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Marco Polo
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Battleship | Italy | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points69,100 
Main Battery
406 mm/50 Model 1940 in a turret3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire1.67 shots/min.
Reload Time36 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range19.02 km.
Maximum Dispersion252 m.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AP Shell406 mm proiettili AP 1940 
Maximum AP Shell Damage13,050 
Initial AP Shell Velocity836 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1071 kg.
Maximum SAP Shell Damage14,100 
Initial SAP Shell Velocity836 m./s.
Secondary Armament #1
90 mm/50 Model 1939 on a twin mount12 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell90 mm proiettili HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,300 
Initial HE Shell Velocity860 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
152 mm/55 Model 1936 on a Model 1936 mount2 х 3 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
HE Shell152 mm proiettili HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #3
152 mm/55 OTO 19362 х 3 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
HE Shell152 mm proiettili HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
90 mm/50 Model 1939 on a twin mount12 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second162 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
20 mm/70 Breda Model 1941 on a sextuple mount16 х 6 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second99.2 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
37 mm/54 Model 1938 on a Model 1938 mount10 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second116 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32 knot
Turning Circle Radius860 m.
Rudder Shift Time16.7 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.8 km.
Air Detectability Range12.98 km.
Battle Levels
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Marco Polo — Italian promo premium Tier IX battleship.

A variant of a battleship that was designed in Italy in the mid-1930s. A further development of the Vittorio Veneto-class warships, with 406 mm main battery guns.

Marco Polo first went on sale on 28 January 2021.

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/50 Model 1940 in a turret1.73625213,050 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)
Marco Polo69,1001941034/1210/12/16 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
SDT 9019 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 191,000 hp32 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 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 Airstrike Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion


Pros:

  • The only Italian battleship with 406mm guns, can overmatch 27mm armor with AP
  • Good main battery traverse speed and firing angles
  • Excellent AP penetration and shell velocity
  • Powerful SAP shells with amazing penetration angles, great at dealing devastating damage even on angled targets
  • Thickly armored midsection, with a 70mm upper belt and 55mm deck
  • Small and thin superstructure which is flanked by secondary barbettes with 80mm of armor
  • One of the faster Tier 9 battleships, with a standard top speed of 32 knots
  • Good rudder shift and turn radius for a Tier 9 battleship
  • Decent concealment when fully upgraded for it

Cons:

  • Small hitpoint pool, only 100 hitpoints higher than Jean Bart
  • Poor main battery reload speed
  • Despite having decent sigma and dispersion, accuracy at range is average at best
  • Second shortest main battery range in tier/class, only Lepanto is worse
  • Weak AA suite with average DPS and poor range
  • Lacks the Exhaust Smoke GeneratorGenerates a smoke screen that allows the ship to remain undetected at full speed. consumable found on techtree Italian battleships
  • Incredibly vulnerable to citadel damage when showing broadside


Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Marco Polo are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Marco Polo can equip the following consumables:

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Gallery

Video

References

Wargaming

Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.9.11.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 90:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 103:
    • Main armor belt thickness decreased from 350 to 320 mm.
    • Citadel roof thickness decreased from 35 to 25 mm.
    • Citadel upper angled armor decreased from 35 to 25 mm.
    • Citadel torpedo bulkhead armor thickness decreased from 60 to 50 mm.
    • Internal 40 mm casemate bulkhead armor removed.
  • DevBlog 108:
    • Detectability range by ships increased from 15.3 to 16.8 km. Other detectability ranges were increased accordingly.
    • SAP shell damage decreased from 15,750 to 14,100.
    • Superstructure armor thickness decreased from 250 to 100 mm
  • DevBlog 113:
    • Main battery reload time increased from 33 to 36 s.
    • Main battery 180 degrees turn time increased from 30 to 36 s.
  • DevBlog 129:
    • View range increased from 26.51 to 29.61 km.
  • Update 0.10.2:
    • Available for purchase in the Armory for 228,000 Coal.
  • Update 0.10.7:
    • Fixed the designation of armament aboard the ship.
  • Update 0.10.10:
    • Sigma parameter increased from 1.8 to 1.9.
  • Update 0.11.1:
    • Minor corrections to geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.11.2:
    • Minor fixes to geometry and textures of the ship.

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