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?<!-- ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' was first released for sale on DD MMM YYYY for the NA server and DD MMM YYYY for the EU server. --> 
  
 |Anno=<!-- you can write below short description for the ship. it will replace default once. --> |Anno=<!-- you can write below short description for the ship. it will replace default once. -->
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 |Performance=<!-- write text about performance in battles below --> |Performance=<!-- write text about performance in battles below -->
?<!--+''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is essentially a clone of Tier VIII American tech tree cruiser ''[[Cleveland]]'', with only a couple of minor changes.
?PERFORMANCE SECTION GUIDELINES+ 
?1. Write a brief intro paragraph of 1-3 sentences.+For starters, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' has a few hundred more hit points than ''Cleveland''; six hundred more, to be precise. It's a small buff that most players won't notice. Hidden from view, her guns have been made more accurate than those of her tech tree sister by improving her sigma value from 2.0 to 2.15, meaning that shells will cluster more closely together towards the center of her dispersion ellipse. Lastly, as compensation for the improved accuracy of her guns, she reloads half a second slower than ''Cleveland''.
?2. Write 1-3 paragraphs of "meat". Talk about what the ship does well, what it doesn't, how it compares to same tier ships of the same type, how it compares to the previous ship in the tech tree, whatever. Try to avoid quoting vital statistics to players unless it is really relevant (i.e. concealment); they can see those in the sidebar on the right and don't need them read back. + 
?3. Write a brief summary paragraph of 1-3 sentences highlighting the key takeaways from the paragraphs above.+In all other respects, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is a ''Cleveland''. Her AA battery, concealment, top speed, turning radius, and armor layout are all the same. ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is a solid support ship, but captains will have to stay frosty and play smart to avoid the nastier battleship opponents that she will face within her tier bracket.
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 |Pros=<!-- write list of positive points below. use * as in ordinary wiki-list. --> |Pros=<!-- write list of positive points below. use * as in ordinary wiki-list. -->
?* +* Citadel is deceptively difficult to penetrate properly from the sides, and can be over-penetrated easily.
?* +* Solid main battery guns. Excellent rate of fire, firing range, shell penetration, and fire chance for HE shells.
?* +* Favorable firing angles allow all four turrets to be used without showing excessive broadside.
?* +* High shell arcs for lobbing over islands.
 +* Powerful anti-aircraft suite; can easily shoot down enemy strike craft without {{Defensive AA Fire}}.
 +* Decent maneuverability.
  
 |Cons=<!-- write list of negative points below. use * as in ordinary wiki-list. --> |Cons=<!-- write list of negative points below. use * as in ordinary wiki-list. -->
?* Slow shell velocity and high arc can make hitting targets at range tricky+* Citadel is vulnerable to plunging fire.
?* No torpedoes or heal+* Light armor scheme means that ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' takes damage from incoming fire of nearly all calibers.
?* thin plating vulnerable to HE+* Slow shell velocity and high arc; allows enemies time to maneuver and evade incoming fire.
? +* Medium-range anti-aircraft armament can be very easily destroyed by HE shells.
 +* No torpedoes.
  
 |Research=<!-- write text about priority sequence of research below --> |Research=<!-- write text about priority sequence of research below -->
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 As a premium ship, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' doesn't have any upgrades to research. As a premium ship, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' doesn't have any upgrades to research.
  
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?<!--Key skills for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' commanders include INSERT TEXT HERE.  
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 {{Commander Skills {{Commander Skills
?| Priority Target = +| Priority Target = 3
?| Preventative Maintenance = +| Preventative Maintenance = 1
?| Expert Loader = +| Expert Loader = 2
?| Air Supremacy = +| Aircraft Servicing Expert =
?| Direction Center for Fighters = +| Direction Center for Catapult Aircraft = 2
?| Improved Engine Boost = +| Dogfighting Expert =
?| Incoming Fire Alert = +| Incoming Fire Alert = 1
?| Last Gasp = +| Evasive Maneuver =
  
?| High Alert = +| High Alert = 2
?| Jack of All Trades = +| Jack of All Trades = 2
?| Expert Marksman = +| Expert Marksman = 3
 | Torpedo Acceleration =  | Torpedo Acceleration =
 | Smoke Screen Expert =  | Smoke Screen Expert =
?| Improved Engines = +| Expert Rear Gunner =
?| Adrenaline Rush = +| Adrenaline Rush = 3
 | Last Stand =  | Last Stand =
  
