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Due to a good balance of her main characteristics, Kagero was the most successful destroyer design in the Imperial Japanese Navy. She had extremely long-range, high-speed, oxygen-fueled torpedoes that made her considerably superior to all ships of her type in terms of torpedo armament power.
' is the Tier VIII entry on the IJN "torpedo boat" branch. Captains who have moved up from Akatsuki will find ' familiar in many ways. Both should be accustomed to the A-X-Y turret arrangement of the main battery, her handling characteristics are nearly identical (similar turning circle radius and rudder shift time), and her anti-aircraft suite is still hardly worth mentioning. So, what's new?
For starters, '’s guns reload a little faster, though they do give up some range. This gives her more of a fighting chance when cornered by an enemy gunboat destroyer (such as Benson), especially if said enemy is already wounded. With that said, however, captains who have progressed this far up the line should know by now when to hang in a gun duel against an enemy destroyer and when discretion is the better part of valor — never court a gunfight with an American or Russian destroyer with lots of health. '’s detection radius is improved over Akatsuki; not only is her base detection radius of 6.84 km the lowest of all high-tier Japanese destroyers, she can equip Modificación 1 del sistema de ocultación for a radius of 6.2 km.
' has some fairly glaring deficiencies compared to her counterparts at Tier VIII, though. Her speed is fairly pedestrian, her anti-aircraft guns are ineffective at shooting down enemy planes, and her main battery reload and turret traverse times are painfully slow. Unlike Akatsuki, she has two quad torpedo launchers, foregoing the tactical flexibility of three triple torpedo launchers. As nasty as her upgraded F3 torpedoes are — and they hit very, very hard — their reload time means that getting off more than a few salvos in a match is tough. Luckily, ' can give up Plantilla:Smoke Generator in exchange for Plantilla:Torpedo Reload Booster. This allows her to force an 8-second reload time on her torpedoes once every four minutes. Given her best-in-tier detection radius, this will be a worthwhile gamble for many captains.The Japanese destroyer line becomes challenging to excel in at high tiers, but Kagero provides all the tools necessary for captains to do just that; they need only bring patience and a willingness to learn how to handle her.
- Lowest detection range of all Tier VIII destroyers.
- Fast, powerful torpedoes that hit like freight trains.
- Good handling; same turning circle as her predecessors, quick rudder shift.
- Gains access to Plantilla:Torpedo Reload Booster, allowing her to launch 16 torpedoes within ~10 seconds.
Availability of researchable upgrades for ' is as follows:
- Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for improvement in several characteristics, including +15% health. Research of this module unlocks progression to IX Yugumo.
- Torpedoes: Upgrade to Type93 mod. 2 for swift, truly deadly, fish.
- Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to Type8 mod. 2 for an extra 10% main battery range.
The recommended upgrades for ' are as follows:
Torpedo Tubes Modification 1 further protects her tubes from incapacitation and adds 5 kts to torpedo speed. Modificación 1 de los sistemas de tiro and Plantilla:Main Battery Modification 2 help her weak artillery if a hybrid build is desired.
Concentrate on survivability, sneak, and torpedo performance. 'Grease the Gears' may prove useful, especially if you have an extra point to spend.
' can equip the following consumables:
Considering that Kagero is a standard Japanese torpedo ship captains should focus on flags that increase her ability to cause damage over time and improve her torpedoes. It should also be noted that as a tech tree ship it is up to the captains discretion when running economic flags. While there is benefit to doing so it is not going to garner the same as a premium ship.
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- Builder: Maizuru Naval Yard; Kyoto, Japan
- Laid down: 3 September 1937
- Launched: 27 September 1938
- Commissioned: 6 November 1939
- Displacement: 2,033tons, standard
- Length: 118.5m
- Beam: 10.7m
- Draft: 3.76m
- 3 Kampon boilers, 2 Kampon turbines
- 35 knots at 52,000 shaft horsepower
- 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots
- Main Belt: 19mm
- Main Deck: 19mm
- Transverse Bulkheads: 6mm
- Turrets: 20mm
- Conning Tower: 21mm
- Six (3 x 2) 127mm/50 Type 3
- Four (4 x 1) 25mm Type 96
- 8 (4 x 2) 610mm Type 92
- 240 men
After the success of the Asashio-class of destroyers were venerated in their proficiency and capability, the Imperial Japanese determined that their next two classes of Type A destroyers would be based of the work established by this design. The first of the Type A classes became the Kagero-class destroyers. The design choices seemed justified, the Kagero-class compared very favourably with their American contemporaries. The Japanese ships had a heavier main artillery setup; although the US mounts had the benefit of dual-purpose capability. As well, although American destroyers had more torpedo tubes, Japanese destroyers had the benefit of reloads.
