Suisei
Comet
No.24 彗星
RedPlane.png Carrier-based Dive Bomber
Effects: Bombing+8 ASW+3
Combat Radius: 4 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 5)
Scrap value: Fuel 2 Ammo 3 Bauxite 3 (Buildable)

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Refittable Class
Coastal Defense Ship Destroyer
Light Cruiser Torpedo Cruiser
Heavy Cruiser Training Cruiser
Aviation Cruiser Fast Battleship
Battleship Aviation Battleship
Light Carrier Standard Aircraft Carrier
Armored Carrier Seaplane Tender
Submarine Aircraft Carrying Submarine
Submarine Tender Fleet Oiler
Repair Ship Amphibious Assault Ship

Introduction

「九九艦爆」の後継として開発された高速性能を誇る艦上爆撃機「彗星」。
液冷発動機を装備。当時の一般的な戦闘機より速く、護衛の零戦すら振り切れる高速性とも言われます。
整備の難しい機体ですが、高速艦爆としての完成度は高く、ぜひ機動部隊の中核として運用してくださいね。

Boasting high-speed performance, the successor of the "Type 99 Carrier-based Bomber", the "Suisei". It is equipped with a liquid-cooled engine. It is faster than typical fighters, even its Zero-fighter escorts. Although it is difficult to maintain, its excellence as a carrier-based dive bomber is undeniable. Please do use it as the core of your mobile squadron.

Notes

Buildable

  • Development requires at least 20 Fuel.png, 30 Ammunition.png, 10 Steel.png, 30 Bauxite.png, with Bauxite as primary resource for a drop rate of 8% or Ammo as primary resource for a drop rate of 8%. No reports exist of successful development with Fuel/Steel as primary resource.

Improvement

RedPlane.pngSuisei[Edit]
Improvement Cost: Fuel 120 Ammo 120 Bauxite 280 Development Material Improvement Material S M T W T F S Helper Ship
Consumes: 1x Carrier-based Dive Bomber Icon Simple.pngSuisei 0 7/8 3/3 S
 
 
T
 
T
 
T
 
T
S
 
S
 
Shoukaku (Kai/Kai Ni/Kai Ni A)
Taihou (Kai)
6 8/9 4/5
Consumes: 1x Carrier-based Dive Bomber Icon Simple.pngSuisei
Produces: 1x Carrier-based Dive Bomber Icon Simple.pngSuisei Model 12A★+4
10 5/7

Bonuses

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
Ise-class Kai NiIse Kai Ni
Hyuuga Kai Ni
+2

Trivia

The Suisei was a single-engine carrier-based dive bomber and the successor to the Type 99 Dive Bomber. In 1938, the IJN imported a pair of He 118 dive bombers for evaluation by Yokosuka after losing to the Ju 87 for contract manufacturing rights. One example collapsed under the stress of the dive just like before, so Yokosuka decided to make an entirely new aircraft inspired by the He 118. Its final design ended up being smaller in every way possible, lighter, more maneuverable and much more faster that it became one of the fastest dive bombers of the war, even faster than its fighter escort, the Zero fighter. Though completed by 1940, its production was delayed because a fatal flaw in the airframe was discovered that would collapse in itself under steep dives just like the He 118, so it had to make its debut as a recon plane instead in mid-1942, the Type 2 Recon. The problem was finally fixed in early-1943 and debuted in battle the worst way possible during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, dubbed "The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot". Afterwards, it saw some success as a dive bomber by sinking USS Princeton and damaging several other ships due to the heavy payload it carried compared to the Type 99 Dive Bomber. By late-1944 however, the IJN realized the Suisei was a near perfect aircraft for their Kamikaze attacks with its high speed and payload capacity and was used to even greater effect than its intended dive bombing purpose, damaging several more carriers including USS Intrepid. Its last sortie was a Kamikaze mission and done after Japanese surrender by admiral Matome Ugaki who did not want to concede defeat, was shot down presumably by AA fire.