?| Basics of Survivability = +| Survivability Expert = 1
?| Survivability Expert = +| Basics of Survivability = 2
 | Torpedo Armament Expertise =  | Torpedo Armament Expertise =
?| Aircraft Armor = +| Emergency Takeoff =
?| Basic Firing Training = +| Basic Firing Training = 2
?| Superintendent = +| Superintendent = 3
?| Demolition Expert = +| Demolition Expert = 3
?| Vigilance = +| Vigilance = 2
  
 | Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament =  | Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament =
?| Fire Prevention = +| Fire Prevention = 1
?| Inertia Fuse for HE Shells = +| Inertia Fuse for HE Shells = 3
?| Sight Stabilization = +| Air Supremacy =
?| Advanced Firing Training = +| Advanced Firing Training = 2
?| Manual Fire Control for AA Armament = +| Manual Fire Control for AA Armament = 2
?| Radio Position Finding = +| Radio Position Finding = 1
?| Concealment Expert = +| Concealment Expert = 3
?}}-->+}}
  
 |Consumables=<!-- write text about selection of Consumables below --> |Consumables=<!-- write text about selection of Consumables below -->
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 |Camouflage=<!-- write text about useful camouflage below --> |Camouflage=<!-- write text about useful camouflage below -->
?<!-- FOR TECH TREE SHIPS 
?[[Ship:Camouflage#Standard Camouflage|Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage]] can be equipped for credits;  
? 
?Choose one and append after semicolon above: 
?Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectibility range. 
?Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells. 
? 
?Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' with [[Ship:Camouflage#Permanent_Camouflage|Type XX 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 a premium ship, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' comes included with [[Ship:Camouflage#Premium_Camouflage|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 a premium ship, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' comes included with [[Ship:Camouflage#Premium_Camouflage|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=<!-- write text about best set of signals below --> |Signals=<!-- write text about best set of signals below -->
 ''AL Montpelier'' captains should mount standard signal flags to improve the ship's performance in battle. Sierra Mike ({{Sierra Mike|Size=18px}}) flags are highly recommended to increase the ship's top speed. November Foxtrot ({{November Foxtrot|Size=18px}}) and India Yankee ({{India Yankee|Size=18px}}) flags should be mounted to improve the ship's survivability. November Echo Setteseven ({{November Echo Setteseven|Size=18px}}) flags can also be mounted to increase the ship's anti-aircraft damage. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be mounted to increase the ship's economic gains per battle. ''AL Montpelier'' captains should mount standard signal flags to improve the ship's performance in battle. Sierra Mike ({{Sierra Mike|Size=18px}}) flags are highly recommended to increase the ship's top speed. November Foxtrot ({{November Foxtrot|Size=18px}}) and India Yankee ({{India Yankee|Size=18px}}) flags should be mounted to improve the ship's survivability. November Echo Setteseven ({{November Echo Setteseven|Size=18px}}) flags can also be mounted to increase the ship's anti-aircraft damage. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be mounted to increase the ship's economic gains per battle.
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 {{Signal Flags {{Signal Flags
 | November Echo Setteseven = 2 | November Echo Setteseven = 2
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 | Scylla = 3 | Scylla = 3
 }} }}
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 ===History=== ===History===
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 ====Design==== ====Design====
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 ====Service==== ====Service====
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Latest revision as of 20:06, 16 June 2019

AL Montpelier
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Cruiser | U.S.A. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase pricepromo  Doubloons
Hit Points37,500 
Main Battery
152 mm/47 Mk164 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire8.57 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speed10 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time18 sec.
Firing Range15.62 km.
Maximum Dispersion140 m.
HE Shell152 mm HE/HC Mk34 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,200 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell12 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity812 m./s.
HE Shell Weight47.6 kg.
AP Shell152 mm AP Mk35 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,200 
Initial AP Shell Velocity762 m./s.
AP Shell Weight59 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/38 Mk326 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk32 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
20 mm Oerlikon Mk2023 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second140.3 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk24 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second63.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk16 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second67.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
127 mm/38 Mk326 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second90.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius660 m.
Rudder Shift Time7.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range11.88 km.
Air Detectability Range7.16 km.
Battle Levels
12345678910
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VIII
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promo

AL Montpelier — American promo premium Tier VIII cruiser.

