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Battleship | U.S.S.R. | Tier VII
Tech Tree Position
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.
Maximum Speed29 knot
Turning Circle Radius1 000 m.
Rudder Shift Time14.8 sec.
Surface Detectability Range13.94 km.
Air Detectability Range12.02 km.
Battle Levels

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.


Main Battery Rate of Fire
180° Turn Time
Maximum Dispersion
Maximum HE Shell Damage
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
Maximum AP Shell Damage
Research price
Purchase price
356 mm/54 Model 1938 TP-12.1452435,3004111,250 00
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Poltava59,10016425386/8/80 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
GFCS VII mod. 1018.3 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
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 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 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 2 Steering Gears Modification 2

Player Opinion


Poltava is a premium tier 7 Russian battleship that takes several departures from her tech tree peer, Sinop. While armor remains roughly the same, with 25mm of armor covering most of the deck and a vulnerable citadel, the primary difference lies in her main battery armament. Poltava has 3x3 356mm main battery guns, as opposed to Sinop’s 3x3 406mm guns. This means that Poltava cannot overmatch 25mm of armor and cannot deal with bow-on enemy battleships at her tier as easily. Additionally, her turrets have less side armor and get disabled much more easily, so the Preventative Maintenance captain skill and Main Armaments Modification 1 upgrade are both heavily recommended. In exchange for these downgrades, Poltava’s guns gains better dispersion at long ranges compared to Sinop’s.

Poltava is also 2 knots faster than Sinop, for a base speed of 29 knots. With better concealment, Poltava can avoid detection for longer and get into better positions to catch enemy cruisers by surprise, as well as reposition throughout the match. Like the other Russian battleships, Poltava has an enhanced Damage Control Party consumable cooldown with limited charges and an exposed citadel, so captains should take care to avoid showing too much broadside, as the vulnerable citadel can be exploited by enemy battleships.


  • Better AA than Sinop.
  • 29 knots top speed.
  • Good firing arcs .
  • Damage Control Party consumable has a fast cooldown of 40 seconds with premium consumable.


  • Exposed citadel makes Poltava very vulnerable if she is caught with her broadside towards enemy battleships.
  • Main battery is 356mm as opposed to Sinop's 406mm, which means it cannot overmatch 25mm armor.
  • Main battery turrets are more prone to breakage and destruction than Sinop's (side armor of turrets is 240 as opposed to 400mm found on Sinop).
  • Damage Control Party consumable has limited charges.


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

Optimal Configuration


The recommended upgrades for Poltava are as follows:

Commander Skills


Poltava can equip the following consumables:


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.


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


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