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Sun Yat-Sen
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Battleship | Pan-Asia | Tier IX
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points80,900 
Main Battery
457 mm/48 B-45 in a turret3 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.31 shots/min.
Reload Time26 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range19.18 km.
Maximum Dispersion209 m.
HE Shell457 mm HE Model 1946 
Maximum HE Shell Damage6,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell45 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity800 m./s.
HE Shell Weight1373 kg.
AP Shell457 mm AP Model 1946 
Maximum AP Shell Damage13,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity800 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1095 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
152 mm BL-115 twin-gun turret6 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.95 km.
Rate of Fire10.91 shots/min.
Reload Time5.5 sec.
HE Shell152 mm OFU-35 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,200 
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell12 %
AA Defense
152 mm BL-115 twin-gun turret6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second69 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
57 mm ZIF-31B mount8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second141.6 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
57 mm ZIF-75 mount4 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second100 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed28 knot
Turning Circle Radius950 m.
Rudder Shift Time14.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.7 km.
Air Detectability Range12.96 km.
Battle Levels
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IX
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Special

Sun Yat-Sen — Pan-Asian special premium Tier IX battleship.

A battleship that is in many respects close to the Sovetsky Soyuz-class ships but has a different artillery composition.

Sun Yat-Sen was first released for sale on 27 January 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)
457 mm/48 B-45 in a turret2.3302096,5004513,000 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)
Sun Yat-Sen80,90019550368/4/6 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk9 mod. 1019.2 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 231,000 hp28 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
Defensive AA Fire 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

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".


Sun Yat-Sen is similar in many ways to her Soviet counterpart Sovetsky Soyuz. She contrasts herself with a smaller amount of larger caliber guns and better horizontal dispersion, among other differences.

Hull

Sun Yat-Sen shares Sovetsky Soyuz’s hull, and sports some of the best survivability of all Tier IX battleships. Her 60 mm deck can shatter most cruiser HE shells, combined with a small superstructure that makes it difficult for them to damage her. Her 32 mm bow is additionally protected by an internal armor strip of 220 mm, so even battleships that overmatch her bow may struggle to citadel her. Her HP pool of 80,900 is among the highest in tier. While Sun Yat-Sen has a well protected main belt of 375 mm, her citadel sits well above the waterline.

Sun Yat-Sen pays for her survivability with her maneuverability. Her 950 m turning circle is among the worst of all Tier IX battleships. To make matters worse, her 28 knot top speed is also one of the slowest. In addition, her concealment is also quite poor, reaching only 13.5 km when fully built. Combined with her above-waterline citadel and overall large size, captains should take care in their maneuvering, and plan their actions well in advance.

Armament

Sun Yat-Sen’s defining feature is her six 457 mm main battery guns. Her shells have similar characteristics to Kremlin, but with reduced damage. Their fast 26 second reload allows her to consistently deal damage, while their caliber makes her a significant threat to ships with 30 mm plating, common on most cruisers within her tier spread. Unlike Sovetsky Soyuz, Sun Yat-Sen does not have the Russian battleship dispersion curve, but instead uses the battlecruiser dispersion curve combined with an above-average sigma of 1.9. This means her salvos will be accurate across all ranges. Her gun handling is comfortable, with great firing angles and fast turret traverse. With only six guns, however, there will be times her gunnery can feel frustrating. And with a short firing range of 19.2 km, Sun Yat-Sen will have to get close to engage enemy ships.

Sun Yat-Sen’s secondary armament is underwhelming. While her six twin 152 mm turrets boast similar accuracy to Georgia, they lack any improved range and have a mediocre reload. Combined with the overall low shell volume, they should not be relied upon aside from the occasional lucky fire or kill.

Sun Yat-Sen’s AA defenses are poor. She lacks short range mounts, and her flak count and damage from her long range mounts are weak. Her midrange has slightly more reach than most ships at 4 km, but its damage output is also low. While she has access to Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased., this is not enough to deter enemy aviation strikes. Captains should seek allied assistance for dealing with aircraft.

Sun Yat-Sen carries standard Depth Charge Airstrikes for a Tier IX battleship. She has two charges with a 10 km range and 30 second reload. Each charge has one aircraft armed with two bombs dealing up to 4,200 damage each.

Consumables

Sun Yat-Sen has a fairly standard consumable suite, with a typical Damage Control PartyWhen activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration. and Repair PartyWhile active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second. found on most battleships. She also has access to Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased. in a separate slot, which can give her a boost to her anti-aircraft. However, given her poor AA defenses, in practice its impact will be little to none.

Gameplay

Sun Yat-Sen is best played at midrange. She can absorb a majority of incoming damage thanks to her well-protected hull, while simultaneously dealing damage thanks to her gun reload and accuracy. The latter also assists her in remaining a threat at the extremities of her range. She can also excel at close range, but with her exposed citadel, poor maneuverability and lack of Sovetsky Soyuz’s Fast Damage Control TeamWhen activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration. consumable, captains should be careful when engaging at such distances.

Sun Yat-Sen provides a different flavor compared to Sovetsky Soyuz. While the latter leans more towards close-to-midrange combat thanks to her consumables and unique dispersion, Sun Yat-Sen is reasonably effective at any range, and is more forgiving for captains.

Pros:

  • Strong armor and large HP pool
  • Large caliber guns with above-average accuracy and reload
  • Good shell ballistics
  • Great firing angles and fast turret traverse
  • Secondaries have improved accuracy
  • Decent rudder shift for a battleship
  • Access to Defensive AA FireWhile active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.

Cons:

  • Large exposed citadel
  • Low gun count, leading to occasionally frustrating salvos
  • Short firing range
  • Low secondary gun count
  • Weak AA
  • On the slower end of Tier IX battleships
  • Large turning circle
  • Mediocre concealment

Research

As a premium ship, Sun Yat-Sen has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Sun Yat-Sen equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Sun Yat-Sen 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

Video

References


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.11.10.

Testing Changes

  • DevBlog 373:
    • Preliminary characteristics.
  • DevBlog 394:
    • Main battery firing range reduced from 20.7 to 19.2 km.
    • Main battery accuracy improved from standard battleship to that of a battlecruiser/large cruiser.
    • Sigma parameter for main battery guns increased from 1.8 to 1.9 (unlisted change).
  • DevBlog 397:
    • HP reduced from 88,100 to 80,900.
    • AP shell maximum damage reduced from 14,500 to 13,000.
  • Update 12.0:
    • Available for purchase in the Armory for 19,300 doubloons and in the Premium shop.

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