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Montana
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Battleship | U.S.A. | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Iowa
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General
Research price247000 exp
Purchase price20,800,000 Credits
Hit Points96,300 
Main Battery
406 mm/50 Mk74 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range23.65 km.
Maximum Dispersion296 m.
HE Shell406 mm HE/HC Mk13 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell36 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity820 m./s.
HE Shell Weight862 kg.
AP Shell406 mm AP Mk8 
Maximum AP Shell Damage13,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity762 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1225 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/54 Mk4110 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk41 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity808 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
20 mm Oerlikon Mk420 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second72 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk220 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second318 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk2020 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second122 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
127 mm/54 Mk4110 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second157 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed30 knot
Turning Circle Radius950 m.
Rudder Shift Time22.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range17.82 km.
Air Detectability Range16.14 km.
Battle Levels
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X
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20,800,000

Montana — American Tier X battleship.

One of the largest battleships in the world. She was slightly inferior to the Iowa-class ships in terms of speed, but had more main guns and significantly stronger torpedo protection. Montana’s armor was conventionally arranged and considerably reinforced.

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)
406 mm/50 Mk72452965,7003613,500 02,200,000
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)
Montana (A)96,300654141020/20/20/100 03,400,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk10 mod. 1023.6 02,100,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 172,000 hp30 0550,000

Compatible Upgrades

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

Player Opinion

Performance

Tier X's Montana is, at first glance, basically a supersized Iowa with an additional triple mount turret and thicker belt and deck armor. Her offensive capability relies on her heavy broadside to smash enemy battleships or destroy anything smaller should the rounds connect. She has the heaviest broadside and the best dpm of any battleship in the game. While her guns are the smallest of the tier 10 battleships her American AP rounds do as much damage as the 420mm guns on the Kurfürst (while firing faster and more accurately) and exceed the AP damage of the Conqueror. Her HE rounds are also decent, but nothing special, characteristically weaker than IJN and RN HE but stronger than the high explosive found on German battleships. She also has an extremely powerful anti-aircraft suite and is more than capable of protecting herself from lower tiered aircraft carriers, but will likely require the assistance of teammates to fend off a determined strike by a Tier X flattop.

While she can reach a top speed of 30 knots, her large size and slow rudder shift time make her vulnerable to torpedo attack. Further, her main battery of 16-inch guns are not able to overmatch the 32mm thick bow armor found on most Tier IX and X battleships like Yamato’s main battery can. This means that Montana captains may sometimes be forced into firing high explosive shells at well-angled enemy battleships.

The dispersion of her main guns has been improved since the game launched, but her dispersion is still worse than Yamato’s even after the Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 upgrade is installed. They are, however, more accurate than Großer Kurfürst’s main battery at range while having a slower turret traverse (45 seconds versus Kurfürst’s 40 seconds). Her secondaries are not as numerous as those of her Tier X counterparts, but they are better armored. This means that cruisers firing purely high explosive rounds are far less likely to destroy her secondary battery turrets, something that Yamato and Kurfürst cannot claim. Additionally, they have have the best rate of fire and the highest fire chance of all Tier X battleship secondary guns.

Montana is a ship that does not excel at any one thing for a battleship (most players don't count AA as it is purely a defensive ability). With that said, in a close-range fight she will easily outpace Yamato’s turret traverse (but not that of Kurfürst), while at range she will be more accurate than Kurfürst (but not as accurate as Yamato). Flexibility is her strength, but it is also her weakness.

Pros:

  • Twelve main battery guns generally means that something will hit even if a captain's aim is slightly off.
  • Can seriously damage destroyers without swapping ammunition simply due to volume of shells.
  • Phenomenal broadside killing power exceeds Yamato and can one-salvo anything that floats; losing or masking a turret still leaves her with Iowa broadside firepower.
  • One of the best anti-aircraft suites in the game.
  • Secondaries have the best fire chance (9%) and rate of fire (15 rounds per minute per gun) of Tier X battleships.
  • Quick turret traverse speed.
  • Two turrets still deliver 6 shells, allowing Montana to fire effective salvos at two targets simultaneously.
  • Faster than her Tier X counterparts.
  • Unparalleled flexibility when compared to her Tier X counterparts.

Cons:

  • Uses same guns as Iowa, no real upgrade for a ship one tier higher.
  • Dispersion is frustrating even with Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 is equipped.
  • Very sluggish to accelerate.
  • Bow armor is overmatched by Yamato’s 460mm shells. Belt armor angling can still work but is shells will sometimes randomly sneak through anyway.
  • AA advantage is only useful in match that has carrier.
  • Largest citadel among tier 10 Battleships, though they are below the water line.

Research

As a Tier X ship, Montana doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Slot 1 is most commonly filled with Main Armaments Modification 1 (-20% to the risk of main battery becoming incapacitated. / +50% to main battery survivability. / -20% to main battery repair time. / -20% to the risk of torpedo tubes becoming incapacitated. / +50% to torpedo tubes survivability. / -20% to torpedo tubes repair time.), though Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 (+100% to secondary battery survivability. / +100% to AA mounts survivability.) is a popular pick for captains who go for a full AA build with other upgrades and commander skills.

Slot 2 has one choice for battleships - Damage Control System Modification 1 (-3% to the risk of flooding and damage received when torpedoes hit the torpedo protection. / -5% to the risk of fire.). This will reduce chances of fire and flood.

Slot 3 offers several options. AA Guns Modification 2 (+20% to AA mounts maximum firing range.) will boost maximum AA range, while Secondary Battery Modification 2 (+20% to secondary battery maximum firing range. /    -20% to maximum dispersion of secondary battery shells.) will boost the range and accuracy of secondaries instead. Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1 (+16% to main battery maximum firing range. / +5% to secondary battery maximum firing range. / -5% to maximum dispersion of secondary battery shells.) will increase range and give secondaries a slight boost in range and accuracy, but may be a weaker choice than the other two.

Slot 4 Steering Gears Modification 2 (-20% to rudder shift time.) is recommended and will reduce rudder shift time. Captains with fire problems could also consider Damage Control System Modification 2 (-15% to flooding recovery time. / -15% to time of fire extinguishing.), reducing the amount of time on fire and conserving hit points.

Slot 5 Maximizing stealth is never a bad choice. With the Concealment Expert commander skill, Concealment System Modification 1 (-10% to detectability radius. / +5% to the maximum dispersion of enemy shells that fire on your ship.), and appropriate camouflage, this ship can choose when to engage the enemy.

Slot 6 The recommended choice is Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 (-11% to maximum dispersion of main battery.) to give guns more accuracy; this will make it so that at ranges of ~12-13 kilometers, the battleship is exceptionally accurate, much more so than contemporaries. Main Battery Modification 3 (-12% to main battery loading time. / -13% to the main battery traverse speed.) will improve damage-per-minute, and may surprise a cruiser who still expects the battleship to be reloading.

Commander Skills

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Montana with Type 20 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, increases her credit earnings, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Gallery

Historical Info

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