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 # [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_battleship_Jean_Bart_(1940) French battleship ''Jean Bart'' (1940) - Wikipedia] # [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_battleship_Jean_Bart_(1940) French battleship ''Jean Bart'' (1940) - Wikipedia]
 # [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richelieu-class_battleship ''Richelieu''-class battleship - Wikipedia] # [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richelieu-class_battleship ''Richelieu''-class battleship - Wikipedia]
 +# [https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/general-news/dry-dock-jean-bart/ Dry Dock: Jean Bart - News - World of Warships]
 +# [https://worldofwarships.com/en/news/history/museum-jean-bart/ World of Warships Museum: Jean Bart - News - World of Warships]
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A Richelieu-class battleship known for her high speed and powerful anti-torpedo defense. In the process of her completion in the late 1940s, she received the most advanced anti-aircraft artillery systems for that time, which significantly increased the ship's AA defense.

' was first released for sale worldwide on 7 November 2018.

Modules

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Air Groups Modification 1 Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 0
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Aircraft Engines Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Torpedo Bombers Modification 1 Attack Aircraft Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1 Aerial Torpedoes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Attack Aircraft Modification 2 Torpedo Bombers Modification 2 Bombers Modification 2
 Slot 5  Flight Control Modification 1 Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Ship Consumables Modification 1||Squadron Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Flight Control Modification 2 Air Groups Modification 2 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

' is generally viewed as better Richelieu, and for the most part, this is true. Sitting a tier higher than her sister ship, it would be unusual if ' weren't stronger in some form or another; in '’s case, this means a general, all-around upgrade with a few unusual quirks to set her out from the crowd.

' sits on the low end of health points for Tier IX battleships. While her base health pool is an improvement over Richelieu’s best hull, it still falls somewhat short when compared to her other Tier IX counterparts, which can lead to some issues when compounded with the relative thinness of her armor. ' can find herself somewhat vulnerable in certain situations, as heavy cruisers and light cruisers using the Inertia Fuse for HE Shells skill can easily deal full damage to almost any part of the ship. Additionally, while '’s secondary battery looks good on paper, in practice it's somewhat unwieldy. The mounts themselves are relatively weak and are regularly knocked out the course of a battle, and while there are quite a number of them, they are largely composed of small, 100mm guns — a caliber unable to penetrate the vast majority of targets at Tier IX. All of her secondaries are also capped to a 10.6 km range, unlike Alsace and République.

Aspects of '’s hull aren't the ship's major draw, though; that honor instead goes to her main battery guns, which provide a massive increase in offensive firepower when compared to those of Richelieu. They have a 26 second reload, generally better shell groupings, and access to a special Main Battery Reload Booster (When used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced.) consumable which halves main battery reload time for twenty seconds. In addition, she retains the high velocity shells found in other high-tier French battleships. Even though they are only 380mm guns — and thus unable to overmatch a number of high tier cruisers — the penetration of her shells are more than enough to punish broadside ships. Added to the Reload Booster and her excellent ballistics, and ' can be downright brutal to enemy ships caught making a positioning mistake. She can also make use of her good top speed and maneuverability to exploit enemy positions, utilizing her guns to discourage counter-positioning by the opposing team.


Pros:

  • Relatively short reload of 26 seconds on her main battery which can be further enhanced by her Main Battery Reload Booster (When used, main battery reload time is significantly reduced.) and upgrades.
  • Relatively fast top speed of 30 knots which can be increased with Engine Boost (While active, increases a ship's speed by a fixed percentage.) to 32.4 knots. Increasing further with the Sierra Mike (+5% to the ship's maximum speed.) signal flag to 34 knots.
  • 7.0 km base secondary range (able to reach 10.6km when running a Secondary Build).
  • Her 152 mm secondaries fire HE with an impressive 12% fire chance combined with a rapid reload.
  • Good concealment allows her to reach 12.3 km surface detection.
  • Excellent range of 24.5 km on her main guns.
  • Her forward armament placement allows for easy angling of her armor.
  • Good rudder shift time and turning circle.
  • One of the best AA suites at Tier IX make her a deadly ship against enemy aircraft.

Cons:

  • Lowest health pool among any Tier IX battleships.
  • 32mm plating vulnerable to HE spam.
  • Weakest broadside of any Tier IX battleship with little-to-no overmatch ability.
  • Most AA power is in mid-range mounts that are vulnerable to high-explosive fire.
  • Most secondaries are unable to fire on targets directly ahead of the bow.
  • Secondary guns can get easily taken out with HE spam.
  • Extremely vulnerable to flanking, and savvy opponents will find it easy to exploit this weakness, making the ship much less effective in competitive gaming.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for ' are as follows:

Commander Skills

Key skills for ' commanders focused on survivability include Preventative Maintenance, Expert Marksman, Basics of Survivability, and Concealment Expert.

Consumables

' can equip the following consumables:

Premium variants of the consumables are recommended to improve her performance in battle.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, ' 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

Jean Bart 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. India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.) and India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.) flags should be mounted to improve the ship's survivability. November Foxtrot (-5% reload time on all consumables.) flags can also be mounted to decrease consumable cooldown time. Lastly, economic and special signal flags can be mounted to increase the ship's economic gains per battle.

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References

  1. French battleship Jean Bart (1940) - Wikipedia
  2. Richelieu-class battleship - Wikipedia
  3. Dry Dock: Jean Bart - News - World of Warships
  4. World of Warships Museum: Jean Bart - News - World of Warships
  5. Dry Dock: Jean Bart - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
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