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Range Range is a stat that determines the Shooting Order during the First Shelling Phase and OASW.

  • In those phases, both fleets will take turns shelling the opposing fleet, with the turn order defined by each ship's range Range stat. It is possible to increase a ship's range with proper equipment.
  • The shelling order is Longest > Very Long > Long > Medium > Short > None.
    • If two or more ships tie for range, the order between them is random.
  • "Longest" range is only attainable on certain ships, using range extenders (see Range Extension).
    • Unlike the other ranges, Longest does not have a proper in-game icon and so is just displayed as "Very Long".
  • "None" range is mostly reserved for Abyssal Aircraft Carriers and Transport Ships.

Base Range

Some ships have a different range than the rest of their type (often following a remodel):

Base Range Type Exceptions
None N/A[1] N/A
Medium CA, CAV, CL, CLT, CT, AS
Very Long N/A
Longest N/A N/A
  1. Transport Ships and some Abyssal CV(L) are the only Vessels having "None range".

Range Extension

It is impossible to reduce the base Range of a ship, but certain equipment can extend it.

Range Range Equipment Notes
Short All Small Caliber Main Gun Small Caliber Main High-Angle GunSmall Small Caliber Main Guns, all Secondary High-Angle GunSec Large Secondary High-Angle GunSp_Sec High-Angle Secondary Guns, all Torpedoes Submarine TorpedoesSubTorpedoes, and Anti-Ground Rocket WG42WG42 (Wurfgerät 42) Cannot increase the range of any ship.
Medium Small Caliber Main High-Angle GunSmall 5" Single Gun Mk.30 + GFCS5inch Single Gun Mount Mk.30 Kai + GFCS Mk.37
Small RADARSmall GFCS Mk.37GFCS Mk.37
Large RADARLarge SK + SG RadarSK + SG Radar, Type 274 Fire Control RadarType 274 Fire Control Radar
Small RADARSmall SG Radar (Initial Model)SG Radar (Initial Model) / (Late Model)SG Radar (Late Model) Addtional +1 Range on USN DDs, Dan Yang, and Yukikaze Kai Ni.
Lookout Torpedo Squadron Skilled LookoutsTorpedo Squadron Skilled Lookouts Equipable in the RE
All Secondary Gun Secondary Guns (Yellow)
All Medium Caliber Main Gun Medium Main High-Angle GunMedium Medium Caliber Main Guns (but Long range ones)
Large Caliber Main Gun 38cm Quadruple Gun Mount Kai38cm Quadruple Gun Mount Kai / Deux38cm Quadruple Gun Mount Kai Deux Cannot increase the range of any ship.
Aviation Personnel NOAPNight Operation Aviation Personnel
Long Large Caliber Main Gun 203mm/53 Twin Gun Mount203mm/53 Twin Gun Mount
All Large Caliber Main Gun Large Caliber Main Guns (but Medium and Very Long range ones)
Aviation Personnel SCAMPSkilled Carrier-based Aircraft Maintenance Personnel, NOAP + Skilled DeckhandsNight Operation Aviation Personnel + Skilled Deckhands
Dive Bomber Suisei Model 22 (634 Air Group)Suisei Model 22 (634 Air Group) / SkilledSuisei Model 22 (634 Air Group/Skilled), Ju 87C Kai Ni (w/ KMX/Skilled)Ju 87C Kai Ni (w/ KMX/Skilled)
JetFighterBomber2.png Kikka KaiKikka Kai, JetFighterBomber1.png Jet Keiun KaiJet Keiun Kai
Very Long Large Caliber Main Gun 381mm/50 Triple Gun Mount381mm/50 Triple Gun Mount / Kai381mm/50 Triple Gun Mount Kai, PrototypePrototype 46cm Twin Gun Mount / 46cm Triple Gun Mount46cm Triple Gun Mount / Kai46cm Triple Gun Mount Kai
All Very Large Caliber Main GunSp Very Large Caliber Main GunsPrototype 51cm Twin Gun Mount
51cm Twin Gun Mount
Prototype 51cm Triple Gun Mount
Aviation Personnel SDP + Aviation Maintenance HandsSkilled Deck Personnel + Aviation Maintenance Hands Equipable in the RE of CV(L/B)
+1 Reconnaissance Aircraft Type 2 Reconnaissance AircraftType 2 Reconnaissance Aircraft +1 Range on Souryuu Kai Ni, Hiryuu Kai Ni, and Ise-class Kai Ni

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