine running.+* '''Slot 2''': {{Engine Room Protection}}, though the special {{Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1}} is tempting; smoke screens are torpedo magnets.
?* '''Slot 3''': {{Aiming Systems Modification 1}} improves the accuracy of the guns even further.+* '''Slot 3''': {{Aiming Systems Modification 1}} though the main turret traverse buff or torpedoes buff bear considering.
?* '''Slot 4''': {{Steering Gears Modification 1}} improves the rudder shift for more dodging.+* '''Slot 4''': {{Propulsion Modification 1}} to make accelerating out of smoke and changing speeds easier.
  
? +Combining Aiming Systems Mods 0 and 1 makes ''Iwaki Alpha'' the most accurate (smallest dispersion ellipse) ship in the game.
?''Iwaki Alpha'' has access to Aiming Systems 0 and this upgrade should always be taken in '''Upgrade Slot 1'''. Combined with Aiming Systems Modification 1 in '''Upgrade Slot 3''', ''Iwaki Alpha'' becomes the most accurate ship in the game. +
  
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?| rating11 = 2 <!-- Grease the Gears -->+| rating11 = 1 <!-- Grease the Gears -->
 | rating12 = 1 <!-- Swift Fish --> | rating12 = 1 <!-- Swift Fish -->
?| rating13 = 0 <!-- Consumables Specialist -->+| rating13 = <!-- Consumables Specialist -->
?| rating14 = 2 <!-- Gun Feeder -->+| rating14 = <!-- Gun Feeder -->
?| rating15 = 2 <!-- Incoming Fire Alert -->+| rating15 = <!-- Incoming Fire Alert -->
 | rating16 = 2 <!-- Last Stand --> | rating16 = 2 <!-- Last Stand -->
  
?| rating21 = 2 <!-- Pyrotechnician -->+| rating21 = 1 <!-- Pyrotechnician/ why? -->
?| rating22 = 1 <!-- Fill the Tubes -->+| rating22 = 2 <!-- Fill the Tubes/ 76 sec reload -->
?| rating23 = 0 <!-- Consumables Enhancements -->+| rating23 = 2 <!-- Consumables Enhancements/ Smoke and hydro -->
?| rating24 = 0 <!-- Eye in the Sky -->+| rating24 = <!-- Eye in the Sky -->
?| rating25 = 2 <!-- Priority Target -->+| rating25 = 1 <!-- Priority Target -->
?| rating26 = 2 <!-- Expert AA Marksman -->+| rating26 = <!-- Expert AA Marksman/ NO LR AA capability -->
  
?| rating31 = 0 <!-- Heavy HE and SAP Shells -->+| rating31 = <!-- Heavy HE and SAP Shells -->
?| rating32 = 1 <!-- Enhanced Torpedo Explosive Charge -->+| rating32 = <!-- Enhanced Torpedo Explosive Charge/ unnecessary -->
 | rating33 = 3 <!-- Adrenaline Rush --> | rating33 = 3 <!-- Adrenaline Rush -->
?| rating34 = 1 <!-- Heavy AP Shells -->+| rating34 = <!-- Heavy AP Shells -->
 | rating35 = 2 <!-- Superintendent --> | rating35 = 2 <!-- Superintendent -->
?| rating36 = 2 <!-- Survivability Expert -->+| rating36 = 1 <!-- Survivability Expert -->
  
?| rating41 = 2 <!-- Top Grade Gunner -->+| rating41 = <!-- Top Grade Gunner -->
?| rating42 = 0 <!-- Outnumbered -->+| rating42 = 1 <!-- Outnumbered -->
 | rating43 = 1 <!-- Radio Location --> | rating43 = 1 <!-- Radio Location -->
?| rating44 = 0 <!-- Inertial Fuse for HE Shells -->+| rating44 = <!-- Inertial Fuse for HE Shells -->
 | rating45 = 3 <!-- Concealment Expert --> | rating45 = 3 <!-- Concealment Expert -->
?| rating46 = 1 <!-- AA Gunner -->+| rating46 = <!-- AA Gunner/ what's the point? -->
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?''{{#var:ship_name}}'' can equip the following consumables:+''{{#var:ship_name}}'' equips the following consumables:
 * '''Slot 1:''' {{Damage Control Party}} * '''Slot 1:''' {{Damage Control Party}}
 * '''Slot 2:''' {{Smoke Generator}} * '''Slot 2:''' {{Smoke Generator}}
 * '''Slot 3:''' {{Hydroacoustic Search}} * '''Slot 3:''' {{Hydroacoustic Search}}
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?As a premium ship, ''Iwaki Alpha'' comes included with [[Ship:Camouflage#Premium_Camouflage|Type 9 camouflage]] that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns. +As a premium ship, ''Iwaki Alpha'' comes with [[Ship:Camouflage#Premium_Camouflage|Type 9 camouflage]] that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.
  
