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Research price11500 exp
Purchase price1,350,000 Credits
Hit Points21,400 
Main Battery
152 mm/50 BL Mk.XXIII on a Mk.XXI mount3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire9.09 shots/min.
Reload Time6.6 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range12.45 km.
Maximum Dispersion127 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE 6crh Mk IV 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity841 m./s.
HE Shell Weight44.45 kg.
AP Shell152 mm AP 6crh Mk IV 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,850 
Initial AP Shell Velocity841 m./s.
AP Shell Weight44.45 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
102 mm/45 QF Mk.XVI on a Mk.XIX mount4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range4.3 km.
Rate of Fire20 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell102 mm HE 35 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity811 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm QR Mk IV2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.63 shots/min.
Reload Time96 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk IX 
Maximum Damage15,433 
Torpedo Speed62 knot
Torpedo Range9.99 km.
AA Defense
102 mm/45 QF Mk.XVI on a Mk.XIX mount4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second37.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm/56 OQF Mk.III on a Mk.VII mount4 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second34.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk.II on a Mk.V mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second36.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maximum Speed32.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius640 m.
Rudder Shift Time7.7 sec.
Surface Detectability Range10.48 km.
Air Detectability Range6.44 km.
Battle Levels

Delhi — Commonwealth Tier V cruiser.

Ships of the Leander class belonged to a new generation of light cruisers. They significantly differed from their World War I predecessors, particularly in the placement of their main battery guns in turrets. From 1936, Achilles, a Leander-class cruiser, served initially with the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy and later with the Royal New Zealand Navy. In World War II, the ship took part in the Battle of the River Plate and the Pacific campaign. In 1948, Achilles was handed over to the Indian Navy and renamed Delhi, serving for another three decades thereafter.
Delhi was released as part of the early access event in patch 13.1.


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
152 mm/50 BL Mk.XII on a CPXIV mount9.125.71272,10082,850 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Delhi (B)23,40010100346/4/42 00
Delhi (A)21,40010100346/4/42 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
180° Turn Time
Maximum Damage
Torpedo Speed
Torpedo Range
Research price
Purchase price
533 mm Mk V0.6967.215,4336210 00
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
Mk V mod. 20 00
Mk V mod. 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 72,000 hp32.5 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
Defensive AA Fire Modification 1
Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1
Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3 
Main Battery Modification 2
Secondary Battery Modification 1
AA Guns Modification 1
Aiming Systems Modification 1
Smoke Generator Modification 1
Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
Submarine Surveillance 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.

Tier V Delhi introduces players to the defining characteristics of the Commonwealth cruisers. She has a relatively small main battery, but offsets this with access to the Crawling Smoke and Submarine Surveillance consumables.

The Ship

Her top speed of 32.5 knots is somewhat slow for a cruiser, and coupled with a rather long rudder shift time of 7.7 seconds she can often feel unmaneuverable. Once she starts turning, her turning radius of 640 meters is fairly decent. Overall, Delhi is not well suited to open water fighting. Her concealment is good — 10.48 km as standard, which can be reduced to 9.4 km with Concealment Expert.

Delhi mounts a standard cruiser Damage Control PartyWhen activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration., which is active for 5 seconds with a 60 second cool down. Her Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. will detect torpedoes at 3 km and ships at 4 km for 100 seconds. She mounts a Crawling Smoke GeneratorGenerates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at slow speeds. with a long emission time of 102 seconds, although each individual puff will disperse after just 10 seconds. When moving at ¼ speed this allows Delhi to slowly maneuver while remaining in smoke. This has a 160 second cool down between uses. Finally, her Submarine SurveillanceDetect submarines underwater. consumable will detect submerged submarines at 6 km range. This is active for 20 seconds, and has three uses as standard with 120 seconds between uses.


With 16 mm of plating, Delhi’s bow and stern can bounce heavy cruiser AP if sufficiently angled, although she is vulnerable to all calibers of HE. Although her armor is relatively thin and offers little protection, her citadel sits low in the water and can be difficult to hit. Her thin armor and one of the lowest health pools of any Tier V cruiser mean that any incoming fire can potentially cause serious amounts of damage in a short time.


