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Lightning
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Destroyer | U.K. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Jervis
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Jutland
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General
Research price112000 exp
Purchase price8,900,000 Credits
Hit Points13,000 
Main Battery
120 mm/50 QF Mk XI3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire13.33 shots/min.
Reload Time4.5 sec.
Rotation Speed20 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Timesec.
Firing Range11.1 km.
Maximum Dispersion106 m.
HE Shell120 mm HE 62 lb 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity774 m./s.
HE Shell Weight28.12 kg.
AP Shell120 mm SAP 62 lb 
Maximum AP Shell Damage2,200 
Initial AP Shell Velocity774 m./s.
AP Shell Weight28.12 kg.
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm QR Mk IV2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.57 shots/min.
Reload Time106 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
Torpedo533 mm Mk IX 
Maximum Damage15,433 
Torpedo Speed61 knot
Torpedo Range8.01 km.
AA Defense
120 mm/50 QF Mk XI3 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second14.7 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk IV4 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second14.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm/39 QF Mk VII1 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12.9 
. . . Firing Range2.49 km.
12.7 mm Mk III2 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second4.2 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed36 knot
Turning Circle Radius590 m.
Rudder Shift Time5.3 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range7.02 km.
Air Detectability Range3.05 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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8,900,000

Lightning — British Tier VIII destroyer.

An L-class destroyer, a next step in the development of J-class ships. In comparison with her predecessors, she had fewer torpedo tubes and new, more powerful 120 mm guns mounted in turrets with the design that enabled firing at aircraft.

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)
120 mm/50 QF Mk XI13.391061,70092,200 0650,000
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)
Lightning (A)13,00062033/2/4/120 0850,000
Lightning (B)15,90062034/1/620 39,0002,750,000
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 Mk IX(*)0.6967.215,866618 0800,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk VIII mod. 1011.1 0400,000
Mk VIII mod. 21012.2 25,0001,550,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 48,000 hp36 0700,000

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 Hydroacoustic Search 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 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

Player Opinion

Performance

Lightning is a natural evolution from Jervis, sharing a similar turret and torpedo tube configuration as well as performance characteristics. However, Lightning mounts its 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns in new enclosed turrets capable of high elevation angles, thus allowing them to serve as anti-aircraft guns as well. These turrets also have the pleasant side effect of allowing them to clear the rear structure, thus allowing the forward turrets to also traverse fully. This allows her to easily maneuver while keeping guns on target as she retreats.

Pros:

  • All gun turrets can traverse 360 degrees.
  • Superb concealment with 8 km torpedoes, allowing stealth torpedo attacks.
  • Superb acceleration and maneuverability.
  • Access to Hydroacoustic Search consumable.
  • High number of smoke charges with short cooldown.

Cons:

  • Short duration smoke discourages sitting in smoke and firing.
  • No Engine Boost consumable makes escape nearly impossible if caught in a bad position.
  • High shell arcs make long range hits against anything smaller than a battleship challenging.
  • Short ship detection range for the Hydroacoustic Search consumable.
  • Poor AA firepower.
  • 8km torpedoes may not be adequate in Tier X matches.

Research

Availability of researchable upgrades for Lightning is as follows:

  • Hull: Upgrade to Hull (B) (see above for cost). Research of this module unlocks progression to IX Jutland.
  • Gun Fire Control System: Upgrade to XXX for an extra 10% range on the main battery.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Lightning are as follows:


The Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 (Increases the action time of the Hydroacoustic Search and Short-Range Hydroacoustic Search consumables.: +20% action time.) special upgrade for Slot 2 provides a 20% (36 second) action time boost to Hydro.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Lightning can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectability range.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Lightning with Type 18 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Lightning captains benefit from signal flags that enhance her main battery armament and torpedo armament, such as Victor Lima (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +4% chance of causing flooding.), India X-Ray (+1% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber above 160mm. / +0.5% chance of causing a fire for bombs and shells with a caliber below 160mm. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.), and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (+15% chance of causing flooding. / +5% to the risk of your ship's magazine detonating.). Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) is useful for increasing maneuverability.

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References



Ship Change Log


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Destroyers  II Medea • III Valkyrie • III CampbeltownDoubloons • IV Wakeful • V Acasta • VI Icarus • VI GallantDoubloons • VII Jervis • VIII Lightning • VIII CossackDoubloons • VIII Cossack BDoubloons • IX Jutland • X Daring • X Druid 
Cruisers  I Black Swan • II Weymouth • III Caledon • IV Danae • V Emerald • V Hawkins • V ExeterDoubloons • VI Leander • VI Devonshire • VI LondonDoubloons • VII Fiji • VII Surrey • VII BelfastDoubloons • VIII Edinburgh • VIII Albemarle • VIII CheshireDoubloons • VIII Tiger '59Doubloons • VIII Belfast '43Doubloons • IX Neptune • IX Drake • X Minotaur • X Goliath • X Plymouth • X Gibraltar 
Battleships  III Bellerophon • III DreadnoughtDoubloons • IV Orion • V Iron Duke • V AgincourtDoubloons • VI WarspiteDoubloons • VI Queen Elizabeth • VI Repulse • VII King George V • VII HoodDoubloons • VII NelsonDoubloons • VII Duke of YorkDoubloons • VIII Monarch • VIII VanguardDoubloons • IX Lion • X Conqueror • X ThundererDoubloons • X Incomparable 
Aircraft Carriers  IV Hermes • VI Furious • VI Ark RoyalDoubloons • VIII Implacable • VIII Indomitable • X Audacious
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Italy  VI LeoneDoubloons • IX Paolo EmilioDoubloons 
Germany  II V-25 • III G-101 • IV V-170 • V T-22 • VI Ernst Gaede • VI T-61Doubloons • VI Karl von Schönberg • VII Leberecht Maass • VII Z-31 • VII Z-39Doubloons • VIII Z-23 • VIII Gustav-Julius Maerker • VIII Z-35Doubloons • IX Z-46 • IX Felix Schultz • IX Z-44Doubloons • IX ZF-6Doubloons • X Z-52 • X Elbing 
U.K.  II Medea • III Valkyrie • III CampbeltownDoubloons • IV Wakeful • V Acasta • VI Icarus • VI GallantDoubloons • VII Jervis • VIII Lightning • VIII CossackDoubloons • VIII Cossack BDoubloons • IX Jutland • X Daring • X Druid 
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Commonwealth  VII HaidaDoubloons • X Vampire II 
Netherlands  IX Groningen 
Pan-America  VI JuruáDoubloons