IJN Tone

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IJN Tone
AB RB SB
5.7 5.7 5.7
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Purchase:690 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The IJN Tone (1945) is a rank V Japanese heavy cruiser with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel105 / 100 / 31 mm
Main fire tower25 / 25 / 25 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure8 mm (steel)
Number of section10
Displacement15 201 t
Crew882 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
AB77 / 25 km/h
RB66 / 22 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 77 25
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 66 22

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB8 200 → 10 635 Sl icon.png
RB8 100 → 10 505 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications240 500 Rp icon.png
341 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training200 000 Sl icon.png
Experts690 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces720 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
250 / 320 / 100 % Sl icon.png
196 / 196 / 196 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
37 000 Sl icon.png
650 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
37 000 Sl icon.png
650 Ge icon.png
Mods ship ammo wetting.png
Ammo Wetting
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
37 000 Sl icon.png
650 Ge icon.png
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200mm_jp_type88_navy_apc_ammo_pack
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Cost:
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200mm_jp_type0_aa_distant_fuse_navy_he_ammo_pack
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Cost:
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240 Ge icon.png
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
9 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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127mm_jp_type1_naval_aa_distant_fuse_he_ammo_pack
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
11 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

4 х Turret2 x 20 cm/50 3rd year type No.2 cannon
Ammunition240 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 55°

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Secondary armament

4 х Turret2 x 5 inch/40 Type 89 cannon
Ammunition400 rounds

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Anti-aircraft armament

18 х Turret25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon
Ammunition1500 rounds
Belt capacity15 rounds
Fire rate261 shots/min
12 х Turret3 x 25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon
Ammunition4500 rounds
Belt capacity15 rounds
Fire rate261 shots/min
4 х Turret2 x 25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon
Ammunition3000 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 124 x 610 mm Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 torpedo

The IJN Tone is capable of carrying 24 Long Lance torpedoes in 4 sets of 3, 2 per side. Each torpedo tube has an onboard quick reload, so 12 torpedoes can be launched per side before needing to reload in a capture zone or port. One notable characteristic about the torpedo launchers is that the aft sets have better forward-firing angles than the fore sets, but the forward angles still aren't particularly incredible. However, all the sets have good rearward firing angles.

As the torpedoes are Long Lances, they can detonate if they are hit and will destroy the IJN Tone nearly 100% of the time. Essentially they are completely unarmored ammunition racks. Conversely, if an enemy ship is hit with a Long Lance, there is a high likelihood of destroying it outright or sinking it via flooding.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Devastating anti-aircraft armament
  • 4 turrents placed in the bow providing amazing firepower while staying in cover

Cons:

  • Turrets easily disabled due to very close proximity to each other

History

Tone seen in 1942.

The IJN Tone was the lead ship of the Tone class of two heavy cruisers built for the Japanese navy. Designed as a scout cruiser to operate within large task forces, the ship was built with a unique armament scheme and a large rear deck for carrying seaplanes. Completed in 1938, she saw extensive service during the Second World war and served in many major battles including the Battles of Midway, Santa Cruz and Leyte. Relegated to training duties by early 1945, she was sunk by American naval aircraft in July of that year, and was later raised and scrapped.[1]

Design and construction

Tone, along with her sister ship Chikuma, were designed as a pair of heavy scout cruisers to provide long-range reconnaissance services to the Japanese carrier fleet. Due to the Japanese doctrine of not carrying reconnaissance aircraft on their carriers, the Tone carried six Aichi E13A reconnaisance floatplanes on a huge spacious rear-deck. Thus, the ship featured an unconventional main armament configuration - four twin 8-inch (203 mm) turrets all located forward of the superstructure.[1] She also carried numerous anti-aircraft defences and four triple 610 mm torpedo launchers located at the sides. She displaced 11 500 tons, and could make 35 knots (65 km/h).[1]

The Tone was ordered in 1932, and was laid down on December 1st 1934. She was launched in November of 1937, and was commissioned on November 20th 1938.

Operational History

The Tone was present during the attack on Pearl Harbour in December of 1941, and launched her reconnaissance aircraft in support of the raid. She later participated in the Battle of Midway, where her floatplanes helped discover the inbound American carrier group. Later on, she participated in the Battle of the Solomon Islands, and the battle of Santa Cruz. During the latter engagement, the Tone played a major role in delivering supplies to the troops at Guadalcanal, and performing scouting duties for the Carrier task force.[1]

Tone then returned to the Japanese port of Kure to receive additional anti-aircraft guns. She served a short stint as a commerce raider in the Indian ocean, but was then reassigned to the Japanese carrier group as a scout and escort for the Battle of the Philippine Sea. At the battle of Leyte Gulf, Tone provided her floatplane scouting duties as required; she survived with minor damage while her sister ship Chikuma was sunk.[1] At that point, she retired to the Japanese home islands, where she would stay for the remainder of the war. On July 24th 1945, Tone was attacked by USN aircraft; hit by nine bombs, she settled onto the seabed. She was stricken from the navy list, and subsequently raised and scrapped after the end of the war.[1]

Media

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See also

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 WWII Cruisers. (n.d.)

Works Cited

  • WW2 Cruisers. (n.d.). IJN Tone Class. Retrieved November 18, 2020, from https://www.world-war.co.uk/japan/tone.php


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