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Thunderer
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Battleship | U.K. | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo Doubloons
Hit Points82,900 
Main Battery
457 mm/45 Mk II4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.31 shots/min.
Reload Time26 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time36 sec.
Firing Range21.5 km.
Maximum Dispersion228 m.
HE Shell457 mm HE Mk II 
Maximum HE Shell Damage8,200 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell63 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity757 m./s.
HE Shell Weight1814 kg.
AP Shell457 mm AP Mk II 
Maximum AP Shell Damage14,900 
Initial AP Shell Velocity762 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1506 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
133 mm/50 Mark I in an RP10 Mark I* turret8 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.3 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time6.67 sec.
HE Shell133 mm HE Mk IC 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,900 
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
133 mm/50 Mark I in an RP10 Mark I* turret8 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second68 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
40 mm Bofors Mark X on a STAAG Mark 2 mount12 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second160.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm Bofors Mark IX on a Mark VI mount7 х 6 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second141.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk VII8 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second69.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk V4 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second24.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed29.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius940 m.
Rudder Shift Time10.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range15.66 km.
Air Detectability Range12.53 km.
Battle Levels
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Thunderer — British promo premium Tier X battleship.

This ship was designed as a battleship with increased firepower on the basis of the British experience in ship construction gained during World War II. The project was notable for the 457 mm main guns, which were developed in the early 1920s and were the most powerful British naval artillery systems.

Thunderer was released September 16th, 2019 in the Armory for coal. Wargaming has announced the ship will no longer be available to obtain with the release of Update 0.10.1 in early 2021.

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/45 Mk II2.3362288,2006314,900 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)
Thunderer82,900194564812/7/8/4/8 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk X mod. 1021.5 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 135,650 hp29.5 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 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

Thunderer exists as the sister-ship of the Tier X U.K. battleship, Conqueror. As such, she shares many of Conqueror's in-game performance characteristics and weaknesses. Despite the similarities, Thunderer possesses certain distinguishable traits that differentiate her. Immediately, players will notice that she has access to the Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.) consumable. Players will also find that Thunderer is more agile, with slightly increased turret traverse speed, and decreased reload time. She deals damage to aircraft with a short-range anti-aircraft armament, which Conqueror is lacking. To balance these traits, her Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.) consumable is much less effective, though she has an additional charge and decreased cooldown time of this consumable in comparison to her sister-ship. Other differences include her sigma, dispersion formula, and the fuse timer settings on her armor-piercing (AP) shells.

Thunderer is equipped with dual-mounted 457mm main guns, mounted in four turrets. A full salvo unleashes eight shells which are extremely accurate, meaning that Thunderer has a very high potential to inflict devastating damage to an enemy foolish enough to show their broadside. Her large-caliber AP rounds are capable of penetrating thick armor to reach the citadels of armored ships. Players are advised to switch to high-explosive for lesser armored targets in order to avoid overpenetration. Thunderer's HE shells sport an incredible fire chance, which makes them a great option to deal with bow-in battleships or cruisers that she cannot overmatch. Her stock decreased reload time, paired with the proper upgrade module, means that Thunderer has a reload time more in line with a battlecruiser, rather than a battleship. Her excellent concealability affords her the ability to choose her engagements and wait for the opportune moment to fire. However, her armor scheme is far from being good, forcing captains to play in the back and capitalizing on enemy mistakes to inflicts serious damage. Thunderer is truly a formidable opponent, whether she be fighting naval units or aircraft. She can be customized and equipped to fit several different playstyles, and she will surely be seen excelling in her captain's desired role.

Pros:

  • Large main battery gun caliber allows AP shells to overmatch 30mm of armor.
  • HE shells hit hard and have the greatest fire chance in the game.
  • Excellent main battery reload speed.
  • Great main battery accuracy; rivals Yamato's.
  • Excellent rudder shift for a battleship.
  • Great concealment, comparable to techtree counterpart Conqueror.
  • Decent mid-range AA suite.
  • Has access to the Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.) consumable.
  • Great firing angles on all turrets.

Cons:

  • Only eight shells per salvo compared to Conqueror's twelve.
  • While better than standard, Repair Party (While active, restores a percentage of the ship's health points each second.) is not as effective as Conqueror's
  • Weak armor scheme, especially against HE spam.
  • Weak torpedo protection.
  • Fairly poor shell velocity.
  • Lacks aviation facilities.
  • Shorter main battery firing range (21.5km) compared to Conqueror's 24.3km
  • Very short ASW airstrike range of 6km, comparable to a cruiser's ASW airstrike range
  • Playing her can occasionally result in your getting reported by several members of the enemy team due to sheer frustration.


Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Thunderer are as follows:

Upgrade Slot 6 - Main Battery Modification 3 (Reduces the reload time of the main battery guns: -12% main battery loading time. / -13% main battery traverse speed.) is recommended for higher rate of fire, but you can also choose Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 (Extends the firing range of the main battery: +16% firing range.) to compensate the recent firing range nerfs and faster turret traverse time.

Commander Skills

Key skills for Thunderer commanders include Superintendent to provide her with an additional charge of her consumables.

Consumables

Thunderer equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Thunderer comes with Type 20 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, increases her credits earned per battle, 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. Dry Dock: Thunderer - News - World of Warships
  2. Dry Dock: Thunderer - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube


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