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Chengan
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Cruiser | Pan-Asia | Tier I
Tech Tree Position
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Longjiang
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General
Hit Points4,900 
Main Battery
127 mm/40 Type892 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire10.91 shots/min.
Reload Time5.5 sec.
Rotation Speed12 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time15 sec.
Firing Range7.76 km.
Maximum Dispersion79 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type1 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,050 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
HE Shell Weight23.45 kg.
AA Defense
127 mm/40 Type892 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
25 mm/60 Type96 Triple mod. 12 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed19 knot
Turning Circle Radius240 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range6.12 km.
Air Detectability Range4.31 km.
Battle Levels
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Chengan — Pan-Asian Tier I cruiser.

This small Type D escort ship (kaibōkan) was built during World War II for the Imperial Japanese Navy. In August 1947, she was transferred to an east Asian nation.

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180 Degree 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)
127 mm/40 Type8910.915791,0508 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)
Chengan (A)4,90061322/20 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type1 mod. 107.8 00
Type1 mod. 2108.5 1006,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 2,500 hp19 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

The start of the Pan-Asian tech tree, Chengan is best played at medium to long range. She is the smallest ship at her tier, and compensates for a lack of armor with agility and concealment. Her small size and fast rudder shift make her a difficult target to hit. When under fire, captains should use evasive maneuvers such as weaving and try to maintain 7 to 8 kilometers of distance between themselves and the enemy.

If Chengan finds herself in a close-range engagement, she will struggle to penetrate the citadel armor belt of Erie, Hashidate, and Hermelin. If this occurs, aim for the bow, stern, or superstructure to avoid non-penetrations. Despite her inability to hit the citadel of those ships, Chengan is capable of penetrating the citadel armor belt of Black Swan, Bougainville, and Orlan. If any of those three ships show their broadside, captains should aim for the waterline under the smoke stack to inflict severe damage. Captains should also utilize Chengan's excellent concealment to dictate the engagement. When fully specialized, Chengan will not be out spotted by any of the other Tier I ships. This stealthiness enables her to set up ambush-style attacks or disengage from a greater enemy force.

Pros:

  • Very small and agile.
  • Good main battery firing range.
  • Excellent concealment.

Cons:

  • Weak citadel armor belt.
  • Sluggish main battery reload time.
  • Slow top speed.

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Chengan is as follows:

  • Main Battery: No available upgrades.
  • Hull: Progression to consecutive ship, Longjiang.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Type 1 Mod. 1 can be upgraded to Type 1 Mod. 2 for a 10% firing range increase.
  • Engine: No available upgrades.


Players wishing to progress further in the line should prioritize research and purchase of Longjiang. For players who enjoy playing Chengan, GFCS Type 1 Mod. 2 is an inexpensive upgrade to research and mount.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Chengan are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Chengan commanders include Advanced Firing Training and Concealment Expert. With extended firing range and better detection range, Chengan can engage from greater distances and slip back into concealment if she encounters accurate enemy fire.

Consumables

Chengan can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectability range.

Signals

Chengan will benefit from flying Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) flags which increase her top speed to be more competitive.

Gallery

Historical Gallery


Ships of Pan-Asia
Destroyers  II Longjiang • III Phra Ruang • IV Shenyang • V Jianwei • VI Fushun • VI AnshanDoubloons • VII Gadjah Mada • VIII Hsienyang • VIII LoyangDoubloons • IX Chung Mu • X Yueyang 
Cruisers  I Chengan • VI HuangheDoubloons 
Battleships  
Aircraft Carriers
Cruisers
Japan  I Hashidate • II Chikuma • III Tenryu • III KatoriDoubloons • IV YūbariDoubloons • IV Kuma • IV Iwaki AlphaDoubloons • V Furutaka • VI Aoba • VII Myoko • VII ARP Myoko • VII ARP Ashigara • VII ARP Haguro • VII Southern Dragon • VII Eastern Dragon • VII ARP Nachi • VIII Mogami • VIII AtagoDoubloons • VIII ARP Takao • IX Ibuki • X Zao 
U.S.A.  I Erie • II Chester • II AlbanyDoubloons • III St. Louis • IV Phoenix • V Omaha • V MarbleheadDoubloons • V Marblehead LimaDoubloons • VI Cleveland • VII AtlantaDoubloons • VII Pensacola • VII IndianapolisDoubloons • VII FlintDoubloons • VIII New Orleans • IX Baltimore • X Des Moines • X Salem 
Germany  I Hermelin • II Dresden • II EmdenDoubloons • III Kolberg • IV Karlsruhe • V Königsberg • VI Nürnberg • VI Admiral Graf SpeeDoubloons • VI HSF Admiral Graf SpeeDoubloons • VII Yorck • VIII Admiral Hipper • VIII Prinz EugenDoubloons • IX Roon • X Hindenburg 
U.S.S.R.  I Orlan • II DianaDoubloons • II Diana LimaDoubloons • II Novik • III AuroraDoubloons • III Bogatyr • III OlegDoubloons • IV Svietlana • V MurmanskDoubloons • V Kirov • V Krasny KrymDoubloons • VI Budyonny • VI MolotovDoubloons • VI Admiral MakarovDoubloons • VII Shchors • VIII Chapayev • VIII Mikhail KutuzovDoubloons • IX Dmitri Donskoi • X Moskva 
U.K.  I Black Swan • II Weymouth • III Caledon • IV Danae • V Emerald • VI Leander • VII Fiji • VII BelfastDoubloons • VIII Edinburgh • IX Neptune • X Minotaur 
Pan-Asia  I Chengan • VI HuangheDoubloons 
Italy  VI Duca d'AostaDoubloons • VII Duca degli AbruzziDoubloons 
France  I Bougainville • II Jurien de la Gravière • III Friant • IV Duguay-Trouin • V Émile Bertin • VI La Galissonnière • VI De GrasseDoubloons • VII Algérie • VIII Charles Martel • IX Saint-Louis • X Henri IV 
Commonwealth  VI PerthDoubloons 
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