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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Japanese cruiser {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]].
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Japanese heavy cruiser {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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The IJN Mogami is one of the most well protected cruisers in the game, with 140 mm of RHA covering the entire front and rear ammunition stowages, 100 mm of RHA protecting the engine compartment, 105 mm of RHA bulkheads, though this will NOT stop other heavy cruisers from ammoracking you if you do not angle. The ship has 910 crew which is just mediocre for a heavy cruiser. The major downside of this ship is its extremely thin (25.4 mm) turret armour so users will have a hard time dealing with HE spam from US destroyers and light cruisers.
The IJN Mogami is one of the most well protected cruisers in the game, with 140 mm of RHA covering the entire front and rear ammunition stowages, 100 mm of RHA protecting the engine compartment, 105 mm of RHA bulkheads. The ship has 910 crew which is just decent for a 15,000 tons heavy cruiser. The only downside of this ship is its extremely thin (25.4m m) turrets armour so users will have a hard time doing close range engagement.
 
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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The ship can reach a max speed of 64 km/h (RB), with the complete rudder's turning time of 4.05 seconds (aced crew) which is one of the best for heavy cruisers.
The ship can reach its max speed of 64 km/h, with the complete rudder's turning time of 4.05 seconds (aced crew)
 
  
 
== Armament ==
 
== Armament ==
 
=== Primary armament ===
 
=== Primary armament ===
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{{main|20 cm/50 3rd year type No.2 (200 mm)}}
 
{{main|20 cm/50 3rd year type No.2 (200 mm)}}
  
The IJN Mogami is equipped with 5 turrets of dual 20cm/50 3rd year type No.2 cannons, reload time: 13.94s (stock crew) and 12s (aced crew).
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The IJN Mogami is equipped with 5 turrets of dual 20 cm/50 3rd year type No.2 cannons, reload time: 13.94s (stock crew) and 12s (aced crew).
  
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'''Ammunition:'''
* 20.3 cm Type 0 HE(HE frag): maximum penetration: 93 mm; 8.57 Kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.
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* 20.3 cm Type 91 AP(APBC: maximum penetration: 364 mm; 3.25 Kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler
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* 20.3 cm Type 0 HE (HE): maximum penetration: 61 mm; 8.57 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.
* 20.3 cm Type 0 HE(HE with time fuze): maximum penetration: 93 mm; 8.57 Kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.
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* 20.3 cm Type 91 AP (APBC): maximum penetration: 365 mm; 3.25 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler
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* 20.3 cm Type 0 HE (HE-DF with time fuse): maximum penetration: 61 mm; 8.57 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.
  
 
=== Secondary armament ===
 
=== Secondary armament ===
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{{main|5 inch/40 Type 89 (127 mm)}}
 
{{main|5 inch/40 Type 89 (127 mm)}}
  
The ship is fitted with four turrets of dual 5 inch/40 Type 89 cannons.
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The ship is fitted with four turrets of dual 5 inch/40 (127 mm) Type 89 cannons capable of long range AA work and anti patrol boat duties.
  
;Ammunition:
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'''Ammunition:'''
*127mm HE: maximum penetration: 54mm; 1.96 Kg of TNT quivalent explosive filler.
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*127mm Type 1 HE(HE with time fuze): maximum penetration: 54mm; 2.31 Kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.
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* 127 mm HE: maximum penetration: 25 mm; 1.96 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.
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* 127 mm Type 1 HE (HE-DF with time fuze): maximum penetration: 28 mm; 2.31 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.
  
 
=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
 
=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
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{{main|Type 93 (13.2 mm)|Type 96 (25 mm)}}
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{{main|25 mm/60 Type 96 (25 mm)|Type 93 (13.2 mm)}}
  
The ship is also fitted with four dual-mount 25 mm Type 96 cannons and two dual-mount 13.2 mm Type 93 machine guns
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The ship is also fitted with four dual-mount 25 mm Type 96 cannons and two dual-mount 13.2 mm Type 93 machine guns.
  
