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Shōkaku
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Aircraft Carrier | Japan | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Research price161000 exp
Purchase price11,500,000 Credits
Hit Points50,100 
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/40 Type 89 on a Model A1 mount6 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Secondary Armament #2
127 mm/40 Type 89 on a Model A1 Mod.3 mount2 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 km.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
127 mm/40 Type 89 on a Model A1 mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second60.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
127 mm/40 Type 89 on a Model A1 Mod.3 mount2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second20.2 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
25 mm/60 Type 96 on a single mount36 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second64.8 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed34 knot
Turning Circle Radius1 130 m.
Rudder Shift Time18.3 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range12.42 km.
Air Detectability Range9.58 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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11,500,000

Shōkaku — Japanese Tier VIII aircraft сarrier.

The Hiryu-class heavy aircraft carrier whose design stemmed from the experience gained in building ships of the same type. Compared to her predecessor, Shokaku came with reinforced anti-aircraft armament, a larger air group and somewhat improved armor. During the course of World War II, the ship's AA capabilities were significantly enhanced.

Modules

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)
Shōkaku (A)50,10062152/66/36/272 01,200,000
Shōkaku (B)51,40062152/620/6/32/272 27,0003,000,000
Attack Aircraft Cruise Speed
(knot)
Average Damage per Second
(HP/min)
LoadoutHit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
A6M5 Zero144001,330 0600,000
N1K2-J Shiden-Kai151001,390 18,0001,500,000
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
B6N Tenzan7,2331331,600 0600,000
B7A Ryūsei7,2331371,670 18,0001,500,000
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
D4Y3 Suisei5,1001421,580 0600,000
B7A Ryūsei6,2001451,650 18,0001,500,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 152,000 hp34 0500,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Air Groups Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Aircraft Engines Modification 1
 Slot 3  Secondary Battery Modification 1 Torpedo Bombers Modification 1 Attack Aircraft Modification 1 Aerial Torpedoes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Attack Aircraft Modification 2 Torpedo Bombers Modification 2 Bombers Modification 2
 Slot 5  Flight Control Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Squadron Consumables Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Just like Hiryu, Shokaku almost has the same play style as its predecessor. Again 72 planes means you can inflict heavy damage to any enemies you encounter. This carrier is also a lot tougher and armored compared to her predecessor, although you will still rely for protection from other ships.

Pros:

  • Same play style as predecessor Hiryu.
  • Large hangar capacity, 72 planes in total.
  • More armored than her predecessor.
  • Fully-upgraded can deal huge amounts of damage to enemy ships in a single attack run.
  • Excellent AA protection.
  • Difficult to Citadel, the box is located well below the waterline.
  • 34 knot top speed means easier relocation when necessary.

Cons:

  • Expensive maintenance, especially if you are not fully upgraded.
  • Poor concealment (Although purchasing the Concealment upgrade can negate the problem somewhat).
  • Painful grind, expensive XP and expensive upgrades.
  • Stock torpedo bomber (the Tier VI Nakajima B5N2) is highly vulnerable to the level of anti-aircraft fire she will find aboard ships in her tier.
  • Loses a lot of speed during turns.
  • Very vulnerable to dive bomb attacks.

Research

Get the Type8 mod.2 or mod.3 researched first depending on the play style you want. Choose mod.2 if you would still like the strike capability, but if you want to equally match with other carriers at this tier when in stock mode, you might want to get the mod.3 then.

After getting air modification, upgrade your fighters to the Kawanishi N1K5-A, followed by the Nakajima B6N.

You can then research the Type B hull of Shokaku for extra HP and AA-protection before proceeding on to the Yokosuka D4Y2 dive bombers.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

As a carrier at Tier VIII with five upgrade slots (slots 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6), it's best to mount Air Groups Modification 1, Flight Control Modification 1 (for faster aircraft servicing time / rearming time) or Air Groups Modification 2 (for better fighter capability in fighting enemy fighters and taking down enemy bombers), Damage Control System Modification 1, Damage Control System Modification 2 (if the player chooses to use Emergency Takeoff Skill and does not have Damage Control Party ready) or Propulsion Modification 2 (if the player feels the need to relocate and avoid enemies is more important), and Concealment System Modification 1 on Shokaku.

Commander Skills

As Shokaku is a Tier VIII carrier, the player has access to the special carrier Defensive Fire consumable, which lasts for two minutes and increases the ship's AA DPS by a factor of 1.75. Coupled with Basic Firing Training and Manual Fire Control for AA Armament, the player can significantly increase the ship's AA DPS to shoot down enemy planes effectively. Or, as Shokaku has access to the Concealment System Modification, the player can opt to choose to utilize the Concealment Expert skill as an indirect form of further protection from enemy ships (with skill, camouflage, and upgrade, detection is 8.81km).

Consumables

As a Tier VIII carrier, Shokaku has access to the following consumables:


Premium Defensive AA Fire is recommended to counter any enemy carrier's attempts to "snipe" the player (that is, by having all bombers bypass allied ships undetected and attempting to sink the player in one hit). Premium Damage Control Party II is not recommended as it is only needed in dire moments, or when the player is the last one alive.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the chance of being detected.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Shokaku with Type 18 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces cost of post-battle service, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

As a carrier, Shokaku can only mount at most four signals at a time and has no risk of detonating. Players should mount Equal Speed Charlie London (for faster XP grinding / increased XP gain per battle), Zulu Hotel (when coupled with Equal Speed Charlie London greatly helps increase commander (re)training), November Echo Setteseven (for better bomber self-defense against fighters and increased AA DPS), and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (to have a better chance at causing flooding and dealing damage via flooding). Players can also choose to equip the Dragon Flag for faster commander (re)training.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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