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Arkansas Beta
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Battleship | U.S.A. | Tier IV
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo  Doubloons
Hit Points43,800 
Main Battery
305 mm/50 Mk76 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range14.38 km.
Maximum Dispersion203 m.
HE Shell305 mm HE Common 870 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage4,200 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell22 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity884 m./s.
HE Shell Weight394.6 kg.
AP Shell305 mm AP 870 lb 
Maximum AP Shell Damage8,300 
Initial AP Shell Velocity884 m./s.
AP Shell Weight394.6 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/51 Mk710 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 km.
Rate of Fire8.57 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE/HC Mk39 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity960 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Secondary Armament #2
127 mm/51 Mk711 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 km.
Rate of Fire8.57 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE/HC Mk39 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity960 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed20.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius590 m.
Rudder Shift Time17.7 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.04 km.
Air Detectability Range7.73 km.
Battle Levels
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IV
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Arkansas Beta — American promo premium Tier IV battleship.

A dreadnought with good armor, reasonably good armament for her time, and balanced performance, typical of U.S. Navy battleships. Due to a lack of AA armament, the ship was vulnerable to air strikes.

Arkansas Beta was given out as a gift ship to players who completed 49 or more matches of any mode during the Closed Beta. It is no longer available.

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
305 mm/50 Mk72452034,200228,300 00
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Arkansas43,800133056210 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk4 mod. 1014.4 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 28,000 hp20.5 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 5  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Secondary Battery Modification 2 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Arkansas is essentially a stock Wyoming upgraded with the 28,000 hp propulsion and the hit points of the Wyoming (B) hull. The only other difference is that for some reason it has 0.7 less range than a stock Wyoming. As with American battleships, the armor is an all-or-nothing scheme with most of the protection surrounding the citadel, leaving the bow and stern vulnerable. The hard part of playing this ship is that she has absolutely no defense against enemy aircraft. If you find yourself being targeted by aircraft carriers, the only thing you can do about it is turn away, but that still won't do much good with the slow turning rate. If played as a close range brawler, her guns can destroy anything; the option to mount Main Battery Modification 3 allowing for a much higher rate of fire than a standard battleship of this tier.

The only performance advantage the Arkansas has is that it has all access to all six upgrade slots. Of course, actually using all of those slots will cost the player 6,875,000 credits. Upgrade Slots 1 and 4 are already available on the Wyoming. Upgrade Slot 2 can be equipped with a Gun Firing Control System Modification 1 to improve firing range so that it nearly ties an elite Wyoming. However, that only serves to bring parity. Upgrade Slot 3, Slot 5, and Slot 6 are where any potential improvements are to be had.


Pros:

  • Premium ship, excellent for earning credits and developing captains.
  • Has a faster top speed, equivalent to Wyoming with the engine upgrade.
  • Can use all six upgrade slots, normally only available to ships at Tier IX and X.
  • As a result of the above she can obtain a very high sustained damage output.
  • Can reach an astoundingly low 10.2 km detection range when fully built for concealment.
  • Secondaries can be formidable with upgrades. When fully optimized, the secondary armament has a maximum range of 6 km, same stock range as tier 10 "Montana"

Cons:

  • Enormous gun dispersion even at close range
  • Certain upgrades are required in order for the ship to perform at an acceptable level.
  • Literally not a single AA gun and all carrier pilots know it.
  • Deck armor is on the weak side; incoming high explosive rounds are a concern.
  • Pretty slow, just like Wyoming. Don't plan on getting anywhere in a hurry.

Research

As a premium ship, Arkansas Beta doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Arkansas Beta are as follows:

Commander Skills

The following information is provided for players who wish to create a permanent captain for the ship. Those players who are retraining captains or using the ship to gain extra experience for a captain should consult the page relevant to the ship to which the captain will be assigned.

Consumables

Arkansas Beta can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Arkansas Beta comes included with Type 9 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

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