The Suisei had 4 main variants developed in its lifetime. The Model 11/21 were the first design with the Model 21 having catapult equipment installed for the Ise-class aviation battleships. The Model 12/22 upgraded the rear-firing machine gun to 13mm and also catapult equipment. The Model 33 was a land-based version after losing the majority of its carriers, it replaced the unreliable Aichi Atsuta engine with the Kinsei 62 engine and massively increased reliability. The Model 43 was the Special Attack Kamikaze Bomber which removed equipment to make room for the heavier 1,760lb bomb and had rocket boosters for either help with takeoff or a final boost before the crash. Other variants include the recon version of the Model 12 and night fighter versions of the Models 12 and 33, which featured upwards firing 20mm cannons but no radar, so it left much to be desired. In total, 2000 planes were built.

  • Takashige Egusa was deeply involved in the development of Suisei for his valuable experience in dive bombing and to create a dive bomber he found satisfactory.
  • Although it can be equipped on CVLs in KanColle, the Suisei's high take-off and landing speed made it unsuitable for operation from smaller carriers due to the long flight deck required. Late model planes had to use RATO rockets to take-off properly from the Chiyoda and Hiyou-class.
  • Like other Japanese planes, it was heavily hampered by the lack of armor. The Model 54 was under development in the final months of the war that addressed the armor issue and use the Homare engine.

See also

[Edit]List · Gallery · By Stats · Development · Improvement · Overweight / Fit Gun · Visible Bonuses
Main Gun Small QF 4.7inch Mk.XII Kai · 12cm Single (Kai 2· 120mm/50 Twin · 12.7cm Single · 12.7cm Twin (Model A (Kai 2· Model B · Model C · Model D (Kai 3)) · 130mm B-13 Twin
AA 10cm Twin HA · 12cm Single HA · 12.7cm HA LM (Single · Twin· 12.7cm HA K2 (Single · Twin· 5inch Single Mk.30 (Kai)
AAFD 10cm Twin HA + AAFD · 12.7cm Twin Model A Kai 3 + AAFD · 12.7cm Twin Model B Kai 4 + AAFD · 5inch Single Mk.30 Kai + GFCS Mk.37
Medium 14cm Single · 14cm Twin (Kai· Bofors (15cm Twin 1938 (Kai· 15.2cm Twin 1930· 15.2cm Twin (Kai· 152mm/55 Triple (Kai· 6inch Twin Mk.16 (mod.2· 6inch Twin Mk.XXI · 15.5cm Triple (Kai· 20.3cm Twin ((No.2) · (No.3)· SKC34 20.3cm Twin · 203mm/53 Twin · 8inch Triple Mk.9 (mod.2)
AAFD 5inch Twin DP (+ GFCS Mk.37)
Large 30.5cm Triple (Kai· 35.6cm Twin (Dazzle Camo · Kai · Kai 2· Proto 35.6cm Triple (Kai Dazzle Camo) · 38cm Twin (Kai· 38cm Quad (Kai· 381mm/50 Triple (Kai· 38.1cm Twin (/N Kai· 41cm Twin (Kai 2· 41cm Triple Kai (Proto 41cm · Kai 2· 46cm Triple (Proto 46cm · Kai)
16inch

16inch Twin (Mk.I · Mk.V · Mk.VIII Kai· 16inch Triple Mk.6 (mod.2 · + GFCS· 16inch Triple Mk.7 (+ GFCS)
16inch Mk.I Triple (+ AFCT Kai · + FCR Type 284)

