|120 mm/45 3rd Year Type2 х 1 pcs.|
|Rate of Fire5 shots/min.|
|Reload Time12 sec.|
|Rotation Speed7 deg./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 Shell7 %|
|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.|
|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|
|Torpedo Speed63 knot|
|Torpedo Range8.01 km.|
|25 mm/60 Type96 Twin mod. 16 х 2 pcs.|
|. . . Average Damage per Second16.2|
|. . . Firing Range2.49 km.|
|Maximum Speed37.5 knot|
|Turning Circle Radius550 m.|
|Rudder Shift Time3.2 sec.|
|Surface Detectability Range6.2 km.|
|Air Detectability Range2.5 km.|
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.
|Secondary Gun Turrets|
|Rate of Fire|
|Torpedo Tubes Reload Time|
|180° Turn Time|
|Type8 mod. 3||0.8||73||7.2||14,600||63||8||0||210,000|
|Firing Range Increase|
|Maximum Firing Range
|Type5 mod. 1||0||8.1||0||70,000|
|Type5 mod. 2||10||8.9||1,600||150,000|
- 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
- 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
As you do not want to get detected (due to gun stats and armor), it is recommended you get the torpedo upgrade ASAP as the stock torpedoes only give you a 100m leeway between detection and shooting. This will require getting the first hull upgrade aswell.After you have got the torpedo upgrade, you can get the final hull and then the gun upgrades if you desire, or can save exp after getting the final hull towards getting your Hatsuharu. Getting the gun upgrades is nice if you intend to keep the final hull equipped as the final hull removes 2 turrets, halving your DPM. The gun upgrade allows you to make up for that DPM loss by increasing your ROF to be higher than the original DPM, although as a IJN Destroyer it is still recommended not to shoot unless you have to.
Mutsuki fires a salvo of torpedoes at an enemy Imperator Nikolai I.
Mutsuki seeks its' next victim after sinking an enemy Langley.
Mutsuki stalks its prey, a Hosho class aircraft carrier.
- Sasebo Dockyard; Nagasaki, Japan
- Laid down: 21 May 1924
- Launched: 23 July 1925
- Commissioned: 25 March 1926
- 1,315tons displacement, standard
- 100.2m length
- 9.16m beam
- 2.96m draft
- 4 boilers, 2 turbines
- 37.25knts at 38,500shp
- 4,000nm at 15knts
- Four (4x1) 120mm guns, two (2x1) 7.7mm guns, and six (2x3) 610mm torpedo tubes
The Mutsuki class (睦月) destroyers were based on the same hull design as the previous Kamikaze class, except with a double curvature configuration of the bow, a feature which became a standard in all later Japanese destroyers.
The Mutsuki class was the first to be fitted with the newly developed 24 inch torpedoes, with greater range and larger warhead than previous torpedoes in the Japanese inventory. Originally Type 8 torpedoes were carried, arranged in two triple mountings. These were later replaced with the famous Type 93 "Long Lance" oxygen-propelled torpedoes during World War II.
In September 1935, many ships in the navy were severely damaged by a typhoon while on training exercises, in what was later termed the "Fourth Fleet Incident", including a number of the Mutsuki class destroyers, which had several plates buckled and bridges wrecked. During 1936-37 the Mutsuki class ships were retrofitted with a strengthened, more compact, bridge, with redesigned watertight shields on the torpedo mounts. With the new shields the torpedoes could be worked in all weather conditions thus extending the useful life of the class.
From 1941-1942 the Mutsuki class destroyers were refitted with the 120 mm/45 main guns reduced to two single mounts and ten Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Guns added. The minesweeping and minelaying equipment was removed and replaced with four depth charge launchers, with 36 depth charges.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.