The Akizuki-class destroyer (Japanese: 秋月型駆逐艦 Akizuki-gata Kuchikukan) was a Japanese class of destroyers designed in 1942 and was operated as one of the primary destroyers of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the course of World War II. It had an armament of eight 100mm cannons, four 25mm anti-aircraft guns, four torpedo tubes and depth charges. Of the twelve that were built during the war, six were sunk.
In Battlefield 1942, the Hatsuzuki is the Imperial Japanese Navy's destroyer. It has four positions: one captain, who pilots the ship, controls the two frontal guns and can drop the depth charges, one auxiliary gunner, who controls the rear guns, and two machine gunners, both controlling an MG42 mounted on two separate platforms at the center of the ship. It also has two Daihatsu-class landing crafts hanging from its rear.