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Belfast '43
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Cruiser | U.K. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points38,400 
Main Battery
152 mm/50 BL Mk.XXIII on a Mk.XXIII mount4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire5.71 shots/min.
Reload Time10.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range15.42 km.
Maximum Dispersion139 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE 6crh Mk IV mod.1 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,450 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity841 m./s.
HE Shell Weight50.8 kg.
AP Shell152 mm AP 6crh Mk IV 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity841 m./s.
AP Shell Weight50.8 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
102 mm/45 QF Mk.XVII on a Mk.XIX mount6 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.6 km.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell102 mm HE 35 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity811 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm TR Mk IV2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.83 shots/min.
Reload Time72 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk IX* 
Maximum Damage15,867 
Torpedo Speed61 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
102 mm/45 QF Mk.XVII on a Mk.XIX mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second56.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk.I on a Mk.IIA mount8 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second28.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk.II on a Mk.V mount5 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second30.5 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm/39 Vickers QF Mk.VIII on a Mk.V mount2 х 8 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second39.6 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius680 m.
Rudder Shift Time9.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range11.34 km.
Air Detectability Range7.16 km.
Battle Levels
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Belfast '43 — British promo premium Tier VIII cruiser.

One of the most powerful and largest light cruisers of the 1930s. The ship's main battery comprised twelve 152 mm guns complemented with dual-purpose artillery, torpedo armament, and aircraft-handling equipment.

First sold November 8th, 2020.

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/50 BL Mk.XXIII on a Mk.XXIII mount5.725.711392,45093,100 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)
Belfast (1943)38,4006114462/6/8/52 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)
533 mm Mk IX*0.8727.215,866618 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk VIII mod. 1015.4 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 80,000 hp32.5 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 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Surveillance Radar Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Smoke Generator Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 1 Depth Charges Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1

Player Opinion


Pros:

  • Has access to HE shells, unlike most other British light cruisers
  • Good HE damage and penetration for its gun caliber
  • Shell arcs are fairly high, enough to lob shells over islands
  • Unlike its Tier 7 counterpart, Belfast '43 has two triple torpedo launchers, one per side of the ship
  • Access to Short-Burst Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates., Surveillance RadarWhile active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, disregarding obstacles such as smoke and terrain. and Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. in separate slots
  • Excellent concealment when fully upgraded for it

Cons:

Research

As a premium ship, Belfast '43 doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Belfast '43 are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Belfast '43 can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a Premium ship, Belfast '43 comes with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her service cost, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References


Wargaming

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.9.8.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 57:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 64:
    • The range of the Surveillance Radar consumable was reduced from 10 to 9 km.
    • Smoke screen dispersion time reduced from 60 to 40 s.
  • DevBlog 77:
    • Number of charges of the Short-Burst Smoke Generator consumable increased from 2 to 3.
  • DevBlog 82:
    • Number of charges of the Short-Burst Smoke Generator consumable increased from 3 to 4.
  • DevBlog 87:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 9.0 to 10.5 s.
  • First appeared on sale in November 2020.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The firing range of the secondary battery was increased to 6.6 km.
  • Update 0.10.1 (but not listed in the patch notes):
    • Number of charges of the Short-Burst Smoke Generator consumable increased from 4 to 5 (see DevBlog 116).
  • Update 0.11.2:
    • Added the Irish Emerald permanent camouflage.
  • Update 0.11.4:
    • Main battery reload time decreased from 10.5 to 10 s.

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