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The '''{{specs|name}}''' is a rank {{specs|rank}} Japanese destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]].
 
The '''{{specs|name}}''' is a rank {{specs|rank}} Japanese destroyer {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]].
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Overall it's a capable, well-rounded destroyer, trading secondary/anti-aircraft armament of most other destroyers for a better torpedo armament.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
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Overall {{PAGENAME}} has average survivability and armour for its battle rating.
 
Overall {{PAGENAME}} has average survivability and armour for its battle rating.
  
She has a {{#unit:jp_destroyer_fubuki|броня|корпус|толщина}} mm of {{#unit:jp_destroyer_fubuki|броня | корпус | материал}} armour on her hull, {{#unit:jp_destroyer_fubuki|броня|надстройка|толщина}} mm on her superstructure, and {{#unit:jp_destroyer_fubuki|броня|башня|лоб}} mm over her main firing tower, which is average for a destroyer in the same BR. Her guns carry 3.175 mm of anti-fragmentation armour that, unlike in other destroyers of the same BR, provides protection from all sides. She has {{#unit:jp_destroyer_fubuki|crew}} crew, which is average when compared with equivalents.
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She has a {{#unit:jp_destroyer_fubuki|броня|корпус|толщина}} mm of {{#unit:jp_destroyer_fubuki|броня|корпус|материал}} armour on her hull, {{#unit:jp_destroyer_fubuki|броня|надстройка|толщина}} mm on her superstructure, and {{#unit:jp_destroyer_fubuki|броня|башня|лоб}} mm over her main firing tower, which is average for a destroyer in the same BR. Her guns carry 3.175 mm of anti-fragmentation armour that, unlike in the equivalents, provides protection from all directions. Her {{#unit:jp_destroyer_fubuki|crew}} crew count is also average.
  
 
Looking at the weak points of her layout, the primary gun turrets are very large and relatively easy to knock out, while hits amidship are very likely to knock out at least one torpedo mount and one of the engines. On the other hand bulk of the ammunition is stored underwater, making it a difficult ship to ammo-rack.
 
Looking at the weak points of her layout, the primary gun turrets are very large and relatively easy to knock out, while hits amidship are very likely to knock out at least one torpedo mount and one of the engines. On the other hand bulk of the ammunition is stored underwater, making it a difficult ship to ammo-rack.
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50,000 IHP coming out of four Kampon boilers and two Kampon 'Ro' geared turbines give her a max speed of ~65 KM/H, which is fairly middle of the road for comparable destroyers. She has a 5.4s rudder shift which is his is decent enough mobility, but won't win any prizes compared to other destroyers. The main issue here is that she out-turns her main battery, so you may want to be careful with the rudder.
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50,000 IHP coming out of four Kampon boilers and two Kampon 'Ro' geared turbines give her a max speed of ~65 KM/H, which is fairly middle of the road for comparable destroyers. She has a 5.4s rudder shift which is his is decent enough mobility, but won't win any prizes compared to other destroyers. When taking evasive action, the ship's turn rate is faster than the turret's targetting rate, requiring more steady course to re-adjust firing solution.
  
 
== Armament ==
 
== Armament ==
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[[File:Ayanami primaries.jpg|thumb|right|Ayanami's broadside with the HE shells captured]]
 
