So-Ki

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General info

The So-Ki in the garage.

The So-Ki is a Rank III Japanese self-propelled anti-aircraft gun with a battle rating of 3.3. It was introduced along with the entire Japanese Ground Forces tree in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

This tank is quite fast, being built off of the Type 98 Ke-Ni, so use this blistering speed to your advantage. Double the guns means double the difficulty enemy aircraft will have with dealing with you, so be sure to aim for engines and at the centre of planes - your exposed cabin means that planes will often try to dive you, hoping to score a quick kill - give them a nasty surprise by filling their engines with Type 100 HE-T shells. That being said, always, always, always pay attention to what's going on in the air. Your gunner gets knocked out quickly, so be sure to always be aware of the battle in the air, as well as on the ground.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Capture bases and attack lightly armoured targets when you can. For the most part you should be focused on an AA role, rather than an AT one, so always be listening for aircraft engines.

At it's battle rating the So-Ki can penetrate the sides of some tanks like the M4 Sherman and Pz.Kpfw. IV ausf. F2 and Pz.Kpfw. III series, but this is only at close range and generally the idea of using this tank to engage medium tanks not a very good one. This tank can deal with many lightly armoured targets like other SPAAs and some light tanks, so if you feel lucky then that is always a viable option. As for an AA role, this tank's performance is good enough for the job. It can shoot down low-flying aircraft with relative ease, and anyone who knows where to aim can easily shoot down most aircraft this tank will meet.

Specific enemies worth noting

Literally anything can detroy the So-Ki. Enemies armed with .50 cals - tanks and planes - are particularly deadly, as they can pierce through your weak armour with no problem.

Counter-tactics

Destroying this tank is easy. Shoot it slightly to the right of the driver's hatch for a 1-shot to knock out both crew members in the hull.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Dual-mounted 20 mm auto cannons can cause heavy damage with sustain fire
  • Dual guns compensate for individual gun's low rate of fire with a higher, combined one
  • Small vehicle profile
  • AP rounds can penetrate side armor of Sherman and German Panzers in close range

Cons:

  • Exposed gunner
  • Paper-thin armor
  • Low engine power

Specifications

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Armament

2 x 20 mm Type 98 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 520 Shells (20-round magazine each)
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 85°
  • Fire Rate: 300 rounds per minute
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 23.8°/s (Stock), 32.9°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Upgraded + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Rate of Fire: 3.9s (Stock), _._s (Full Crew), _._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
2 x 20 mm Type 98 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 520 Shells (20-round magazine each)
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 85°
  • Fire Rate: 300 rounds per minute
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 23.8°/s (Stock), 28.0°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Upgraded + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading rate: 3.9s (Stock), _._s (Full Crew), _._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
2 x 20 mm Type 98 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 520 Shells (20-round magazine each)
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 85°
  • Fire Rate: 300 rounds per minute
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 23.8°/s (Stock), 28.0°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Upgraded + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading rate: 3.9s (Stock), _._s (Full Crew), _._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), _._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)

Ammunition

Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay
in m:
Fuse sensitivity
in mm:
Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
Type 100 HE-T 2 2 2 2 2 2 HEFI-T 829 0.13 0.3 0.1 6.0 11° 10°
Type 100 AP-T 46 45 33 23 15 11 API-T 829 0.16 N/A N/A N/A 43° 30° 25°

Belts

  • Default : API-T,HEFI-T :
  • Type 100 HE-T  : HEFI-T :
  • Type 100 AP-T  : API-T :

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the So-Ki
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
26 (+12) Keep Full no

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Driver

Total: 3 Crew members

Armour

Armour Type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 16 mm (16-19°) Front plate
16 mm (11-72°) Front glacis
16 mm (29-48°) Lower glacis
12 mm 10 mm (12-51°) 9 mm
Turret 8 mm (10-14°) N/A N/A N/A

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are both 15 mm thick.

Engine & Mobility

Weight: 7.0 ton

Max Speed: 49 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 136 hp @ 2100 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 19.43 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 168 hp @ 2100 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 24.00 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 43°
Weight: 7.0 ton

Max Speed: 45 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 115 hp @ 2100 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 16.43 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 130 hp @ 2100 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 18.57 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 41°
Weight: 7.0 ton

Max Speed: 45 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 115 hp @ 2100 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 16.43 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 40°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 130 hp @ 2100 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 18.57 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 41°

Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Additional information (links)

[Devblog] So-Ki: Elusive Twin Guns

References


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Icon-country-jap.png So-Ki
Nation Japan
Type SPAA
Rank 3
Battle Rating
3.3
3.3
3.3

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
7,000 kg
15,432 lb
Number of Crew 3
Hull armour thickness
16/12/10/9 mm
0.63/0.47/0.39/0.35 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
136 hp
115 hp
115 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
168 hp
130 hp
130 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
19.43
19.74
16.43
16.69
16.43
16.69
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
24.00
24.38
18.57
18.87
18.57
18.87
Max speed
49 km/h
30 mph
45 km/h
28 mph
45 km/h
28 mph
Main Weapon
2 x 20 mm Type 98 Autocannon
Ammo stowage 520 rounds
Vertical guidance -10°/85°
Economy
Required RP 18,000 RP
Vehicle cost 77,000 SL
Crew training cost 22,000 SL
Max repair cost*
1,340 SL
830 SL
1,230 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
10h 51m
12h 42m
13h 45m
Free repair time (Upgraded)
3h 37m
4h 14m
4h 35m
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