IJN Hatsuharu

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IJN Hatsuharu
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IJN Hatsuharu
AB RB SB
4.3 4.3 4.3
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Description

The Hatsuharu-class, IJN Hatsuharu, 1933 (初春, namesake: Early Spring) was the lead ship of her class, the first Japanese destroyer designed after the signing of the London Naval Treaty. Due to the displacement restrictions of the treaty, additional vessels of the most recent Fubuki-class destroyers were not allowed to be constructed, so a new design was proposed for future generations of destroyers. However, this didn't deter the Japanese naval design bureau from fitting the same amount of armament on a slightly shorter hull with one less gun, thereby pushing the capabilities of the hull. This resulted in a very top-heavy design, which only came in serious question following the "Tomozuru Incident" of 1934 and the "4th Fleet Incident" of 1935.

She was introduced in Update "Drone Age". Hatsuharu appears in her planned pre-refit configuration, featuring a densely packed and top-heavy structure that makes any hit likely to damage at least one or two critical components. Three 127 mm cannons are mounted on the bow of the ship, providing a higher amount of firepower in a head-on engagement compared to other Japanese destroyers. Additionally, the ship has three triple-mount torpedo launchers squeezed into the center, allowing for the ability to fire 9 torpedoes simultaneously. Though these torpedoes can be reloaded at sea, it poses a risk of an explosive ammo rack if the ship is hit.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Main fire tower3 / 3 / 3 mm
Hull16 mm (steel)
Superstructure4 mm (steel)
Number of section7
Displacement1 981 t
Crew212 people

The Hatsuharu has a relatively low crew count of only 212 sailors. But most of the important parts are safer because they are located below the waterline. the most endangered place is the ammo elevator because in case of a fire it can detonate the ammo. the main armament is defended with the 3.175 antifragmentation armor so shrapnel probably won´t knock it out but a direct hit will destroy it.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB82 / 35 km/h
RB67 / 28 km/h

Probably due to the low displacement, the ship is quite manouverable. The ship has decent acceleration and good top speed, it also has quite good stopping power.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 82 35
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 67 28

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 552 → 1 988 Sl icon.png
RB2 361 → 3 024 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications10 390 Rp icon.png
13 770 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost750 Ge icon.png
Crew training6 300 Sl icon.png
Experts22 000 Sl icon.png
Aces250 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
140 / 320 / 100 % Sl icon.png
124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
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160 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
520 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
570 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
900 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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Damage Control Division
Research:
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Cost:
910 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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Fire Division
Research:
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Cost:
520 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
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Cost:
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100 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
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Cost:
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100 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
900 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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Ammo Wetting
Research:
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Cost:
900 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
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40mm_type91_naval_he_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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40mm_type91_naval_sap_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Research:
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Cost:
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90 Ge icon.png
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40mm_type91_naval_dist_fuse_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
570 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
570 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
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Cost:
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160 Ge icon.png
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Bomb mortar
Research:
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Cost:
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Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret2 x 127 mm/50 3rd Year Type cannon
Ammunition300 rounds
Vertical guidance-7° / 75°
Turret127 mm/50 3rd Year Type cannon
Ammunition150 rounds
Vertical guidance-7° / 75°

The ships primary weapons are two double-barreled 127mm cannons and one single-barrel 127mm cannon. The first stage reload speed is 6 second and the normal reload speed is 6.6 seconds. The player has the option to choose from two shell types HE with penetration of 28mm of armor and HE-TF with penetration of 26mm with the capacity of 750 shells.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
Type 1 HE HE 28 28 28 28 28 28
HE-TF HE-TF 26 26 26 26 26 26
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Type 1 HE HE 910 23 0 0.1 2.31 79° 80° 81°
HE-TF HE-TF 910 23 0 0.1 2.07 79° 80° 81°

Secondary armament

2 х Turret40 mm/62 Vickers autocannon
Ammunition2200 rounds
Belt capacity50 rounds
Fire rate200 shots/min

The ship is fitted with two 40 mm autocannons which are positioned as anti-aircraft guns but are considered auxiliary weapons. They have a fire rate of 200 shots per minute and ammo capacity of 50 rounds. the cannons can be fitted with three ammunition the HE clips which are best used as anti-aircraft, the AP clips which can be used to destroy smaller ships or boats, and the HE-TF clips which are good for anti-aircraft fire.

Additional armament

Setup 118 x 610 mm Type 90 torpedo
Setup 28 x Type 95 depth charge
Setup 318 x 610 mm Type 90 torpedo
2 x Type 95 depth charge

The ship can be fitted with torpedoes and a bomb mortar. The torpedoes are very effective at closer ranges, and because the torpedo tubes can each hold 4 torpedoes (there are two torpedo tubes located at the center of the ship) the player has more chances to hit the target. Also, the torpedoes are quite fast (max speed 91km per hour) and have a heavy explosive mass of 375 kg which is the equivalent of 480 kg of TNT. The bomb mortars have very limited use right now because of absence of submarines and can only hit ships at about 500 meters.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Quite maneuverable
  • Decent speed
  • Fast torpedoes with heavy explosive mass
  • Decent reload speed

Cons:

  • Slower targeting speed
  • Inferior fire power to opponents
  • Slow rangefinder

History

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See also

Related development

External links

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