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Ar196 Kai

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No.115 Ar196改
Seaplane.png Reconnaissance Seaplane
Effects: Bombing+1 AA+1 ASW+5 Accuracy+2 LoS+5
Combat Radius: 3 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 5)
Scrap value: Fuel 1 Ammo 2 Bauxite 2 (Unbuildable)

Equipment Card Ar196 Kai.png

Equipment Character Ar196 Kai.png

Equipment Item Ar196 Kai.png

Equipment Full Ar196 Kai.png

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



A reconnaissance aircraft installed in Bismarck-class flagships.
This refurbished version was the widely dominant aircraft in the South Atlantic in reconnaissance, observation, patrol, and anti-submarine operations, playing the role of the eye of the fleet.


Seaplane Seaplanes are the main aircraft type used by non-carrier ships (mainly battleships, cruisers, and auxiliaries).

Reconnaissance AircraftReconnaissance AircraftLarge Reconnaissance AircraftSpLand-based Reconnaissance AircraftLBReconnaissance SeaplaneReconNight Reconnaissance Seaplane are planes that:


How To Obtain

Stock equipment of: Bismarck DreiBismarck Drei, Prinz EugenPrinz Eugen

Updates History

  • 2014-09-26: Implemented
  • 2021-03-01: Became improvable, visible bonuses added

Fit Bonuses

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Evasion Note
Prinz EugenPrinz Eugen
(★0-9) +2 +2 +1
(★MAX) +3 +2 +2
Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Evasion Note
Agano-class Kai NiNoshiro Kai Ni
Yahagi Kai Ni
Yahagi Kai Ni B
+2 +3 +1 Non-stackable between any Seaplane Recon
Mogami Kai Ni/TokuMogami Kai Ni
Mogami Kai Ni Toku


Type Name Resource Day 2nd Ship Note
Fuel Ammunition Steel Bauxite Item Icon Development Material.png Item Icon Improvement Material.png # of equipment needed for that upgrade. An asterisk following the number indicates a different equipment is required. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Seaplane Ar196 Kai 0 80 30 0 240 4/5 2/3 1xSeaplane.png P
Prinz Eugen Kai
Bismarck Drei
6 6/7 4/5 1xSeaplane.png
10 - - -
Improvement Improved effects
Reconnaissance SeaplaneRecon 1★ 2★ 3★ 4★ 5★ 6★ 7★ 8★ 9★ Max★
Line of Sight 1.2 1.69 2.07 2.40 2.68 2.93 3.17 3.39 3.60 3.79

See Also

Arado Ar 196