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



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

Ar196 Kai Equipment Bonuses
Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Accuracy Evasion Note
Admiral Hipper-classPrinz Eugen
(★0-9) +2 +2 +1
(★MAX) +3 +2 +2
Seaplane Recon Type Equipment Bonuses
Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Accuracy Evasion Note
Noshiro Kai NiNoshiro Kai Ni
Yahagi Kai Ni /BYahagi Kai Ni
Yahagi Kai Ni B
(1st equipped) +2 +3 +1 One-time[1]
Mogami Kai Ni /TokuMogami Kai Ni
Mogami Kai Ni Toku

Mikuma Kai Ni /TokuMikuma Kai Ni
Mikuma Kai Ni Toku
(1st equipped) +2 One-time[1]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Shared with all SeaplaneSeaplane Recon


Seaplane.png Ar196 Kai

Improvement Not
★ Improvement
0~5 6~9
Development material Consumed 4/5 6/7
Improvement material Consumed 2/3 4/5
Equipment Card Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane.png Equipment Card Zuiun.png
Resources Fuel80 Ammunition30 Steel0 Bauxite240
Ship Helper Conversion
Ship Banner Bismarck.png
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Ship Banner Prinz Eugen.png
Prinz Eugen/Kai
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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