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Poltava
Battleship | U.S.S.R. | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points59,100 
Main Battery
356 mm/54 Model 1938 TP-13 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.14 shots/min.
Reload Time28 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range18.3 km.
Maximum Dispersion243 m.
HE Shell356 mm HE Model 1938 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,300 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell41 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity895 m./s.
HE Shell Weight750 kg.
AP Shell356 mm AP Model 1938 
Maximum AP Shell Damage11,250 
Initial AP Shell Velocity895 m./s.
AP Shell Weight750 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
130 mm/55 B-2-U8 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE ShellHE-46 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
37 mm 46-K8 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second97.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
12.7 mm DShK6 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second21.6 
. . . Firing Range1.2 km.
130 mm/55 B-2-U8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second98.4 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed29 knot
Turning Circle Radius1 000 m.
Rudder Shift Time14.8 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range13.94 km.
Air Detectability Range12.02 km.
Battle Levels
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Poltava — Soviet promo premium Tier VII battleship.

A Type B battleship project equipped with 356 mm guns was developed simultaneously with a larger Type A battleship. The main purpose of the ship was to oppose enemy cruisers and Scharnhorst-class battleships.

Poltava was first sold December 3rd, 2019.

Modules

Main Battery 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)
356 mm/54 Model 1938 TP-12.1452435,3004111,250 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)
Poltava59,10016425388/8/60 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
GFCS VII mod. 1018.3 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 134,000 hp29 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine 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

Player Opinion

Performance

Poltava is a premium Tier 7 Soviet battleship that takes several departures from the techtree vessels of the same nation and class, especially its direct non-premium counterpart Sinop. While it still enjoys good armor protection for a Tier 7 battleship, though marred by a large, above-the-water citadel block, the major difference between Poltava and its techtree sisters lies in its main armament. Whereas Sinop and above use 406mm guns, culminating with Kremlin's massive 457mm armaments, Poltava uses 3x3 356mm rifles - the same caliber used in Tier 6 by techtree Soviet battleship Izmail. For Tier 7, this is a rather underwhelming caliber as it is unable to overmatch 25mm of armor with AP, a frustrating limitation when considering that most higher tier ships have 25mm or thicker common plating, such as bows/afts. The turrets are also less armored compared to the ones used by techtree Soviet battleships, making them easier to disable or outright destroy. That said, Poltava still enjoys rather decent HE shells with a good fire chance, as well as excellent AP penetration and shell velocity, among the best in the game for its gun caliber.

Poltava also enjoys better concealment and somewhat better accuracy at range compared to techtree Soviet battleships, which makes the ship overall more suited to conventional mid-long range engagements. This is the major difference between Poltava and its sisters - whereas Soviet battleships do well in brutal close range engagements, Poltava should play more conservatively and not actively seek brawls.

Pros:

  • Best 356mm guns in the game in terms of AP penetration and muzzle velocity
  • Good HE shell fire chance
  • Better than average reload speed at 28 seconds
  • Good top speed of 29 knots and fairly quick rudder shift for a battleship
  • Has an "icebreaker" bow above the waterline as additional protection when bow-on
  • Same short cooldown Damage Control Party (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) as techtree Soviet battleships
  • Good concealment

Cons:

  • The citadel sits above the waterline, making Poltava very vulnerable when caught broadside
  • Small gun caliber for its tier, cannot overmatch 25mm of armor
  • Gunnery can be frustrating at times due to low sigma (1.7)
  • Sluggish turret traverse speed
  • Damage Control Party (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) has limited charges, it's entirely possible to run out if mishandled
  • Enormous turning circle
  • Different playstyle compared to techtree Soviet battleships, can take some time to adjust

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Poltava are as follows:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Poltava can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Poltava comes included with Type 10 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

As with most battleships, players should focus on utilizing signals that maximize their survivability such as India Delta, Juliet Yankee Bissowtwo, and India Yankee

Gallery

Historical Info

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