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Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon)
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|Coastal Defense Ship||Destroyer|
|Light Cruiser||Torpedo Cruiser|
|Heavy Cruiser||Training Cruiser|
|Aviation Cruiser||Fast Battleship|
|Light Carrier||Standard Aircraft Carrier|
|Armored Carrier||Seaplane Tender|
|Submarine||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
|Submarine Tender||Fleet Oiler|
|Repair Ship||Amphibious Assault Ship|
This night recon seaplane was developed for use of DesRon flagships. The airframe is painted black, has an excellent loiter time, and included within the crew is a skilled spotter trained in night operations aboard (it can also spot allied ships during nighttime reconnaissance).
Seaplanes are the main aircraft type used by non-carrier ships (mainly battleships, cruisers, and auxiliaries).
- They are notably required trigger Artillery Spotting.
Reconnaissance AircraftSpLBRecon are planes that:
- Can trigger Contact.
- Does not contribute Fighter-Power in Aerial Combat, and so cannot be shot down during it (can be shot down during Detection).
- When equipped to a Land-base:
- Can extend the minimum Combat Radius in Sortie Mode.
- Add a bonus multiplier to the total Defense Fighter-Power of the base in Air Defense Mode.
- Can contribute Fighter-Power (if it has any Proficiency or ), and can be shot down.
Night Recons have the ability to trigger Night Contact.
- The scouting phase animation will not show up like day battles; instead, the night recon plane's animation is played in the enemy fleet's radar (as seen in this picture).
- Acts as an Reconnaissance Seaplane too in day battle (with activation rates proportionally lower with the stat).
- [Bug] In a Combined Fleet situation, if a ship in the fleet equipped with a night scout is evacuated from the combined fleet using the Fleet Command Facility, the night recon can still trigger and activate as the fleet proceeds onward and enters a night battle.
How To Obtain
Buildable using Sendai Kai Ni as Secretary
Stock equipment of: of Sendai Kai Ni
- 2014-06-20: Implemented
- 2016-04-22: Became improvable
- 2022-07-13: Became buildable, icon changed
|Agano-class Kai Ni
||+2||+3||+1||Non-stackable between any Seaplane Recon|
|Mogami Kai Ni/Toku
|Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon)||0||100||30||0||480||4/7||3/4||1x||✓||✓||X||X||✓||✓||✓||Sendai Kai Ni|