Akebono

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Akebono
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Akebono
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Description

The Akebono-class is a premium rank IV Japanese gunboat with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Raining Fire".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement1 456 t
Crew193 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB73 / 38 km/h
RB52 / 27 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 73 38
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 52 27

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB890 Sl icon.png
RB890 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts360 000 Sl icon.png
Aces820 Ge icon.png
Research Aces870 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 160 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 160 / 160 / 160 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Tool Set
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Fire Protection System
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Smokescreen
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Shrapnel Protection
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Ventilation
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New Pumps
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Ammo Wetting
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40 mm HE clips
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76 mm HE-RF
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40 mm AP clips
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder
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Depth Charges
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Bomb mortar

Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret3-inch Mk.34 gun
Ammunition1500 rounds
Belt capacity150 rounds
Fire rate50 shots/min
Vertical guidance-15° / 85°
Main article: 3-inch Mk.34 (76 mm)

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Secondary armament

Turret2 x 40 mm Bofors L/60 Mark 1 gun
Ammunition4000 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Fire rate156 shots/min

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armaments and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.

Additional armament

Setup 112 x Mk.6 depth charge
Setup 224 x Mk.10 Hedgehog mortar
4 x Mk.6 mortar depth charge
Setup 324 x Mk.10 Hedgehog mortar
4 x Mk.6 mortar depth charge
12 x Mk.6 depth charge

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

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Following the end of WWII, Japan was prohibited from having its own military. However, with the advent of the Cold War in the years following the end of WWII, Japan was once again permitted to raise a small force for self-defense purposes. As a result, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) was formed in 1954.

However, the newly formed Navy needed new ships to be able to conduct its tasks effectively and to gain experience for the construction of subsequent ships in the future. As a result, already in 1953 plans were being laid down for the construction of three new destroyer escorts, with two seperate designs differing primarily in the propulsion system used. Akebono, as the single ship of the batch to use traditional steam propulsion, was laid down in December 1954 and was commissioned in March 1956, becoming among the first domestically produced Japanese military vessels to enter service after WWII.

Akebono served for 20 years with the JMSDF before being decommissioned in 1976. In 1981, the ship was taken apart from scrap and officially stricken from the naval register in 1986.

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Japan boats
Motor torpedo boats  T-1 · T-14 · T-14 (Mod. 1) · T-38 · T-51b · Type 11
Motor gun boats  Ha-Go · Type 4 Model 2 · Type 4 Model 4
Motor torpedo gun boats  PG 02
Armoured gun boats  Soukou-Tei (1927) · Soukou-Tei (1940)
Gunboats  Akebono · Chidori

Japan premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  Type 4 Model 4 · Type T-14 (Mod. 01)
Motor torpedo gun boats  PG 02
Gunboats  Akebono
Sub-chasers  Type K-8 (1942)
Destroyers  IJN Satsuki · IJN Kiyoshimo · IJN Yuudachi · JDS Yūgure (DD-184)
Light cruisers  IJN Mikuma