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Mengchong
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Cruiser | Pan-Asia | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points62,850 
Main Battery
IDS_PZGM141_305MM_56_SKC_393 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time20 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range18.5 km.
Maximum Dispersion203 m.
HE Shell305 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.9 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,600 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell27 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity865 m./s.
HE Shell Weight390 kg.
AP Shell305 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/3.8 
Maximum AP Shell Damage9,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity865 m./s.
AP Shell Weight390 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
128 mm/61 KM40 in a turret9 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.95 km.
Rate of Fire16.67 shots/min.
Reload Time3.6 sec.
HE Shell128 mm Spr.Gr. Kz. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,500 
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Vierling2 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.67 shots/min.
Reload Time90 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoG7 Steinbutt 
Maximum Damage13,700 
Torpedo Speed65 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
128 mm/61 KM40 in a turret9 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second111.6 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
55 mm/77 Gerät 58 on a twin mount9 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second219.6 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
20 mm/65 C/38 on a Flak 35 Vierling L/38 mount6 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second36 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
IDS_PZGA147_20MM_FLACK_38_QUAD4 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed33.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius880 m.
Rudder Shift Time14 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.67 km.
Air Detectability Range10.74 km.
Battle Levels
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Special

Mengchong — Pan-Asian special premium Tier IX cruiser.

Mengchong was a warship used in China in the second and third centuries AD. She had solid, leather-covered sides that allowed archers to fire from behind cover and protected the rowers. Mengchong was used as a cover ship.

Mengchong was first released for sale on 29 September 2023.

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)
305 mm/56 SK C/39 in a turret3302033,600279,100 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)
Mengchong62,850163603910/9/92 00
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)
G7 Steinbutt0.7907.213,700656 00
Fire Control System IDS_SHIP_PARAM_SUO_INCREASE_DIST
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
FKS Typ 9 Mod. 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 176,000 hp33.5 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
Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1
Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3 
Main Battery Modification 2
Secondary Battery Modification 1
AA Guns Modification 1
Aiming Systems Modification 1
Torpedo Tubes 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
Steering Gears Modification 2
Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6 
Main Battery Modification 3
Torpedo Tubes Modification 2
Gun Fire Control System 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".

As she performs exactly like standard Ägir, see the article on Ägir for her performance appraisal.

Pros:

  • Good main battery traverse speed and shell velocity
  • Excellent durability for a cruiser, with a large hitpoint pool and well armored midsection
  • The only large cruiser at T9 equipped with torpedoes, along with sister ship Siegfried and Ägir
  • Good AA suite
  • Access to a long range, long lasting Hydroacoustic SearchWhile active, detects all enemy ships and torpedoes within the specified radius, without regard of obstacles such as smoke and terrain. consumable
  • Fast, with an unmodified top speed of 33.5 knots
  • Good concealment when fully upgraded for it

Cons:

  • Extremely poor HE damage output
  • Bad main battery firing angles
  • Torpedoes are short ranged
  • Large bow section is 27mm thick, can be easily damaged and/or overmatched by most tier IX and X battleships
  • Deck armor is 30mm at its thickest, vulnerable to large caliber overmatch and HE spam
  • Large turn radius and sluggish rudder shift
  • Has battleship timers on floods and fires

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Mengchong are as follows:

While it is generally recommended to use Main Battery Modification 3 : -12% main battery loading time. / -13% main battery traverse speed. in the sixth slot for the faster reload, players can also choose to use Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 : +16% firing range. if they feel like the main battery range is too short for the average engagement.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Mengchong equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Mengchong 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.


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