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Battleship | Germany | Tier IV
Tech Tree Position
Research price6700 exp
Purchase price774,000 Credits
Hit Points39,900 
Main Battery
305 mm L/50 Drh LC/19095 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.31 shots/min.
Reload Time26 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time60 sec.
Firing Range14.54 km.
Maximum Dispersion205 m.
HE Shell305 mm Spr.Gr. L/3.8 Bdz. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,400 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell22 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
HE Shell Weight406 kg.
AP Shell305 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/3.4 
Maximum AP Shell Damage8,300 
Initial AP Shell Velocity855 m./s.
AP Shell Weight405 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
150 mm L/45 MPL C/0614 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time8.57 sec.
HE Shell150 mm HE K Gr 18 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity835 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel10 %
Secondary Armament #2
88 mm L/76 Dop. L. C/322 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell88 mm Spr.Gr. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,000 
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
37 mm Flakzwilling 303 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second7.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
88 mm L/76 Dop. L. C/322 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16.2 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
Maximum Speed22.31 knot
Turning Circle Radius600 m.
Rudder Shift Time18.3 sec.
Surface Detectability Range14.22 km.
Air Detectability Range8.4 km.
Battle Levels

Kaiser — German Tier IV battleship.

In terms of armor thickness, the ship was superior to all battleships of her time. Driven by turbine propulsion, this battleship was capable of a decent speed for her type. The main battery's armor-piercing capabilities were highly competitive with the artillery of super dreadnoughts of that era.


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
305 mm L/50 Drh LC/19092.3602053,400228,300 094,000
Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Kaiser (A)39,90013350514/22/30 0128,000
Kaiser (B)46,40013350544/5/170 2,000280,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
Maximum Firing Range
Research price
Purchase price
FKS Typ 4 Mod. 1014.5 040,000
FKS Typ 4 Mod. 21016 1,300180,000
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 55,180 hp22.3 030,000
Propulsion: 57,000 hp23 90090,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Room Protection

Player Opinion


The biggest problems with the Kaiser dictate how it should be played. Yes, the Kaiser has fairly rapid firing guns as battleships goes, a powerful secondary armament, a tight turning circle, and good armor. Despite these attributes though, she's not particularly effective as a brawling battleship as she suffers from inaccurate guns, very slow turret traverse and slow rudder shift time. It's better to use her as a mid-range (8-10km) fighter supported by cruisers and other battleships, which would give one sufficient range to avoid torpedoes launched by cruisers, but also be close enough to make up for the inaccuracy of her guns.

Torpedoes and aircraft are going to be a problem in this ship, as are changing targets. The small turning circle of the Kaiser can be useful in making sharp course changes, say if a player needs to quickly get out of an area quickly, but her slow turret traverse means it is an utter pain to try to aim your guns while performing sharp turns. This isn't helped by the slow rudder shift time. Situational awareness of possible destroyer locations and approaching aircraft is critical in this warship as failing to do so otherwise will get a player killed.


  • Tough armor: Kaiser's thick armor belt with a sloping "turtleback" deck behind it makes her difficult to citadel
  • Fast loading guns: your main battery is second only to Ishizuchi in Battleship reload speed at this tier.
  • Decent AA suite: her AA will be a stern warning for any torpedo bombers who take her lightly
  • Powerful secondary armament: Destroyers that linger around her will be lucky to leave unscathed
  • Very maneuverable: her small turning circle makes those ever dangerous torpedoes somewhat easier to evade


  • The en-echleon configuration of her middle turrets means she can fire a full broadside from very limited angles
  • Poor torpedo protection: any torpedo hit she takes will be painfully felt
  • Terrible dispersion: she will miss a lot of her shells at farther ranges
  • Her maneuverability is hampered by her slow rudder shift time
  • Slow turret rotation


Kaiser's B hull upgrade should be your first priority in research. The B hull provides a welcome increase to your health pool as well as reducing your rudders shift time, making her more responsive to your rudder input and more maneuverable. Another benefit is the large improvement to your AA batteries, making her at least able of shooting down some attacking planes. The Fire Control System upgrade should follow. Finally, you can research the Propulsion upgrade for a marginal improvement to your speed.

For her Captain's Skills, assuming her captain was transferred from Nassau, she should already have enough Skill Points to get a first and second skill. For her first skill, you can choose from either Basics of Survivability, reducing the fire damage she takes, and Basic Fire Control, which improves the damage output of her secondary and AA batteries. Her second skill should be Expert Marksman, which improves the rotation rate of her turrets.

Optimal Configuration

Commander Skills


Historical Info

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