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What is the best WWII IJN Cruiser?

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Mogami,

At the beginning of her launch, she classified as Light Cruiser with impressive Specifications, more than her counterpart

And changed into heavy cruiser after the 8 inch guns placed upon her, working as intended though

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Mogami,

At the beginning of her launch, she classified as Light Cruiser with impressive Specifications, more than her counterpart

And changed into heavy cruiser after the 8 inch guns placed upon her, working as intended though

 

I'll have to call Suzuya or Kumano for that.

 

Compared to the lead ship that got seriously wrecked during Midway and got turned into a carrier cruiser (like the Tone-class), Suzuya and Kumano received better AA complement than Mogami. They also underwent through improvements from the lessons they learned on the 4th fleet incident.

 

 

Although in terms of AA package, I'll have to call Maya for that.

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In all seriousness the best IJN cruiser is one that survived the war.

 

K-Kitakami? *hyperventilates*

 

If you don't know, I'm quite obsessed with torpedoes. Although they don't always work IRL.

 

I dunno, I'm pretty game for any cruiser with torps, but I find the Kuma (and by extension, the torpedo cruisers) to have a special place in my heart (in game).

IRL I'm pretty sure most IJN cruisers were kinda... not as good as USN ones.

 

The torpedo cruisers could've been the best ones, if only torps worked as easy in real life as it did in game...

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First heavy crusiers

The Takao-class was considered the best Heavy cruisers ever built let alone WW2, so of course I'll pick it.(Takeo, Atago, Maya and Chokai) they were based on the Myokos, Maya had a huge refit during the war to become more AA-based with 48 × Type 96 25 mm (1.0 in) AA guns(13x3, 9x1) and 36 × Type 93 13.2 mm (0.5 in) AA machine guns (I would LOVE to see this in game). The lead ship Takao herself survived the war 

 

 I do like the Tone-class Heavy cruisers (Tone, Chikuma) as well but they were less successful and are not in the game yet. They were based on the Mogamis

 

The next class made after Tone-class was the Ibuki-class Heavy cruisers which we can see in-game but they were never fully competed, Ibuki got was in the process of conversion from Heavy cruiser to Light aircraft carrier in the docks, there were also based on the Mogamis

 

Light Crusiers

I would say the Agano-class (Agano, Noshiro, Yahagi and Sakawa) there were based on Yubari and were well designed and well armed with 6 x 152 mm Type 41 guns (3×2) and  8 × 610 mm torpedo tubes (4 × 2), Sakawa survived the war and was used in the atom bomb tests aka Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll in 1946 were she was sunk.

 

Takao-class https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takao-class_cruiser

Agano-class https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agano-class_cruiser

 

 

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I kinda actually liked the Myokos as in all virtually those four kinda set the template for all IJN heavy cruisers. the ABC-XY layout was adopted by the Takaos and for an initial moment the Mogami as well as their layouts.

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K-Kitakami? *hyperventilates*

 

If you don't know, I'm quite obsessed with torpedoes. Although they don't always work IRL.

 

I dunno, I'm pretty game for any cruiser with torps, but I find the Kuma (and by extension, the torpedo cruisers) to have a special place in my heart (in game).

IRL I'm pretty sure most IJN cruisers were kinda... not as good as USN ones.

 

The torpedo cruisers could've been the best ones, if only torps worked as easy in real life as it did in game...

 

i laughed when the commercial under your comment is a kitakami x ooichi yuri power :teethhappy:
Edited by yanyatcheng

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Takaos indeed - they were considered the best design by the IJN and one of the most versatile ship classes (perhaps a more useful flagshp as well), given the abyssmal performance/ service of the IJN battleships (sorry Kongo and Yamato fans), though their tier 8 rival USN New Orleans class was also pretty good, despite losing 3 of their class at Savo Island, the rest of the ships proved to be very durable and earned some of the most decorations in the war

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First heavy crusiers

The Takao-class was considered the best Heavy cruisers ever built let alone WW2, so of course I'll pick it.(Takeo, Atago, Maya and Chokai) they were based on the Myokos, Maya had a huge refit during the war to become more AA-based with 48 × Type 96 25 mm (1.0 in) AA guns(13x3, 9x1) and 36 × Type 93 13.2 mm (0.5 in) AA machine guns (I would LOVE to see this in game)...

