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Ro.43 Reconnaissance Seaplane

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IMAM Ro.43
No.163 Ro.43水偵
Seaplane.png Reconnaissance Seaplane
Effects: Firepower+1 AA+1 ASW+2 Accuracy+2 Evasion+1 LoS+4
Combat Radius: 3 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 4)
Scrap value: Fuel 1 Ammo 1 Bauxite 2 (Buildable)

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Equipment Character Ro.43 Reconnaissance Seaplane.png

Equipment Item Ro.43 Reconnaissance Seaplane.png

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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



This is a biplane with good maneuverability and multiple seats used as recon seaplane by the country of pasta.
It was equipped to ships of medium-sized and above.
It has a lower speed, but as a recon seaplane with good reliability and maneuverability, it was still used as the eyes and liaison of the fleet.
A single-seat fighter version also existed.


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

Buildable using a Maestrale-class, Zara-class, or Vittorio Veneto-class as Secretary

Stock equipment of: Zara KaiZara Kai

From limited-time quests: SB19 (choice), 2212 B1 (x2, choice)

Event reward for:

Updates History

  • 2016-02-10: Implemented
  • 2016-02-29: Became improvable and upgradeable to Ro.44 Seaplane FighterRo.44 Seaplane Fighter, became buildable
  • 2021-03-30: Build rate increased

Fit Bonuses

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 Ro.43 Reconnaissance Seaplane

Improvement Conversion
★ Improvement
0~5 6~9
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Ro.44 Seaplane Fighter
Development material Consumed 3/5 4/6 5/10
Improvement material Consumed 1/2 2/4 3/5
Equipment Card Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane.png Equipment Card Zuiun.png Equipment Card Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane.pngx2
- -
Resources Fuel60 Ammunition30 Steel0 Bauxite180
Ship Helper Conversion
Ship Banner Italia.png
Equipment Card Ro.44 Seaplane Fighter.png
Ro.44 Seaplane Fighter
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Ship Banner Roma Kai.png
Roma Kai
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Ship Banner Zara Kai.png
Zara Kai
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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Zara Due
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