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Type 96 Fighter Kai

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No.228 九六式艦戦改
GreenPlane.png Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft
Effects: AA+4 Evasion+2
Combat Radius: 4 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 3)
Scrap value: Fuel 1 Ammo 1 Bauxite 2 (Unbuildable)

Equipment Card Type 96 Fighter Kai.png

Equipment Character Type 96 Fighter Kai.png

Equipment Item Type 96 Fighter Kai.png

Equipment Full Type 96 Fighter Kai.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



An improved version of an old carrier-based fighter aircraft. It is an outdated aircraft that was deployed in combat long before the Zero Fighter, but it possesses outstanding dogfighting capabilities.
While its armament and speed are already second-class, it can still be used for air defense.


FightersFighterNight Fighter/Night Fighter are one of the main types of plane used by CV(B/L). Their main role is to bring Air Power during the 1st Aerial Stage, with their "Fighter Power" Anti-Air stat being the most important factor in this regard. Fighters are additionally needed for Aircraft Carrier Cut-Ins (CVCI) during the day Shelling.


How To Obtain

Stock equipment of: Kasuga MaruKasuga Maru, TaiyouTaiyou

Upgradeable from: Type 96 FighterType 96 Fighter

Updates History

  • 2017-05-02: Implemented
  • 2018-11-19: Stats increased: Evasion+1 → Evasion+2
  • 2019-08-08: Visible bonuses added, fixed bug causing ships equipped with this plane to deal extra ASW damage
  • 2020-03-27: Visible bonuses increased
  • 2021-10-15: Became improvable

Fit Bonuses

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Evasion Note
Kasuga MaruKasuga Maru
Yawata MaruYawata Maru
+2 +2 +7 +2 [1]
HoushouHoushou +3 +4 +6 +5 [2]
Other CVL +1 +2 +1
  1. Firepower+1 Anti-Air+2 Anti-Submarine Warfare+4 Evasion+2 prior to 2020-03-27
  2. Firepower+1 Anti-Air+3 Anti-Submarine Warfare+2 Evasion+3 prior to 2020-03-27


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
Fighter Type 96 Fighter Kai 0 80 70 0 190 2/3 2/3 2xGreenPlane.png X X X X HoushouHoushou
6 3/5 2/4 2xGreenPlane.png
10 - - -
Improvement Improved effects
Fighter 1★ 2★ 3★ 4★ 5★ 6★ 7★ 8★ 9★ Max★
Anti-Air 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0


Around 2019-07-22, a bug was discovered that caused ships equipped with this plane to ignore target defense when performing ASW, allowing them to deal very high damage to enemy submarines. The suspected cause was that this plane was mistakenly set to use depth charge penetration (due to having adjacent IDs with Type 95 Depth Charge and Type 2 Depth Charge), which broke the sqrt calculation because its ASW stat is 0. This bug was fixed on 2019-08-08.

See Also