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Naginata Cruiser

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Unit
Affiliation

Empire of the Rising Sun

Role

Advanced anti-ship cruiser

Armament
  • Shinya Type-X torpedo tube (x2)
  • Hidden torpedo array Type-S
Protection

Nano-steel hull

Tier

2

Properties
Hit points

1400

Armour type

BaseAdvancedSurfaceShipArmor (0% Melee, 0% Sniper, 50% Gun, 50% Auto Cannon, 100% Rocket, 100% Flak, 50% Cannon, 50% Concussive, 100% Prism, 100% Tesla, 100% Explosive, 5% Radiation)

Amphibious

No

Production
Cost

$1800

Build time

0:18

Produced by

Imperial docks

Requires

Docks Upgrade

Combat
Ground attack
  • Normal: 60 (x2) (Concussive)
  • Type-S: 300 (x5) (Concussive)
Sea speed

85

Attack range
  • Normal: 150
  • Type-S: 100000
Sight range
  • 200 (vision)
  • 500 (shroud clearing range)
The seas belong to the Empire!
- Naginata cruiser

The Naginata cruiser is an advanced anti-ship cruiser used by the Empire of the Rising Sun in Red Alert 3.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Empire was met with little resistance overtaking much of the waters north of the Soviet Union, in part because of their element of surprise, and in part because of the naginata cruisers. The mainline ship-hunters of the Imperial navy decimated virtually all that stood in their way, opening up an opportunity for Japan's Shogun battleships to lay down withering coastal bombardment to pave the way for a full-scale invasion.

These ships take their name from an ancient Japanese bladed staff, once used to keep the enemy at bay or to bring down fast-moving cavalry. The Naginata cruiser was likewise dangerously unapproachable from the seas, for its captains were always well-prepared to let loose pairs of quickly-loading, semi-guided torpedoes. Each Naginata cruiser was also armed with an additional set of five launchers hidden below the waterline, which can launch a spread of torpedoes to attack multiple targets. What's more, these special Type-S torpedoes travel so far below the waterline that even submerged Soviet Akula-class submarines cannot hide from them--a fact that contributed to the overwhelmingly one-sided first encounter between the Soviet and Imperial navies.

The speed of these ships enabled them to close the distance and then quickly finish their victims, and their unusually strong armor means they can withstand heavy fire on approach to their targets. Though studies revealed that the Naginata cruisers have no anti-air capabilities, the Empire seemed to always have several of its Sea-Wing vessels lurking nearby, ready to ambush any aircraft on approach.

Serving aboard a Naginata cruiser is considered a great honor, since they are relatively uncommon and charged with protecting the mighty Shogun battleships. As such, service aboard Naginata cruisers is restricted only to the Japanese elite - men whose stern loyalty to their cause and sharp senses for naval warfare purportedly made them as feared within their society as their ships were hated by their enemies.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Torpedo Type S The Naginata Cruiser has multiple concealed torpedo tubes hidden underneath it's hull. The torpedoes will be launched in a fan-like arc, causing damage to allies and enemies alike. Able to hit submarines.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Creater[edit | edit source]

  • Naginata class departing!
  • The seas belong to the Empire!

Select[edit | edit source]

  • No one will defy the Imperial Navy!
  • All clear!
  • Naginata!
  • Attention all crew!
  • They won't stand against us!
  • They will submit, or die!
  • Where are they hiding?

Moving[edit | edit source]

  • Main engines!
  • You heard the order...
  • Proceed!
  • Keep scanning!
  • They're here, I know it!
  • Carry on...
  • New heading set...

Attacking ship[edit | edit source]

  • Launch!
  • They're right there!
  • Finally!
  • They're ours!
  • Rip their hull to shreds!
  • Wipe them out!
  • Split them open!
  • Attack!

Attacking sub[edit | edit source]

  • Draw them out of hiding!
  • Flush the cowards out!
  • I hate subs!
  • Don't let them surface!

Move to Attack[edit | edit source]

  • That's them! Full speed!
  • These are our waters!
  • On my mark!
  • The Seas will be their Grave!
  • To your stations!
  • Pursue them!

In combat[edit | edit source]

  • Drown them all!
  • Do not stop!
  • Resume until all are sunk!
  • Maintain positions!
  • Make this their last!
  • Don't let them any closer!

Retreating[edit | edit source]

  • Return to base! Immediately!
  • Bring her in!
  • Keep those repair stations ready!
  • Let them think they beat us!

Under fire[edit | edit source]

  • They will pay for this!
  • They must be dealt with!
  • We will not stand for this!
  • What's the damage?
  • Are we taking water yet?!!

Videos[edit | edit source]

Surveillance Footage

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The marking on the Naginata's bridge and fore deck: 虎鯊 is actually a Chinese word (pronunciation: Hu-Sha) means 'Tiger Shark'. The correct Japanese word for Tiger Shark is 鼬鮫 (Katakana: イタチザメ; pronunciation: Itachi-Zame).
  • The Naginata's design is heavily focused on torpedo warfare. It may be a reference to the real-life Imperial Japanese Navy's torpedo cruisers 北上 (Kitakami) and 大井 (Ooi), converted from light cruisers to carry ten quadruple torpedo tubes per ship capable of launching 40 'Long Lance' torpedoes at a time.
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