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Iridescent Cloud
No.54 彩雲
YellowPlane.png Carrier-based Reconnaissance Aircraft
Effects: Accuracy+2 LoS+9
Prevents T Cross Disadvantage
Combat Radius: 8 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 9)
Scrap value: Fuel 2 Bauxite 11 (Buildable)

Equipment Card Saiun.png

Equipment Character Saiun.png

Equipment Item Saiun.png

Equipment Full Saiun.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



"No Grumman could catch us" was the famous telegraph sent from this reconnaissance aircraft, Saiun.
This reconnaissance aircraft boasts high-speed performance no enemy fighter can overtake.
As the war deteriorated, this aircraft monitored enemy movements at sea.
Please deploy the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron on Admiral's Carrier Task Force!


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

Equipping a Reconnaissance AircraftSaiunSaiun
Saiun (Eastern Caroline Air Group)
Saiun (4th Recon Squad)
will override Red T engagements and turn them into Head-on engagements instead (see Engagement).

  • This mechanic does not work if the Saiun is in a zero plane slot.


How To Obtain


Stock equipment of: Unryuu KaiUnryuu Kai

From quest: Bq9 (choice), C34 (★+2, choice)


Used to improve: ShiunShiun, S-51JS-51J, Swordfish Mk.II Kai (Reconnaissance Seaplane Model)Swordfish Mk.II Kai (Reconnaissance Seaplane Model)

Used by quest: F30, F45, F88

Updates History

  • 2013-05-08: Added to game data and announced to be obtainable in the future
  • 2013-05-15: Implemented as buildable item
  • 2013-06-12: Ability to prevent T-Cross Disadvantage added

Fit Bonuses

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Evasion Note
All Equippable Ships (★2-3) +1 Non-stackable between any Carrier-based Recon Aircraft
(★4-5) +1 +1
(★6-9) +1 +2
(★MAX) +2 +3


Improvement Improved effects
Reconnaissance Aircraft 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

Nakajima C6N