IJN Sendai

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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
IJN Sendai, 1942
jp_cruiser_sendai.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.0/5.0/5.0BR
450 peopleCrew
7 180 tDisplacement
9Number of section
20 / 20 / 0 mmMain fire tower armor
0 / 63 / 51 mmCitadel armor
25.39999961853 mm (steel)Hull armor
12.699999809265 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
140 mm/50 3rd Year Type cannon7 x Turret
200 roundsAmmunition
-7° / 30°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
2 x 25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon2 x Turret
3 000 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsBelt capacity
261 shots/minFire rate
Anti-aircraft armament
4 x 13.2 mm Type 93 machine gunTurret
6 000 roundsAmmunition
30 roundsBelt capacity
476 shots/minFire rate
7.7 mm Type 92 machinegun2 x Turret
1 940 roundsAmmunition
97 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
16 x 610 mm Type 8 No.2 wet-heater torpedoSetup 1
8 x Type 95 depth chargeSetup 2
16 x 610 mm Type 8 No.2 wet-heater torpedo
8 x Type 95 depth charge
Setup 3
Economy
100 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
310 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/3 800 / 4 943/3 230 / 4 202Repair
90 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
310 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 200 Ge icon.pngAces
178 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage IJN Sendai.jpg


The IJN Sendai, 1942 is a rank IV Japanese cruiser with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armament

Primary armament

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Secondary armament

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Anti-aircraft armament

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Torpedo armament

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Special armament

Main article: Type 95 depth charge

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Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 140 mm type 2 SAP Anti-Air Armament Targeting 25 mm APT belt
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 140 mm type 0 HE Auxiliary Armament Targeting 25 mm HEIT belts
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation 140 mm mod 1 SAP Primary Armament Targeting Improved Rangefinder
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting Bomb mortar Torpedo Mode

Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • Fast
  • Turrets are placed along whole ship which makes them hard to disable
  • SAPBC ammo have very good penetration values
  • 16 long range torpedoes (with torpedo modification)

Cons:

  • Low crew amount for its size
  • Mediocre AA armament
  • Cant release all torpedoes to one side

History

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Media

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See also

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External links


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