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Cruiser | Pan-Asia | Tier I
Tech Tree Position
Hit Points4,900 
Main Battery
127 mm/40 Type892 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire10.91 shots/min.
Reload Time5.5 sec.
Rotation Speed12 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time15 sec.
Firing Range8.54 km.
Maximum Dispersion79 m.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type1 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,050 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
HE Shell Weight23.45 kg.
AA Defense
127 mm/40 Type892 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
25 mm/60 Type96 Triple mod. 12 х 3 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
Maximum Speed19 knot
Turning Circle Radius240 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Surface Detectability Range6.12 km.
Air Detectability Range6.44 km.
Battle Levels

Chengan — Pan-Asian Tier I cruiser.

This small escort ship (kaibōkan) was built during World War II for the Imperial Japanese Navy. In 1947, she was transferred to the Republic of China.


Main Battery 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
127 mm/40 Type8910.915791,0508 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Chengan (A)4,90061322/20 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Type1 mod. 108.5 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 2,500 hp19 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1

Player Opinion


The start of the Pan-Asian tech tree, Chengan is best played at medium to long range. She is the smallest ship at her tier, and compensates for a lack of armor with agility and concealment. Her small size and fast rudder shift make her a difficult target to hit. When under fire, captains should use evasive maneuvers such as weaving and try to maintain 7 to 8 kilometers of distance between themselves and the enemy.

If Chengan finds herself in a close-range engagement, she will struggle to penetrate the citadel armor belt of Erie, Hashidate, and Hermelin. If this occurs, aim for the bow, stern, or superstructure to avoid non-penetrations. Despite her inability to hit the citadel of those ships, Chengan is capable of penetrating the citadel armor belt of Black Swan, Bougainville, and Orlan. If any of those three ships show their broadside, captains should aim for the waterline under the smoke stack to inflict severe damage. Captains should also utilize Chengan's excellent concealment to dictate the engagement. When fully specialized, Chengan will not be out spotted by any of the other Tier I ships. This stealthiness enables her to set up ambush-style attacks or disengage from a greater enemy force.


  • Very small and agile (lowest turning circle radius and rudder shift time of all Tier I ships).
  • Excellent concealment (lowest detectability range of all Tier I ships).
  • Fastest turret rotation of all Tier I ships.
  • Small and therefore difficult to hit.



Availability of researchable upgrades for Chengan is as follows:

  • Main Battery: No available upgrades.
  • Hull: Progression to consecutive ship, Longjiang.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Type 1 Mod. 1 can be upgraded to Type 1 Mod. 2 for a 10% firing range increase.
  • Engine: No available upgrades.

Players wishing to progress further in the line should prioritize research and purchase of Longjiang. For players who enjoy playing Chengan, GFCS Type 1 Mod. 2 is an inexpensive upgrade to research and mount.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Chengan are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Chengan commanders include Advanced Firing Training and Concealment Expert. With extended firing range and better detection range, Chengan can engage from greater distances and slip back into concealment if she encounters accurate enemy fire.


Chengan can equip the following consumables:


Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectability range.


Chengan will benefit from flying Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) flags which increase her top speed to be more competitive.


Historical Gallery

Ships of Pan-Asia
Destroyers  II Longjiang • III Phra Ruang • IV Shenyang • V Jianwei • VI Fushun • VI Anshan Doubloons • VII Gadjah Mada • VIII Hsienyang • VIII Loyang Doubloons • IX Chung Mu • X Yueyang 
Cruisers  I Chengan • VI Huanghe Doubloons • VIII Irian Doubloons 
Aircraft Carriers
France  I Bougainville • II Jurien de la Gravière • III Friant • IV Duguay-Trouin • V Émile Bertin • VI La Galissonnière • VI De Grasse Doubloons • VII Algérie • VIII Charles Martel • VIII Bayard • IX Saint-Louis • X Henri IV • X Colbert 
Japan  I Hashidate • II Chikuma • III Tenryū • III Katori Doubloons • IV Yūbari Doubloons • IV Kuma • IV Iwaki Alpha Doubloons • V Furutaka • V Yahagi • VI Aoba • VII Myōkō • VII ARP Myoko • VII ARP Ashigara • VII ARP Haguro • VII Southern Dragon • VII Eastern Dragon • VII ARP Nachi • VIII Mogami • VIII Atago Doubloons • VIII Atago B Doubloons • VIII ARP Takao • IX Ibuki • IX Azuma • X Zaō • X Yoshino 
U.S.A.  I Erie • II Chester • II Albany Doubloons • III St. Louis • III Charleston Doubloons • IV Phoenix • V Omaha • V Marblehead Doubloons • V Marblehead Lima Doubloons • VI Pensacola • VI Dallas • VII Atlanta Doubloons • VII New Orleans • VII Helena • VII Indianapolis Doubloons • VII Boise Doubloons • VII Flint Doubloons • VIII Baltimore • VIII Cleveland • VIII Wichita Doubloons • VIII AL Montpelier Doubloons • IX Buffalo • IX Seattle • IX Alaska • X Des Moines • X Worcester • X Salem 
U.S.S.R.  I Orlan • II Diana Doubloons • II Diana Lima Doubloons • II Novik • III Aurora Doubloons • III Bogatyr • III Oleg Doubloons • III Varyag Doubloons • IV Svietlana • V Murmansk Doubloons • V Kirov • V Krasny Krym Doubloons • VI Budyonny • VI Molotov Doubloons • VI Admiral Makarov Doubloons • VII Shchors • VII Lazo Doubloons • VIII Chapayev • VIII Mikhail Kutuzov Doubloons • IX Dmitri Donskoi • IX Kronshtadt • X Moskva • X Stalingrad • X Smolensk 
Germany  I Hermelin • II Dresden • II Emden Doubloons • III Kolberg • IV Karlsruhe • V Königsberg • VI Nürnberg • VI Admiral Graf Spee Doubloons • VI HSF Admiral Graf Spee Doubloons • VII Yorck • VIII Admiral Hipper • VIII Prinz Eugen Doubloons • IX Roon • X Hindenburg 
U.K.  I Black Swan • II Weymouth • III Caledon • IV Danae • V Emerald • V Exeter Doubloons • VI Leander • VII Fiji • VII Belfast Doubloons • VIII Edinburgh • IX Neptune • X Minotaur 
Pan-Asia  I Chengan • VI Huanghe Doubloons • VIII Irian Doubloons 
Italy  VI Duca d'Aosta Doubloons • VII Duca degli Abruzzi Doubloons 
Commonwealth  VI Perth Doubloons 
Pan-America  VII Nueve de Julio Doubloons