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 In June 1944, the surviving vessels were again refit, with the number of Type 96 25 mm antiaircraft guns increased to twenty, and an additional five Type 93 13 mm AA Guns also installed. In June 1944, the surviving vessels were again refit, with the number of Type 96 25 mm antiaircraft guns increased to twenty, and an additional five Type 93 13 mm AA Guns also installed.
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 +====Service====
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 +Like the ''Minekaze'' class, the ''Mutsuki'' class destroyers were mostly outdated and obsolete by the beginning of World War II. However, the ''Mutsuki'' class destroyers engaged in far more active combat service than their predecessors, participating in operations from the invasion of Wake Island, the conquest of the Netherlands East Indies, to the South Pacific, and operations in the Philippines.
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 +''Fumizuki'' participated in the initial invasions of the Netherlands East Indies as a convoy escort for the invasion forces, remaining until she sustained heavy damage in a collision with a transport in September of 1942. Repaired, she was then assigned to the South Pacific and evacuated troops from Guadalcanal in February of 1943. ''Fumizuki'' would spend much of the remaining six months transporting troops in the Solomons until she was recalled to Japan for refit in August, 1943. Returning again to the Solomons, she would continue to perform troop transport duties until she was sunk in Rabaul harbor by air attack in February, 1944.
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 +''Kikuzuki'' performed convoy escort and patrol duties in the South Pacific until May, 1942. She was torpedoed during an air attack on May 4, 1942 and sank the next day.
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 +''Kisaragi'' was assigned to the Wake Island invasion force, departing Truk on the 8th of December, 1941. On the 11th of December, she was hit by a bomb during an air attack and was sunk with all her crew.
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 +''Mikazuki'' was initially assigned to the ''Hosho'' training group, but would serve on ASW patrols and as a convoy escort on the Formosa-Japan routes from June 1942 until an extended refit in December, 1942. In June, 1943, she transferred to Rabaul and began troop transport runs in the Solomons. ''Mikazuki'' grounded on a reef off Cape Gloucester and was destroyed by air attack on the 28th of July, 1943.
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 +''Mochizuki'' participated in the invasion of Wake Island in December of 1941, then began ASW and convoy escort duties until January, 1942, when she was moved to the South Pacific. Present for the Battle of the Coral Sea in May, ''Mochizuki'' continued to operate in the Solomons, participating in the bombardment of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal on the night of 14-15th October, 1942. She would then transport troops to islands throughout the Solomon Islands until she was lightly damaged in the Battle of Kula Gulf on the night of 5-6th July, 1943. ''Mochizuki'' was sunk by air attack on the 24th of October, 1944, while transporting troops and supplies to New Britain.
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 +''Minazuki'' would participate in the invasions of the Philippines and Java, remaining in the Southwest Area for all of 1942, after which she returned to Japan for refit. Joining the Thrid Fleet at Rabaul in February of 1943, ''Minazuki'' engaged in a remarkably busy series of troop transport missions until May, 1944, when she was reassigned to the Central Pacific. She was torpedoed and sunk by submarine on the 6th of June, 1944.
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 +''Mutsuki'' was assigned to the invasion fleet tasked with taking Wake Island in December, 1941. She would then operate in the Solomon and Bismarck Islands, escorting convoys as Japan established airfields on various islands in the South Pacific. Assigned to escort a troop convoy to Guadalcanal during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, ''Mutsuki'' was sunk by air attack on the 25th of August, 1942.
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 +''Nagatsuki'' was present for both the Philippine and Java invasions from December 1941 to February of 1942, after which she remained in the Southwest Area performing ASW patrols and convoy escort until December, 1942. Transferred to the South Pacific in January, 1943, ''Nagatsuki'' participated in the evacuation of Guadalcanal and transported troops to islands in the Solomons chain until the night of 5-6th July, 1943 and the Battle of Kula Gulf. Hit by a single 152mm shell, ''Nagatsuki'' was sunk the following day by air attack.
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 +''Satsuki'' was assigned as part of the escort force for the Philippine and Java invasion convoys from December, 1941 to February, 1942, after which she remained in the Southwest Area conducting ASW patrols and convoy escort missions until December, 1942. Assigned to the South Pacific in January 1943, ''Satsuki'' participated in the evacuation of Guadalcanal and transported troops throughout the Solomon Islands until May, 1944 when she was transferred to the Central Pacific. On the 21st of September, 1944, ''Satsuki'' was bombed and sunk outside Manila during the raid by Task Force 38 on the Philippine Islands.
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 +''Uzuki'' was assigned to the Guam invasion force in December 1941, and then transferred to the South Pacific in January of 1942. There she served as an escort for troop convoys to the various islands in the Solomons until March, 1944, when she began to escort convoys in the Central Pacific. ''Uzuki'' was present for the Battle of the Philippine Sea, but not engaged. By August, she was operating as a convoy escort in the Southwest Area and the Philippines. ''Uzuki'' was torpedoed by PT boat and sunk on the 12th of December, 1944, while escorting a troop convoy attempting to reinforce Leyte Island.
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 +''Yayoi'' also participated in the invasion of Wake Island, then proceeded to the Solomons for the invasion of Rabaul in January, 1942. She then assisted in the transport of garrisons to the various islands in the Solomons chain. In August and September of 1942, ''Yayoi'' transported and subsequently evacuated troops from Milne Bay in New Guinea. On the 11th of September, 1942, ''Yayoi'' was attacked by air and sunk while transporting troops to Goodenough Island off New Guinea.
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 +''Yuzuki'' began the war by participating in the invasion of Guam in December, 1941, then moved to the South Pacific. During 1942, she escorted numerous invasion convoys throughout the Bismarck and Solomon Islands as well as New Guinea, continuing in support of operations in the South Pacific into 1944. Assigned to the Central Pacific in May, 1944, ''Yuzuki'' was sunk by aircraft on the 12th of December, 1944, while escorting a troop convoy to Leyte.
  
