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Courbet
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Battleship | France | Tier IV
Tech Tree Position
Turenne
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Bretagne
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General
Research price6600 exp
Purchase price774,000 Credits
Hit Points38,200 
Main Battery
305 mm/45 Mle 19106 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time60 sec.
Firing Range15.84 km.
Maximum Dispersion221 m.
HE Shell305 mm HE OEA Mle 1910 
Maximum HE Shell Damage4,200 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell22 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity905 m./s.
HE Shell Weight308 kg.
AP Shell305 mm AP OPf Mle 1910 
Maximum AP Shell Damage8,300 
Initial AP Shell Velocity798 m./s.
AP Shell Weight428.35 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
139 mm/55 Mle 191022 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 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 Shel%
AA Defense
75 mm/50 Mle 19228 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second13.6 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed19.95 knot
Turning Circle Radius580 m.
Rudder Shift Time17.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range15.84 km.
Air Detectability Range7.51 km.
Battle Levels
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IV
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774,000

Courbet — French Tier IV battleship.

The first battleship-dreadnought built in France. The ship carried twelve 305 mm main guns and powerful secondary guns. Her sides were reinforced with vast armored areas. Her disadvantages included weak torpedo protection.

Modules

link=Ship: 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)
305 mm/45 Mle 19102602214,200228,300 094,000
link=Ship: 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)
Courbet (A)38,2001340062280 0128,000
Courbet (B)41,000134006228/80 2,100270,000
link=Ship: Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
PCA n° 4 Mle 1015.8 040,000
PCA n° 4 Mle 21017.4 1,350190,000
link=Ship: Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 28,000 hp19.9 030,000
Propulsion: 30,000 hp21 85090,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Room Protection

Player Opinion


Pros:

  • Astoundingly long range for her tier, at 17.4 km.
  • Relatively small turning circle.
  • She can easily bring five guns on target at a time.
  • Armor works decently well at its tier.

Cons:

  • Lowest hit pool out of the tier 4 battleships.
  • At 21 knots, she isn't going to break any speed records.
  • Fairly large detection radius.
  • Anti-aircraft batteries shouldn't be trusted to turn away a strike.

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Courbet is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for a handful of additional hit points, a small bump up in AA capability, and quicker rudder shift speed. Research of this module unlocks progression to Bretagne.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to PCA n° 4 Mle 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.
  • Propulsion: Courbet’s upgraded engines bump her top speed to 21 knots.
Upgrading to Hull (B) first is tempting, but captains are encouraged to invest in the range and speed upgrades first, or they risk not being able to actually enter combat on certain maps. The additional 2,800 hit points offered by Hull (B) are not a bad thing, but represent less than one full shell penetration from enemy battleship AP at this tier, and will not make or break a game; neither will the handful of extra AA guns she receives against Tier IV and V aircraft.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Courbet are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Courbet commanders include Expert Marksman, Basics of Survivability, and Fire Prevention.

Consumables

Courbet can equip the following consumables:

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

As a Tier IV ship, it is highly recommended to save signals for use in the later tiers. But should the player have a surplus and enjoy playing this ship, they should utilize the following recommended signals. Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.), Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.), and Dragon Flag (+333% Commander XP earned for the battle.) signals are recommended for faster commander (re)training.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. French battleship Courbet (1911) - Wikipedia
  2. Courbet-class battleship - Wikipedia
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