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Bayard
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Cruiser | France | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points34,700 
Main Battery
152 mm/55 Mle 1930 on an Mle 1930 mount4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
Rotation Speed12 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time15 sec.
Firing Range16.44 km.
Maximum Dispersion146 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 OPfK Mle 1937 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,300 
Initial AP Shell Velocity870 m./s.
AP Shell Weight57.1 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/55 Mle 1945 on a CAD Mle 1945 mount4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.6 km.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell100 mm HE OEA Mle 1945 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity855 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
550 mm tube lance-torpilles2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.67 shots/min.
Reload Time90 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo550 mm 23DT 
Maximum Damage14,833 
Torpedo Speed60 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
100 mm/55 Mle 1945 on a CAD Mle 1945 mount4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second59.2 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
57 mm/60 Mle 1951 on an ACAD Mle 1948 mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second153 
. . . Firing Range3.81 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed34 knot
Turning Circle Radius730 m.
Rudder Shift Time9.3 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range11.87 km.
Air Detectability Range7.16 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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Bayard — French promo premium Tier VIII cruiser.

A version that constitutes a further development in cruiser De Grasse's initial design, featuring greater firepower as a result of increasing the number of main turrets to four.

Bayard was first released for sale on 24 June 2019.

Modules

Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° 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/55 Mle 1930 on an Mle 1930 mount8151462,200123,300 00
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)
Bayard34,70013120446/42 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
550 mm 23DT0.7907.214,833609 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
PCA n° 8 Mle 1016.4 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 120,000 hp34 00

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 Engine Boost Modification 1 Defensive AA Fire 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
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Airstrike Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
For a graphic summary of ships Tiers VIII thru XI see LittleWhiteMouse's "Actual AA DPS".


Bayard is a Tier VIII French cruiser primarily excelling in 'run and gun' tactics. She is equipped with a powerful Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage. consumable which enables her to reach a very high sustained top speed, especially when used in tandem with a Sierra Mike signal flag. She sports medium caliber guns, similar to those found on the Tier VI French premium cruiser De Grasse, with the added bonus of having an additional turret. These turrets are relatively quick to traverse and feature a quick reload time, which can be further accelerated by utilizing the Main Battery Reload BoosterWhen used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced. consumable.

Bayard serves best in open water environments, utilizing her speed and agility to dodge enemy fire. If cornered, she has a torpedo armament to defend herself. Bayard will likely benefit from division play wherein the player is escorted by a destroyer or cruiser with a smoke generator to provide portable cover or a way to return to concealment when an engagement goes wrong. Bayard will be punished by medium and large-caliber armor-piercing (AP) rounds. For this reason, it is critical to maintain a reasonable distance from enemy capital ships in order to provide a small window of time to employ evasive maneuvers.

Pros:


Cons:

  • Fragile, small health pool and large exposed citadel block
  • Fairly short main gun range
  • Bow/stern armor is thin, can be easily overmatched by large caliber guns
  • Rather weak torpedo armament
  • Poor main battery firing arcs


Research

As a premium ship, Bayard doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Bayard are as follows:


If available, Engine Boost Modification 1 Increases the action time of the Engine Boost and Emergency Engine Power consumables.: +50% action time. should be mounted in Slot 2.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Bayard can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Bayard comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References

  1. Armada: Bayard - News - World of Warships
  2. Armada: Bayard - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.8.3.

Testing Changes

  • Mar 26, 2019:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • May 16, 2019:
    • Increased fore and aft end plating from 13 to 16 mm.
    • Firing Range of the main battery decreased from 17.4 to 16.4 km.
  • July 19, 2019:
    • Detectability range by air increased from 6.36 to 7.16 km
  • Update 0.8.6:
    • Available for purchase in the Premium Shop.
  • Update 0.8.10:
    • Fixed a bug due to which the armor of the casemate and citadel could be counted twice.
  • Update 0.9.2:
    • Armor thickness changed: deck armor increased from 25 to 27 mm.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The firing range of the secondary battery was increased to 7.6 km.

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