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Kansas
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Battleship | U.S.A. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Hit Points61,300 
Main Battery
406 mm/45 Mk.7 in a turret4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.5 shots/min.
Reload Time40 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range20.6 km.
Maximum Dispersion266 m.
HE Shell406 mm HE/HC Mk13 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell36 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity803 m./s.
HE Shell Weight861.8 kg.
AP Shell406 mm AP Mk5 mod. 1 
Maximum AP Shell Damage11,800 
Initial AP Shell Velocity768 m./s.
AP Shell Weight920 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/38 Mk328 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk32 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
20 mm Oerlikon Mk423 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second82.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk112 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second135.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
127 mm/38 Mk328 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second120.8 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed23 knot
Turning Circle Radius700 m.
Rudder Shift Time22 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.56 km.
Air Detectability Range13.46 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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Kansas — American Tier VIII battleship.

This battleship design was used as the basis for constructing of a number of warships after World War I. She was similar to the Colorado class in many aspects, being, in fact, an enhanced version of her with more powerful armament. This warship was the crown of the developmental process of "standard" battleships in the U.S. Navy.

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)
406 mm/45 Mk.7 in a turret1.5452665,7003611,800 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)
Kansas (B)67,00019457488/230 00
Kansas (A)61,300194574812/23/80 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk8 mod. 21022.7 00
Mk8 mod. 1020.6 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 68,000 hp23 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Spotting Aircraft 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 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Ship Consumables Modification 1

Player Opinion


Pros:

  • Heavy broadside of twelve (12) 406mm main guns
  • Excellent main battery range
  • Tight turn radius for a battleship
  • The citadel is located below the waterline, and is hard to hit
  • Good torpedo damage reduction, torpedo bulges cover most of the ship's sides
  • Good AA suite, bolstered by the Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.) consumable

Cons:

  • The slowest Tier 8 battleship, with a base speed of 23 knots
  • Extremely slow reload speed - 40 seconds unmodified
  • High dispersion, very poor sigma (1.5) and low AP penetration at range
  • Extensively covered in 32mm plating, very vulnerable to HE spam and large caliber AP overmatch, making her very squishy.
  • Like California, Kansas has shot traps on both sides of the ship, hindering its angling potential
  • Lacks the improved Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.) found on other tech tree American battleships
  • Most of Kansas's AA defenses are open mounts, and can be easily destroyed with HE
  • Despite its underwater citadel, Kansas can take massive amounts of normal penetration damage when showing a full broadside

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Historical Info

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