In order to streamline design time as much as possible, the Kagero-class were nearly identical in hull design to their predecessors. Superficially, everything - even the superstructure layout - was identical to the Asashio-class. Design-wise, one of the more noticeable differences was the placement of the torpedo storage rooms; in the Kagero-class they were placed forward of their respective launchers. Propulsion wise, the new class used the same layout: 3 Kampon boilers feeding to two Kampon turbines. The greater efficiency of the newer boilers generated 2,000 shaft horsepower more than their predecessors, but this did not make any marked difference to the speed. Overall, the Kagero-class had a slightly greater tonnage and a slightly wider beam; in order to improve stability.
As her predecessor, Kagero-class destroyers reused the identical armament layout as the Special Type (Fubuki-class) destroyers. Six 127mm guns found in 3 twin-gun mounts; one forward and a super firing pair aft. Kagero-class used the Type C turret mounts for their guns; which has the distinct disadvantage of not possessing the ability to angle high enough to engage aircraft, but they were fully enclosed and were lighter than previous mounts. Located amidships were the 2 quadruple-torpedo launchers in their enclosed mounts. each were provided with one reload each. For anti aircraft defence, the destroyers were armed with 25mm auto-cannons in single and dual mounts.
Throughout the Second World War, the Kagero-class underwent constant service modifications. From late 1942 to 1943, further AA mounts were added, and the installed dual mounts were upgraded to triple mounts. From late 1943 to 1944, the X turret was removed to make more space for 25mm mounts. As well, many scuttles were welded over to increase hull integrity. As front-line ships, Kagero-class received priority for radar installation. In early 1944 a radar room was built into the foremast with a No.22 radar set. Later in 1944 a No.13 set was installed in the aft mainmast.
In total, 19 destroyers of this class were built for the Imperial Japanese Navy; the first 15 ships proposed for the 1937 Naval shipbuilding programme, and the last 4 spilled into the 1939 programme.
DesDiv 18 (Shiranui, Kagero) Participated in the Pearl Harbor attack. Participated in the invasions of the Bismarck Islands. Participated in the Indian Ocean raids. Present for the Battle of Midway. Participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign. Participated in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Participated in the Battle of Santa Cruz. Present for the Naval Battles of Guadalcanal. Participated in the Battle of Tassafaronga. Participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
- Kagero was severely damaged by mine and subsequent air attack and eventually sank on 8 May 1943.
- Shiranui was sunk by air attack on 27 October 1944.
DesDiv 15 (Natsushio, Oyashio, Hayashio, Kuroshio) Participated in the invasions of the Philippines and Netherlands East Indies. Present at the Battle of Midway. Participated in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Participated in the Battle of Santa Cruz. Participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign. Present for both Naval Battles of Guadalcanal. Participated in the Battle of Tassafaronga. Participated in the Solomons Campaign.
- Natsushio was torpedoed and sunk by submarine on 9 February 1942.
- Oyashio was severely damaged by a mine, then further damaged by air attack and sunk on 8 May 1943.
- Hayashio was sunk by air attack on 24 November 1942.
- Kuroshio struck several mines and was sunk on 8 May 1943.
DesDiv 16 (Yukikaze, Tokitsukaze, Amatsukaze, Hatsukaze) Participated in the invasions of the Philippines and Netherlands East Indies. Participated in the battle of the Java Sea. Present for the Battle of Midway. Participated in the Battle of Santa Cruz. Participated in the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Participated in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. Participated in the Solomons Campaign. Participated in the Battle of Kolombangara. Participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Participated in Operation Tenichigo.
- Yukikaze survived the war and was surrendered. She was awarded to China in July 1947.
- Tokitsukaze was severely damaged by air attack, abandoned, and set adrift on 3 March 1943. She was sunk by air attack the following day.
- Amatsukaze was severely damaged by air attack, run aground, and unsalvageable on 6 April 1945. She was destroyed by demolition on 10 April 1945.
- Hatsukaze was sunk by surface gunfire on 2 November 1943 in the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay.
DesDiv 4 (Arashi, Hagikaze, Nowaki, Maikaze) Participated in the invasions of the Philippines and Netherlands East Indies. Participated in the Battle of Midway. Participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign. Participated in the Battle of Santa Cruz. Participated in the Battle of Vella Gulf. Participated in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
- Arashi was sunk by surface gunfire and torpedo on 7 August 1943, during the Battle of Vella Gulf.
- Hagikaze was sunk by surface gunfire and torpedo on 7 August 1943, during the Battle of Vella Gulf.
- Nowaki was sunk by surface gunfire and torpedo on 26 October 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
- Maikaze was sunk by surface gunfire during the raid on Truk on 17 February 1944.
DesDiv 17 (Urakaze, Tanikaze, Isokaze, Hamakaze) Participated in the Pearl Harbor attack. Participated in the Bismarck Islands invasions. Participated in the Indian Ocean raids. Participated in the Battle of Midway. Participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign. Participated in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Participated in the Battle of Santa Cruz. Participated in the Battle of Kula Gulf. Participated in the Battle of Kolombangara. Participated in the Battle off Horaniu. Participated in the Battle of Vella Lavella. Participated in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Participated in Operation Tenichigo.
