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Battleship | France | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points60,900 
Main Battery
406 mm/50 Mle 1938 in a turret2 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.1 shots/min.
Reload Time28.6 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range25.02 km.
Maximum Dispersion258 m.
HE Shell406 mm HE Mle 1938 
Maximum HE Shell Damage6,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell49 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
HE Shell Weight900 kg.
AP Shell406 mm APC Mle 1938 
Maximum AP Shell Damage12,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity850 m./s.
AP Shell Weight900 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
100 mm/45 Mle 1933 on an Mle 1937 mount12 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.6 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell100 mm HE OEA Mle 1928 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity780 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
152 mm/55 Mle 1930 on an Mle 1936 mount3 х 3 pcs.
Firing Range7.6 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
HE Shell152 mm HE OEA Mle 1937 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,200 
Initial HE Shell Velocity870 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell12 %
AA Defense
100 mm/45 Mle 1933 on an Mle 1937 mount12 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second81.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
152 mm/55 Mle 1930 on an Mle 1936 mount3 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24.9 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
25 mm Hotchkiss Mle 1939 on a CAD Mle 1939 mount9 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second50.4 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
37 mm/50 CAIL Mle 1933 on a CAD Mle 1933 mount12 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second27.6 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maximum Speed34 knot
Turning Circle Radius850 m.
Rudder Shift Time15.5 sec.
Surface Detectability Range15.89 km.
Air Detectability Range11.01 km.
Battle Levels

Champagne — French special premium Tier VIII battleship.

In the 1930s, France and the U.S.S.R. signed the Treaty of Mutual Assistance that opened up, among other things, the ability to purchase military equipment from each other. On a Soviet order, Schneider developed a 406 mm gun that was planned to be mounted on Soviet battleships. The outbreak of World War II slowed down the construction of battleships in the U.S.S.R., and these guns could well have been used on battleships under construction in France. To fit the barbette of a 380 mm quadruple-gun turret, the 406 mm turret had to be made a triple one.

Champagne was sold for two weeks beginning 26 June 2020. She appeared again for one week on 9 October 2020.


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
406 mm/50 Mle 1938 in a turret2.1302586,1004912,100 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Champagne60,90019430212/39/12/12/3 00
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
PCA n° 8 Mle 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 155,000 hp34 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Main Armaments Modification 1
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
Magazine Modification 1
Spotting Aircraft Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2 
Damage Control System Modification 1
Engine Boost Modification 1
Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3 
Main Battery Modification 2
Secondary Battery Modification 1
AA Guns Modification 1
Aiming Systems 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
Ship Consumables 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.

Premium Tier VIII French battleship Champagne carries six 406 mm guns that feature high penetration and velocity. Her strength in long range fire support and mobility is offset by poor survivability characteristics.


Champagne carries six 406 mm guns in two triple turrets. Her guns are larger than those carried by most French battleships at Tier VIII and IX. They have an impressive range of 25 km, which can be further increased with the Spotter Plane consumable.

Her AP shells feature decent alpha damage, high velocity, very high penetration (more than any other 406 mm battleship at Tier VIII), and can overmatch 27 mm armor. Her HE shells have a 49% fire chance and 68 mm of penetration.

Champagne’s guns are very accurate, with best-in-tier horizontal and vertical dispersion, and 2.0 sigma. However, with only six guns, she can be frustratingly inaccurate at times, and her 28.6-second reload means she cannot make up for it with volume of fire.

Her turrets have a fast 180-degree turn time of 30 seconds. However, with only two turrets, careful positioning and map awareness are necessary to ensure all guns remain in the fight. Poor firing angles encourage players to play at longer distances, taking advantage of her impressive range and accuracy.

Champagne has an impressive theoretical damage per minute on her twenty-four 100 mm and nine 152 mm secondary mounts. However, they lack improved accuracy and have poor penetration — just 17 mm on the smaller 100 mm mounts, which is not enough to penetrate destroyers. It is not recommended to build for secondaries as Champagne is not a brawler.


Champagne’s hull is visually similar to that of Gascogne, but has a worse armor scheme. Her bow and stern are very weak, with 25 mm armor plating. Almost all high tier battleships will be able to overmatch it, and many cruisers can be able to penetrate it with HE shells. Like many high tier French battleships, Champagne has a 32 mm midsection and armor belt.

Her concealment is good, reaching as low as 12.9 km. She has a small HP pool of 60,900 and a 28% torpedo damage reduction. She also gets one less charge of her Repair Party consumable than many other battleships. As a result, Champagne should play at medium to long ranges.


Champagne is a fast battleship, with a top speed of 34 knots that can be further increased to 38.7 knots with her Engine Boost consumable and the Sierra Mike combat signal. Her 15.5 second rudder shift and 850 m turning circle are both decent. Due to her high speed, Champagne is a flexible battleship that can reposition easily when needed.


Champagne’s long- and medium-range AA DPS are both low, at 140 and 52.5 respectively. She fires six low-damage flak clouds. This is definitely not enough to stop an aircraft carrier from striking, so grouping with allied ships to overlap anti-aircraft auras is recommended in games with carriers.

Battle Performance:

Champagne is a highly specialized sniper battleship, much like Slava but at Tier VIII. Her core gameplay is long range artillery support with her 406 mm guns, along with the added maneuverability found on French battleships. Champagne plays much like the classic sniper battleship, positioning around 14 km or more away from cap circles, and providing crossfire onto enemy battleships and cruisers. Her high speed allows her to switch positions for better shots. Because of her high penetration and some overmatch capability, players should mainly fire AP at cruisers and broadside capital ships.

Her poor armor scheme, low HP, and weak AA DPS mean she is not a brawler. It is important not to overextend in games with aircraft carriers, as the constant spotting and damage from planes will sink Champagne very quickly.


  • Main battery with high penetration, velocity, and firing range
  • Very accurate main battery
  • High top speed
  • Good maneuverability
  • Good concealment
  • Access to the Engine BoostWhile active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage. consumable
  • Access to Spotting AircraftWhile active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.



As a premium ship, Champagne doesn't have any modules to research.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Champagne are as follows:

Commander Skills


Champagne can equip the following consumables:


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


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


Historical Info

Historical Gallery




  1. Armada: Champagne - 26 June, 2020

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.9.3.

Testing Changes

  • Mar 10, 2020:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 16:
    • Maximum AP shell damage decreased from 13,200 to 12,100.
    • HE and AP shell ballistics were changed: shells will now take a bit longer to reach their target when fired at any distance.
    • AP shell armor penetration decreased.
    • Repair Party consumable charges decreased from 4 to 3.
  • DevBlog 23:
    • AP shell penetration increased to the previous value.
    • Hitpoints decreased from 60,900 to 52,600.
    • Main battery reload time increased from 26 to 28.6 s.
  • Update 0.9.5:
    • Added for sale in the Premium shop. After two weeks it disappeared from the store. It would resurface in October 2020 for a single week before once again vanishing.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The firing range of the secondary battery was increased to 7.6 km.
  • Update 0.11.7:
    • Minor fixes to the model and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.11.8
    • HP amount increased from 52,600 to 60,900.
  • Update 12.2:
    • Available for one week, as 1 of 65 random bundles in the Armory for 899 doubloons each.

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