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 |InTheGame_performance= First thing to note is that this ship has odd gun placement, thus you can't fire two of your main turrets depending which direction you are shooting at, so you can only fire four. Also its rate of fire is pretty bad, and once you fire your going to have to wait quite a while to reload, in that time the enemy can put anywhere to 2-10 clips into you. (1.8 rounds a minute per gun) you are somewhat fast with a max speed of 20.4 knots, at least for a battleship. your armor is what is expected from a tier 3 battleship, great for its tier, and you should only fire HE at it unless you are a higher tier BB... The Kawachi really isn't the best BB in the world or in the game, but use your still very much large amount of guns to your advantage, and make sure you only engage 1v1, as your RoF is really bad and will hinder you greatly...you will generally get pummeled by the lower tier cruisers or mid tier because of their much higher RoF and speed, sometimes even torpedoes. pick your fights and this can be a very formidable machine.  |InTheGame_performance= First thing to note is that this ship has odd gun placement, thus you can't fire two of your main turrets depending which direction you are shooting at, so you can only fire four. Also its rate of fire is pretty bad, and once you fire your going to have to wait quite a while to reload, in that time the enemy can put anywhere to 2-10 clips into you. (1.8 rounds a minute per gun) you are somewhat fast with a max speed of 20.4 knots, at least for a battleship. your armor is what is expected from a tier 3 battleship, great for its tier, and you should only fire HE at it unless you are a higher tier BB... The Kawachi really isn't the best BB in the world or in the game, but use your still very much large amount of guns to your advantage, and make sure you only engage 1v1, as your RoF is really bad and will hinder you greatly...you will generally get pummeled by the lower tier cruisers or mid tier because of their much higher RoF and speed, sometimes even torpedoes. pick your fights and this can be a very formidable machine.
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 +'''Pros:''' While it has less armor than the South Carolina, it is still good for its teir, but will be quickly outmatched by higher teirs
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 +large amount of guns, even though two cant be fired at all times
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 +'''Cons:''' Bad mobility, though better than the South Carolina's and most other BBs
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 +Worse gun range than the South Carolina along with worse gun handling in general
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 +Awful gun reloading speed
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 +Almost no AA power, though not as important at its teir
  
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Kawachi

Ship_PJSB001_Kawachi_1912.png
Overview
318000 Credits.png Cost
35800 Hit Points
Mobility
18.4 kt Max Speed
13.4 s Rudder Shift Time
560 m Turn Radius
Armor
-1 - -1 mm Hull Armor
-1 - -1 mm Citadel Armor
-1 - -1 mm Deck Armor
-1 - -1 mm Extremities Armor
Primary Armament
Guns
Secondary Armament
Guns
Torpedoes
Torpedoes
Aircrafts
Recon Squadrons
Visibility
6.6 km Aerial Detection Range
9.5 km Surface Detection Range
III
Kawachi
318000
The first dreadnought of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Boasted a sufficiently powerful armor belt. Kawachi's fire control capabilities were strongly affected by the diversity of calibers of her numerous guns. Similar to other warships of her time, Kawachi had insufficient horizontal armor protection and weak torpedo protection.

Modules

Main Battery

Main Battery

Main Battery Cost, artilleryShotspeed artilleryRotationtime artilleryDamagehe artilleryDamageap
305 mm/45 Type41 34000 2 40 5100 8100
Hull

Hull

Hull Cost, health planesAmount artilleryNumbarrels atbaNumbarrels aaNumbarrels
Kawachi (A) 72000 35800 0 2 1/1/1 0
Kawachi (B) 160000 38700 0 2 1/1/1 1
Gun Fire Control System

Gun Fire Control System

Gun Fire Control System Cost, suoMaxdist suoIncreasedistpercent
Type3 mod. 1 20000 9.9 0
Type3 mod. 2 80000 10.9 10
Engine

Engine

Engine Cost, mobilityMaxspeed
Propulsion: 22,500 hp 18000 18.4
Propulsion: 27,300 hp 40000 20


Compatible Equipment

wows_icon_modernization_PCM020_DamageControl_Mod_I_a7f09e1168644fee7c14fa14f47718f590b4d33a71de60b6f8b91293bdd6e33a.png
wows_icon_modernization_PCM021_Engine_Mod_I_1f5f24e720c119137f663ea8a2ff52e7f39b4c8353f5f48c25ae948d5658ae90.png
wows_icon_modernization_PCM022_SteeringGear_Mod_I_25990a6ab6a94461b5673ff747fb1903d4c75596b4300e59207a68ed08cb4629.png
wows_icon_modernization_PCM030_MainWeapon_Mod_I_96030a0457a0354806c48d85ce6676be5f6497b87f22bcb3e2ebb61e2d072914.png
wows_icon_modernization_PCM031_SecondaryWeapon_Mod_I_3052372f9677465987f8c6bfc953fb50d36e7346cadbac08aa11678cedb8de9a.png
wows_icon_modernization_PCM032_PowderMagazine_Mod_I_4ca84c8576aa07da0b8c3964613597aa01a13371173a00f210c68ae3c086966e.png


Player Opinion

Performance

First thing to note is that this ship has odd gun placement, thus you can't fire two of your main turrets depending which direction you are shooting at, so you can only fire four. Also its rate of fire is pretty bad, and once you fire your going to have to wait quite a while to reload, in that time the enemy can put anywhere to 2-10 clips into you. (1.8 rounds a minute per gun) you are somewhat fast with a max speed of 20.4 knots, at least for a battleship. your armor is what is expected from a tier 3 battleship, great for its tier, and you should only fire HE at it unless you are a higher tier BB... The Kawachi really isn't the best BB in the world or in the game, but use your still very much large amount of guns to your advantage, and make sure you only engage 1v1, as your RoF is really bad and will hinder you greatly...you will generally get pummeled by the lower tier cruisers or mid tier because of their much higher RoF and speed, sometimes even torpedoes. pick your fights and this can be a very formidable machine.


Pros: While it has less armor than the South Carolina, it is still good for its teir, but will be quickly outmatched by higher teirs

large amount of guns, even though two cant be fired at all times

Cons: Bad mobility, though better than the South Carolina's and most other BBs

Worse gun range than the South Carolina along with worse gun handling in general

Awful gun reloading speed

Almost no AA power, though not as important at its teir


Early Research

First priority research for the Kawachi is to upgrade the firing control module to increase her gun range from 8.8 km to 9.8 km. The South Carolina has the advantage in gun range at 11 km when fully upgraded. However, the IJN Kawachi has the advantage in having more main caliber guns. When playing the Kawachi it is always very important to take advantage of the ship's 21 knot speed. When Compared to the South Carolina the speed of the Japanese Battleship has the advantage to close the distance quickly to get into a gunnery dual. Since the ship's turrets are not super-firing like the S. Carolina, always fight and turn to keep your winged turrets ready to fire.

Like the South Carolina, the shell dispersion is very wide and maybe even worse. So while your wing turrets are still loading always try to move and turn to alternate between the two sets of loaded wing turrets.


Historical Info

Kawachi (河内?) was the lead ship of the two-ship Kawachi-class dreadnought battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the first decade of the 20th century. Following the Japanese ship-naming conventions, Kawachi was named after Kawachi Province, now a part of Osaka prefecture. During World War I she bombarded German fortifications at Tsingtao during the Battle of Tsingtao in 1914, but saw no other combat. She sank in 1918 after an explosion in her ammunition magazine with the loss of over 600 officers and crewmen.


Sources and External Links

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