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Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon)

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No.102 九八式水上偵察機(夜偵)
Seaplane Night Icon.png Reconnaissance Seaplane
Effects: ASW+1 Accuracy+1 LoS+3
Combat Radius: 6 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 8)
Scrap value: Fuel 2 Ammo 1 Bauxite 4 (Buildable)

Equipment Card Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon).png

Equipment Character Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon).png

Equipment Item Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon).png

Equipment Full Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon).png

Refittable Ship Types
Fast Battleship Battleship
Aviation Battleship Standard Aircraft Carrier
Armored Carrier Light Carrier
Heavy Cruiser Aviation Cruiser
Light Cruiser Torpedo Cruiser
Training Cruiser Destroyer
Coastal Defense Ship Submarine
Aircraft Carrying Submarine Seaplane Tender
Fleet Oiler Submarine Tender
Repair Ship Amphibious Assault Ship
LBAS Plane



This is a night reconnaissance seaplane developed for torpedo squadron flagships.
The airframe is painted black has a skilled crew with excellent night-time detection ability, and can stay in the air for long periods of time (if conditions are right, "night contact" may occur to support night battles).


Seaplane Seaplanes are the main aircraft type used by non-carrier ships (mainly battleships, cruisers, and auxiliaries).

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Night Reconnaissance Seaplane 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.
  • Acts as an Reconnaissance Seaplane too in day battle (with activation rates proportionally lower with the Line of Sight 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 NiSendai Kai Ni


Used by quest: F110, F111

Updates History

  • 2014-06-20: Implemented
  • 2016-04-22: Became improvable
  • 2022-07-13: Became buildable, icon changed

Fit Bonuses

Seaplane Recon Type Equipment Bonuses
Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Accuracy Evasion Note
Noshiro Kai NiNoshiro Kai Ni
Yahagi Kai Ni /BYahagi Kai Ni
Yahagi Kai Ni B
(1st equipped) +2 +3 +1 One-time[1]
Mogami Kai Ni /TokuMogami Kai Ni
Mogami Kai Ni Toku

Mikuma Kai Ni /TokuMikuma Kai Ni
Mikuma Kai Ni Toku
(1st equipped) +2 One-time[1]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Shared with all SeaplaneSeaplane Recon


Seaplane Night Icon.png Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon)

Improvement Not
★ Improvement
0~5 6~9
Development material Consumed 4/7 5/9
Improvement material Consumed 3/4 4/8
Equipment Card Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane.png Equipment Card Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplane.pngx2
Resources Fuel100 Ammunition30 Steel0 Bauxite480
Ship Helper Conversion
Ship Banner Sendai Kai Ni.png
Sendai Kai Ni
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Improvement Improved effects
Night Reconnaissance Seaplane 1★ 2★ 3★ 4★ 5★ 6★ 7★ 8★ 9★ Max★
Line of Sight 1.2 1.69 2.07 2.40 2.68 2.93 3.17 3.39 3.60 3.79


The depicted plane is allegedly the E11A1 variant.

See also