IJN Agano

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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
IJN Agano
jp_cruiser_agano.png
GarageImage IJN Agano.jpg
IJN Agano
AB RB SB
5.3 5.3 5.3
Research:100 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:310 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Agano-class (1944) is a rank IV Japanese light cruiser with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel20 / 60 / 20 mm
Main fire tower19 / 19 / 19 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure12 mm (steel)
Number of section8
Displacement8 338 t
Crew700 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
AB76 / 23 km/h
RB65 / 20 km/h

Write about the ship's mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward and reverse speed.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 76 23
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 65 20

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB7 800 → 10 116 Sl icon.png
RB6 030 → 7 820 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications93 300 Rp icon.png
156 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training90 000 Sl icon.png
Experts310 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces570 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
250 / 320 / 100 % Sl icon.png
178 / 178 / 178 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship rudder.png
Rudder Replacement
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship screw.png
Propeller Replacement
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship engine.png
Engine Maintenance
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods ship tool kit.png
Tool Set
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods manual ship extinguisher.png
Fire Protection System
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
Smokescreen
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods ship anti fragmentation protection.png
Shrapnel Protection
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods ship venting.png
Ventilation
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship pumps.png
New Pumps
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods ship ammo wetting.png
Ammo Wetting
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
520 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
152mm_jp_common_type4_navy_sap_ammo_pack
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods new aa caliber turrets.png
Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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152mm_jp_common_type0_aa_navy_he_ammo_pack
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods new aux caliber turrets.png
Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods he frag dist fuse ship.png
80mm_jp_type98_distant_fuse_navy_he_ammo_pack
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
180 Ge icon.png
Mods ship rangefinder.png
Improved Rangefinder
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
Mods new main caliber turrets.png
Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 800 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

3 х Turret2 x 15 cm/50 Type 41 cannon
Ammunition330 rounds
Vertical guidance-5° / 55°

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Secondary armament

2 х Turret2 x 8 cm/60 Type 98 cannon
Ammunition500 rounds

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Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret2 x 25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon
Ammunition3000 rounds
Belt capacity15 rounds
Fire rate261 shots/min
4 х Turret3 x 25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon
Ammunition4500 rounds
Belt capacity15 rounds
Fire rate261 shots/min

An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air defence. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select anti-aircraft weapons. Talk about the ship's anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.

Additional armament

Setup 116 x 610 mm Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 torpedo

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 16 Long Lance torpedoes are devastating against enemy ships

Cons:

  • 25 mm AA guns cannot engage close targets
  • Torpedoes have very limited firing arc

History

Agano was the lead ship of four light cruisers built to supercede and replace the older cruisers serving as destroyer flotilla flagships in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Launched in October 1941, she entered service a year later and saw her first operation escorting troop transports to New Guinea in December 1942. The ship was involved in Operation Ke, the evacuation of 10,652 Japanese troops from Guadalcanal as well as the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, an American victory which closed the Solomon Islands campaign. Several weeks later, American airstrikes damaged the ship as it lay in port at Rabaul and whilst en route to receive repairs, she was struck by a torpedo from an American submarine which flooded the boiler rooms and knocked out all power. The submarine Albacore prepared to finish the helpless and immobile ship, but was prevented from doing so by depth charges from the Urakaze. Taken under tow to Truk, Agano underwent 4 months of repairs before being able to attempt the journey back to the home islands of Japan in February 1944, for more permanent fixes. Ambushed by the American submarine Skate, Agano was hit by 2 torpedoes and sank 6 hours later.

Her destroyer escort Oite took on 523 survivors from the Agano, but was herself sunk 2 days later by Grumman TBF Avengers of Task Force 58 during Operation Hailstone. She sank almost immediately with the loss 172 out of her 192 complement whilst all 523 survivors of the Agano were lost.

Media

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See also

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External links

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Japan light cruisers
Kuma-class  IJN Kuma
Sendai-class  IJN Sendai
Agano-class  IJN Agano
Mogami-class  IJN Mikuma · IJN Suzuya