Type K-8 (1944)

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Italian Fleet
Geniere Pack
Type K-8 / No.13 Class, Kusentei (1944)
jp_kusen_tei_13_1944.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.3/2.3BR
80 peopleCrew
420 tDisplacement
7Number of section
6 mm (steel)Hull armor
4 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
8 cm/40 Type 3 cannonTurret
400 roundsAmmunition
-7° / 75°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
25 mm/60 Type 96 automatic cannon3 x Turret
1 500 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsBelt capacity
261 shots/minFire rate
Anti-aircraft armament
2 x 13.2 mm Type 93 machine gunTurret
3 600 roundsAmmunition
30 roundsBelt capacity
476 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
14 x Type 95 depth chargeSetup 1
64 x Type 95 depth chargeSetup 2
64 x Type 95 depth charge
14 x Type 95 depth charge
Setup 3
Economy
26 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
100 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/1 320 / 1 693/1 040 / 1 334Repair
29 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
100 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
500 Ge icon.pngAces
142 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png130 % Sl icon.png90 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Type K-8 (1944).jpg


The Type K-8 / No.13 Class, Kusentei (1944) is a rank II Japanese sub-chaser with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armament

Primary armament

8 cm/40 Type 3 cannon is more useful for long range fight. It have quite fast reload but on short range you cant compete against nimble boats with fast firing cannons.

Secondary armament

Same as the predecessors Type K-3 and Type K-7, this boat is equipped with three single mountings of the 25 mm Type 96 autocannon, which makes for a very potent secondary weapon. The HE type rounds this gun fires will have no trouble knocking out PT boats and even larger support vessels, sometimes even with one magazine all together. You can also use AP type rounds will have no problem with armoured boats. Two cannons are placed on sides and one on back (similiar to Type K-3) which means two of them can shoot to the side at the same time and they can cover a fairly wide area together, which makes knocking out ships a lot easier. Additionally due to the HE these cannons can engage targets at range and still do damage. This cannon can also cause critical damage to aircraft with only a single hit.

  • Universal belts: good balance between firepower and tracer contents, useful for newcomers to the Japanese 25 mm autocannon.
  • APT belts: Full of AP shells, it's recommended to take a few belts of AP in case you meet a Russian armoured river boat.
  • HEI belts: Trades tracer rounds for extra firepower, harder to aim but very good at knocking out PT boats and aircraft.

Anti-aircraft armament

Main article: Type 93 (13.2 mm)

Unlike predecessors, this boat have separate anti-aircraft armament which consists from twin Type 93 (13.2 mm) machine guns. Although you should still rely on you secondary armament as anti-aircraft which can do significantly more damage compared to 13.2 mm machine gun.

Special armament

Main article: Type 95 depth charge

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

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See also

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Japan sub-chasers
Type 5 · Type K-3 / No.1 Class · Type K-7 / No.4 Class · Type K-8 (1944)