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Jets

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Introduction

Jets were introduced in the December 9th, 2016 Update. Jets possess the ability to perform a jet assault before the aerial combat phase.

Overview

Mechanics

1. Jets can only be equipped by Shoukaku-class Kai Ni A and place in Land-Based Air Squadrons.

2. Using jets will consume steel.

3. Having a jet equipped will allow a pre-emptive aerial attack known as Jet Assault.

  • Jets will still participate in the following aerial combat phase.
  • Damage during the jet assault is calculated the same way as dive bombers but damage during the airstrike phase is reduced.
    • For LBAS jet assault, both jet assault and LBAS bombing use the lower multiplier.

4. Jets have shootdown resistance that reduces the losses to anti-air fire.

5. Jets will go through three different shoot down phases per normal battle.

  • Anti-air during jet assault.
  • Shoot down during air control.
  • Anti-air during normal airstrike.
  • It is unknown if the jet assault phase can trigger anti-air cut-ins.

6. Jets do not count as dive bombers for the purposes of activating Carrier Cut-In Attacks


Use Notes

1. Since they use the dive bomber multiplier and have a weaker airstrike, their use against targets larger than a heavy cruiser is limited.

2. They are two of the three fighter-bombers with shoot down resistance. This makes them useful when needing to maximise fighter power while maintaining some striking power. The Kikka Kai is fighter-bomber with the highest anti-air Anti-Air in game.

  • This usefulness is limited because they cannot be used to trigger CVCI.

3. The steel cost can add up very quickly. Especially when being equipped on the largest slots of Shoukaku and Zuikaku.

  • Note that equipping them in smaller slots limits their ability to contribute to air control and damage.

Steel Cost

The steel consumption of jets is:


[math]\text{Steel} = \lceil \text{Plane Count} \times \text{Steel Cost} \rceil[/math]

  • [math]\text{Plane Count}[/math] is the current plane count at the start of the battle.
  • [math]\text{Steel Cost}[/math] is the steel cost per plane.

Important Notes

  • Take note that the costs are rounded up.
  • Jets only cost steel in nodes where they are used for jet assaults and airstrikes.
    • Night battles will not cost steel.
  • Steel is consumed upon returning to base.
    • This means jets can still be used even if you don't have enough steel for the sortie.
  • Because LBAS squadrons are refilled between waves, jets will always cost the full 18 planes per wave.

Acquiring Jets

Currently the only way to acquire Jets is by obtaining a few special items from Quests or from ranking that are necessary in order to produce the Kikka Kai and Jet Keiun Kai :



Kikka Kai

The Kikka Kai is obtainable by completing the following quest chain. The total resources required are:


Completing this quest chain gives you an extra Ne-type Engine for upgrading the Keiun.

ID Prereq. Quest Name (Original)
Quest Name (Translated)
Description Rewards Note
Fuel Ammunition Steel Bauxite Other
D20 潜水艦派遣作戦による航空機技術入手
Obtain Airplane Technology from Submarine Dispatch Operation
Send a Submarine Fleet of 4 subs or more to Expedition 30 and Expedition 31 and successfully complete them. 0 100 0 100 x1 New Aircraft Blueprint One time only.

D21 潜水艦派遣作戦による噴式技術の入手
Obtain Jet Engine Technology from Submarine Dispatch Operation
Send a Submarine Fleet of 4 subs or more to Expedition 30 and Expedition 31 and successfully complete them. 100 0 0 100 x1 Ne-Type Engine 5000 steel and 1500 Bauxite will be consumed upon completion of the quest
One time only.

F46 噴式戦闘爆撃機の開発
Develop the Jet Fighter-Bomber
Scrap 3 Shiden Kai 2 and have 2 New Aircraft Blueprint and 1 Ne-Type Engine in your inventory upon activating the quest. 0 0 0 100 x1 Kikka Kai One Ne-Type Engine and two New Aircraft Blueprint will be consumed upon completion of quest
One time only.

F47 ネ式エンジンの増産
Increase Production of Ne-Type Engine
*Scrap 3 Type 52 Zero Fighter and have two Reppuu, two Ryuusei and 8,000 steel in your inventory while the quest is activated. 0 0 0 0 x1 Ne-Type Engine Two Reppuu, two Ryuusei and 8,000 steel will be consumed from your inventory upon completion of quest
One time only.

G5 航空艤装の近代化改修
Modernization Improvement of Flight Rigging
Modernize a Standard Carriers using a total of 5 CVL/CV for each modernization two times while the quest is activated. 0 0 0 0 x1 New Aircraft Blueprint 5,500 steel and 2,500 Bauxite will be consumed upom completion of quest.
One time only.


Jet Keiun Kai

The Kikka Kai is obtainable by following the steps below. The total resources required are:



ID Prereq. Quest Name (Original)
Quest Name (Translated)
Description Rewards Note
Fuel Ammunition Steel Bauxite Other
F45 新機軸偵察機の開発
Develop the New Reconnaissance Plane
Scrap 2 Type 0 Recon Seaplane and have 1 Type 1 Land Attacker and 2 Saiun in your equipment inventory upon activating the quest. 0 0 0 100 x1 Prototype Keiun
x2 Development Materials
one Type 1 Land Attacker and two Saiun will be consumed upon completion of quest
One time only.

From there, once you have the Prototype Keiun, you can begin to upgrade it through Akashi's Improvement Arsenal using the following:

250 Fuel 100 Ammunition 700 Steel 650 Bauxite per upgrade
8/10 Development Materials , 6/8 Improvement Materials and a Ryuusei form 1-6★
10/15 Development Materials , 7/10 Improvement Materials and a Reppuu form 7-10★
20/30 Development Materials , 10/13 Improvement Materials and a Ne-Type Engine to upgrade to a Jet Keiun Kai.

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