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Battleship | France | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
Research price12500 exp
Purchase price1,680,000 Credits
Hit Points38,300 
Main Battery
340 mm/45 Mle 1912 in a turret5 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range16.5 km.
Maximum Dispersion227 m.
HE Shell340 mm HE OEA Mle 1932 
Maximum HE Shell Damage4,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell26 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity921 m./s.
HE Shell Weight431.8 kg.
AP Shell340 mm AP OPf Mle 1924 
Maximum AP Shell Damage9,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity780 m./s.
AP Shell Weight585 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
139 mm/55 Mle 1910 on a casemate mount22 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.96 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time10 sec.
HE Shell139 mm HE OEA Mle 1910 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,000 
Initial HE Shell Velocity840 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
13.2 mm Hotchkiss Mle 1929 on a CAQ Mle 1929 mount2 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
37 mm/50 Mle 1925 on a CA Mle 1925 mount8 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12.8 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
75 mm/50 Mle 1922 on an Mle 1922 mount8 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second13.6 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maximum Speed19.95 knot
Turning Circle Radius580 m.
Rudder Shift Time17.5 sec.
Surface Detectability Range14.84 km.
Air Detectability Range7.34 km.
Battle Levels

Bretagne — French Tier V battleship.

A series of French battleships built in response to the appearance of British "superdreadnoughts". These ships were developed directly from the ships of the preceding class but carried 340 mm guns arranged under a more rational scheme.


Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
180° Turn Time
Maximum Dispersion
Maximum HE Shell Damage
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
Maximum AP Shell Damage
Research price
Purchase price
340 mm/45 Mle 1912 in a turret2452274,700269,500 0178,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Bretagne (A)38,300134005222/8/8 0190,000
Bretagne (B)41,7001340054/228/4 5,000500,000
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
PCA n° 5 Mle 10 064,000
PCA n° 5 Mle 20 3,600310,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 29,000 hp19.9 084,000
Propulsion: 31,000 hp21 3,600220,000

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 Room Protection
 Slot 3 
Main Battery Modification 2
Secondary Battery Modification 1
AA Guns Modification 1
Aiming Systems Modification 1

Player Opinion


Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
Refer to the in-game Port screens for more useful data.

Tier V's Bretagne is like most other battleships at her tier in her turret layout and general firepower. She does not introduce anything revolutionary armor and protection wise, nor does she break any speed records. Any veteran New York or Texas player should be familiar with the play style needed to do well in Bretagne, though there are some key differences.

Bretagne introduces players to the staple 340mm guns found on the next two ships in the French battleship line, though in two gun mounts rather than the distinctive quads. This makes the transition down the line quite comfortable (at least, until reaching Richelieu and her 380mm guns). As far as Bretagne’s place at Tier V, she fits well among most other battleships. Her top speed of 21 knots isn't anything remarkable, and veterans of the American battleship line will likely have painful flashbacks of how it feels playing a ship so slow. Certainly, being able to plan ahead will aid any Bretagne player greatly, as it takes too long to re-position otherwise. Thankfully, 18.1 km of range makes the low speed somewhat more comfortable, and allows for greater map presence with her guns.

For a Tier V ship, Bretagne’s armor is not bad. It certainly holds it's own against equal tiered opponents, and her belt armor even extends up to the the bow of the ship, just above the waterline. Other than that strip of belt armor, she has the usual 19mm plates vulnerable to overmatch by any other battleships, so take care when fighting others.


  • Main battery ballistics are great.
  • Respectable AA.
  • Belt armor extends to the bow.
  • Third turret faces forward, giving it fairly good angles.
  • Citadel is well sloped and protected.
  • Relatively small for a battleship of this tier, which makes her harder to hit, especially at a distance.


  • Slow, at only 21 knots.
  • Can be overmatched in most places.
  • Turrets traverse slowly.
  • Second Lowest health pool of all tier V battleships.


Availability of researchable upgrades for Bretagne is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for more hit points, more AA, and better rudder traverse speed. Research of this module unlocks progression to Normandie.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to PCA n° 5 Mle 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.
  • Propulsion: Unlocking and equipping the upgraded module increases Bretagne’s top speed to 21 knots.
For Bretagne, research her Gun Fire Control System first, to give a boost to her in game presence and a buffer against higher tiered ships. Then, get her upgraded Engine next, for that ludicrously fast 21 knot top speed. Finally, grab the upgraded Hull for the health.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Bretagne are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Bretagne commanders include those that increase her survivability, and make her gunnery more comfortable.

Bretagne can equip the following consumables:


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


Historical Info

Historical Gallery


  1. French battleship Bretagne - Wikipedia
  2. Bretagne-class battleship - Wikipedia

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

Testing Changes

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.6.14.
  • Update
    • Fixed gun elevation angles. She now has the ability to fire both HE and AP at the distance specified in the ship's characteristics; before this, only the HE shells could be fired at that distance.
  • Update 0.7.2:
    • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The firing range of the secondary battery was increased to 4.95 km.
  • Update 12.5:
    • Sigma value increased from 1.8 to 1.9.
    • Main battery gun 180-degree traverse time reduced from 60 to 45 seconds.
  • Update 12.7:
    • Changed the textures and models of the ship.

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