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Battleship | U.S.S.R. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Purchase price11,000 Doubloons
Hit Points63,200 
Main Battery
406 mm/45 Model 1915 in a turret3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.82 shots/min.
Reload Time33 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range18.38 km.
Maximum Dispersion251 m.
HE Shell406 mm HE Model 1914 bis 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,850 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell41 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity793 m./s.
HE Shell Weight1116 kg.
AP Shell406 mm AP Model 1914 bis 
Maximum AP Shell Damage13,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity793 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1116 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
152 mm/57 B-38 on an MK-3-152 mount4 х 3 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire7.5 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE ShellOFU-35 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,200 
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel12 %
Secondary Armament #2
100 mm/56 B-54 on an MZ-14 mount3 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire16 shots/min.
Reload Time3.75 sec.
HE ShellHE-56 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity895 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Secondary Armament #3
100 mm/56 B-54 on an MZ-14 mount3 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire16 shots/min.
Reload Time3.75 sec.
HE ShellHE-56 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,400 
Initial HE Shell Velocity895 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
37 mm 46-K8 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second97.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
37 mm V-1110 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second92 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
100 mm/56 B-54 on an MZ-14 mount3 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second44.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
100 mm/56 B-54 on an MZ-14 mount3 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second44.4 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maximum Speed28.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius840 m.
Rudder Shift Time13.5 sec.
Surface Detectability Range16.64 km.
Air Detectability Range11 km.
Battle Levels

Lenin — Soviet premium Tier VIII battleship.

One of the variants of a high-speed battleship with a 406 mm battery (Project 21), developed under the "Big Fleet" program. A distinctive feature of the Project was the concentration of the main battery turrets in the ship's bow.


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
( Credits)
406 mm/45 Model 1915 in a turret1.8302515,8504113,100 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
( Credits)
Lenin63,2001942534/66/10/80 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
( Credits)
GFCS VIII mod. 1018.4 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 201,000 hp28.5 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 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
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Ship Consumables Modification 1

Player Opinion


Lenin is the the first Tier VIII Premium Russian battleship to be introduced into Word of Warships, and the sixth all-guns-forward battleship in the game. Unlike the French battleships that are equipped with two quadruple forward turrets, Lenin nicely fills the tier gap between the British Nelson and Japanese Izumo, and the Russian variant of this unique design shares many of the same characteristics, flaws, and playstyles of the other two vessels. Captains familiar with either of the other two should find Lenin to be a similar experience.

Lenin comes armed with nine 406 mm guns, mounted in three turrets, all of which are mounted close together on the bow of the ship. Combined with the unique dispersion formula for Russian battleships, the tightness of the shell groupings can be truly frightening to see; especially so if on the receiving end. Lenin pays for her increased close-range accuracy by having the longest reload time of all Tier VIII battleships, and by having a fairly short maximum firing range. Furthermore, her turret faces are rather un-angled and fairly thin, so receiving incapacitations to them is a common occurrence. She does, however, possess a 360* second turret and very fast turret rotation speed, also typical of Russian battleships. The already-fast main turret traverse can be improved even more with a special Commander such as Alexander Ovechkin.

As for protection, Lenin has the normal 32 mm of plating, but a fairly well-armored midsection; 50 mm upper belt and a 45 mm deck. She also possesses a 100 mm strip of armor along the waterline of her bow. She has an above waterline citadel, so captains should be wary of showing too much side to enemy battleships. With her unique turret setup and quick turret traverse, staying perfectly angled to the enemy while being able to bring all guns on target is quite easy. However, like with Nelson and Izumo, if Lenin can get all nine guns on target, she is probably not angled enough.

Overall, Lenin is a formidable Tier VIII battleship. Her turret setup and convenient turret rotation speed easily allows her to maintain proper angling while keeping her guns in action, and her armor is more than enough to keep her alive while doing so. Captains looking for either a unique ship or a competitive experience can find both in Lenin.


  • 360 degree B turret allows for more flexibility when kiting when compared to other designs with all forward guns, such as Nelson or Jean Bart
  • Excellent forward firing angles, able to fire all guns at just 27 degrees off the bow
  • Superb gun handling, with a base turret traverse of 6 degrees per second
  • Reasonably stealthy, with a minimum concealment value of 13.1km
  • Fast recharging Damage Control Party ensures that you will never take a full duration fire if properly managed
  • His 100mm 'icebreaker bow' helps mitigate overmatch damage from Yamato and Musashi
  • Resistant to HE, with thick deck and upper belt plating


  • Penetration is low for a battleship, with values near the lower end of her overall matchmaking spread- inferior penetration at all ranges to Nagato at T7, and even the West Virginia 1941 at T6
  • Worse sigma than Vladivostok
  • The AA defense leaves much to be desired, especially against T10 carriers
  • Above water citadel is very vulnerable if improperly angled
  • You can run out of Damage Control Party charges if improperly utilized


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

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Lenin are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for Lenin commanders include Concealment Expert to try to control engagements, Basics of Survivability to blunt Damage-Over-Time (DOT) effects, and Superintendent for an extra charge of Repair Party and Damage Control party. Surprisingly for a battleship, Expert Marksman is not an essential pick.


Lenin can equip the following consumables:


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


Lenin captains should mount standard signal flags to improve the ship's performance in battle. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) flags are highly recommended to increase the ship's top speed. India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.) and India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) flags should be mounted to improve the ship's survivability. November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) flags can also be mounted to decrease consumable cooldown time. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be mounted to increase the ship's economic gains per battle.


Historical Info

Historical Gallery



  1. Armada: Lenin - News - World of Warships
  2. Armada: Lenin - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
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