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Type 96 150cm Searchlight

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Type 96 150cm Searchlight

No.140 96式150cm探照灯

Searchlight Large Searchlight

Effects: Anti-Air+1 View Range+3

Scrap Value: Steel1 Bauxite3

Equipment Card Type 96 150cm Searchlight.png

Equipment Character Type 96 150cm Searchlight.png

Equipment Item Type 96 150cm Searchlight.png

Equipment Full Type 96 150cm Searchlight.png

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



Large-scale searchlight fitted for battleships.
Shining the searchlight at the enemy can assist friendly ship's attacks during the night battle, but there is risk of having the enemy focus their fire on the user.
(Only battleships may equip this)


Searchlight Searchlights can trigger a special night mechanic when a ship equipped with one enters a night battle with 2 or more HP:

  • A special animation will be shown prior to any attacks, and the following effects will be applied:
    1. Night battle attack accuracy of the fleet increases.
    2. Special attack rate of the fleet increases.
    3. Special attack rate of the enemy fleet decreases.
    4. Enemy fleet will target the ship that showed the searchlight animation more often.
    5. Enemy fleet will hit the ship that showed the searchlight animation more often.
  • Activation rate is 100%.
  • Multiple ships equipped with searchlights do not have stacking effects.
  • A few ways to use it:
  • Equip on ship in the Flagship position.
  • Pros: The flagship will always open fire first (unless already in heavily damage state), therefore it does not matter if it further takes damage. Useful if it's the last battle of the sortie.
  • Cons: The other ships can still cover for the flagship where applicable.
  • Equip on ship in the second position.
  • Pros: This setup does not suffer from the flagship cover aspect, and ship in the second slot still opens fire early.
  • Cons: May give the opponent 2 turns in a row if their flagship disables the searchlight carrier.
  • Equip on ship in the last position.
  • Pros: Allows ships that can't be relied on for night battle output to be useful in some ways, as the output doesn't matter if it doesn't get to them.
  • Cons: Likely to lose output in situations where every little bit counts (such as event maps).

Has a slightly different activation animation (namely, brighter light) than the small Searchlight.

How To Obtain

Upgradeable from SearchlightSearchlight

From quests: B128 (choice)

From limited-time quests: SB14 (choice)

Ranking reward for:

  • Sep 2021: 1-5 (★+8), 6-20 (★+6), 21-100 (★+4), 101-500 (★+2)

Updates History

  • 2015-05-29: Implemented
  • 2018-11-16: Visible bonuses added
  • 2020-03-27: Visible bonuses increased

Fit Bonuses

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
Hiei Kai Ni CHiei Kai Ni C +9 +3 -2 Non-stackable
+ 53cm Twin Torpedo Mount53cm Twin Torpedo Mount +5
+6 -2 Non-stackable
+4 -1 Non-stackable
  1. Firepower+3 prior to 2020-03-27
  2. Firepower+2 prior to 2020-03-27

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
Searchlight Type 96 150cm Searchlight 0 20 0 70 30 4/5 3/4 1xSearchlight.png H
6 5/10 3/7 1xSearchlight.png
10 - - -

See also