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Montana
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Battleship | U.S.A. | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Iowa
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General
Research price247000 exp
Purchase price20,800,000 Credits
Hit Points96,300 
Main Battery
406 mm/50 Mk.7 in a turret4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range23.65 km.
Maximum Dispersion296 m.
HE Shell406 mm HE/HC Mk13 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell36 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity820 m./s.
HE Shell Weight862 kg.
AP Shell406 mm AP Mk8 
Maximum AP Shell Damage13,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity762 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1225 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/54 Mk.16 on a Mk.41 mount10 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.3 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk41 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity808 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
127 mm/54 Mk.16 on a Mk.41 mount10 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second157 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
40 mm Bofors on a Mk.2 mount20 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second318 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon on a Mk.24 mount20 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second122 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm Oerlikon on a Mk.4 mount20 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second72 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed30 knot
Turning Circle Radius950 m.
Rudder Shift Time22.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range17.82 km.
Air Detectability Range12.91 km.
Battle Levels
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X
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20,800,000

Montana — American Tier X battleship.

One of the largest battleships in the world. She is slightly inferior to Iowa-class ships in terms of speed but has more main guns and significantly stronger torpedo protection. Montana's armor is conventionally arranged and considerably reinforced.

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 Mk.7 in a turret2452965,7003613,500 02,200,000
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)
Montana (A)96,300645741020/20/10/200 03,400,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk10 mod. 1023.6 02,100,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 172,000 hp30 0550,000

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 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Anti-Submarine Aircraft Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Reinforced Emergency Response Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Tier X's Montana is, at first glance, basically a supersized Iowa with an additional triple mount turret and thicker belt and deck armor. Her offensive capability relies on her heavy broadside to smash enemy battleships or destroy anything smaller should the rounds connect. She has the 3rd heaviest broadside and one of the best DPM of any battleship in the game. Although her guns are the second smallest of her fellow Tier X battleships her super-heavy shell (SHS) AP rounds do as much damage as the 420mm guns on Großer Kurfürst (while firing faster and more accurately) and exceed the AP damage of Conqueror. Her HE rounds are also decent, but characteristically weaker than Japanese and British HE but stronger than the high explosive found on German battleships. She also has an extremely powerful anti-aircraft suite and is more than capable of protecting herself from lower-tiered aircraft carriers, but will likely require the assistance of teammates to fend off a determined strike by a Tier X flattop.

While she can reach a top speed of 30 knots, her large size and slow rudder shift time make her vulnerable to torpedo attack. Further, her main battery of 16-inch guns are not able to overmatch the 32mm thick bow armor found on most Tier IX and X battleships like Yamato’s main battery can. This means that Montana captains may sometimes be forced into firing high explosive shells at well-angled enemy battleships.

The dispersion of her main guns has been improved since the game launched, but her dispersion is still worse than Yamato’s even after the Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 (Increases the firing accuracy of the main battery: -11% main battery dispersion.) upgrade is installed. They are, however, more accurate than Großer Kurfürst’s main battery at range while having a slower turret traverse (45 seconds versus Kurfürst’s 40 seconds). Her secondaries are not as numerous as those of her Tier X counterparts, but they are better armored. Cruisers firing high explosive rounds are far less likely to destroy her secondary battery turrets, something that Yamato and Kurfürst cannot claim. Additionally, they have have the best rate of fire and the highest fire chance of all Tier X battleship secondary guns.

Montana is a "jack of all trades" battleship. With that said, in a close-range fight she will easily outpace Yamato’s turret traverse, though not that of Kurfürst. While at range she will be more accurate than Kurfürst but not as accurate as Yamato. Flexibility is her strength. Montana is also one of the tankiest bbs at t10.

Pros:

  • Joint third heaviest AP broadside in the game
  • Good main battery range
  • Good main battery accuracy, aided by the Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 (Increases the firing accuracy of the main battery: -11% main battery dispersion.) upgrade
  • Good hitpoint pool, deck armor, and main belt armor
  • Decent best anti-aircraft suite
  • Improved Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.) consumable heals 30% more damage per second than her peers (not counting ships with access to Specialized Repair Teams (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.))
  • Montana's unique upgrade provides a noticeable rudder shift improvement, as well as better resistance to fires and floods, at the expense of some concealment

Cons:

  • Worst rudder shift among Tier 10 battleships
  • While secondaries are good at starting fires, Montana is unsuited for brawling due to its sluggishness and vulnerable citadel
  • A master of none, does not have anything unique going for it

Research

As a Tier X ship, Montana doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Keep in mind that Montana can also be equipped with Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 (Increases the action time of the Spotting Aircraft and Rapid Takeoff Spotter consumables.: +30% action time.) in Slot 1 to increase the spotter plane flight time.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Montana equips the following consumables

It is advisable to equip Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.) rather than Catapult Fighter (While active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft.) as it adds more range.

Camouflage

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

Players who wish to spend DoubloonsDoubloons can equip Montana with Type 20 camouflage for doubloons that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, halves her repair costs, increases her credit earnings, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. USS Montana (BB-67) - Wikipedia
  2. Montana-class battleship - Wikipedia

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