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Type 3 Shell

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Type 3 Shell

No.35 三式弾

Sanshiki "Beehive" Ammunition Anti-Aircraft Shell

Effects: Anti-Air+5

Scrap Value: Ammunition9 Steel6 Bauxite3

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Refittable Class
Coastal Defense ShipDestroyer
Light CruiserTorpedo Cruiser
Heavy CruiserAviation Cruiser
BattleshipAviation Battleship
Fast BattleshipLight Carrier
Standard CarrierArmored Carrier
Seaplane TenderSubmarine Tender
SubmarineSubmarine Carrier
Repair ShipTraining Cruiser
Fleet OilerAmphibious Assault Ship



A special kind of main battery shell used by battleships that is specifically used as an anti-air weapon.
The shrapnel, when ejected from the bullet in large quantities, potentially encases and then annihilates all enemy planes in formation.
The questionable accuracy rate of the firing mechanism of the main battery of battleships is the only weakness, but this is traded for the immense AA firepower boost.
Available for battleships, aviation battleships, heavy cruisers, and the like.


Does increased damage against "installation type" bosses. All of these bosses were based on real-life airfields, which the type 3 shell was designed to destroy. With type 3 equipped, firepower * 2.5 is used for pre-cap damage calculations during night battle instead of firepower + torpedo.

How To Obtain


Stock equipment of Haruna Kai NiHaruna Kai Ni, Hiei Kai NiHiei Kai Ni

From quests: B40, B129 (x2, choice), B171 (x2, choice)

From limited-time quests: 21Su LB1 (choice), 20WiB1 (choice), 20WiB2 (x2, choice), 20WiD1 (choice)


Used to improve Type 3 ShellType 3 Shell, Type 3 Shell KaiType 3 Shell Kai

Used by quests: F41

Updates History

  • 2013-04-23: Implemented with initial game release
  • 2019-02-22: Visible bonuses added
  • 2019-02-27: Became improvable and upgradeable to Type 3 Shell KaiType 3 Shell Kai

Fit Bonuses

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
Kongou-class Kai Ni CKongou Kai Ni C
Hiei Kai Ni C

Kongou Kai NiKongou Kai Ni
+1 +1 This bonus is non-stackable.
Kirishima Kai NiKirishima Kai Ni +1
Haruna Kai NiHaruna Kai Ni +1 +1
Hiei Kai NiHiei Kai Ni +1

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
Sanshiki "Beehive" Ammunition Type 3 Shell 0 50 120 210 170 7/8 4/4 -  
Hiei Kai Ni C
Uses 1x Type 3 Shell for improvement past ★+6
Uses 1x Type 1 Armor-Piercing (AP) Shell and 1x New Model Gun Development Material for upgrade to Type 3 Shell Kai.
6 8/10 5/7 1xGreenAmmo.png
10 10/16 8/10 1xRedAmmo.png
1xItem Icon New Model Gun Mount Improvement Material.png


The Sanshiki (San-Shiki or sanshikidan, lit. "type 3") anti-aircraft shell, also known as "Beehives", was designed for several gun calibers, including the 46.0 cm guns of the Yamato-class battleships.

The round was equipped with a delay fuse set before firing that detonated the shell at the set altitude; on explosion, the steel stays and the incendiary tubes were ejected in a 20-degree cone forward, with the shell fragments from the explosion itself further increasing the amount of debris, in which the explosion of the shell deals heavy damage to incoming aircraft.

However, since it used the battleship's main gun, the low rate of fire means the battleship is vulnerable for a period of time, but it does increase the AA stat of the ship.

See Also