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An advanced design of the Tenryu-class cruiser. The ship's displacement exceeded that of her predecessor, which allowed for a reinforced artillery armament and more powerful propulsion. At the project design stage, the cruiser was faster than all existing cruisers and many destroyers.

Iwaki Alpha was awarded to testers in March 2015 who had played 100 matches during the Closed Alpha period. The 'Death Pickle'[1] is considered so over-powered that she has not been available since.

Modules

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Air Groups Modification 1 Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 0 Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Boost Modification 1 Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Surveillance Radar Modification 1 Aircraft Engines Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Smoke Generator Modification 1 Torpedo Bombers Modification 1 Attack Aircraft Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1 Aerial Torpedoes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Attack Aircraft Modification 2 Torpedo Bombers Modification 2 Bombers Modification 2 Skip Bombers Modification 1
 Slot 5  Flight Control Modification 1 Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Enhanced Engineering Systems Reinforced Emergency Response Upgraded Damage Control Equipment Improved Main Battery Loading Mechanisms Aerosol Smoke Curtain System Master Fire Control Director Torpedo Fire Control System Improved Hull Concealment Improved Main Artillery Ship Consumables Modification 1||Squadron Consumables Modification 1||Heavier Torpedo Warheads||Additional Smoke Generators
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Flight Control Modification 2 Air Groups Modification 2 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 Main Battery Fire Control Station Improved Ammunition Hoists Main Battery Director System Improved Bridge Enhanced Propulsion Plant Enhanced Countermeasures Extended Main Battery Effective Range Torpedo Quick Reload System Main Gun Automatic Loader Modified External Hardpoints Fuel Injection System Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2 Improved Camouflage Patterns Automated Main Battery Loading Mechanism Forced Takeoff and Landing Equipment

Player Opinion

Performance

Iwaki Alpha is best treated as a destroyer (DD) that is the size of a cruiser. She has a smoke generator like a DD, and two triple racks of 610mm torpedoes with massive hitting power. With its light armor and good maneuverability this ship can wolf pack it with the best of them. When played like a torpedo destroyer this ship can work wonders.

The biggest drawback is Iwaki Alpha's cruiser sized hull with a deck-to-keel citadel. Stay undetected as much as you can.

Pros:

  • Fast and maneuverable.
  • The guns can be made very accurate indeed.
  • Hard hitting, stealthy, long-range torpedoes (10 km) that give her the ability to launch from outside detection range.
  • Two triple center-line racks for a full six torpedo salvo.
  • Equipped with the smoke generator and hydroacoustic search consumables.
  • Has access to four upgrade module slots (compared to the usual two).

Cons:

  • Thin armor.
  • Prone to citadel hits and incapacitation of modules.
  • Generally lousy guns (DPM, range, ballistics).
  • Poor forward torpedo firing arcs.
  • Lacks secondary artillery armament.
  • Weak anti-aircraft guns (3.1 km) with no long-range capability.


Research

As a premium ship, Iwaki Alpha doesn't have any modules to research.

Optimal Configuration

The following information is provided for players who wish to create a permanent captain for the ship. Those players who are retraining captains or using the ship to gain extra experience for a captain should consult the page relevant to the ship to which the captain will be assigned.

Upgrades

' can equip the legendary Aiming Systems Modification 0 (Increases the firing accuracy of the main battery and secondary battery, accelerates the traverse speed of torpedo tubes and the main battery, and extends the firing range of the secondary battery: +20% main battery traverse speed. / -40% main battery dispersion. / +20% torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +20% secondary battery firing range. / -40% secondary battery dispersion.) — one of only three ships that can do so[2] — for large buffs to all main armament. Similar to Arkansas Beta, Iwaki Alpha has access to upgrade slots 3 and 4 that other ships of her tier do not.

The recommended upgrades for ' are as follows:

Combining Aiming Systems Mods 0 and 1 makes Iwaki Alpha the most accurate (smallest dispersion ellipse) ship in the game.

Commander Skills

Consumables

' equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Iwaki Alpha comes with Type 9 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Iwaki Alpha is reasonably fast, so Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) may be useful to the player. Victor Lima (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +4% chance of causing flooding.) and India X-Ray (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm. / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) may be used to increase the fire chance of main battery high explosive ammunition by 1%. Juliet Whiskey Unaone (+15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.) will increase torpedo efficiency by increasing the chance to cause flooding.

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

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References

  1. 'Pickle' from the color of her permanent camouflage.
  2. The others are IV Yubari and III Katori.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.

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