{{main|Type 3 (127 mm)}}
 
{{main|Type 3 (127 mm)}}
  
The Type 3 127 mm gun found on the Fubuki in three twin mounts is the 'B' model Type 3. They are located in the front and rear of the vessel: one in the front, two in the rear and the rear guns are super-firing. It has HE and HE-DF shells available to it. The HE shell has 54 mm (0° angle) of penetration at 1,000 m, dropping off to 27 mm at all angles at 10,000 m. The HE shell also has a velocity of 872 m/s and overall is an easy shell to lead at range. It carries 2.2 kg of explosive filler. The HE-DF is not worth loading, as the Type 3 mount's turret traverse speed is too slow to be effective against aircraft. The main battery is also large and easy for enemies to knock out with only 3.2 mm of protection. She has a 7.5 s reload speed with a stock crew and a 5.5 s reload speed with a fully aced crew.
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The Type 3 127 mm gun found on the Fubuki is mounted on a particular three, twin mount turrets that were historically called a "Model B" or "Type B" (B型砲を, B-gata-hō). They are located in a rear-heavy configuration, bearing one turret in the front and two rear turrets in a super-firing configuration. Guns have two types of shells available: HE and HE-DF. The shell speed of 910 m/s is the second-best among comparable destroyers, exceeded only by a modern [[Albatros-Klasse (143)]], firing shells at 914 to 925 m/s (depending on the type). She has a 7.5s (8 rounds/min) reload speed with a stock crew and a 5.5s (11 rounds/min) reload speed with a fully aced crew, which is one of the lowest fire rates, compensating it with a large number of shells fired in a broadside.
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The HE shell has 54 mm (0° angle) of penetration at 1,000 m, dropping off to 27 mm at all angles at 10,000 m. It carries 2.2 kg of a Type 91 explosive filler (military name for the Trinitroanisole) that has an equivalent power of 2.31 kg of TNT. It's a significant upgrade from Mutsuki's 1.95 kg TNT equivalent 120mm HE shell, but relatively low comparing to 3.22 kg TNT equivalent onboard [[Farragut (DD-355)|Farragut's]] [[5 inch/38 Mk.12 (127 mm)|5 inch]].
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The HE-DF is delayed fuze ammunition, should be used only to engage enemy aircraft at a distance, supplementing relatively weak secondary armament. While hitting a small target is certainly a difficult challenge, it's much easier than on the predeceasing Mutsuki due to notably higher shell travel speed significantly better vertical guidance (+75° vs +33° on Mutsuki) and a higher targetting speed (5.1°/s horizontal and a whopping 23°/s vertical).
  
 
=== Secondary armament ===
 
=== Secondary armament ===
 
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{{main|Type 93 (13.2 mm)|l1=13.2 mm Type 93 machine gun}}
  
Two twin 13.2 mm Type 93 machine guns covered in the anti-aircraft section. They can be used passably against PT boats but aren't good against much else.  
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The secondary weaponry on the Fubuki consists of two twin 13.2 mm Type 93 machine guns located amidship, on a platform attached to the rear smoke funnel. Practically speaking they are applicable primarily for anti-aircraft role, similarly to the machine guns on the [[IJN Mutsuki|Mutsuki]], but they have notably higher firepower, even if overall they are the weakest secondaries among Ayanami's BR.
  
=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
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Firing 476 RPM with a magazine of 120 rounds of ammunition and a reload speed of two seconds gives them a decent uptime. These Type 93 machine guns can use Universal (T/AP/HEI/AP), HEI or AP belts of ammunition. The AP belts have 26 mm of penetration at 10 m, dropping off to 12 mm at 1,000 m; while the tracer round in the HEI belt has 10 mm of penetration at 10 m, dropping off to 6 mm at 1,000 m. Their traverse is very good, covering up to +80°, however overall these are just two dual machine guns of a relatively low calibre, which is the weakest secondary armament
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The anti-aircraft weaponry on the Fubuki consists of two twin 13.2 mm Type 93 machine guns with a fire rate of 476 RPM. They contain 120 rounds of ammunition per gun and have a reload speed of two seconds, giving them decent uptime. These Type 93 machine guns can use HEI or AP heavy belts (3 HEI/AP | 1 T) or a universal belt consisting of 1 T | 1 AP | 1 HEI | 1 AP ammunition. The AP belts have 26 mm of penetration at 10 m, dropping off to 12 mm at 1,000 m; while the tracer round in the HEI belt has 10 mm of penetration at 10 m, dropping off to 6 mm at 1,000 m. They traverse reasonably well and only planes directly over you will be difficult to aim at. It is worth noting the 127 mm Type 3 'B' gun can elevate to +75°, however, the elevation rate and horizontal traverse speeds are far too slow to be used effectively. Overall, the Fubuki's anti-aircraft defence is poor at best, as the sheer lack of mounts require precise aiming and don't have a good 'fear factor' for enemy pilots.
 