Brave and energetic like her elder sister, Cleveland. Loves battles and stands up to even the strongest of foes, but is clumsy at everything other than combat. Member of Task Force 18 — a group assembled of ships of her type. Admires her sister, Cleveland. From the game Azur Lane.

AL Montpelier was first released for sale worldwide on 1 May 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)
152 mm/47 Mk168.6181402,200123,200 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)
Azur Lane Montpelier37,50013165466/4/23/60 00
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk8 mod. 11015.6 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 100,000 hp32.5 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
 Slot 5  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

AL Montpelier is essentially a clone of Tier VIII American tech tree cruiser Cleveland, with only a couple of minor changes.

For starters, AL Montpelier has a few hundred more hit points than Cleveland; six hundred more, to be precise. It's a small buff that most players won't notice. Hidden from view, her guns have been made more accurate than those of her tech tree sister by improving her sigma value from 2.0 to 2.15, meaning that shells will cluster more closely together towards the center of her dispersion ellipse. Lastly, as compensation for the improved accuracy of her guns, she reloads half a second slower than Cleveland.

In all other respects, AL Montpelier is a Cleveland. Her AA battery, concealment, top speed, turning radius, and armor layout are all the same. AL Montpelier is a solid support ship, but captains will have to stay frosty and play smart to avoid the nastier battleship opponents that she will face within her tier bracket.

Pros:

  • Citadel is deceptively difficult to penetrate properly from the sides, and can be over-penetrated easily.
  • Solid main battery guns. Excellent rate of fire, firing range, shell penetration, and fire chance for HE shells.
  • Favorable firing angles allow all four turrets to be used without showing excessive broadside.
  • High shell arcs for lobbing over islands.
  • Powerful anti-aircraft suite; can easily shoot down enemy strike craft without Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.).
  • Decent maneuverability.

Cons:

  • Citadel is vulnerable to plunging fire.
  • Light armor scheme means that AL Montpelier takes damage from incoming fire of nearly all calibers.
  • Slow shell velocity and high arc; allows enemies time to maneuver and evade incoming fire.
  • Medium-range anti-aircraft armament can be very easily destroyed by HE shells.
  • No torpedoes.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for AL Montpelier are as follows:

Anti-Aircraft Build: A popular build for this ship, captains focusing on boosting AL Montpelier’s AA will opt for Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 (+100% to secondary battery survivability. / +100% to AA mounts survivability.) for Slot 1 to increase the anti-aircraft armament durability and AA Guns Modification 1 (+2 to number of explosions produced by salvos from medium- and long-range AA defenses.) for Slot 3 to increase her medium- and long-range AA power. Although her AA is a powerful enough deterrent, the usefulness of this investment depends on whether or not there is a carrier in the game. This build is great in a division with a Tier VIII carrier to ensure that AL Montpelier will have a purpose for her AA suite.

Generalist Build: Captains focusing on making AL Montpelier have better main batteries will opt for Main Armaments Modification 1 (-20% to the risk of main battery becoming incapacitated. / +50% to main battery survivability. / -20% to main battery repair time. / -20% to the risk of torpedo tubes becoming incapacitated. / +50% to torpedo tubes survivability. / -20% to torpedo tubes repair time.) for Slot 1 and Aiming Systems Modification 1 (-7% to maximum dispersion of main battery shells. / +20% to torpedo tubes traverse speed. / +5% to secondary battery maximum firing range. / -5% to maximum dispersion of secondary shells.) for the Slot 3 to increase her accuracy.

Commander Skills

Consumables

AL Montpelier can equip the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, AL Montpelier 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

AL Montpelier captains should mount standard signal flags to improve the ship's performance in battle. Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) flags are highly recommended to increase the ship's top speed. November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) and India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) flags should be mounted to improve the ship's survivability. November Echo Setteseven (+5% continuous damage by all AA guns, +5% damage per second within the explosion radius of shells fired from medium- and long-range AA defenses.) flags can also be mounted to increase the ship's anti-aircraft damage. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be mounted to increase the ship's economic gains per battle.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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