15.5cm Triple Gun Mount
|Coastal Defense Ship||Destroyer|
|Light Cruiser||Torpedo Cruiser|
|Heavy Cruiser||Training Cruiser|
|Aviation Cruiser||Fast Battleship|
|Light Carrier||Standard Carrier|
|Submarine||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
|Repair Ship||Amphibious Assault Ship|
Developed to cover the absence of heavy cruisers, which were restricted under naval treaty, by deploying light cruisers with enhanced firepower.
It was the first 3-gun turret, highly rated in every aspects such as range, firing rate and actual operation.
Was later equipped as secondary guns for Yamato class.
Could be used in anti-air firing as well.
- Ooyodo is the only CL that benefits from fit bonuses from this gun. Some CAs (probably Mogami and possibly Tone class) also see unknown bonuses.
|Improvement Cost: 10 90 120||★||S||M||T||W||T||F||S||Helper Ship|
|Consumes: 1x 15.5cm Triple Gun Mount||6||2/3||2/4|
|Consumes: 1x New Model Gun Mount Improvement Material|
2x 15.5cm Triple Gun Mount
Produces: 1x 15.5cm Triple Gun Mount Kai
Equipped by Mogami-class cruisers before they were converted into heavy cruisers by swapping their gun into 20.3 cm turrets. The Mogami-class was designed as a heavy cruiser, but the naval treaty at the time defined cruiser types by main gun caliber so it was a sort of regulation loophole. The other ships that also equip this are the Yamato-class battleship and the Ooyodo-class light cruiser, while the Tone-class heavy cruisers were originally planned to use these guns.
- 15.5 cm/60 3rd Year Type naval gun - Wikipedia
- 60口径三年式15.5cm3連装砲 - Wikipedia (Japanese link)
- Japan 15.5 cm/60 (6.1") 3rd Year Type - NavWeaps