 
=== Torpedo armament ===
 
=== Torpedo armament ===
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{{main|Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2}}
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{{main|Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 (610 mm)}}
  
Four triple-mount 533mm Type 93 "Long Lance" torpedo launchers, with two on each side. Altogether, the IJN Mogami is holds 24 torpedoes total''
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Four triple-mount 610 mm Type 93 "Long Lance" torpedo launchers, with two on each side. Altogether, the IJN Mogami carries 24 torpedoes total.
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
*One of the heaviest broadside firepower in the game
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*Good armor
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* One of the most devastating broadside salvos in the game
*Decent mobility
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* Good armour when angled
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* Decent mobility
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* 24 devastating Long lance torpedoes at its disposal
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* The ability to seemingly eat infinite amounts of ship torpedoes to the bow and or stern
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
*Rather slow reload
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*Extremely weak turret armour
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* Extremely weak turret armour
*Very slow turrets traverse time (4.0 degrees per second)
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* Very slow turrets traverse time (4.0 degrees per second)
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* Easy to ammorack when unangled
  
 
== History ==
 
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Development of the Mogami-class cruiser dates back to the early 1930s, when the IJN launched its development as part of a naval rearmament program. Wishing to substantially strengthen their navy’s cruisers, the IJN high command ordered for a new design to be drawn up which would practically reach the very limits of the London Naval Treaty in effect at the time.
 
Development of the Mogami-class cruiser dates back to the early 1930s, when the IJN launched its development as part of a naval rearmament program. Wishing to substantially strengthen their navy’s cruisers, the IJN high command ordered for a new design to be drawn up which would practically reach the very limits of the London Naval Treaty in effect at the time.
  
 
The new warship was initially set at a displacement of 8,500 tons and was to be armed with fifteen 155mm guns, spread across five triple turrets. However, even at the design stage it was already clear that the real displacement would significantly exceed this limit and would be around 11,000 tons so it was decided to conceal the true data. In December of 1934, Japan denounced the Washington Agreements, and refused to sign the Second London Treaty in January of 1936. As a result, in the period between 1939 and 1940 all cruisers of the Mogami type underwent reconstruction, in which the main weapons were replaced by ten 203-mm guns in five turrets, the ships were then formally reclassified as heavy cruisers.
 
The new warship was initially set at a displacement of 8,500 tons and was to be armed with fifteen 155mm guns, spread across five triple turrets. However, even at the design stage it was already clear that the real displacement would significantly exceed this limit and would be around 11,000 tons so it was decided to conceal the true data. In December of 1934, Japan denounced the Washington Agreements, and refused to sign the Second London Treaty in January of 1936. As a result, in the period between 1939 and 1940 all cruisers of the Mogami type underwent reconstruction, in which the main weapons were replaced by ten 203-mm guns in five turrets, the ships were then formally reclassified as heavy cruisers.
  
Nonetheless, Mogami-class cruisers raised concerns with other naval powers, some simply dismissed their design specifications as being false, while others, such as the U.S., began building counterparts of their own. Four Mogami-class heavy cruisers took part in several major operations during WW2, including the Battle of Midway, Leyte Gulf and many others. All ships of the class were lost in combat between June 1942 - November 1944.  
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Nonetheless, Mogami-class cruisers raised concerns with other naval powers, some simply dismissed their design specifications as being false, while others, such as the U.S., began building counterparts of their own. Four Mogami-class heavy cruisers took part in several major operations during WW2, including the Battle of Midway, Leyte Gulf and many others. All ships of the class were lost in combat between June 1942 - November 1944.
  
 
''- From [[wt:en/news/6359-development-mogami-going-all-out-en|Devblog]]''
 
''- From [[wt:en/news/6359-development-mogami-going-all-out-en|Devblog]]''
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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File:(WT) Mogami Pics (2).png|POV of Mogami's Foward 203mm guns
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File:(WT) Mogami Pics.png|POV of Mogami's floatplanes
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File:(WT) Mogami Pics (9).png
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File:(WT) Mogami Pics (6).png|Mogami's AA and Superstructure
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File:(WT) Mogami Pics (8).png
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File:(WT) Mogami Pics (7).png|Mogami firing her 10 203mm guns
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File:(WT) Mogami Pics (5).png|Mogami's Port Side Triple long Lance Torpedo tubes
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File:(WT) Mogami Pics (3).png|Mogami's Bow
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File:(WT) Mogami Pics (4).png|POV of one of Mogami's 4 dual 25mm turrets
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</gallery>
  
 
== See also ==
 
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* [[wt:en/news/6359-development-mogami-going-all-out-en|[Devblog] Mogami: Going All Out]]
  
