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Japanese T8 premium Destroyer Suzutsuki

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Suzutsuki (涼月) was an Akizuki-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her name means "Clear Moon (in Autumn)".

On 6–7 April 1945, Suzutsuki escorted the battleship Yamato from the Inland Sea on her attack mission against the Allied forces fighting on Okinawa. Her bow was torn off by a torpedo from aircraft of Task Force 58, but survived and returned to Sasebo, by steaming in reverse the whole way. She, her sister ships FuyutsukiYukikaze, and Hatsushimo (sunk in late July by a mine off the Inland Sea), survived the ordeal, despite suffering heavy damage, but Yamato, and five escorts, YahagiAsashimoKasumiHamakaze and Isokaze were all sunk with heavy losses of life. Some of the survivors were picked up by Suzutsuki.

Following the end of the war, Suzutsuki was initially used as a breakwater at Takamatsu in November 1945, then was sold for scrap that same month after her name was delisted from the Navy List on 20 November.




The Akizuki-class ships were originally designed as anti-aircraft escorts for carrier battle groups, but were modified with torpedo tubes and depth charges to meet the need for more general-purpose destroyer. Her crew numbered 300 officers and enlisted men. The ships measured 134.2 meters (440 ft 3 in) overall, with a beam of 11.6 meters (38 ft 1 in) and a draft of 4.15 meters (13 ft 7 in).[1] They displaced 2,744 metric tons (2,701 long tons) at standard load and 3,759 metric tons (3,700 long tons) at deep load.

The ship had two Kampon geared steam turbines, each driving one propeller shaft, using steam provided by three Kampon water-tube boilers. The turbines were rated at a total of 52,000 indicated horsepower(39,000 kW) for a designed speed of 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph). The ship carried up to 1,097 long tons (1,115 t) of fuel oil which gave them a range of 8,300 nautical miles (15,400 km; 9,600 mi) at a speed of 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph).[3]

The main armament of the Akizuki class consisted of eight Type 98 100-millimeter (3.9 in) dual purpose guns in four twin-gun turrets, two superfiring pairs fore and aft of the superstructure. They carried four Type 96 25-millimeter (1.0 in) anti-aircraft guns in two twin-gun mounts. The ships were also armed with four 610-millimeter (24.0 in) torpedo tubes in a single quadruple traversing mount; one reload was carried for each tube. Their anti-submarine weapons comprised six depth charge throwers for which 72 depth charges were carried.


  • Hit Points: 20500. 
  • Armour: 13~19 mm.
  • Bow-Stern Plating: 19 mm.
  • Central & Deck Plating: 19 mm.
  • Turret Plating: 13 mm,
  • Superstructure: 13 mm.
  • Propulsion: 52,000 hp.
  • Weight in Tons: 3754 t.
‎4 x 2 100-мм/50 Type98:
  • Firing Range: 12.5 km.
  • Reload Time: 3 s.
  • 180° Turn Time: 11 s.
  • Maximum Dispersion: 100 m.
  • Sigma Value: 2.0σ.
61XvO43.png SHELL TYPES:
100-mm HE Type98:
  • Type Of Shell: HE.
  • Max Shell Damage: 1200 hp.
  • Alpha Piercing HE: 24 mm.
  • COF: 5%.
  • Shell Velocity: 1000 m /s.
100-mm AP Type98:
  • Type of Shell: AP.
  • Max Shell Damage: 1700 hp.
  • Shell Velocity: 1000 m /s.
1 x 4 610 mm Quad/Type93 Mod 2:
  • Maximum Damage: 20967.
  • Arming Time: 1 s.
  • Range: 10.0 km.
  • Speed: 67 kts.
  • Reload Time: 112 s.
  • Launcher 180 Degree Turn Time: 7.2 s.
  • Torpedo Detectability: 1.7 km.
AA Long Range.
8 x 2 100 mm/65 Type98::
  • Maximum Firing Range: 3.5-5.8 km.
  • Chance of Hit: 95%.
  • Area DPS: 127.
  • Bubble Damage: 1260.
  • Bubble Count: 5.
AA Short Range.
7 x 3 25 mm/60 Type96 Triple
20 x 1 25 mm/60 Type96 mod. 1:
  • Maximum Firing Range: 0.1-1.9 km.
  • Chance of Hit: 90%.
  • Area DPS: 301.
Sector Reinforcement:
  • AA Sector Reinforcement: +50%:
  • AA Sector Reinforcement Time: 5 s.
  • AA Sector Reinforcement Shift Time: 5 s.
  • Maximum speed: 33 kt. 
  • Turning circle radius: 720 m. 
  • Rudder shift time: 5.6 s 
  • Surface detectability: 7.8 km. 
  • Air detectability: 3.5 km.
  • Detectability after firing in smokescreen: 2.5 km.
Slot 1: pcy009_crashcrewpremium.png Damage Control Party:
  • Duration time 5 s;
  • Reload time 60 s (40 s).
Slot 2:  Smoke Generator.
  • Charges 2 (3).
  • Active Time 20 s.
  • Radius: 450 m.
  • Reload Time 240 s (130 s)
  • Smoke Duration: 97 s.
Slot 3: pcy011_airdefensedisppremium.pngDEFAA:
  • Charges 2 (3).
  • Duration time 30 s;
  • Damage within the explosion radius of shells fired from medium- and long- range AA defences 100%;
  • Reload time 120 s (80 s);
Slot 4: pcy010_regencrewpremium.pngRepair Party:
  • *Charges 2 (3).
  • Duration time 28 s;
  • HP Regenerated per second: 0.5%;
  • Reload time 120 s (80 s);


Just an idea of Japanese gunboat trainer because i felt like we need something like this and for making her different then her sisters ,she has similar consumble to USS Kidd American T8 premium destroyer.


I used Vikipedia and WoWs gamerblog to creat this post.

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Beta Tester
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By all that is holy, use a different text colour, can't read a *edited* thing.

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        Changed text colour as it was hard to read for those of us using the dark theme. That aside, interesting proposal. I welcome any japanese premium.




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