  
 
=== Torpedo armament ===
 
=== Torpedo armament ===
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[[File:Ayanami-torpedo-firing-arcs.jpg|thumb|right|Graphic detailing port firing arcs for each of the launchers, with a total firing arc of 90° and an overlapping arc of 40°]]
 
[[File:Ayanami-torpedo-firing-arcs.jpg|thumb|right|Graphic detailing port firing arcs for each of the launchers, with a total firing arc of 90° and an overlapping arc of 40°]]
  
The Fubuki has three triple torpedo mounts of a 610 mm calibre. They do not carry an onboard reload. These torpedoes are the Type 90, which have good speed - 85 KM/H or 52 MP/H - and a 7 km range. The Type 90 carries 480 kg of TNT equivalent explosives, which is only beaten out by the Yuugumo and Kiyoshimo's [[Type 93 (Disambiguation)#Torpedoes|Type 93s]]. Overall, they are strong torpedoes for their 4.0 BR, given their good range, fast speed and large explosive filler. She has access to a 'Torpedo Mode', giving her extra range for less speed.
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The Fubuki-class has three triple torpedo mounts of a 610 mm calibre. They do not carry an onboard reload. These torpedoes are the Type 90, which have good speed - 85 KM/H or 52 MP/H - and 7 or 15 km range respectively (Torpedo Mode modification off/on). The Type 90 carries 480 kg of TNT equivalent explosives, which is only beaten out by the [[Type 93 (Disambiguation)#Torpedoes|Type 93s]] found, between others, in subsequent [[IJN Yugumo|Yugumo]]. Overall, they are strong torpedoes for their 4.0 BR, given their good range, fast speed and large explosive filler. Torpedo Mode modification is a tier IV, making it a time-taking unlock.
  
Unlike on the [[IJN Mutsuki]], launchers on the Ayanami have a much more intuitive setup, with the first, front launcher covering the widest firing arc (80°), but also being the first one to fire when manoeuvring bow-first towards the enemy. Second, middle launcher having relatively decent 66° firing arc and oriented towards rear of the ship is also fairly usable. The tricky one is the third launcher, aiming exactly perpendicular to the ship, and having a very narrow field of fire plays more of a support role, forcing ship to effectively expose its entire length to the enemy in order to release any of its torpedoes. Overall though, it's a very practical setup, making Fubuki-class destroyers an extremely dangerous enemies regarding their torpedo setup, with hostile often even being unable to recognize that the ship released torpedoes from frontal launcher when its firing consistent gunnery barrage.
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Unlike on the [[IJN Mutsuki]], launchers on the Ayanami have a much more intuitive setup, with the first, front launcher covering the widest firing arc (80°), but also being the first one to fire when manoeuvring bow-first towards the enemy. Second, middle launcher having relatively decent 66° firing arc and oriented towards rear of the ship is also fairly usable. The tricky one is the third launcher, aiming exactly perpendicular to the ship, and having a very narrow field of fire. It plays more of a support role, forcing the ship to expose its entire length to the enemy. Overall though, it's a very practical setup, making Fubuki-class an extremely dangerous enemy, able to release torpedoes without you knowing it, or cover an entire strait with a wall of torpedoes.
  
 
=== Special armament ===
 
=== Special armament ===
 
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{{main|Type 95 depth charge}}
 
The Fubuki can mount eight Type 95 depth charges, located near the rear of the vessel. They have a 100 kg TNT equivalent filler but are less effective at this point without submarines in the game at this time.
 
The Fubuki can mount eight Type 95 depth charges, located near the rear of the vessel. They have a 100 kg TNT equivalent filler but are less effective at this point without submarines in the game at this time.
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
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Fubuki-class is a good long-range combatant. Fast shell travel speed of her guns enables effective engagement at ranges where enemies would struggle with a response, which is further aided by a relatively fast and long-range torpedoes (that can trade speed for a significant increase in range with the Torpedo Mode modification).
  
Fubuki has good torpedoes, meaning she could be used as an effective kiter to send torpedoes towards your enemies. This is an even better tactic in AB, as the torpedo reloads will allow you to saturate areas. Her guns are mediocre at best, but the rear-heavy armament also works well if she's kiting away from her enemies. Use the rudder and engine to dodge incoming shells, since her low crew count makes her easy to be destroyed.
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The ship can also be effectively used as a kiter, owning it to a rear-heavy primary armament and an ability to deploy a significant number of a powerful, long-range torpedoes. However, an average speed for the BR makes it far more challenging to choose the engagements when compared to faster Mutsuki.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
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* Exceptionally high shell speed
 
* Effective torpedoes for its battle rating
 
* Effective torpedoes for its battle rating
* Easy to lead shells for the main guns
 
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
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* Inadequate secondary armament
* Poor main gun-power due to slow reload and terrible traverse speed
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* Poses very little threat to the aircraft
* Poor anti-aircraft firepower
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* Outgunned within the range of secondaries by any other destroyer in the same BR
* Low total crew count of 197
 
