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Aircraft Carrier | U.K. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points47,600 
AA Defense
40 mm/39 Vickers QF Mk.VIII on a Mk.VII mount6 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second77.4 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
40 mm/56 OQF Mk.III on a Mk.VII mount9 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second78.3 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm/56 OQF on a Boffin mount10 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second87 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maximum Speed25 knot
Turning Circle Radius890 m.
Rudder Shift Time10.7 sec.
Surface Detectability Range11.36 km.
Air Detectability Range9.67 km.
Battle Levels

Colossus — British special premium Tier VIII aircraft сarrier.

The Colossus class was envisioned as an intermediate link between the heavy aircraft carriers of the Illustrious class and the U.S. escort ships; the hull was built according to the technology used for constructing merchant ships, while the propulsion unit was partially borrowed from light cruisers. Colossus took part in the liberation of Hong Kong and Shanghai as the flagship of the 11th Aircraft Carriers Squadron. In 1946, she was handed over to the French Navy and renamed Arromanches. In the ranks of the French Navy, the aircraft carrier participated in combat operations in Indochina and the Suez Crisis.

Colossus was first released for sale on 19 May 2023.


Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Colossus47,600134019/6 00
Attack Aircraft Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Vought Corsair MkIV1691,460 00
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
Hit Points
Research price
Purchase price
Fairey Barracuda MkV5,2001272,060 00
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
Hit Points
Research price
Purchase price
Fairey Barracuda MkV1302,230 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 40,000 hp25 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Air Groups Modification 1
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2 
Damage Control System Modification 1
Aircraft Engines Modification 1
 Slot 3 
Torpedo Bombers Modification 1
Attack Aircraft Modification 1
Aerial Torpedoes Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Attack Aircraft Modification 2
Torpedo Bombers Modification 2
Bombers Modification 1
Airstrike Modification 1
 Slot 5 
Flight Control Modification 1
Concealment System Modification 1
Squadron 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.


Colossus is a unique British aircraft carrier that specializes in dealing heavy damage to cruisers and carriers. Her hull is a departure from same tier British carriers in that she lacks an armored deck; however, she compensates for this with low detectability allowing for more aggressive positioning.

Vought Corsair MkIV Attack Aircraft

The strongest armament at Colossus’s disposal, these aircraft fire armor piercing rockets that deal heavy damage to broadsides. Each squadron consists of 12 aircraft with a strike containing 3 planes launching 5 rockets each. These rockets boast a high alpha for the aircraft launched armor piercing armament type. If the citadel of a light cruiser or carrier is exposed to the rockets, the entire ship could be sunk in one strike. These rockets also deal high damage to the super structure and upper deck of many capital ships.

Fairey Barracuda MkV Torpedo Bombers

Colossus’s torpedo bombers launch slow torpedoes with a decent alpha and high flooding chance. Each squadron consists of 6 aircraft with a strike containing 3 planes each dropping 1 torpedo. The small squadron size makes it difficult to carry out multiple strikes on the same target. Captain’s should be advised to utilize islands as much as possible to minimize anti-aircraft fire. This squadron comes with an in-flight repair consumable that allows for increased survivability.

Fairey Barracuda MkV Carpet Bombers

Colossus’s carpet bombers are effective against all targets that have up to 32mm armor plating. Each squadron consists of 9 aircraft with a strike containing 3 planes each. A full strike drops 18 bombs that have a decent alpha and high fire chance enabling the stacking of multiple fires on the same target. These aircraft boast a high health pool allowing for increased survivability against heavy anti-aircraft fire.


  • Very powerful AP rockets that can deal massive damage
  • Torpedo bombers have high flood chance
  • Bombs have a good fire chance
  • Good ship concealment
  • Planes have high health with good speed


  • Small hanger with longer plane restoration
  • Short-ranged AA defenses
  • Low top speed


As a top-tier ship, Colossus has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills

  • Note: Hidden Menace states that your planes reach safe altitude at 50% lower height which is not true because your planes are still vulnerable to flak, therefore the skill is bugged and not recommended.


Colossus equips the following consumables:

Aircraft Carrier:

Attack Aircraft:

Torpedo Bombers:



As a premium ship, Colossus 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



Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 12.0.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 399:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 413:
    • Changes to Attack aircraft:
      • Rocket dispersion increased by 17%. Reduced the chance of rockets hitting closer to the center of the crosshair.
      • Aircraft recovery time increased from 83 to 90 s.
    • Changes to Bombers:
      • Bomb dispersion increased by 12%. Reduced the chance of bombs hitting closer to the center of the crosshair.
      • Aircraft recovery time increased from 76 to 80 s.
    • Changes to Torpedo bombers:
      • Aircraft recovery time increased from 62 to 80 s.
  • DevBlog 418:
    • Attack aircraft machine gun pre-firing time increased from 0.3 to 1.5 s.
    • Changed the parameters of the torpedo bombers:
      • Aiming sight spread when maneuvering while preparing for an attack run increased by a factor of 2.
      • Aiming sight spread when maneuvering during an attack run increased by a factor of 4.3.
      • Aiming sight reduction speed during an attack run increased by a factor of 2.2.
      • The width of the aiming sight increased approximately by a factor of 6.
  • DevBlog 422:
    • With the release of Update 12.2:
      • Fixed an issue which caused attack aircraft to launch rockets at an incorrect angle.
  • Update 12.3:
    • Fixed the geometry and textures of the ship.
  • First available for sale on 15 May 2023, as the last bundle out of 10, as well as through Royal Navy Premium containers. The final stage of these sequential bundles cost 1 credit, and unlocking Colossus cost players 23,250 doubloons, or 17,850 doubloons when discounted. The containers had a 1.5% chance of dropping her.
  • Update 12.11:
    • Improved geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 13.1:
    • Changed the parameters of Attack Aircraft:
      • Number of rockets per plane reduced from 6 to 5.
      • The size of aiming ellipse increased by 20%.
      • The amount of rockets that are guaranteed to hit closer to the center of the aiming ellipse reduced from 50 to 33%.

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