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Minekaze

Ship_PJSD004_Minekadze_1920.png
Overview
1380000 Credits.png Cost
9600 Hit Points
Mobility
39 kt Max Speed
3.2 s Rudder Shift Time
550 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
2.5 km Aerial Detection Range
6.2 km Surface Detection Range
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Minekaze
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A ship that had a remarkable influence on the development of destroyers in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Owing to her powerful turbines, Minekaze could produce very high speeds that were superior to many of the destroyers built later.

The design of the Minekaze class destroyers was based off of German destroyer practices, as opposed to the British designs which had previously been the norm. Ranked as first class destroyers, the Minekaze class had an extended forecastle which was seperated by a well from the bridge to allow space for torpedo tubes in between, as well as decrease the affects of heavy seas. The elevation of the guns differentiated the Minekaze type from the other destroyers in the fleet at the time, as they were placed higher than the main deck along her entire length.


The Minekaze-class Destroyer is a Tier 5 ship in the Japanese destroyer Tech Tree.
This ship leads to the Mutsuki-class Destroyer.

Modules

Cost, artilleryShotspeed artilleryRotationtime artilleryDamagehe artilleryDamageap
120 mm/45 3rd Year Type on a Model G mount 105000 5.5 30 1700 2000
120 mm/45 3rd Year Type on a Model G mount 210000 6 30 1700 2000

Cost, health planesAmount artilleryNumbarrels atbaNumbarrels aaNumbarrels
Minekaze (A) 110000 9600 0 1 0 1
Minekaze (B) 300000 10900 0 1 0 2/1/2

Cost, torpedoesDamage torpedoesMaxdist torpedoesSpeed torpedoesShotspeed
Type 6 200000 10833 7 57 1.4

Cost, suoMaxdist suoIncreasedistpercent
Type5 mod. 1 70000 8.1 0
Type5 mod. 2 155000 8.9 10

Cost, mobilityMaxspeed
Propulsion: 38,500 hp 105000 39


Compatible Equipment

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Player Opinion

Performance

The Minekaze is a devastating ship reliant mostly on its torpedoes. The guns have a pathetic turn rate of 45 seconds for 180 degrees. However, the torpedoes (can) outrange the guns and as the Minekaze has the highest top speed in the game at 39 knots, skirmishing and infiltrating is what its best at. It has very weak armor typical of a destroyer so HE will destroy this ship. It is recommended to fire mostly HE as it does higher damage. However, you should not rely on the guns and get in close to drop your torpedoes to devastate any enemy combatant you find.


Historical Info

Construction of the large-sized Minekaze-class destroyers was authorized as part of the Imperial Japanese Navy's 8-4 Fleet Program from fiscal 1917–1920, as an accompaniment to the medium sized Momi class with which they shared many common design characteristics. Equipped with powerful engines, these vessels were capable of high speeds and were intended as escorts for the projected Amagi-class battlecruisers, which were ultimately never built.


Two vessels were authorized in fiscal 1917, and an addition five in fiscal 1918. Although none had been completed by the end of World War I, the Japanese Navy decided to continue the project as many older destroyers were in need of replacement. An additional five vessels were ordered in fiscal 1919, and a final three in fiscal 1920. However, the final three vessels were built to a different design and have a different enough silhouette that they can be regarded as a separate sub-class.

The new destroyers were fast and powerful ships that were equal to any of their foreign contemporaries.

General Characteristics:

Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 1,345 long tons (1,367 t) normal,1,650 long tons (1,680 t) full load
Length: 97.5 m (320 ft) pp, 102.6 m (337 ft) overall
Beam: 9 m (30 ft)
Draught: 2.9 m (9.5 ft)
Propulsion: 2-shaft Mitsubishi-Parsons geared steam turbine, 4 heavy oil-fired boilers 38,500 ihp (28,700 kW)
Speed: 39 knots (72 km/h)
Range: 3600 nm at 14 knots(6,700 km at 26 km/h)
Complement: 148

Armament:

4 × Type 3 120 mm 45 caliber naval gun
2 × 7.7mm machine guns
6 × 53cm torpedoes
20 × mines


Historical Gallery

Sources and External Links

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Japan IITachibana IIUmikaze IITachibana Lima IIIWakatake IVIsokaze VMinekaze VFūjin VKamikaze VKamikaze R VMutsuki VIFubuki VIHatsuharu VIShinonome VIIAkatsuki VIIShiratsuyu VIIYūdachi VIIIAkizuki VIIIKagerō VIIIAsashio VIIIHSF Harekaze II VIIIAsashio B VIIIHSF Harekaze VIIIAL Yukikaze IXYūgumo IXKitakaze XShimakaze XHarugumo XHayate