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Hood
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Battleship | U.K. | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points67,700 
Main Battery
381 mm/42 Mk II4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range18.57 km.
Maximum Dispersion242 m.
HE Shell381 mm HE Mk VIIIb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,300 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell34 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity731.5 m./s.
HE Shell Weight879 kg.
AP Shell381 mm AP Mk XIIIa 
Maximum AP Shell Damage11,400 
Initial AP Shell Velocity731.5 m./s.
AP Shell Weight879 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX7 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
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 Shel%
AA Defense
12.7 mm Mk III4 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second8.4 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
UP AA Rocket Mark I5 х 20 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second50 
. . . Firing Range1.5 km.
40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. Mk VIII3 х 8 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second59.4 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX7 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second65.8 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32 knot
Turning Circle Radius910 m.
Rudder Shift Time13.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.2 km.
Air Detectability Range11.09 km.
Battle Levels
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VII
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Hood — British promo premium Tier VII battleship.

A fast battle cruiser that had long remained the largest and one of the most powerful ships in the Royal Navy. The ship was built based on the experience gained during World War I. Unlike later period battleships, she had weak horizontal armor protection. In the beginning of World War II, the ship's outdated secondary armament was demounted and replaced by enhanced AA guns.

Hood first went on sale on 18 May 2017 on the NA servers, and on 19 May 2017 on the EU servers.

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)
381 mm/42 Mk II2362425,3003411,400 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)
Hood67,70013381474/7/5/30 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk VII mod. 1018.6 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 144,000 hp32 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 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Hood is a Tier VII British battleship that features high speed, accurate guns, and a unique consumable.

Armament-wise, Hood has the same 15-inch/42 caliber guns as Warspite has, with faster turret traverse and better range. Unfortunately for Hood, these particular guns — while potent at Tier VI — start to feel a bit underwhelming at Tier VII as other ships gain larger and/or faster-firing main battery armaments. Her armor scheme is notably lacking compared to her contemporaries at Tier VII as well, but her speed allows her to dictate the terms of an engagement against most other battleships she is likely to face.

As a battlecruiser, Hood is significantly faster than many of the better-armored battleships at her tier and has a decent rudder shift speed, granting her the ability to dart around the battlefield with relative ease. Hood also has access to the Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.) consumable, a rarity among battleships. This is certainly helpful as Hood's AA defenses are rather lacking - her outermost AA aura can be devastatingly effective, but her middle and innermost auras are pathetically weak and will not fend off plane strikes.

Hood is a solid Tier VII battleship for captains who prefer to flex their ship's speed and maneuverability to set the terms of an engagement rather than slug it out at close range. She is, however, a fairly ordinary ship that lacks unique traits and quirks.


Pros:

  • Largest healthpool in tier/class
  • Good main battery traverse speed and accuracy
  • Uses normal fuse timers unlike techtree British battleships, AP shells are effective against heavily armored ships
  • Excellent top speed of 32 knots
  • Very good rudder shift time for a battleship
  • Citadel sits at the waterline and has additional turtleback protection
  • Good outer (flak burst) AA defenses
  • Access to the Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.) consumable

Cons:

  • Fairly weak armor, as befitting a battlecruiser
  • Massive superstructure can be easily damaged and set on fire
  • Weak middle and inner AA auras
  • Large turn radius, bleeds a lot of speed during hard turns
  • Only eight guns with a standard reload speed of 30 seconds, low DPM
  • Standard HE shells that lack improved fire chance and penetration

Research

As a premium ship, Hood doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Hood are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Hood can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Hood comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Hood is able to mount 8 signal flags simultaneously. India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.) is recommended to improve the ship’s survivability by increasing the amount of health recovered when the repair party consumable is used. India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) and Juliet Yankee Bissotwo (-20% to flooding duration.) also improve survivability by decreasing the time to repair fires and flooding respectively. November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) is also highly recommended to reduce the cooldown time on the ship’s consumables. Economic flags such as Zulu (+20% credits earned for the battle.), Zulu Hotel (+50% Commander XP earned for the battle.), and Equal Speed Charlie London (+50% XP earned for the battle.) can be used to increase the credit and experience gain per battle. Lastly, Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) can be mounted to increase Hood's already fast speed.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References

  1. HMS Hood - Wikipedia
  2. Armada: Hood - 06/21/2019 - News - World of Warships
  3. "Where the Hood at?" - News - World of Warships
  4. Armada: HMS Hood - May 18, 2017 - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
  5. Armada in 90 seconds: Hood - Jun 21, 2019 - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
  6. Dry Dock: HMS Hood - News - World of Warships
  7. Dry Dock: HMS Hood - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
  8. Timelapse- HMS Hood - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
  9. Taylor, B., Schmid, T. (2005). Battlecruiser HMS Hood: an illustrated biography. London, UK: Chatham Publishing
  10. Konstam, A., Bryan, T. (2003). British Battlecruisers: 1939-45. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, Ltd.
  11. Chesneau, R., Gardiner, R. (1980) Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships: 1922-1946. Conway Maritime Press.
  12. https://www.hmshood.com/history/timeline4.htm
  13. https://www.militaryfactory.com/ships/detail.asp?ship_id=HMS-Hood-51
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