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Malta
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Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points66,600 
Secondary Armament #1
113 mm/45 QF Mk.7 mod.P on a RP 41 Mk.VII mount4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell113 mm HE Mk XVI 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,600 
Initial HE Shell Velocity746 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
IDS_PBGS091_4_5IN_45_MK5_TWIN_R4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell113 mm HE Mk XVI 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,600 
Initial HE Shell Velocity746 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
113 mm/45 QF Mk.7 mod.P on a RP 41 Mk.VII mount4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second59.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
IDS_PBGS091_4_5IN_45_MK5_TWIN_R4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second59.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm/56 OQF Mk.IX on a Mk.VI mount9 х 6 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second181.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33.6 knot
Turning Circle Radius1 220 m.
Rudder Shift Time16.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range15.19 km.
Air Detectability Range12.2 km.
Battle Levels
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Special

Malta — British special premium Tier X aircraft сarrier.

A large aircraft carrier project with an armored deck that was developed during the war years, drawing on the experience of military operations in the Pacific.

Malta was first released for sale on 13 October 2022, initially available for purchase in the Armory for 34,950 doubloons and in the Premium shop. She was later made available in the Armory for Coal 268,000 Coal on 27 October 2022.

Modules

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)
Malta66,6001310289/8 00
Attack Aircraft Speed
(knot)
IDS_SHIP_PARAM_SQUADRON_MED_DAMAGE
(HP/min)
IDS_SHIP_PARAM_SQUADRON_AMMO_AMOUNTHit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Blackburn Firebrand1372,190 00
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
(HP)
Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Blackburn Firebrand5,9331362,250 00
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
(HP)
Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Blackburn Firebrand1342,320 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 200,000 hp33.6 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1 
Air Groups Modification 1
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1
Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2 
Damage Control System Modification 1
Aircraft Engines Modification 1
 Slot 3 
Secondary Battery Modification 1
Torpedo Bombers Modification 1
Attack Aircraft Modification 1
Aerial Torpedoes Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Attack Aircraft Modification 2
Torpedo Bombers Modification 2
Bombers Modification 2
Airstrike Modification 1
 Slot 5 
Flight Control Modification 1
Concealment System Modification 1
Squadron Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6 
Flight Control Modification 2
Air Groups Modification 2
Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
For a graphic summary of ships Tiers VIII thru XI see LittleWhiteMouse's "Actual AA DPS".

Malta Performance Section

HMS Malta is a T10 British carrier that excels in dealing consistent damage to all classes (with some exceptions in each class and subs). She is equipped with the standard carrier loadout of attack, bomber, and torpedo aircraft that boast high survivability, decent speed, fast plane regen, and massive reserves allowing her to carry out strikes in dense AA. Malta’s hull is comparable to that of the HMS Audacious with some exceptions pertaining to a raised citadel roof and increased citadel side plating.

Attack Aircraft

Malta’s attack aircraft carry high explosive rockets. One squadron contains 12 planes divided into 3 strikes that launch a total of 40 rockets per strike. Each rocket has decent alpha that, when coupled with a tight reticle and short aiming period, can be devastating to destroyers. With a high fire chance, these planes are also effective against battleships.

“Carpet” Bombers

Malta’s carpet bombers carry armor-piercing bombs with low penetration capabilities. Each squadron contains 15 planes divided into 3 strikes that drop 20 bombs per strike. As with other HMS carriers, these bombers drop from a high altitude although the bombs drop much quicker and with a tighter dispersion. The low penetration allows these planes to devastate light cruisers and bulky destroyers while also dealing decent damage against battleships and heavy/large cruisers.

Torpedo Bombers

Malta’s torpedo bombers have slow torpedo speed with decent alpha and high flood chance. Each squadron contains 12 planes with a strike consisting of 4 planes dropping a total of 4 torpedoes per strike. With high plane HP coupled with an in-flight repair consumable, these planes are able to strike into dense AA or strike multiple times against a single target.

Pros:

  • Fast aircraft preparation time
  • Large plane reserves and squadron sizes
  • Solid alpha strike potential torpedoes and AP bombers
  • Ap bombs are very effective against light cruisers and bulky destroyers
  • High plane durability and speed so deals with anti air very well
  • The torpedo bomber reticle does not have a penalty for adjustments during the attack phase

Cons:

  • Vulnerable hull due to weak secondaries, AA and hull armor.
  • Rockets only pen 28mm
  • AP bombs can only citadel lightly armored targets
  • Torpedoes disperse out from drop

Research

As a premium ship, Malta has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Malta are:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Malta equips the following consumables:

Aircraft Carrier:

Attack Aircraft:

Torpedo Bombers:

Bombers:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Malta comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.11.7.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 341:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 366:
    • Changed the parameters of attack aircraft (HE):
      • Decreased rocket dispersion ellipse by approximately 18%.
      • Reduced rocket launch interval from 0.08 to 0.06 s.
  • Update 0.11.9:
    • Minor fixes to geometry and textures of the ship.
    • Available for purchase in the Armory for 34,950 doubloons and in the Premium shop on 13 October 2022.
    • Available for purchase in the Armory for 268,000 coal, three weeks after the update released (27 October 2022).

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