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Ark Royal
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Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points44,500 
Secondary Armament #1
113 mm/45 Mk III UD8 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell114 mm HE Mk XVI 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,600 
Initial HE Shell Velocity746 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
12.7 mm Mk III8 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16.8 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. Mk VIII6 х 8 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second118.8 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
113 mm/45 Mk III UD8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second71.2 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed31 knot
Turning Circle Radius990 m.
Rudder Shift Time12.8 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.4 km.
Air Detectability Range11.79 km.
Battle Levels
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VI
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Ark Royal — British promo premium Tier VI aircraft сarrier.

The first British aircraft carrier of a new generation. She is equipped with a continuous flight deck and modern equipment for aircraft takeoff and landing, as well as being armed with the most advanced dual-purpose artillery available in the Royal Navy during the late 1930s.

Modules

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)
Ark Royal44,5001011488/6/840 00
Attack Aircraft Cruise Speed
(knot)
Average Damage per Second
(HP/min)
LoadoutHit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Skua121001,820 00
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Swordfish5,200981,500 00
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Swordfish2,300981,550 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 102,000 hp31 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Air Groups Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Aircraft Engines Modification 1
 Slot 3  Secondary Battery Modification 1 Torpedo Bombers Modification 1 Attack Aircraft Modification 1 Aerial Torpedoes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Attack Aircraft Modification 2 Torpedo Bombers Modification 2 Bombers Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Ark Royal is unique in that it is a tier VI ship carrying tier IV and V aircraft into battles with ships up to tier VIII. The developers have done an excellent job balancing the tier disparity through fast plane restoration time, large squadron and attack element sizes. The slow speed of aircraft and the fast plane restoration time make it possible to continuously fly torpedo and dive bomber squadrons throughout a match for maximum damage potential. This leaves the fighters in reserve for late game threats to the carrier itself. The CV player moving up from tier IV will find the planes of the Ark Royal familiar and should ease the transition to tier VI play. With experience, the Ark Royal can perform competitively against tier VIII ships.


Information on the website: Armada: Ark Royal

Comparison to other tier VI CVs: NA server: Ark Royal Stats

Pros:

  • Torpedo bombers drop three torpedoes per attack run, aim quickly, and have a converging drop pattern
  • Dive bombers drop a large number of bombs per attack run, good at starting fires and crippling destroyers
  • Quick plane restoration time

Cons:

  • The torpedo and dive bombers have very poor speed and durability
  • All plane types lack agility and have a very large turn radius
  • Bombs have very poor penetration
  • Fairly ineffective rockets with poor damage
  • Very poor ship concealment

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Ark Royal are as follows:

Commander Skills

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References

  1. HMS Ark Royal (91) - Wikipedia
  2. Armada: Ark Royal (Armada in 90 Seconds: Ark Royal) - News - World of Warships
  3. Armada in 90 Seconds: Ark Royal - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
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