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Langley
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Tech Tree Position
Clemson
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Ranger
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General
Research price11000 exp
Purchase price1,000,000 Credits
Hit Points33,300 
Aircraft
Squadrons under Command pcs.
Aircraft in Squadron pcs.
Hangar Capacity 24 pcs.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/51 Mk74 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range3.5 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 Speed15 knot
Turning Circle Radius730 m.
Rudder Shift Time12.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range10.08 km.
Air Detectability Range7.41 km.
Battle Levels
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IV
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1,000,000

Langley — American Tier IV aircraft сarrier.

The first U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, Langley was converted from a collier. She had low speed and was used as an experimental ship for testing various technical innovations as well as for training navy pilots. The carrier was equipped with secondary armament to repel attacks from enemy destroyers.

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)
Langley (A)33,300620424 0100,000
Langley (B)33,70062044/1630 3,000250,000
Attack Aircraft Cruise Speed
(knot)
Average Damage per Second
(HP/min)
LoadoutHit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
F3F Gulfhawk11000710 050,000
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
T4M4,23380820 050,000
Dive Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
SBU Corsair7,30089880 050,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 8,000 hp15 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

The Langley has the unfortunate distinction of being the slowest aircraft carrier in the game. If discovered, it can't get away from anything - not even battleships. Keep an eye on your map and start moving long before enemies get near detection range. With only one squadron each of fighters, torpedo bombers, and dive bombers, Langley commanders will have to make sure that every strike mission counts. The carrier itself starts with no AA armament whatsoever. It does have four 127 mm cannons which will sink a heavily damaged destroyer on occasion, but their range is pitiful. It is highly recommended to stay back and hide, or try and stay with the team.

Pros:

  • Has aircraft in large squadrons where most ships of that tier have little or no anti-aircraft capabilities.
  • Not easily detected, around 10km detection from the surface if exposed.
  • Can one-shot anything it can connect with a good torpedo salvo on a target
  • Able to deploy 3 squadrons, one of each type.
  • Weird hitbox of the ship may confuse attackers and make them miss their shells through the large gap between the hanger and the flight deck.
  • Once upgraded, it gains some AA that can fend for itself against equivalent tier planes.

Cons:

  • Incredibly slow, top speed being around 15 knots ,and, slow turning; requiring more space to turn than most battleships and carriers.
  • Like all low-tier carriers, it's hopeless once found.
  • Nearly no armor, getting citadeled by most HE shells easily.

Research

  • Research the Grumman F3F fighters first for a 27% increase in damage, more speed, and more survivability.
  • Research the Vought SBU dive bombers next for a 12 knot increase in speed.
  • Research the Martin T4M torpedo bombers for more survivability and a small speed increase.
  • Research the B hull.
  • Proceed to the Bogue.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Langley are as follows:

Commander Skills

Due to Langley being one of the slowest ships in the game at 15 knots, it is unable to outrun any ship that may be chasing it. Subsequently, Emergency Takeoff is a better skill than Basic Firing Training for shooting down incoming aircraft. Furthermore, due to Hosho having Tier V fighters, Dogfighting Expert' is a very good skill to utilize against Hosho.

ATTENTION

  • As of Update 0.6.3, this carrier can no longer use manual / Alt function attack.
  • Demolition Expert is not a recommended skill.

Consumables

Langley 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 the chance of being detected.

Signals

As a carrier, Langley can only mount at most four signals at a time and has no risk of detonating. Players should mount Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.), Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.), November Echo Setteseven (+5% continuous damage by all AA guns, +5% damage per second within the explosion radius of shells fired from medium- and long-range AA defenses.), and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (+15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.). Players can also choose to equip the Dragon Flag (+333% Commander XP earned for the battle.) for faster commander (re)training.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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Destroyers  II Sampson • II Smith Doubloons • III Wickes • IV Clemson • V Nicholas • VI Farragut • VI Monaghan Doubloons • VII Mahan • VII Sims Doubloons • VIII Benson • VIII Kidd Doubloons • IX Fletcher • IX Black Doubloons • X Gearing 
Cruisers  I Erie • II Chester • II Albany Doubloons • III St. Louis • III Charleston Doubloons • IV Phoenix • V Omaha • V Marblehead Doubloons • V Marblehead Lima Doubloons • VI Pensacola • VI Dallas • VII Atlanta Doubloons • VII New Orleans • VII Helena • VII Indianapolis Doubloons • VII Boise Doubloons • VII Flint Doubloons • VIII Baltimore • VIII Cleveland • VIII Wichita Doubloons • IX Buffalo • IX Seattle • IX Alaska • X Des Moines • X Worcester • X Salem 
Battleships  III South Carolina • IV Wyoming • IV Arkansas Beta Doubloons • V New York • V Texas Doubloons • VI New Mexico • VI Arizona Doubloons • VI W. Virginia 1941 Doubloons • VII Colorado • VIII North Carolina • VIII Alabama Doubloons • VIII Massachusetts Doubloons • VIII Massachusetts B Doubloons • VIII Alabama ST • IX Iowa • IX Missouri • X Montana 
Aircraft Carriers  IV Langley • V Bogue (old) • VI Independence (old) • VI Ranger • VIII Lexington • VIII Enterprise Doubloons • VIII Saipan Doubloons • IX Essex (old) • X Midway
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U.S.A.  IV Langley • V Bogue (old) • VI Independence (old) • VI Ranger • VIII Lexington • VIII Enterprise Doubloons • VIII Saipan Doubloons • IX Essex (old) • X Midway 
U.S.S.R.  
Germany  VIII Graf Zeppelin Doubloons 
U.K.  IV Hermes • VI Furious • VIII Implacable • VIII Indomitable • X Audacious 
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