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Type 0 Observation Seaplane

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Type 0 Observation Seaplane

No.59 零式水上観測機

Seaplane Recon Seaplane

Effects: Dive Bomber Attack+1 Anti-Air+2 Accuracy+2 Anti-Submarine+4 View Range+6

Combat Radius: 3

Scrap Value: Fuel1 Ammunition1 Bauxite2

Equipment Card Type 0 Observation Seaplane.png

Equipment Character Type 0 Observation Seaplane.png

Equipment Item Type 0 Observation Seaplane.png

Equipment Full Type 0 Observation Seaplane.png

Refittable Class
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Although being a biplane, this is a dual-seat float reconnaissance plane with outstanding maneuverability and high air-to-air capability. Its initial purpose was for fleet gunnery spotting and reconnaissance, however its high dogfight ability even out-qualify purposely built float fighters. Being modern enough as well as being biplane, it's no doubt a masterpiece of its own class.


Not to be confused with Type 0 Recon Seaplane.

How To Obtain


Stock equipment of Mizuho KaiMizuho Kai, MizuhoMizuho, MusashiMusashi, YamatoYamato

Ranking reward for:

  • Jun 2013: 1-20, 21-100, 101-340

Updates History

  • 2013-07-03: Implemented as ranking reward
  • 2013-12-24: Stats increased: Anti-Submarine+2 → Anti-Submarine+4
  • 2014-03-14: Became buildable
  • 2016-02-29: Became improvable

Fit Bonuses

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
Mogami Kai Ni (Toku)Mogami Kai Ni
Mogami Kai Ni Toku
+1 +1 Non-stackable
Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
Agano-class Kai NiNoshiro Kai Ni
Yahagi Kai Ni
Yahagi Kai Ni B
+2 +3 +1 Non-stackable between any Recon Seaplanes
Mogami Kai Ni (Toku)Mogami Kai Ni
Mogami Kai Ni Toku

Akashi's Improvement Arsenal

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 Type 0 Observation Seaplane 0 90 40 0 270 4/6 3/5 1xSeaplane.png X Mi
Musashi Kai/Ni
6 6/9 4/7 1xSeaplane.png
10 - - -


Codenamed "Pete" by the Allies, the Mitsubishi F1M had high air-to-air capability resulting from its crisp maneuverability (basically biplanes have better mobility than monoplanes while trading off high-speed capability) as highlighted in the description text. It seldomly served its original role of gunnery spotting, but with its high dynamics and stability, it served many purposes such as ground attack, anti-sub patrol, convoy escort, and sometimes air-to-air combat. Its maneuverability equalling Type 96 fighters (which are purposely-built monoplanes), there are records of kills of American fighters such as F4F and even an F6F (the pilot that shot down the F6F was Officer Nobuo Fujita, the only man who succeeded to bombard the American mainland in 1942).

See Also

Mitsubishi F1M