 
{{Japan heavy cruisers}}
 
{{Japan heavy cruisers}}

Revision as of 08:32, 9 April 2020

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Mogami-class, 1940
jp_cruiser_mogami.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.7/5.7/5.7BR
910 peopleCrew
15 091 tDisplacement
8Number of section
25 / 25 / 25 mmMain fire tower armor
105 / 140 / 35 mmCitadel armor
25.39999961853 mm (steel)Hull armor
12.699999809265 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
2 x 20 cm/50 3rd year type No.2 cannon5 x Turret
240 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 55°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
2 x 5 inch/40 Type 89 cannon4 x Turret
400 roundsAmmunition
Anti-aircraft armament
2 x 25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon4 x Turret
3 000 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsBelt capacity
261 shots/minFire rate
2 x 13.2 mm Type 93 machine gun2 x Turret
3 600 roundsAmmunition
30 roundsBelt capacity
476 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
24 x 610 mm Type 93 Model 1, Mod 2 torpedoSetup 1
Economy
220 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
610 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/6 220 / 8 067/4 800 / 6 225Repair
180 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
610 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 500 Ge icon.pngAces
190 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png

Description

The Mogami-class, 1940 is a rank V Japanese heavy cruiser with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Survivability and armour

The IJN Mogami is one of the most well protected cruisers in the game, with 140 mm of RHA covering the entire front and rear ammunition stowages, 100 mm of RHA protecting the engine compartment, 105 mm of RHA bulkheads, though this will NOT stop other heavy cruisers from ammoracking you if you do not angle. The ship has 910 crew which is just mediocre for a heavy cruiser. The major downside of this ship is its extremely thin (25.4 mm) turret armour so users will have a hard time dealing with HE spam from US destroyers and light cruisers.

Mobility

The ship can reach a max speed of 64 km/h (RB), with the complete rudder's turning time of 4.05 seconds (aced crew) which is one of the best for heavy cruisers.

Armament

Primary armament

The IJN Mogami is equipped with 5 turrets of dual 20 cm/50 3rd year type No.2 cannons, reload time: 13.94s (stock crew) and 12s (aced crew).

Ammunition:

  • 20.3 cm Type 0 HE (HE): maximum penetration: 61 mm; 8.57 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.
  • 20.3 cm Type 91 AP (APBC): maximum penetration: 365 mm; 3.25 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler
  • 20.3 cm Type 0 HE (HE-DF with time fuse): maximum penetration: 61 mm; 8.57 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.

Secondary armament

The ship is fitted with four turrets of dual 5 inch/40 (127 mm) Type 89 cannons capable of long range AA work and anti patrol boat duties.

Ammunition:

  • 127 mm HE: maximum penetration: 25 mm; 1.96 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.
  • 127 mm Type 1 HE (HE-DF with time fuze): maximum penetration: 28 mm; 2.31 kg of TNT equivalent explosive filler.

Anti-aircraft armament

The ship is also fitted with four dual-mount 25 mm Type 96 cannons and two dual-mount 13.2 mm Type 93 machine guns.

Torpedo armament

Four triple-mount 610 mm Type 93 "Long Lance" torpedo launchers, with two on each side. Altogether, the IJN Mogami carries 24 torpedoes total.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • One of the most devastating broadside salvos in the game
  • Good armour when angled
  • Decent mobility
  • 24 devastating Long lance torpedoes at its disposal
  • The ability to seemingly eat infinite amounts of ship torpedoes to the bow and or stern

Cons:

  • Extremely weak turret armour
  • Very slow turrets traverse time (4.0 degrees per second)
  • Easy to ammorack when unangled

History

Development of the Mogami-class cruiser dates back to the early 1930s, when the IJN launched its development as part of a naval rearmament program. Wishing to substantially strengthen their navy’s cruisers, the IJN high command ordered for a new design to be drawn up which would practically reach the very limits of the London Naval Treaty in effect at the time.

The new warship was initially set at a displacement of 8,500 tons and was to be armed with fifteen 155mm guns, spread across five triple turrets. However, even at the design stage it was already clear that the real displacement would significantly exceed this limit and would be around 11,000 tons so it was decided to conceal the true data. In December of 1934, Japan denounced the Washington Agreements, and refused to sign the Second London Treaty in January of 1936. As a result, in the period between 1939 and 1940 all cruisers of the Mogami type underwent reconstruction, in which the main weapons were replaced by ten 203-mm guns in five turrets, the ships were then formally reclassified as heavy cruisers.

Nonetheless, Mogami-class cruisers raised concerns with other naval powers, some simply dismissed their design specifications as being false, while others, such as the U.S., began building counterparts of their own. Four Mogami-class heavy cruisers took part in several major operations during WW2, including the Battle of Midway, Leyte Gulf and many others. All ships of the class were lost in combat between June 1942 - November 1944.

- From Devblog


Media

See also

Links to 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 heavy cruisers
Mogami-class  IJN Mogami
Furutaka-class  IJN Kako · IJN Furutaka
Tone-class  IJN Tone