Type 3 Shell
|Coastal Defense Ship||Destroyer|
|Light Cruiser||Torpedo Cruiser|
|Heavy Cruiser||Training Cruiser|
|Aviation Cruiser||Fast Battleship|
|Light Carrier||Standard Carrier|
|Armored Carrier||Seaplane Tender|
|Submarine||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
|Submarine Tender||Fleet Oiler|
|Repair Ship||Amphibious Assault Ship|
A special kind of main battery shell used by battleships that is specifically used as an anti-air weapon. The shrapnel, when ejected from the bullet in large quantities, potentially encases and then annihilates all enemy planes in formation. The questionable accuracy rate of the firing mechanism of the main battery of battleships is the only weakness, but this is traded for the immense AA firepower boost. Available for battleships, aviation battleships, heavy cruisers, and the like.
Development requires at least 10 , 90 , 60 , 30 , with Ammo as primary resource for a drop rate of 6%, Fuel/Steel as primary resource for a drop rate of 4%. Isolated reports exist of successful development with Bauxite as primary resource at probability ~ 6%.
Quest reward from B40.
Grants increased damage against most "Installation Type" bosses such as Airfield Princess, Isolated Island Demon, Northern Princess or Midway Princess. Some of these bosses were based on real-life airfields, of which the Type 3 shell was designed to destroy. This bonus increases Basic Attack Power by 250% when attacking regular installations. This bonus is added before WG42's bonus and does not stack.
The Type 3 Common Shell (三式通常弾 "sanshikitsuujoudan"), also known as the Type 3 Shell (三式弾 "sanshikidan"), Type 3 Incendiary Shrapnel Shell (三式焼霰弾 "sanshikishousandan") or "Beehives", was designed for several gun calibers, from from the 12.7 cm guns of the Special Type destroyers to the 46 cm guns of the Yamato-class battleships.
The round was equipped with a delay fuse set before firing that detonated the shell at the set altitude; on explosion, the steel stays and the incendiary tubes were ejected in a 20-degree cone forward, with the shell fragments from the explosion itself, further increasing the amount of debris, dealing heavy damage to incoming aircraft.
However, since it used the battleship's main gun, the low rate of fire means the battleship is vulnerable for a period of time, but it did increase the AA capabilities of the ship.
San Shiki (anti-aircraft shell) - Wikipedia (English site)三式弾 - Wikipedia (Japanese site)