- Urakaze was torpedoed and sunk by submarine on 21 November 1944.
- Tanikaze was torpedoed and sunk by submarine on 9 June 1944.
- Isokaze was sunk by air attack on 7 April 1945 during Operation Tenichigo.
- Hamakaze was sunk by air attack on 7 April 1945 during Operation Tenichigo.
DesDiv 10 (Akigumo) Participated in the Pearl Harbor attack. Participated in the Bismarck Islands invasions. Participated in the Indian Ocean raids. Participated in the Battle of Midway. Participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign. Participated in the Battle of Santa Cruz. Participated in the Battle of Vella Lavella.
- Akigumo was torpedoed and sunk by submarine on 11 April 1944.
- Japanese destroyer Kagerō (1938) - Wikipedia
- Kagerō-class destroyer - Wikipedia
- Stille, M. Wright, P. (2013). Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2): Asashio to Tachibana Classes. London, UK: Osprey Publishing Ltd.
- Chesneau, R., Gardiner, R. (1980). Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships, 1922-1946. London, UK: Conway Maritime Press.
Ship Change Log
See here for links to Update notes.
- Added to the game from the very beginning (alpha version) as a researchable Tier VII destroyer.
- Update 0.1.2:
- Reduced aiming angles of torpedo tubes.
- Update 0.2.2:
- Moved from Tier VII to Tier VIII.
- Update 0.3.0:
- Moved from Tier VIII to Tier IX.
- Update 0.5.0:
- The rotation speed of the 127 mm guns was increased from 5 to 6 degrees per second.
- Update 0.5.3:
- Added the Torpedo Reload Booster consumable.
- Update 0.5.5:
- Torpedo detectability values were changed:
- For Type93 mod 1: increased from 1.7 to 2.5 km.
- Type93 mod 1 torpedoes speed decreased from 67 to 62 knots.
- Added Type93 mod 2 and Type F3 torpedoes as researchable modules.
- Torpedo detectability values were changed:
- Update 0.5.7:
- The hull armored model was refined.
- Update 0.5.15:
- Moved from Tier IX to Tier VIII and replaced in-place by Tier IX Yugumo.
- Parameters and modules changed to reflect change in ship tier.
- Replacement Rules:
- If a player had researched Tier IX Kagero, then Tier IX Yugumo, Tier XIII Kagero and Kagero Hull (B) will be researched, unspent experience from Tier IX Kagero was transferred to Tier IX Yugumo.
- If a player had purchased Tier IX Kagero, then all upgrades, signals, flags, equipment were demounted and placed in the inventory, Tier IX Kagero was removed, Tier VIII Kagero with a slot was added, Tier IX Yugumo was added.
- If a player had Commanders with specialization in Tier IX Kagero before the update, then the Commanders were retrained for specialization in Tier IX Yugumo. In addition, a Commander with 35,000 Commander XP and specialization in Tier VIII Kagero plus a slot in the Reserve was added to the player's account.
- If a player had purchased the permanent camouflage for Tier IX Kagero before the update went live, this camouflage was removed from the player's account; permanent camouflages for Tier IX Yugumo and Tier VIII Kagero were added to the player's account as replacements.
- Update 0.6.2:
- The national flag was moved from the stern to the mast.
- Update 0.6.4:
- Main battery turret traverse time was reduced from 30 to 26.1 s.
- Update 0.6.5:
- Fixed a bug where the national flag got into the camera.
- Update 0.6.6:
- Fixed errors in the deck armor, now is all 19 mm.
- Improved appearance of the ship using a special technology for high-quality rendering of thin elements (mainly rigging).
- Update 0.6.8:
- The Torpedo Reload Booster consumable now reloads torpedoes in 8 s (was 30 s).
- Update 0.6.12:
- Detectability when firing main guns in smoke changed to 2.55 km.
- Update 0.6.13:
- Fire extinguishing time now 30 s instead of 60 s.
- Update 0.7.2:
- Players who have collected the "Uniforms" sub-collection of the "Yamomoto Isoroku" collection can use an alternate permanent camouflage color.
- Update 0.7.6:
- Improved display of thin elements on the hull.
- Update 0.7.9:
- Increased durability of steering gears by 20% from high-explosive damage.
- Update 0.7.11:
- HE shell damage increased from 1,800 to 2,150, fire change increased from 7 to 9%.
- Update 0.8.0:
- The model was significantly updated. It was brought in line with the real model of the ship and received many changes in the geometry of the hull and main turrets, the thickness of the torpedo tube launchers, the shape of the superstructure, the position of the anti-aircraft weapons, and much more. This change does not affect the in-game characteristics of the ship in any way.
- The Urashima camouflage was brought in line with the new game model.
- Update 0.8.1:
- The description of the main guns was fixed.
- Update 0.8.2:
- Minor fixes to geometry and textures.
- Update 0.8.5:
- Minor improvements to geometry and textures.
- Update 0.10.10:
- Minor fixes to geometry and textures of the ship.