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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
Has a chance to provide bonuses in night battle
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 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



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).


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 (as seen in this picture).
  • 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

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Evasion Note
Agano-class Kai NiNoshiro Kai Ni
Yahagi Kai Ni
Yahagi Kai Ni B
+2 +3 +1 Non-stackable between any Seaplane Recon
Mogami Kai Ni/TokuMogami Kai Ni
Mogami Kai Ni Toku


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
Seaplane Type 98 Reconnaissance Seaplane (Night Recon) 0 100 30 0 480 4/7 3/4 1xSeaplane.png X X Sendai Kai Ni
6 5/9 4/8 2xSeaplane.png
10 - - -
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

See also

Aichi E11A