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IJN Oi in 1923 at Kure
IJN Ōi
IJN Ōi
General information
Place of origin Japan
Category Light cruiser
Debut in FHSW v0.42 (Map Tweack Pack)
Retired in FHSW V0.5
Class Kuma class
Used by Japan
Speed 26 km/h
Crew in‑game 6
Seat 1
Primary weapon 1x 14 cm/50 3rd Year Type
Seat 2
Primary weapon 1x 14 cm/50 3rd Year Type
Seat 3
Primary weapon 1x 25 mm Type 96 tripleAA
Seat 4
Primary weapon 1x 25 mm Type 96 tripleAA
Seat 5
Primary weapon 20x Type 3 "Kaiten" torpedoes
Seat 6
Primary weapon 20x Type 3 "Kaiten" torpedoes
Kuma-class light cruiser (IJN Kitakami)

Ōi (大井?) was the fourth of five Kuma-class light cruiser, which served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. She was named after the Ōi River in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. After the construction of the Tenryū-class cruiser, the demerits of the small cruiser concept became apparent. At the end of 1917, plans for an additional six Tenryū-class vessels, plus three new-design 7200 ton-class scout cruisers were shelved, in place of an intermediate 5,500 ton-class vessel which could be used as both a long-range, high speed reconnaissance ship, and also as a command vessel for destroyer or submarine flotillas. Kuma was the lead ship of the five vessels in this class which were built from 1918-1921. The Kuma class vessels were essentially enlarged versions of the Tenryū-class cruisers, with greater speed, range, and weaponry. With improvements in geared-turbine engine technology, the Kuma-class vessels were capable of the high speed of 36 knots (67 km/h), and a range of 9,000 nmi (17,000 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h). The number of 14 cm/50 3rd Year Type naval guns was increased from three on the Tenryū-class to seven on the Kuma-class and provision was made for 48 naval mines. However, the two triple torpedo launchers on the Tenryū-class was reduced to two double launchers, and the Kuma-class remained highly deficient in anti-aircraft protection, with only two 8 cm/40 3rd Year Type naval guns.

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