 

 

<edit - didn't see the title, wrong reply and can't delete a post...>

 

Tee

Edited by admiral_tee

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Tenryuu. she manage to sunk USS Quincy a new Orleans class cruiser with two torpedo (now that a tier two cruiser sinking a tier 8 in this game) and damage several other american ww2 design vessel even though she was an old model ship.

 

as for heavy cruiser its the wolf of solomon islands Aoba.

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Kumano hands down.

In case you didn't know,it got its bow blew clean off, TWICE. And still managed to get towed back to port to be repaired.

Wall 'o' text incoming,brace yourself!

 

"On 25 October 1944, Kumano was part of the Japanese Central Force in the Battle off Samar. She was hit by a Mk-15 torpedo fired by the destroyer USS Johnston, which blew off her bow. As Kumano was retiring toward the San Bernardino Strait, she came under aerial attack and suffered minor damage. The next day, 26 October Kumano was attacked from aircraft launched by the carrier USS Hancock while in the Sibuyan Sea, and was struck by three 500 lb (227 kg) bombs. She survived and sailed to Manila Bay for repairs on her bow and all four boilers. While still under repairs, she was attacked on 29 October by carrier aircraft from Task Force 38."

 

"She returned to service on 4 November, departing Manila for Taiwan as part of the escort for Convoy Ma-Ta 31. On 6 November 1944 off Cape Bolinao, Luzon, the convoy came under attack by a U.S. submarine wolfpack consisting of Batfish, Guitarro, Bream, Raton and Ray.

In all, the American submarines launched 23 torpedoes toward the convoy, two of which struck Kumano. Of the aforementioned U.S. submarines, Ray inflicted the most severe damage on Kumano. The first hit destroyed her recently replaced bow, and the second damaged her starboard engine room, flooding all four of her engine rooms. She took on an 11° list and lost steerage. At 19:30, she was towed to Dasol Bay by the cargo ship Doryo Maru, and from there she was moved to Santa Cruz on Luzon."

 

sauce : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Kumano

 

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Just to remind everybody of how flagship Aoba indirectly caused the sinking of Kako, Fubuki and a number of other ships (eliminating the competition, I see)

 

Fubuki sank after Aoba sent her to approach an American fleet. Aoba's kuso captain thought it was an allied fleet and insisted so even after shots were being fired at them. Kako sank when Aoba told the ships under her command that it was safe to stop evasive action, followed by American submarine torpedo.

 

Aoba had a number of screwups in her career :P

 

Personally I like the Maya/Choukai subclass of Takao, as well as Yubari (quite a revolutionary design).

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Ive been asking this question to my Division mates as i Intend to Start an IJN Cruiser grind when im done with Ranked battles.

 

Most of my hits and Surface action deaths are from IJN Cruisers, specifically the Mogami.  That  Mogami is such a Monster that i thought to myself... Im gonna grind my way to it.  I hope they are not as Finicky as the last US cruiser i have had, which is the Cleveland.

 

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Ive been asking this question to my Division mates as i Intend to Start an IJN Cruiser grind when im done with Ranked battles.

 

Most of my hits and Surface action deaths are from IJN Cruisers, specifically the Mogami.  That  Mogami is such a Monster that i thought to myself... Im gonna grind my way to it.  I hope they are not as Finicky as the last US cruiser i have had, which is the Cleveland.

 

 

Just going by WG's track recorded concerning those things that do so well, you might as well want to wait. You know they're going to nerf it making it...ahem...less effective. :)

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Just going by WG's track recorded concerning those things that do so well, you might as well want to wait. You know they're going to nerf it making it...ahem...less effective. :)

 

Oh great. As if my track record can't get any worse.

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