Delhi mounts a small main battery of six 152 mm guns in three twin turrets, with a slow turret traverse time. Although her 14.3 km main battery range is rather short, it is still longer than most cruisers which can use a smoke screen. Individually her shells are some of the weakest at her tier, with low damage and a poor fire chance. Her guns have a fast reload of 6.6 seconds, allowing her to rapidly cycle her guns. However, the small number of barrels and the low damage per shell mean that her DPM trails behind many other Tier V cruisers. Additionally, her shells have long flight times over range, making aiming somewhat tricky. Delhi is a poor fire starter as her shells have a low 7% chance of starting a fire, with an expected 4 fires a minute in ideal conditions.

Delhi mounts a quad torpedo launcher on each side. While her rearward angles are good, she has a restricted arc when launching torpedoes forward. Her torpedoes have a good range for a Tier V cruiser, able to reach out to 10 km, and can be launched from stealth with a small window of safety. Her torpedoes are strong weapons that cause high damage with a good flood chance, although their long reload limits their potential impact.


Delhi has one of the strongest AA defenses of all Tier V cruisers, and with her upgraded hull she is able to match several Tier VI cruisers. Her long-range guns reach out to 5.8 km, produce 2 powerful flak bursts which can deal significant damage to aircraft that stray into range, and deal high continuous damage. However, the majority of her AA strength comes from her smaller guns. As an early post-war fit, she carries numerous 40 mm automatic weapons which can rapidly shred attacking aircraft. Although she is unlikely to deter a determined Tier VI carrier, Delhi can make repeated attacks costly, and is fully capable of shutting down an unwary Tier IV carrier.


Delhi is a strong ASW platform, with her Submarine Surveillance and Hydroacoustic Search consumables allowing her to detect and track a submerged target. She also has access to an ASW airstrike which can be used to attack submarines up to 7 km away. This is the same range as many Tier VIII cruisers and allows Delhi to attack submarines from relative safety.

Battle Performance

Delhi is well suited to a support role in battle. Her strong AA defenses and ASW equipment mean she can provide welcome backup to friendly forces. Her low main battery DPM, slow turret traverse, long rudder shift time, and small health pool leave her at a disadvantage in a straight up fight with enemy ships. Rather than engage in one-on-one fights, she should use her concealment to reach a position to support team mates where she is less likely to become a target herself. Effective use of island cover and smoke screens will reduce incoming fire and preserve health to remain in the battle.


  • Long range torpedoes
  • Strong AA defenses
  • Increased ASW airstrike range
  • Low concealment
  • Crawling smoke consumable
  • Submarine surveillance consumable


  • Low health pool
  • Poor fire starting potential
  • Mediocre speed
  • Rather slow rudder shift


Researchable upgrades for Delhi:

  1. Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) for improved survivability and maneuverability. Research of this module unlocks progression to Hobart.
  2. Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to Mk V mod. 2 for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills


Delhi equips the following consumables:


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 13.0 as Red Fort.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 504:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 508:
    • Reduced the splash area of the Depth Charges - the radius in which flooding and fires may occur - to be equal to the damage area.
  • DevBlog 511:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 6.0 to 6.6 s
    • Range of the Depth Charge Airstrike decreased from 8 to 7 km.
      • Other ASW parameters changed to be as announced in DevBlog 505.
    • Added Submarine Surveillance with parameters similar to Hobart.
    • Torpedo protection removed.
  • DevBlog 512/DevBlog 514:
    • Stock Gun Fire Control System firing range reduced from 13 to 12.5 km.
    • Researchable Gun Fire Control System firing range reduced from 14.3 to 13.7 km.
  • Update 13.2:
    • Available from sequential bundle #5 of the Commonwealth Cruisers Early Access event (for 200 Commonwealth Tokens).
    • The Indian Tiger permanent camouflage was added.
  • Introduced into the game as a researchable ship in Update 13.4.

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