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1380000 Credits.png Cost
9600 Hit Points
39 kt Max Speed
3.2 s Rudder Shift Time
550 m Turn Radius
-1 - -1 mm Hull Armor
-1 - -1 mm Citadel Armor
-1 - -1 mm Deck Armor
-1 - -1 mm Extremities Armor
Primary Armament
Secondary Armament
Recon Squadrons
2.5 km Aerial Detection Range
6.2 km Surface Detection Range
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.


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


Player Opinion

Oftentimes called the "Ninjakaze" due to her suddenly appearing out of nowhere and in conjunction with her appearance the likelihood of torpedo spreads already launched, the Minekaze is a ship reliant mostly on its torpedoes. She is also probably the weakest of the Japanese destroyers. The guns have a very low turn rate of 45 seconds for 180 degrees. However, the torpedoes are your main weapon, skirmishing and infiltrating is what it's best at. It has very weak armor typical of a destroyer so HE will wreck this ship. It is recommended to fire HE from this ship as there is potential for fire and as HE damage is somewhat higher than AP damage with such small artillery. The artillery on this ship should not be used the main cause of damage and should be used sparingly in specific situations. The torpedo spreads on this ship allow the user to decide where 3 pairs of torpedoes should go. This allows the user to save some torpedoes, or launch them in an accurate spread at enemy ships that may turn. A tip for torpedoes is to wait for the enemy ship to be at a broadside and then launch torpedoes directly on the white line and some behind to account for turning.

With patience and good working of the 1km gap between maximum torpedo range and detection range, this ship can devastate entire groups of unaware battleships and cruisers. Its also perfect for circling a solo battleship or carrier until head on, then driving straight at them to deliver a full broadside, as the speed which you can close the gap gives them little chance to react. Avoid other DD's in general, as the ability to launch fast moving torpedoes in stealth is this ships greatest asset, and a gunfight with anything that isnt a mine or isokaze is generally a losing battle.


  • Powerful torpedoes that pack a punch. A full salvo can destroy most enemy ships.
  • 1 km window from which ships are in torpedo range without your ship being spotted.
  • Rudder shift time is almost nonexistent.
  • Excellent torpedo reload time at 47 seconds.
  • Great torpedo speed at 68 knots, one of the fastest in the game.
  • Easy to spread out torpedoes with 3 double torpedo tubes configuration.
  • Very fast at 39 knots, reaching just over 42 knots with engine boost consumable used, faster and more maneuverable than most destroyers up to tier 6.


  • Fragile like most destroyers.
  • Easily damaged torpedoes and main guns.
  • Engines and rudder taken out easily (can be taken out by even a missed shot).
  • Weak artillery, AA is almost all for show and scarcely shoots anything down
  • Guns have very slow rotation speed, reload, and are inferior to the American counterpart
  • Torpedoes are center mounted unlike American counterpart.
  • Rate of fire is lower than the tier IV Isokaze which has the same torpedoes with less damage.

Early Research

  • Research the B hull first as it provides a small increase in health and maneuverability.
  • after that one can research the fire control or guns modules however it may be best to just skip right to the next ship.


Historical Info

Construction of the large-sized Minekaze-class (峯風) 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


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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