Large (II) 51cm Twin (Prototype)
Secondary Gun 15cm Twin · 15.2cm Single · OTO 152mm Triple · 15.2cm Triple · 15.5cm Triple (Kai)
AA 8cm Twin HA (Kai + Add. Machine Guns· 10cm Twin HA (Carriage) · 10.5cm Twin · 12.7cm Twin HA · 5inch Single HA
AAFD 90mm Single HA · 10cm Twin HA Kai + Add. Machine Guns · 12.7cm HA + AAFD · 5inch Twin Mk.28 mod.2
Anti-Air Machine Gun 7.7mm · 12.7mm Single · 2cm Flakvierling 38 · 25mm Single (Twin · Triple· 3.7cm FlaK M42 · Bi Type 40mm Twin · 12cm 30-tube Rocket Launcher (Kai 2· 20-tube 7inch UP Rocket Launchers
C.D. 25mm Triple (Concentrated Deployment) · Bofors 40mm Quad · QF 2-pounder Octo
Fire Director Type 91 Anti-Aircraft Fire Director · Type 94 Anti-Aircraft Fire Director
Torpedo Weapon Torpedo 53cm Twin · 53cm Oxygen Bow · 533mm Triple · 533mm Quint (Initial Model · Late Model· 61cm (Triple · Quad· 61cm Oxygen (Triple (Late Model· Quad (Late Model· Quint · Proto Sext)
Sub Submarine 53cm Bow (8 tubes) · Prototype FaT Type 95 Oxygen Torpedo Kai · Late Model Bow Torpedo Mount (6 tubes) (+ Skilled Sonar Personnel· Late Model 53cm Bow Torpedo Mount (8 tubes)
Midget Sub Kouhyouteki (Type A · Type C · Type D)
Carrier-based Aircraft Fighter Type 96 Fighter (Kai· Zero (Model 21 (Skilled · Iwamoto· Model 32 (Skilled· Model 52 (Skilled · 52A Iwamoto · 52C 601 · 52C Iwai· Model 53 (Iwamoto)) · Shiden (Kai 2 · Kai 4· Reppuu (Proto Late Model · Model 11 · 601 · Kai (Prototype) · Kai 2 (CarDiv 1/Skilled)) · Shinden Kai
Foreign

German: Bf 109T Kai · Focke-Wulf (Fw 190T Kai · Fw 190 A-5 Kai)
Italian: Reggiane (Re.2001 OR Kai · Re.2005 Kai)
American: Wildcat (F4F-3 · F4F-4· Hellcat (F6F-3  · F6F-5)  · XF5U
British: Fulmar · Seafire Mk.III Kai

