Carrier-based Reconnaissance Aircraft
Effects: +2 +9
Prevents T Cross Disadvantage
Combat Radius: 8 (Deployment Cost: 9)
|Coastal Defense Ship||Destroyer|
|Light Cruiser||Torpedo Cruiser|
|Heavy Cruiser||Training Cruiser|
|Aviation Cruiser||Fast Battleship|
|Armored Carrier||Seaplane Tender|
|Submarine||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
|Submarine Tender||Fleet Oiler|
|Repair Ship||Amphibious Assault Ship|
"No Grumman could catch us" was the famous telegraph sent from this reconnaissance aircraft, Saiun. This reconnaissance aircraft boasts high-speed performance no enemy fighter can overtake. As the war deteriorated, this aircraft monitored enemy movements at sea. Please deploy the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron on Admiral's Carrier Task Force!
Increases the chance for Contact.
Prevents T-cross disadvantage ("Red T"). Saiun must be equipped in the player's fleet to cancel Red T. Saiun equipped on an opposing player's fleet in PvP will NOT cancel Red T.
Does NOT participate in Aerial Combat.
Does NOT prevent Red T in Aerial Combat nodes.
Note: While it does not prevent Red-T on aerial nodes, it is irrelevant as airstrikes are unaffected by engagement modifiers.
Ironically, despite its high speed over fighter interception, it was the last aircraft shot down in the war, Japanese surrender happening just 5 minutes later.