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Dalian
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Cruiser | Pan-Asia | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points27,400 
Main Battery
130 mm/60 on a BL-109A mount5 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire10.91 shots/min.
Reload Time5.5 sec.
Rotation Speed20 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Timesec.
Firing Range13.5 km.
Maximum Dispersion126 m.
HE Shell130 mm HE-42 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
HE Shell Weight33 kg.
AP Shell130 mm SAP-42 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,600 
Initial AP Shell Velocity950 m./s.
AP Shell Weight33.4 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm 1-N4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.67 shots/min.
Reload Time90 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo53-39 mod. 4 
Maximum Damage15,100 
Torpedo Speed60 knot
Torpedo Range9.99 km.
AA Defense
130 mm/60 on a BL-109A mount5 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second139.5 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
25 mm 110-PM on a 4М-120 mount10 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second84 
. . . Firing Range3.09 km.
57 mm ZIF-31B mount4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second70.8 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33.4 knot
Turning Circle Radius660 m.
Rudder Shift Time6.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range11 km.
Air Detectability Range7.41 km.
Battle Levels
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Dalian — Pan-Asian promo premium Tier IX cruiser.

A variant of a small cruiser project developed in the U.S.S.R. with dual-purpose artillery (MK-6). She had reinforced anti-aircraft and anti-submarine armament of the post-war generation.

Dalian was first released for sale on 4 February 2022.

Modules

Main Battery Guns 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)
130 mm/60 on a BL-109A mount10.991261,80082,600 00
Hull 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)
Dalian27,40012100510/4/54 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
533 mm 53-380.7907.215,1006010 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
GFCS IX mod. 1013.5 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 80,000 hp33.4 00

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 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Smoke Generator Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Depth Charges Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
For a graphic summary of ships Tiers VIII thru XI see LittleWhiteMouse's "Actual AA DPS".


The Pan-Asian premium light cruiser Dalian represents a side-grade over her tech tree counterpart Sejong. On paper, she loses one sixth of her potential gun damage output and the devastating combination of sixteen stealthy deep water torpedoes plus Torpedo Reload BoosterWhen used, torpedo reload time is significantly reduced.. However, in exchange, she gains better gun ballistics and standard torpedoes. With these tools, she can comfortably whittle down everything from battleships to destroyers from the comfort of her smoke – or in open water, for particularly daring captains (though not recommended).

Offensive Armament

Defensive Tools

Dalian's 27,400 HP is the lowest of all Tier IX cruisers, and the fourth lowest of all cruisers in her matchmaking spread. And of the three flimsier ships, two come from the her relatives in the Pan-Asian light cruiser line. This leaves her within a single overpen's worth of damage away from "worst in Tier VII", with a pool that sits between Flint and her infinitesimally bulkier sister Atlanta.

What does this mean, in practice? A single turret from most battleships in tier can take her health from "full" to "underwater". An unlucky Shimakaze torpedo hit will leave the ship with less than five thousand health, even with Survivability Expert. This doesn't leave much room for error.

Furthermore, Dalian carries essentially zero useful armor. With a small amount of bad luck, the ship will eat citadel damage from essentially every angle. Dalian's mostly covered in 16mm of armor plating, so any ship with a 229mm or larger main battery will overmatch. This means that French and British "Big Gun" heavy cruisers will deal critical damage with ease. Obviously, Super Cruisers, Battlecruisers, and Battleships likewise can do the same. If this weren't enough encouragement, each torpedo hit will deal just short of its maximum damage, due to a measly torpedo protection value of 4%. Clearly, captains should pay special attention to avoiding hits from shell, airstrike, and torpedo alike.

However, Dalian's armor scheme comes with two consolation prizes. First, the 95mm main armor belt generally resists DD citadels starting at the 5km mark. German, French, and Soviet destroyers with powerful main batteries mark the important exceptions, as they can citadel at medium and long ranges. Needless to say, captains should respect this risk by angling.

The other consolation prize is a narrow 16 meter beam. Like her distant cousin Smolensk, Dalian's thin armor scheme and narrow beam can induce over-penetrations at sufficiently close ranges with some reliability. This isn't a recommended gamble, for obvious reasons. But if a battleship somehow doesn't send a broadside Dalian to port, this is why.

Aside from the above, there's two more defensive tools to consider: Anti-Aircraft weaponry and the Smoke GeneratorWhile active, generates a smoke screen that blocks line-of-sight for both enemies and teammates. consumable. Unfortunately, Dalian doesn't retain the good AA of her tech tree cousin: she outputs between two fifths and three quarters of her cousin's damage, depending on range. The loss of Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. just increases this difference. As such, her anti-aircraft suite is merely average for her tier. As a result, captains should consider the possibility of air spotting in Carrier matches. That said, with the Pan-Asian Smoke Generator consumable, Dalian can engage enemies from the relative safety of a high-uptime smokescreen, which partially mitigates this aerial threat.

Pros:


    Cons:

      Optimal Configuration

      Upgrades

      The recommended upgrades are:


      Slot 3 presents the biggest choice in defining Dalian's play style. Players that wish to boost her gun performance should select Aiming Systems Modification 1 : -7% main battery dispersion. / +20% torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +5% secondary battery firing range. / -5% secondary battery dispersion. or the coal Smoke Generator Modification 1 Increases the action time of the Smoke Generator, Short-Burst Smoke Generator, and Crawling Smoke Generator consumables, but reduces smoke screen duration.  The effects are not applicable to the Exhaust Smoke Generator consumable.: +30% emission time. / -5% smoke cloud duration. upgrade. Those that wish to play Dalian as a torpedo cruiser should instead select Torpedo Tubes Modification 1 +20% traverse speed of torpedo tubes. / −40% chance of critical damage to torpedo tubes. / +5% to the speed of shipborne torpedoes. to increase her torpedo speed and reduce the risk of her torpedo tubes getting knocked out or destroyed.

      In slot 6, players can opt for Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 : +16% firing range. to increase Dalian's firing range. However, her floaty shells and long flight times will limit the usefulness of that extra range to farming battleships and stationary cruisers.

      Commander Skills

      Consumables

      Dalian equips the following consumables:

      Camouflage

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

      Signals

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

      Gallery

      Historical Info

      Historical Gallery

      Video

      References


      Ship Change Log

      See here for links to Update notes.

      • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.10.10.

      Testing Changes

      • DevBlog 220:
        • Preliminary characteristics.
      • DevBlog 239:
        • Number of Depth Charges decreased from 18 to 12.
      • DevBlog 249:
        • Main battery reload time increased from 4.5 to 5 s.
      • DevBlog 257:
        • Time to reach full engine power decreased to the value standard for cruisers.
      • DevBlog 264:
        • Main battery reload time increased from 5 to 5.5 s.
        • Removed the Hydroacoustic Search consumable.
        • Charges of the Repair Party consumable increased from 3 to 4.
        • Charges of the Smoke Generator consumable increased from 3 to 4.
        • Smoke Generator consumable cooldown time increased from 100 to 110 s.
      • First appeared on sale February 4, 2022, during Update 0.11.0:
        • Available for purchase in the Armory for 19,300 doubloons and in the Premium store.
      • Update 0.11.1:
        • Minor corrections to geometry and textures of the ship.
      • Update 0.11.2:
        • Minor fixes to geometry and textures of the ship.
      • Update 0.11.10:
        • Minor fixes to the geometry and textures of the ship.

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