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Jean Bart
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Battleship | France | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo  Doubloons
Hit Points69,000 
Main Battery
380 mm/45 Mle 19352 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.31 shots/min.
Reload Time26 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range24.52 km.
Maximum Dispersion306 m.
HE Shell380 mm HE OEA Mle 1945 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,400 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell36 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity830 m./s.
HE Shell Weight884 kg.
AP Shell380 mm AP OPfK Mle 1943 
Maximum AP Shell Damage11,900 
Initial AP Shell Velocity830 m./s.
AP Shell Weight885 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/55 CAD Mle 194512 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell100 mm HE OEA Mle 1945 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity855 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Secondary Armament #2
152 mm/55 Mle 19363 х 3 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
HE Shell152 mm HE OEA Mle 1937 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,200 
Initial HE Shell Velocity870 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel12 %
AA Defense
57 mm/60 ACAD Mle 195114 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second357 
. . . Firing Range3.81 km.
100 mm/55 CAD Mle 194512 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second177.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
152 mm/55 Mle 19363 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24.9 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed30 knot
Turning Circle Radius850 m.
Rudder Shift Time16 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.38 km.
Air Detectability Range14.16 km.
Battle Levels
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Jean Bart — French promo premium Tier IX battleship.

A Richelieu-class battleship known for her high speed and powerful anti-torpedo defense. In the process of her completion in the late 1940s, she received the most advanced anti-aircraft artillery systems for that time, which significantly increased the ship's AA defense.

Jean Bart was first released for sale worldwide on 7 November 2018.

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)
380 mm/45 Mle 19352.3363065,4003611,900 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)
Jean Bart69,00018430212/314/3/120 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
PCA n° 9 Mle 1024.5 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 150,000 hp30 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 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems 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  AA Guns Modification 2 Main Battery Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Jean Bart is generally viewed as better Richelieu, and for the most part, this is true. Sitting a tier higher than her sister ship, it would be unusual if Jean Bart weren't stronger in some form or another; in Jean Bart’s case, this means a general, all-around upgrade with a few unusual quirks to set her out from the crowd.

Jean Bart sits on the low end of health points for Tier IX battleships. While her base health pool is an improvement over Richelieu’s best hull, it still falls somewhat short when compared to her other Tier IX counterparts, which can lead to some issues when compounded with the relative thinness of her armor. Jean Bart can find herself somewhat vulnerable in certain situations, as heavy cruisers and light cruisers using the Inertia Fuse for HE Shells skill can easily deal full damage to almost any part of the ship. Additionally, while Jean Bart’s secondary battery looks good on paper, in practice it's somewhat unwieldy. The mounts themselves are relatively weak and are regularly knocked out the course of a battle, and while there are quite a number of them, they are largely composed of small, 100mm guns — a caliber unable to penetrate the vast majority of targets at Tier IX. All of her secondaries are also capped to a 10.6 km range, unlike Alsace and République.

Aspects of Jean Bart’s hull aren't the ship's major draw, though; that honor instead goes to her main battery guns, which provide a massive increase in offensive firepower when compared to those of Richelieu. They have a 26 second reload, generally better shell groupings, and access to a special Main Battery Reload Booster (When used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced.) consumable which halves main batter reload time for twenty seconds. In addition, she retains the high velocity shells found in other high-tier French battleships. Even though they are only 380mm guns — and thus unable to overmatch a number of high tier cruisers — the penetration of her shells are more than enough to punish broadside ships. Added to the Reload Booster and her excellent ballistics, and Jean Bart can be downright brutal to enemy ships caught making a positioning mistake. She can also make use of her good top speed and maneuverability to exploit enemy positions, utilizing her guns to discourage counter-positioning by the opposing team.


Pros:

  • Relatively short reload of 26 seconds on her main battery which can be further enhanced by her Main Battery Reload Booster (When used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced.) and upgrades.
  • Relatively fast top speed of 30 knots which can be increased with Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) to 32.4 knots. Increasing further with the Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) signal flag to 34 knots.
  • 7.0 km base secondary range (able to reach 10.6km when running a Secondary Build).
  • Her 152 mm secondaries fire HE with an impressive 12% fire chance combined with a rapid reload.
  • Good concealment allows her to reach 12.3 km surface detection.
  • Excellent range of 24.5 km on her main guns.
  • Her forward armament placement allows for easy angling of her armor.
  • Good rudder shift time and turning circle.
  • One of the best AA suites at Tier IX make her a deadly ship against enemy aircraft.

Cons:

  • Lowest health pool among any Tier IX battleships.
  • 32mm plating vulnerable to HE spam.
  • Weakest broadside of any Tier IX battleship with little-to-no overmatch ability.
  • Most AA power is in mid-range mounts that are vulnerable to high-explosive fire.
  • Most secondaries are unable to fire on targets directly ahead of the bow.
  • Secondary guns can get easily taken out with HE spam.
  • Extremely vulnerable to flanking, and savvy opponents will find it easy to exploit this weakness, making the ship much less effective in competitive gaming.

Research

As a premium ship, Jean Bart doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Jean Bart are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Jean Bart commanders focused on survivability include Preventative Maintenance, Expert Marksman, Basics of Survivability, and Concealment Expert.

Consumables

Jean Bart can equip the following consumables:

Premium variants of the consumables are recommended to improve her performance in battle.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Jean Bart comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Jean Bart captains should mount standard signal flags to improve the ship's performance in battle. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) flags are highly recommended to increase the ship's top speed. India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.) and India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) flags should be mounted to improve the ship's survivability. November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) flags can also be mounted to decrease consumable cooldown time. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be mounted to increase the ship's economic gains per battle.

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Historical Info

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