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Auspicious Clouds
No.26 瑞雲
Seaplane.png Seaplane Bomber
Effects: Bombing+4 AA+2 ASW+4 Accuracy+1 LoS+6
Combat Radius: 5 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 6)
Scrap value: Fuel 2 Ammo 3 Bauxite 5 (Buildable)

Equipment Card Zuiun.png

Equipment Character Zuiun.png

Equipment Item Zuiun.png

Equipment Full Zuiun.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

Introduction

水上偵察機を発展させ、急降下爆撃可能な水偵として開発された「瑞雲」。
空戦フラップまで装備した高性能な多用途機で、水上機母艦や、航空巡洋艦などからの運用も可能です。
「伊勢」型を改装した「航空戦艦」で集中運用、水上打撃機動部隊を編制するのも楽しいですよ!

Derived from floatplanes, Zuiun was developed as a reconnaissance plane able to dive-bomb.
Equipped with variable flaps, it is a very fine-tuned multirole aircraft, and is able to be used on seaplane tenders or aircraft-carrying cruisers.
It's also fun to group an aircraft-carrying battleship division, mounting it on aircraft-carrying battleships which are modified Ise-class. 

Notes

How To Obtain

Buildable

Stock equipment of: Chitose KaiChitose Kai, Chiyoda KaiChiyoda Kai, Fusou KaiFusou Kai, HayasuiHayasui, Hyuuga KaiHyuuga Kai, Ise KaiIse Kai, Kumano KaiKumano Kai, Mikuma KaiMikuma Kai, Mogami KaiMogami Kai, Suzuya KaiSuzuya Kai, Yamashiro KaiYamashiro Kai

From quest: C22 (x2, choice)

From limited-time quest: SB34 (x4, choice)

Uses

Used to improve: ZuiunZuiun, Type 0 Observation SeaplaneType 0 Observation Seaplane, Zuiun (634 Air Group)Zuiun (634 Air Group), Zuiun Model 12Zuiun Model 12, Zuiun Model 12 (634 Air Group)Zuiun Model 12 (634 Air Group), Ar196 KaiAr196 Kai, Ro.43 Reconnaissance SeaplaneRo.43 Reconnaissance Seaplane, Ro.44 Seaplane FighterRo.44 Seaplane Fighter, Type 2 Seaplane Fighter KaiType 2 Seaplane Fighter Kai, Laté 298BLaté 298B, Shiden Model 11Shiden Model 11, Ro.44 Seaplane Fighter bisRo.44 Seaplane Fighter bis, Type 2 Seaplane Fighter Kai (Skilled)Type 2 Seaplane Fighter Kai (Skilled), Zuiun (634 Air Group/Skilled)Zuiun (634 Air Group/Skilled), S9 OspreyS9 Osprey, Zuiun Kai Ni (634 Air Group)Zuiun Kai Ni (634 Air Group), S-51JS-51J, S-51J KaiS-51J Kai, Swordfish Mk.III Kai (Seaplane Model)Swordfish Mk.III Kai (Seaplane Model), Type 99 Dive Bomber Model 22 (Skilled)Type 99 Dive Bomber Model 22 (Skilled)

Used by quest: F51, F52, F58, F85, F86, F87, F101

Updates History

  • 2013-04-23: Implemented with initial game release
  • 2013-11-01: Stats increased: Anti-Submarine Warfare+1 → Anti-Submarine Warfare+2
  • 2013-12-24: Stats increased: Anti-Submarine Warfare+2 → Anti-Submarine Warfare+4
  • 2017-06-23: Became improvable and upgradeable to Zuiun (634 Air Group)Zuiun (634 Air Group)
  • 2021-03-30: Became upgradeable to Zuiun Model 12Zuiun Model 12

Fit Bonuses

Ship Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Line of Sight Armor Evasion Note
Noshiro Kai NiNoshiro Kai Ni +2 +1 Non-stackable between any lower-tier IJN Seaplane BombersZuiun
Prototype Seiran
Zuiun (634 Air Group)
Zuiun Model 12
Zuiun Model 12 (634 Air Group)
[1]
Yahagi Kai Ni (B)Yahagi Kai Ni
Yahagi Kai Ni B

Mogami Kai Ni (Toku)Mogami Kai Ni
Mogami Kai Ni Toku
+2 +1 +1 Firepower is non-stackable between any lower-tier IJN Seaplane BombersZuiun
Prototype Seiran
Zuiun (634 Air Group)
Zuiun Model 12
Zuiun Model 12 (634 Air Group)
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
+1 +1 +1 Non-stackable between any Seaplane Bombers
Mogami Kai Ni (Toku)Mogami Kai Ni
Mogami Kai Ni Toku
+1 +1

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
Seaplane Zuiun 0 160 160 0 360 5/7 3/4 1xSeaplane.png  
I
H
M
 
 
M
 
 
M
 
 
M
 
 
 
I
H
 
I
H
Mogami Kai (only)
Ise Kai
Hyuuga Kai
Ise Kai Ni and Hyuuga Kai Ni can NOT improve this equipment.
Upgrades to Zuiun (634 Air Group).
6 6/9 5/7 1xSeaplane.png
10 16/24 7/10 2xSeaplane.png
1xSkilled Crew Member
0 {{{Fuel:2}}} {{{Ammo:2}}} {{{Steel:2}}} {{{Baux:2}}} 5/7 3/4 1xSeaplane.png X M2 M2 M2 M2 X X Mogami Kai Ni (or Toku) Upgrades to Zuiun Model 12.
6 6/9 5/7 1xSeaplane.png
10 ? 7/9 2xSeaplane.png
1xNew Model Aerial Armament Material

Trivia

Although quite obscure in-game, the Zuiun (along with the Mitsubishi F1M2) represented the pinnacle of Japanese floatplane development. This was a result of Japan's obsession with multi-role floatplanes which arose from battles with Chinese forces during the 1930s. It was initially intended to be carried by cruisers and carry out preemptive strikes on enemy aircraft carriers to secure air superiority, as the Japanese Navy disliked placing reconnaissance aircraft on aircraft carriers, which took up valuable space needed for fighters and attack aircraft (this was the reason that the Mogami was fitted with a floatplane deck). The Zuiun was equipped with 2x 20 mm guns, 1x 13 mm gun, and was able to carry a single 250 kg bomb. It was also fitted with dive brakes similar to the German-designed Ju-87 Stuka. Moreover, it could fly as far as Zero fighters (about 2500 km), and was ridiculously fast as a floatplane at 448km/h. Like many other Japanese aircraft, it never saw its full potential exhibited as a result of a delayed development schedule and Japan's dwindling production capabilities as the war progressed.

See Also

Aichi E16A