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Revision as of 05:43, 2 December 2016

Mutsuki
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Destroyer | Japan | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
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Fubuki
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General
Research price11000 exp
Purchase price1,380,000 Credits
Hit Points9,500 
Main Battery
120 mm/45 3rd Year Type2 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range8.11 km.
Maximum Dispersion81 m.
HE Shell120 mm HE Type1 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity825 m./s.
HE Shell Weight20.3 kg.
AP Shell120 mm AP Type0 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity825 m./s.
AP Shell Weight20.3 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
610 mm Triple2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.82 shots/min.
Reload Time73 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoType8 mod. 3 
Maximum Damage14,600 
Torpedo Speed63 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
25 mm/60 Type96 Twin mod. 16 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16.2 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed37.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius550 m.
Rudder Shift Time3.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.2 km.
Air Detectability Range2.5 km.
Battle Levels
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1,380,000

Mutsuki — Japanese Tier V destroyer.

Developed from the Minekaze class, equipped with a reinforced torpedo armament. This class inherited high speed and sufficiently powerful artillery from its predecessors. Greater dimensions made it possible to equip these destroyers with 610 mm torpedoes.

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
120 mm/45 3rd Year Type525.71811,70072,000 0100,000
120 mm/45 3rd Year Type10.918811,70072,000 3,800320,000
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)
Mutsuki (A)9,5006192620 0115,000
Mutsuki (B)11,30061924/220 4,400420,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type8 mod. 30.8737.214,600638 0210,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type5 mod. 108.1 070,000
Type5 mod. 2108.9 1,600150,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 38,500 hp37.5 0105,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Much like the Minekaze was, the Mutsuki is also heavily reliant on its torpedoes to perform well. However, it does suffer from quite a long reload time (over a minute). Players sometimes nicknamed the ship "Mutsucky" because when it comes to every category critical to the strengths of mid tier IJN DD's (torpedo reload, speed, concealment, launcher config, etc), it was somewhat of a downgrade from the Minekaze. While slower than the Minekaze, the Mutsuki still features the fantastic detection and torpedo ranges that make the mid tier IJN destroyers so devastating although you may have a hard time running away if you get detected. The Mutsuki features 2 triple-tube torpedo mounts, and can have fairly decent AA. With a surface detection range of 6.2km without camouflage and an air detection range of 3.1km, with a torpedo range of 8) the Mutsuki can remain undetected whilst unleashing torpedo hell on the enemy. This is highly recommended as its poor armor coupled with mediocre gun performance make this a ship you do not want to get into a close-range engagement in. Going for close-in engagements with only guns is a one-way trip, and you likely will lose one or both guns anyway. Stay away from ships, at least 7 km away, and only use your guns in self-defense provided you are already detected.

Pros:

  • Low detection range
  • A little better 8 km Torpedo range from the stock modules
  • Decent speed
  • Decent reload time with the gun upgrade
  • Arguably a more dangerous DD at Tier V than Minekaze's nerfed form
  • Actually usable torpedoes which come into their own in Tier VII matches

Cons:

  • Reload time of stock guns is abysmal, can be fixed with the upgrade.
  • Terrible gun traverse speed, even with the upgrade.
  • Small gun range, less than its predecessor Minekaze.
  • No armor, incapacitations are likely to happen when the ship takes hits.
  • Slow torpedo speed makes them easier to dodge.
  • Low Hitpoints

Research

With the IJN DD line changes, Mutsuki is fairly simple. Get the upgraded hull, upgraded guns(you'll need them, you only get two from either hull, so you want to be able to make the most of them) and then upgraded range for those guns. than proceed to Fubuki at Tier VI.

However, as a IJN Destroyer it is still recommended not to shoot unless you have to.

Gallery

Historical Info

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References

Mutsuki Class Destroyer

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