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Phoenix
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Cruiser | U.S.A. | Tier IV
Tech Tree Position
St. Louis
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Omaha
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General
Research price7000 exp
Purchase price735,000 Credits
Hit Points21,300 
Main Battery
152 mm/50 Mk86 х 1 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time10 sec.
Rotation Speed11 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time16.36 sec.
Firing Range13.88 km.
Maximum Dispersion128 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE 105 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity853 m./s.
HE Shell Weight47.7 kg.
AP Shell152 mm AP 105 lb 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity853 m./s.
AP Shell Weight47.7 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Twin2 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.36 shots/min.
Reload Time44 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoMk11 
Maximum Damage11,733 
Torpedo Speed56 knot
Torpedo Range5.49 km.
AA Defense
7.6 mm Hotchkiss Mk12 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second2.6 
. . . Firing Range0.99 km.
76.2 mm/50 Mk102 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second4.2 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed35 knot
Turning Circle Radius630 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range13.14 km.
Air Detectability Range6.72 km.
Battle Levels
12345678910
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IV
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735,000

Phoenix — American Tier IV cruiser.

A scout cruiser design whose distinctive features were very high speeds and a torpedo armament. In contrast to most cruisers of her time, the cruiser's artillery was placed in open mounts. Phoenix never materialized, but served as a prototype for development of the Omaha-class cruisers.

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)
152 mm/50 Mk86181282,10073,000 056,000
152 mm/53 Mk148.6181282,200123,100 1,400125,000
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)
Phoenix (A)21,30067662/220 078,000
Phoenix (B)24,0006768420 1,600165,000
Phoenix (C)24,000676104/420 2,500220,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mark 111.4667.211,733565.5 022,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk4 mod. 1013.9 044,000
Mk4 mod. 21015.3 1,000110,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 90,000 hp35 040,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

A very fast cruiser with top speed of 35 knots (as fast as destroyers), coupled with a rudder shift time of 5.2 seconds (5.4 with the hull upgrade) makes it a very maneuverable ship. The long range guns (15.27 km upgraded) are great for setting fires on enemy ships, especially battleships (which are a favorite target of the Phoenix). Meanwhile, avoid showing the broadside because a battleship can severely punish your hitpoints. It is best to stay close to allies and support and protect battleships by scaring off destroyers and cruisers. Keep in mind that the Pheonix has a weak AA suite, so it cannot protect them against aircraft.

You can surprise enemies that come from behind an island with the 5.5 km range torpedoes, sometimes they can be used later on in game when you are in duel with a battleship, to destroy it eventually. That may cost your own life if that battleship has time to fire a salvo of AP on your broadside when you release your torpedoes, though.

Pros:

  • Very good maneuverability - 35 knots top speed and 5.4 seconds rudder shift time
  • Even when stock, it has the best range of all the tier 4 cruisers.
  • Great range with 2nd GFCS researched
  • When upgraded, rate of fire is just as good as with St. Louis.
  • Some players aren't aware that Phoenix has torpedoes - best to use as ambush or surprise for unaware enemy ships

Cons:

  • Rather poor survivability - the Phoenix has the 3rd least amount of hitpoints, with only destroyers having less.
  • Very poor armor
  • Poor surface detection
  • Underwhelming AA firepower

Research

Quickly research to the B hull and 152mm/53 Mk14 guns, as the ship pathetically has only 3 guns per side to shoot with stock and has abysmal rate of fire for a stock cruiser. Then research the C hull and finally the Gun Fire Control System upgrade. The range is upgraded last because it's already decent and has the best range of all the tier 4 cruisers, even when stock.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Main armament modification - less chance of destroyed armament and faster repair. Useful, because the enemy can easily destroy armament. Steering gears modification - comes in handy to prevent steering gears being incapacitated and faster repair. Use together with captain skill Last Stand. This will prevent you for giving broadsides to enemy ships and more chance to avoid torpedoes.

Commander Skills


Signals

This ship can be played quite well without extra benefits from signals.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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