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Émile Bertin
Cruiser | France | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
La Galissonnière
Research price10500 exp
Purchase price1,200,000 Credits
Hit Points21,100 
Main Battery
IDS_PFGM044_152_55_MLE_1930_RF3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire4.62 shots/min.
Reload Time13 sec.
Rotation Speed12 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time15 sec.
Firing Range13.57 km.
Maximum Dispersion136 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE OEA Mle 1937 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,200 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell12 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity870 m./s.
HE Shell Weight55 kg.
AP Shell152 mm AP OPf Mle 1931 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,200 
Initial AP Shell Velocity870 m./s.
AP Shell Weight56 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
90 mm/50 Mle 1926 on an Mle 1926 mount2 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.96 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell90 mm HE OEA Mle 1925 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,300 
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
90 mm/50 Mle 1926 on an Mle 1930 mount1 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range4.96 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell90 mm HE OEA Mle 1925 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,300 
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
550 mm tube lance-torpilles2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.71 shots/min.
Reload Time84 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo550 mm 19D 
Maximum Damage12,233 
Torpedo Speed57 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
90 mm/50 Mle 1926 on an Mle 1926 mount2 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second5.4 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
90 mm/50 Mle 1926 on an Mle 1930 mount1 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second3.8 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
37 mm/50 CAIL Mle 1933 on a CAD Mle 1933 mount4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second9.2 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
13.2 mm Hotchkiss Mle 1929 on a CAD Mle 1929 mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second21 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maximum Speed39 knot
Turning Circle Radius670 m.
Rudder Shift Time10.3 sec.
Surface Detectability Range12.22 km.
Air Detectability Range5.33 km.
Battle Levels

Émile Bertin — French Tier V cruiser.

A light cruiser specifically designed to have the highest speed possible and a powerful artillery. The ship's small displacement was limited by international treaties so she received only minimal armor protection.


Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
180° Turn Time
Maximum Dispersion
Maximum HE Shell Damage
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
Maximum AP Shell Damage
Research price
Purchase price
152 mm/55 Mle 1930 on an Mle 1930 mount4.6151362,200123,200 0110,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Émile Bertin (A)21,10063032/14/6/1/22 0145,000
Émile Bertin (B)26,50063032/12/2/142 5,900450,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
550 mm 19D0.7847.212,233576 080,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
PCA n° 5 Mle 1013.6 090,000
PCA n° 5 Mle 21014.9 2,200210,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 102,000 hp39 084,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1

Player Opinion


Émile Bertin is the Tier V French light cruiser. Less a typical light cruiser and more of a "super destroyer", Émile Bertin sports heavy firepower and incredible speed, but almost no armor. Because of this, close-in slugging matches with enemy battleships and heavy cruisers are to be avoided at all costs. Additionally, the main battery guns have a very sluggish reload time, further limiting the ship’s abilities in close quarters engagements.

Rather than relying on armor for protection, Émile Bertin captains must use her speed and range to avoid incoming shells. With a blistering top speed of 39 knots, a range of nearly 15km, triple-mounted turrets with decent dispersion, and good turning characteristics, Émile Bertin can easily dodge incoming fire and pick the range at which it chooses to pepper the enemy. Émile Bertin’s armor piercing shells work great against enemy cruisers and other broadside targets, and a full HE salvo will crush most destroyers in 2-3 volleys.

Émile Bertin is also equipped with a triple torpedo launcher per side. The firing angles of these launchers almost rival those of Katori’s, meaning that the ship does not need to turn much to be able to fire. The torpedoes are also quite fast and long-ranged for their tier, making them useful against enemy warships who get too close, or for area denial.


  • AB-X turret layout allows two-thirds of its firepower to be deployed even when bow-on.
  • The fastest Tier V cruiser with a top speed of 39 knots.
  • Quick rudder shift time and a decent turning radius allow her to easily dodge incoming fire.
  • The main turrets traverse quickly meaning that her guns will remain on target even during hard turns.
  • Excellent torpedoes with 57 knots speed and 6 km range, with generous firing angles.
  • Deceptively durable citadel when broadside. Most ships that come within below 5 km of her are guaranteed to over-penetrate it if they use AP shells.


  • The ship is virtually unarmored. Her main belt reaches a maximum thickness of only 13mm.
  • Reload time remains mediocre at 13 seconds.
  • Modules are easy to incapacitate, especially the main battery turrets and engine.
  • Only one torpedo launcher on each side; half as many as the preceding ship in the line, Duguay-Trouin.
  • Anti-aircraft capabilities of the ship are very limited.


Émile Bertin has only two purchasable modules: the hull and gun fire control system. Researching the second hull is recommended before researching the gun fire control system as it will grant the ship additional hit points, a better rudder shift time, and an upgraded anti-aircraft suite. The gun fire control system offers an increase in range from 13.6km to 14.9km.

Optimal Configuration


Émile Bertin has access to three upgrade slots.

Commander Skills

Last Stand is critical as all French cruisers are prone to steering damage.


Émile Bertin equips the following consumables:


Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.


Historical Info

Historical Gallery


  1. French cruiser Émile Bertin - Wikipedia

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.6.3.
  • Introduced in Update 0.6.4.
  • Update
    • Maximum speed increased from 35 to 39 knots.
  • Update 0.6.9:
    • Improved ship geometry.
  • Update 0.6.12:
    • Detectability when firing main guns in smoke changed to 6.16 km.
  • Update 0.6.13:
    • Fire extinguishing time now 30 s instead of 60 s.
    • Improved display of thin elements.
  • Update 0.7.7:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 12 to 13 s.
    • Replaced 550mm DT torpedoes with 550mm 19D torpedoes with the following characteristics:
      • Reload time: 84 s.
      • Damage: 12,233.
      • Speed: 57 knots.
      • Range: 6 km.
  • Update 0.7.10:
    • The range of the Hydroacoustic Search consumable was unified - 4 km for detecting ships, 3 km for detecting torpedoes.
  • Update 0.8.5:
    • Credit earnings decreased by 5%.
  • Update 0.9.0:
    • Updated display of main battery armor.
  • Update 0.9.2:
    • HE shell armor penetration increased from 24 to 25 mm.
    • The armor thickness was changed: the central part was reinforced from 13 to 16 mm.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The firing range of the secondary battery was increased to 4.95 km.
  • Update 0.10.3:
    • The stock hull was replaced with a new one.

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