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Audacious
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Tech Tree Position
Implacable
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General
Research price355000 exp
Purchase price28,000,000 Credits
Hit Points63,400 
Secondary Armament #1
113 mm/45 Mk II BD8 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell113 mm HE 5crh 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Initial HE Shell Velocity746 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
113 mm/45 Mk II BD8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second71.2 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk VII9 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second78.3 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm Bofors Mark IX on a Mark VI mount8 х 6 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second161.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk V2 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32 knot
Turning Circle Radius1 040 m.
Rudder Shift Time15.7 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.76 km.
Air Detectability Range11.22 km.
Battle Levels
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X
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28,000,000

Audacious — British Tier X aircraft сarrier.

This heavy aircraft carrier project, designed at the end of World War II, represented a further development of the Implacable class. Her large dimensions allowed her to overcome the major drawback of her predecessors—the relatively small number of airplanes she could carry onboard. The aircraft carriers initially laid down as the Audacious class were completed much later, in the 1950s, with a significantly modified design.

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)
Audacious63,4001311482/8/8/9116 03,000,000
Attack Aircraft Speed
(knot)
Average Damage per Second
(HP/min)
LoadoutHit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Firebrand137002,190 01,000,000
Wyvern140002,280 38,0002,500,000
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
(HP)
Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Firebrand5,9331362,250 01,000,000
Wyvern5,9331422,340 38,0002,500,000
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
(HP)
Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Firebrand6,4001342,320 01,000,000
Wyvern6,4001422,420 38,0002,500,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 152,000 hp32 0900,000

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
 Slot 5  Flight Control Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Squadron Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Flight Control Modification 2 Air Groups Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2 Forced Takeoff and Landing Equipment

Player Opinion


Pros:

  • Highest plane durability of all techtree aircraft carriers
  • All plane types have a tight turn radius
  • Rockets are dropped in large amounts per attack run, and cover a wide area
  • Torpedoes aim quickly, have a short arming distance and a converging pattern
  • Bombs have sufficient penetration and are dropped in large amounts at 18 per drop
  • Both rockets and bombs are very good at igniting fires
  • Thickly armored flight deck, resilient against long range fire, rockets and bombs
  • Second best concealment among Tier 10 aircraft carriers
  • Forced Takeoff and Landing Equipment (−15% to the ship's detectability range by sea / +20% Engine Boost action time / −50% to the time to reach full power when accelerating / −30% rudder-shift time.) makes Audacious' the stealthiest and nimblest Tier 10 aircraft carrier (at the expense of plane survivability or speed)

Cons:

  • All plane types are fairly slow, with attack aircraft being the slowest
  • Rockets have poor damage and penetration for Tier 10 standards, though they somewhat compensate with the number of rockets dropped with each attack run
  • Bomb penetration is insufficient against some battleship and cruiser decks
  • Relies heavily on damage over time, predominantly fires
  • Very underwhelming AA suite for a Tier 10 aircraft carrier

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Audacious are as follows:

Commander Skills

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. Audacious-class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia
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