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==

Latest revision as of 17:22, 30 January 2020

Fubuki class, 2 group, Ayanami (1936)
jp_destroyer_fubuki.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.0/4.0/4.0BR
197 peopleCrew
2 570 tDisplacement
7Number of section
3 / 3 / 3 mmMain fire tower armor
23 mm (steel)Hull armor
8 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
2 x 127 mm Type 3 gun3 x Turret
300 roundsAmmunition
-7° / 75°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
2 x 13.2 mm Type 93 machine gun2 x Turret
3 600 roundsAmmunition
30 roundsBelt capacity
476 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
9 x 610 mm Type 90 torpedoSetup 1
8 x Type 95 depth chargeSetup 2
9 x 610 mm Type 90 torpedo
8 x Type 95 depth charge
Setup 3
Economy
36 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
140 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/1 700 / 2 177/1 970 / 2 523Repair
39 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
140 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
590 Ge icon.pngAces
148 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage IJN Ayanami.jpg


The Fubuki class, 2 group, Ayanami (1936) is a rank III Japanese destroyer with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

Overall it's a capable, well-rounded destroyer, trading secondary/anti-aircraft armament of most other destroyers for a better torpedo armament.

General info

Survivability and armour

Overall IJN Ayanami has average survivability and armour for its battle rating.

She has a 23 mm of steel armour on her hull, 8 mm on her superstructure, and 3 mm over her main firing tower, which is average for a destroyer in the same BR. Her guns carry 3.175 mm of anti-fragmentation armour that, unlike in the equivalents, provides protection from all directions. Her 197 crew count is also average.

Looking at the weak points of her layout, the primary gun turrets are very large and relatively easy to knock out, while hits amidship are very likely to knock out at least one torpedo mount and one of the engines. On the other hand bulk of the ammunition is stored underwater, making it a difficult ship to ammo-rack.

Mobility

50,000 IHP coming out of four Kampon boilers and two Kampon 'Ro' geared turbines give her a max speed of ~65 KM/H, which is fairly middle of the road for comparable destroyers. She has a 5.4s rudder shift which is his is decent enough mobility, but won't win any prizes compared to other destroyers. When taking evasive action, the ship's turn rate is faster than the turret's targetting rate, requiring more steady course to re-adjust firing solution.

Armament

Primary armament

Ayanami's broadside with the HE shells captured
Main article: Type 3 (127 mm)

The Type 3 127 mm gun found on the Fubuki is mounted on a particular three, twin mount turrets that were historically called a "Model B" or "Type B" (B型砲を, B-gata-hō). They are located in a rear-heavy configuration, bearing one turret in the front and two rear turrets in a super-firing configuration. Guns have two types of shells available: HE and HE-DF. The shell speed of 910 m/s is the second-best among comparable destroyers, exceeded only by a modern Albatros-Klasse (143), firing shells at 914 to 925 m/s (depending on the type). She has a 7.5s (8 rounds/min) reload speed with a stock crew and a 5.5s (11 rounds/min) reload speed with a fully aced crew, which is one of the lowest fire rates, compensating it with a large number of shells fired in a broadside.

The HE shell has 54 mm (0° angle) of penetration at 1,000 m, dropping off to 27 mm at all angles at 10,000 m. It carries 2.2 kg of a Type 91 explosive filler (military name for the Trinitroanisole) that has an equivalent power of 2.31 kg of TNT. It's a significant upgrade from Mutsuki's 1.95 kg TNT equivalent 120mm HE shell, but relatively low comparing to 3.22 kg TNT equivalent onboard Farragut's 5 inch.

The HE-DF is delayed fuze ammunition, should be used only to engage enemy aircraft at a distance, supplementing relatively weak secondary armament. While hitting a small target is certainly a difficult challenge, it's much easier than on the predeceasing Mutsuki due to notably higher shell travel speed significantly better vertical guidance (+75° vs +33° on Mutsuki) and a higher targetting speed (5.1°/s horizontal and a whopping 23°/s vertical).

Secondary armament

The secondary weaponry on the Fubuki consists of two twin 13.2 mm Type 93 machine guns located amidship, on a platform attached to the rear smoke funnel. Practically speaking they are applicable primarily for anti-aircraft role, similarly to the machine guns on the Mutsuki, but they have notably higher firepower, even if overall they are the weakest secondaries among Ayanami's BR.