Night Reppuu Kai 2 Model E (CarDiv 1/Skilled· Hellcat (F6F-3N · F6F-5N)
Torpedo Bomber Type 97 (Skilled · 931 (931/Skilled· Tomonaga · Murata· Tenzan (931 · 601 · Model 12A · Model 12 Tomonaga · Model 12 Murata· Ryuusei (601 · Kai (CarDiv 1 · CarDiv 1/Skilled)) · Re.2001 G Kai · Swordfish (Mk.II · Mk.III· TBD · TBF
Night TBM-3D · Type 97 Kai Model E (Skilled· Tenzan Model 12A Kai (Skilled)
Dive Bomber Type 99 (Skilled · Egusa· Suisei (Model 12A (634 w/Cluster Bombs · w/ Photo Fuze Bombs· Model 22 (634 (634/Skilled)) · Egusa · 601· Type 0 Fighter-bomber (Model 62 (Iwai· Model 63· Prototype Nanzan · Ju 87C Kai (Kai 2 (Skilled)) · SBD · F4U-1D · FM-2 · Skua · Re.2001 CB Kai · SB2U
Recon Saiun (Eastern Caroline · 4th Recon Squad· Type 2 Recon · Prototype Keiun
Seaplane Flying Boat Type 2 Large Flying Boat · PBY-5A Catalina
Recon Type 0 Recon (Model 11B · (Skilled)) · Type 0 Observation · Shiun · Type 98 Night Recon · Ar196 Kai · Ro.43 Recon · OS2U · S9 Osprey · Swordfish Mk.II Kai (Recon) · Fairey Seafox
Bomber Zuiun (Model 12 (634)) · Kai 2 (634 (634/Skilled)) · 631 · 634 (634/Skilled)) · Seiran (Prototype Seiran · 631· Laté 298B · Swordfish (Seaplane) (Mk.III Kai (Skilled))
Fighter Ro.44 Seaplane Fighter (bis· Type 2 Seaplane Fighter Kai (Skilled· Kyoufuu Kai
Land-based Aircraft Attack Type 96 · Type 1 (Nonaka · Model 22A · Model 34· Ginga (Egusa)
Patrol Toukai (Prototype · 901)
Fighter Interceptor Raiden · Shiden (Model 11 · Model 21 (Kai (343) 301st Sq.)) · Reppuu Kai (352 Air Group/Skilled· Shuusui (Prototype)
IJA/Foreign Type 1 Fighter Hayabusa (Model II (64th Sq.· Model III A (54th Sq.)) · Type 3 Fighter Hien (244 · Model 1D· Type 4 Fighter Hayate · Spitfire (Mk.I · Mk.V · Mk.IX· Fw 190 D-9 · Me 163B
LBAA-IJA Bomb-carrying Type 1 Fighter Hayabusa Model III Kai (65th Squadron)
Recon Type 2 LB Recon (Skilled)
Jets Fighter-Bomber Jet Keiun Kai · Kikka Kai
Anti-submarine Warfare Patroller Ka Type Observation Autogyro · O Type Observation Autogyro Kai (Kai 2· S-51J (Kai· Type 3 Command Liaison Aircraft (ASW)
Depth Charge Projector Type 94 Depth Charge Projector · Type 3 Depth Charge Projector
Racks Type 95 Depth Charge · Type 2 Depth Charge
Other Type 3 Depth Charge Projector (Concentrated Deployment) · Type 2 12cm Mortar Kai (Concentrated Deployment· 15cm 9-tube ASW Rocket Launcher · RUR-4A Weapon Alpha Kai · Lightweight ASW Torpedo (Initial Test Model)
Sonar Type 93 Passive Sonar · Type 3 Active Sonar · Type 0 Passive Sonar · Type 4 Passive Sonar · ASDIC (Type124 ASDIC · Type144/147 ASDIC · HF/DF + Type144/147 ASDIC)
Shell Type 3 Shell (Kai· Type 91 Armor Piercing Shell · Type 1 Armor Piercing Shell (Kai)
Anti-Ground WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) · Type 4 20cm Anti-ground Rocket Launcher (Concentrated Deployment)
Amphibious and Transport Landing Craft Daihatsu Landing Craft ((Type 89 Medium Tank & Landing Force)· Toku Daihatsu Landing Craft (+ 11th Tank Regiment· M4A1 DD
Tank Special Type 2 Amphibious Tank
Drum Drum Canister (Transport Use)
Material Saiun (Disassembled for Transport)
Radar Small Air Type 13 Air Radar (Kai· SG Radar (Initial Model) · GFCS Mk.37
Large Air Type 21 Air Radar (Kai· Type 42 Air Radar · 15m Duplex Rangefinder + Type 21 Radar Kai 2 · FuMO25 Radar · SK Radar (+ SG)
Small Surface Type 22 Surface Radar (Kai 4 (Calibrated Late Model)) · Type 33 Surface Radar
Large Surface Type 32 Surface Radar (Kai)
Submarine Submarine Radar (& Waterproof Telescope · & Passive Radiolocator ((E27) · Late Model))
Engine Turbine Improved Kanhon Type Turbine
Boiler Enhanced Kanhon Type Boiler · New Model High Temperature High Pressure Boiler
Bulge Anti-torpedo Bulge (Medium · Large· New Kanhon Design (Medium · Large· Pugliese Underwater Protection Bulkhead · Arctic Camouflage (+ Arctic Equipment)
Night Battle Aid Searchlight · Type 96 150cm Searchlight · Star Shell
Support Item Emergency Repair Personnel (Repair Goddess· Combat Ration ((Special Onigiri) · Canned Saury· Underway Replenishment
Personnel and Facility Fleet Command Facility (Striking Force· Ship Repair Facility · Skilled Carrier-based Aircraft Maintenance Personnel · Night Operation Aviation Personnel (+ Skilled Deckhands· Skilled Lookouts
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