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Zuiun (Auspicious Clouds)

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No.26 瑞雲

Seaplane Seaplane Bomber

Effects: Dive Bomber Attack+4 Anti-Air+2 Accuracy+1 Anti-Submarine+4 View Range+6

Combat Radius: 5

Scrap Value: Fuel2 Ammunition3 Bauxite5

Equipment Card Zuiun.png

Equipment Character Zuiun.png

Equipment Item Zuiun.png

Equipment Full Zuiun.png

Refittable Class
Coastal Defense ShipDestroyer
Light CruiserTorpedo Cruiser
Heavy CruiserAviation Cruiser
BattleshipAviation Battleship
Fast BattleshipLight Carrier
Standard CarrierArmored Carrier
Seaplane TenderSubmarine Tender
SubmarineSubmarine Carrier
Repair ShipTraining Cruiser
Fleet OilerAmphibious Assault Ship



"Derived from floatplanes, Zuiun was developed as reconnaissance plane able to dive-bomb. Equipped with variable flap it is 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." 

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 2x20mm guns, 1x13mm gun, and was able to carry a single 250kg 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 2500km), 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.


How To Obtain


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 quests: C22 (x2, choice)

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

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 (Auspicious Clouds) 0 160 160 0 360 5/7 3/4 1xSeaplane.png  
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

See Also

Aichi E16A