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Italian Fleet
Geniere Pack
General characteristics
183 peopleCrew
1790 tDisplacement
7Number of section
16 mm (steel)Hull armor
4 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
2 x 3 inch Mk.33 gun2 x Turret
3000 roundsAmmunition
150 roundsBelt capacity
50 shots/minFire rate
-15° / 85°Vertical guidance
Special armament
320 mm Mark 108 Weapon alfa antisubmarine rocket launcherTurret
22 roundsAmmunition
Additional armament
4 x 533 mm Type 89 torpedoSetup 1
8 x Mk.6 mortar depth chargeSetup 2
4 x 533 mm Type 89 torpedo
8 x Mk.6 mortar depth charge
Setup 3
270000 Rp icon.pngResearch
690000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png0/7600 / 9553/8160 / 10257Repair
200000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1700 Ge icon.pngAces
196 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage Isuzu.jpg

The Isuzu-class is a rank II Japanese frigate with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Primary armament

Main article: 3 inch Mk.33 (76 mm)

Isuzu carries four 3-inch Mk.33 automatic cannons in twin installation. The turrets are placed at the front and back of the ship and can effectively cover your vessel from all sides. HE shells can take care of unarmoured targets especially motor boats which can be destroyed within a few shots. For armoured targets and destroyers, you can choose AP shells but you still have to keep in mind that it is a 76 mm multi-purpose cannon. HE-VT shells are good for use in AA roles as there is not any secondary armament you can rely on.

Torpedo armament

Deadzones for torpedo launcher on Isuzu

The rotary torpedo launcher with four tubes is located in middle of the ship. This gives you the ability to release them to both sides, although the launcher can't rotate a full 360° so sometimes it have to make almost whole revolution to rotate to other side. As many ships with this kind of launcher, it has blind spots at the front and back of the ship. When you want to release a torpedo, you have to expose your profile to the enemy. On other hand, these four torpedoes have maximum speed of 102 km/h and range of 38 km, which makes them best torpedo in-game in these two characteristics. They also carry 267 kg of TNT which is not the best but still deadly.

Special armament

As one of special armaments, this ship carry Mark 108 Weapon alfa without any upgrades. This is an anti-submarine rocket, but in-game you can only use it for close range combat against ships. It shoot RUR-4 rockets that have a speed of 306 km/h and carry 113 kg of TNT, which is equal to small torpedoes. The biggest disadvantage is the range, which is only 800 m especially, combined with the fact that fast boats can easily dodge these rockets. Blind spot in front of the ship (thanks to main armament turret) makes this weapon very situational.

After unlocking the "Bomb mortar" upgrade, you can equip 2 x Mk. 6 depth charges which are projected from mortars. These weapons have an extremely limited range (only a few hundred meters off each side of the ship) and would only be used during a close-in brawl. Keep in mind that the depth charges do take a few seconds to fly through the air and sink before they detonate, so be aware of timing their firing. Each Mk. 6 depth charge has an explosive charge of 136 kg TNT, which will obliterate any small craft and deal significant damage to a larger ship.

Usage in battles

Isuzu has upgraded forepower from its in-game predecessor Chikugo but it shares the same imperfections of not very long-range and small calibre compared to opponents you will meet. That means you should stick to the same tactics that work for Chikugo, such as not attempting to battle against long-range destroyers and rather focusing on boats and sub-chasers. You should not take this ship into late game as there isn't any anti-air armament and you will be easy prey for bombers that can overwhelm you if coming from different directions.


Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 76 mm APHE
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 76 mm HE-VT
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting Bomb mortar

Pros and cons


  • Radar
  • Able to equip AP and HE-VT shells
  • Can equip Type 89 (533 mm) torpedoes, the fastest and longest range torpedoes in-game
  • Powerful armament for mid-range combat


  • No secondary or anti-aircraft armament
  • Very expensive (SL and RP) for its abilities
  • Only destroyer spawn although its most effective against other sub-chasers


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See also

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External links

Japan frigates
Chikugo · Ikazuchi · Isuzu · Syonan