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Hermes
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Tech Tree Position
Wakeful
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Furious
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General
Research price11000 exp
Purchase price1,000,000 Credits
Hit Points32,200 
Secondary Armament #1
140 mm/50 BL Mk I6 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range3.5 km.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell140 mm HE Mk ID 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,000 
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Secondary Armament #2
102 mm/45 Mk V3 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range3.5 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell102 mm HE 35 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity811 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
102 mm/45 Mk V3 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second8.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed25 knot
Turning Circle Radius750 m.
Rudder Shift Time13.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range12.06 km.
Air Detectability Range8.23 km.
Battle Levels
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IV
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1,000,000

Hermes — British Tier IV aircraft сarrier.

One of the first aircraft carriers of special construction in the world. The ship featured very good speed for her time, had armor protection similar to that of a cruiser, and carried quite a powerful secondary battery. One of her drawbacks was the small size of her aircraft hangar.

Modules

Flight Control Fighters
(sqdr.)
Torpedo Bombers
(sqdr.)
Dive Bombers
(sqdr.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk4 mod. 1111 060,000
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)
Hermes (A)32,20010763/6336 0100,000
Hermes (B)33,20010763/6336 3,000250,000
Attack Aircraft Cruise Speed
(knot)
Average Damage per Second
(HP/min)
LoadoutHit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Sea Gladiator10700790 050,000
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Albacore5,200971,110 050,000
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Swordfish2,30098990 050,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 40,000 hp25 040,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Air Groups Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Aircraft Engines Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Hermes is a good mobile Tier IV CV with excellent planes. Her torpedo bombers allow you to drop multiple torpedos due to its good turning radius and intuitive aiming guide. Although the HE bombers lack penetration on tier 4 and below battleships, they are highly effective against cruisers. Attack aircraft arm and launch rockets quite fast, allowing you to make mistakes and still get hits. Also they are very effective in hunting and killing enemy destroyers. Overall, Hermes players should maximize their damage with carful target selection and DOT damage through floods and fires.

Pros:

  • Good HP for a Carrier, with only 500 HP difference to Langley.
  • Fastest Tier IV Carrier(Tied with Hosho)
  • Largest Hangar in Tier IV Carriers(at 36 planes, 12 more than Langley and Hosho)
  • Surprisingly good armor.
  • Good Torpedo damage.

Cons:

  • Worst Tier IV Bomber damage with only 2300 HP maximum
  • Worst Tier IV Carrier detection range(at 12km)
  • Longest Tier IV Carrier rudder shift time.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Hermes are as follows:

Commander Skills

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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Destroyers  II Medea • III Valkyrie • III Campbeltown Doubloons • IV Wakeful • V Acasta • VI Icarus • VI Gallant Doubloons • VII Jervis • VIII Lightning • VIII Cossack Doubloons • IX Jutland • X Daring 
Cruisers  I Black Swan • II Weymouth • III Caledon • IV Danae • V Emerald • V Exeter Doubloons • VI Leander • VII Fiji • VII Belfast Doubloons • VIII Edinburgh • IX Neptune • X Minotaur 
Battleships  III Bellerophon • III Dreadnought Doubloons • IV Orion • V Iron Duke • VI Warspite Doubloons • VI Queen Elizabeth • VII King George V • VII Hood Doubloons • VII Nelson • VII Duke of York Doubloons • VIII Monarch • VIII Vanguard Doubloons • IX Lion • X Conqueror 
Aircraft Carriers  IV Hermes • VI Furious • VIII Implacable • VIII Indomitable Doubloons • X Audacious
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Japan  IV Hosho • VI Ryujo • VIII Shokaku • VIII Kaga Doubloons • X Hakuryu 
U.S.A.  IV Langley • VI Ranger • VIII Lexington • VIII Enterprise Doubloons • VIII Saipan Doubloons • X Midway 
U.S.S.R.  
Germany  VIII Graf Zeppelin Doubloons 
U.K.  IV Hermes • VI Furious • VIII Implacable • VIII Indomitable Doubloons • X Audacious 
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