Firing 476 RPM with a magazine of 120 rounds of ammunition and a reload speed of two seconds gives them a decent uptime. These Type 93 machine guns can use Universal (T/AP/HEI/AP), HEI or AP belts of ammunition. The AP belts have 26 mm of penetration at 10 m, dropping off to 12 mm at 1,000 m; while the tracer round in the HEI belt has 10 mm of penetration at 10 m, dropping off to 6 mm at 1,000 m. Their traverse is very good, covering up to +80°, however overall these are just two dual machine guns of a relatively low calibre, which is the weakest secondary armament

Torpedo armament

Main article: Type 90 (610 mm)
Graphic detailing port firing arcs for each of the launchers, with a total firing arc of 90° and an overlapping arc of 40°

The Fubuki-class has three triple torpedo mounts of a 610 mm calibre. They do not carry an onboard reload. These torpedoes are the Type 90, which have good speed - 85 KM/H or 52 MP/H - and 7 or 15 km range respectively (Torpedo Mode modification off/on). The Type 90 carries 480 kg of TNT equivalent explosives, which is only beaten out by the Type 93s found, between others, in subsequent Yugumo. Overall, they are strong torpedoes for their 4.0 BR, given their good range, fast speed and large explosive filler. Torpedo Mode modification is a tier IV, making it a time-taking unlock.

Unlike on the IJN Mutsuki, launchers on the Ayanami have a much more intuitive setup, with the first, front launcher covering the widest firing arc (80°), but also being the first one to fire when manoeuvring bow-first towards the enemy. Second, middle launcher having relatively decent 66° firing arc and oriented towards rear of the ship is also fairly usable. The tricky one is the third launcher, aiming exactly perpendicular to the ship, and having a very narrow field of fire. It plays more of a support role, forcing the ship to expose its entire length to the enemy. Overall though, it's a very practical setup, making Fubuki-class an extremely dangerous enemy, able to release torpedoes without you knowing it, or cover an entire strait with a wall of torpedoes.

Special armament

Main article: Type 95 depth charge

The Fubuki can mount eight Type 95 depth charges, located near the rear of the vessel. They have a 100 kg TNT equivalent filler but are less effective at this point without submarines in the game at this time.

Usage in battles

Fubuki-class is a good long-range combatant. Fast shell travel speed of her guns enables effective engagement at ranges where enemies would struggle with a response, which is further aided by a relatively fast and long-range torpedoes (that can trade speed for a significant increase in range with the Torpedo Mode modification).

The ship can also be effectively used as a kiter, owning it to a rear-heavy primary armament and an ability to deploy a significant number of a powerful, long-range torpedoes. However, an average speed for the BR makes it far more challenging to choose the engagements when compared to faster Mutsuki.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Exceptionally high shell speed
  • Effective torpedoes for its battle rating

Cons:

  • Inadequate secondary armament
  • Poses very little threat to the aircraft
  • Outgunned within the range of secondaries by any other destroyer in the same BR

History

The Special-Type Destroyers represented in-game as IJN Fubuki (which is actually Ayanami of the 2nd group of Special-Types) were designed in 1922 due to the Washington Naval Treaty. Under the criteria of a speed of 39 knots (72 KM/H), a 4,000 nautical mile range and a strong torpedo armament, the class were ordered in 1923. Their armament and size were very good for their time and remained a fair enemy up to the end of WW II. They were designed to 'cruise' in the Pacific, as the bow was shaped to provide protection against the weather. Built between June 1928 and March 1933, they fall into three main groups: The Fubuki class, using the Type 3 'A' mount, the Ayanami class, using the Type 3 'B' mount and with other changes, and the Akatsuki class, which had three boilers and a torpedo launcher/turret. However, their heavyweight caused stability issues and after the Fourth Fleet Incident, they were rebuilt in 1935-1937 with more ballast, a slightly different bridge, and less gun and torpedo ammunition. Eight Ayanamis also were retrofitted with Type 3 'C' guns. These rebuilds increased their weight further to 2,000 tons, and over 2,400 with a full load. The Ayanami we have in-game was sunk in November 1942; USN battleship Washington shelled her and causing heavy damage resulting in its scuttling by fellow Ayanami-class ship, Uranami.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Japan destroyers
Isuzu · IJN Mutsuki · IJN Ayanami · IJN Yugumo · IJN Akizuki · IJN Kiyoshimo · IJN Yuudachi