Unit Card:


Set - Rarity - Number

First Strike - N/A- 67/72


Shimakaze (島風?) (Island Wind) was a one-off super-destroyer built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. She was armed with six 127 mm (5.0 in) dual purpose guns and conventional anti-aircraft and anti-submarine weaponry. More importantly, she was the only Japanese destroyer to be armed with 15 torpedo tubes each capable of firing the deadly 610 mm (24 in) Type 93 "Long Lance" torpedo. The ship was a testbed for an enormously-powerful, high-temperature, high-pressure steam engine that was able to develop nearly 80,000 shp (60,000 kW). This made her one of the fastest destroyers in the world: her designed speed was 39 kn (72 km/h; 45 mph), but on trials she made 40.9 kn (75.7 km/h; 47.1 mph).


The most expensive DD in the game, it has a very narrow niche to be effective. Considering it has a class limit of 1, it's best paired with [[Oi]] and [[Sho Go Yamato]], as well as another ship for sector defense. Use Sho Go's "General Pursuit" to move Sho Go, Oi and the third ship ahead an extra space, while Shimakaze uses its High Speed Run to keep pace. On the following turn, use Oi's Torpedo Run to move Oi and Shimakaze ahead. This works even better in night games when air is less prevalent.

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