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Black Swan
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Cruiser | U.K. | Tier I
Tech Tree Position
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Weymouth
General
Hit Points6,450 
Main Battery
102 mm/45 QF Mk.XVI* on a Mk.XIX mount3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range8.75 km.
Maximum Dispersion80 m.
HE Shell102 mm HE 35 lb Practice 
Maximum HE Shell Damage750 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity811 m./s.
HE Shell Weight15.88 kg.
AA Defense
102 mm/45 QF Mk.XVI* on a Mk.XIX mount3 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second28.2 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm/39 Vickers QF Mk.VIII on a Mk.VII mount1 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed19 knot
Turning Circle Radius350 m.
Rudder Shift Time2.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.02 km.
Air Detectability Range4.36 km.
Battle Levels
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Black Swan — British Tier I cruiser.

The Black Swan-class sloops — the most numerous ships of this type in the Royal Navy during World War II — were intended for escorting and guarding convoys. They had a rather moderate speed, but outgunned their foreign counterparts in terms of firepower and rate of fire.

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)
102 mm/45 QF Mk.XVI* on a Mk.XIX mount1018807506 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)
Black Swan (A)6,45031331 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk I mod. 108.7 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 4,300 hp19 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

All British ship branches originate with the svelte, nimble Black Swan.

Pros:

  • Most guns of all Tier I ships.
  • Highest damage per salvo of all Tier I ships.
  • Many hit points.
  • Low detectability range.
  • Decent shell speed and arcs.
  • Very good maneuverability.
  • Good acceleration and deceleration.

Cons:

  • Relatively no armor like other Tier I ships.
  • Slowest Tier I ship (together with Bougainville and Chengan).
  • Second-longest reload time of all Tier I ships.
  • Low shell damage.
  • Low chance of causing a fire with one shell.
  • Short firing range.


    See also: Comparison of Tier I Cruisers.

Research

Like all Tier I ships, Black Swan has no researchable upgrades.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrade for Black Swan is:

Commander Skills

Consumables

As a Tier I ship, she has access only to the Damage Control PartyWhen activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration. consumable.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells.

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available to supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.5.11.
  • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship in Update 0.5.13.
  • Update 0.6.3:
    • Experience earnings increased by +10%.
  • Update 0.6.7:
    • Experience earnings decreased by -5%.
  • Update 0.6.9:
    • Improved appearance with the use of a special technology for improved rendering of thin elements (rigging).
  • Update 0.6.11:
    • Accuracy when shooting at close range was increased, similar to other Tier I ships.
  • Update 0.6.12:
    • Detectability when firing main guns in smoke changed to 2.21 km.
  • Update 0.6.13:
    • Fire extinguishing time now 30 s instead of 60 s.
  • Update 0.7.8:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 3 to 4 s.
    • AP shell was replaced with an HE shell:
      • Initial speed: 811 m / s.
      • Maximum damage: 750.
      • Fire chance: 6%.
  • Update 0.8.2:
    • Researchable modules were removed, and their bonuses were included in the stock ship parameters. For each researched module, 600 ship xp was added; for each purchased module, players were compensated 6,000 credits.
  • Update 0.8.4:
    • The citadel was removed and replaced with a vital part of the ship, like a destroyer.
  • Update 0.8.5:
    • Credit earnings increased by +10%.
    • Experience earnings increased by +5%.
  • Update 0.9.6:
    • The value of the in-game turning circle radius was changed to 350 m to correct prior discrepancy.
  • Update 0.10.5:
    • Fixed geometry and textures of the ship.

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