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?The Langley has the unfortunate distinction of being the slowest aircraft carrier in the game. If discovered, it can't get away from anything - not even ''battleships''. Keep an eye on your map and start moving long before enemies get near detection range. With only one squadron each of fighters, torpedo bombers, and dive bombers, Langley commanders will have to make sure that every strike mission counts. The carrier itself starts with no AA armament whatsoever. It does have four 127 mm cannons which will sink a heavily damaged destroyer on occasion, but their range is pitiful. It is highly recommended to stay back and hide, or try and stay with the team.+The ''{{var:ship_name}}'' has the unfortunate distinction of being the slowest aircraft carrier in the game. If discovered, it can't get away from anything - not even ''battleships''. Keep an eye on your map and start moving long before enemies get near detection range. With only one squadron each of fighters, torpedo bombers, and dive bombers, ''{{var:ship_name}}'' commanders will have to make sure that every strike mission counts. The carrier itself starts with no AA armament whatsoever. It does have four 127 mm cannons which will sink a heavily damaged destroyer on occasion, but their range is pitiful. It is highly recommended to stay back and hide, or try and stay with the team.
  
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?As a carrier with only the first two upgrade slots (slots 1 and 4), it's best to mount [[Ship:Upgrades#Air_Groups_Modification.C2.A01|Air Groups Modification 1]] and [[Ship:Upgrades#Damage_Control_System_Modification.C2.A01|Damage Control System Modification 1]] on ''Langley''.+The recommended upgrades for ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' are as follows:
 +*'''Slot 1''': {{Air Groups Modification 1}}
 +*'''Slot 2''': {{Propulsion Modification 2}}
  
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?Due to ''Langley'' being one of the slowest ships in the game at 15kts, it is unable to outrun any ship that may be chasing it - therefore Emergency Takeoff is a better skill than Survivability Expert. Furthermore, due to ''Hosho'' having Tier V fighters, Dogfighting Expert is a very good skill to utilize against ''Hosho''.+Due to ''{{var:ship_name}}'' being one of the slowest ships in the game at 15kts, it is unable to outrun any ship that may be chasing it - therefore '''[[Ship:Commander#Emergency_Takeoff|Emergency Takeoff]]''' is a better skill than '''[[Ship:Commander#Basic_Firing_Training|Basic Firing Training]]''' for shooting down incoming aircraft. Furthermore, due to ''[[Hosho]]'' having Tier V fighters, '''[[Ship:Commander#Dogfighting_Expert|Dogfighting Expert]]''' is a very good skill to utilize against ''Hosho''.
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 *As of Update 0.6.3, this carrier can no longer use manual / Alt function attack. *As of Update 0.6.3, this carrier can no longer use manual / Alt function attack.
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?As a carrier at Tier IV, ''Langley'' has access to only [[Ship:Consumables#Damage_Control_Party|Damage Control Party]].+As a carrier at Tier IV, ''{{var:ship_name}}'' has access to only [[Ship:Consumables#Damage_Control_Party|Damage Control Party]].
  
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?As a carrier, ''Langley'' can only mount at most four signals at a time and has no risk of detonating. Players should mount Equal Speed Charlie London (for faster XP grinding / increased XP gain per battle), Zulu Hotel (when coupled with Equal Speed Charlie London greatly helps increase commander (re)training), November Echo Setteseven (for better bomber self-defense against fighters and increased AA DPS), and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (to have a better chance at causing flooding and dealing damage via flooding). Players can also choose to equip the Dragon Flag for faster commander (re)training.+As a carrier, ''{{var:ship_name}}'' can only mount at most four signals at a time and has no risk of detonating. Players should mount Equal Speed Charlie London (for faster XP grinding / increased XP gain per battle), Zulu Hotel (when coupled with Equal Speed Charlie London greatly helps increase commander (re)training), November Echo Setteseven (for better bomber self-defense against fighters and increased AA DPS), and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (to have a better chance at causing flooding and dealing damage via flooding). Players can also choose to equip the Dragon Flag for faster commander (re)training.
  
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?USS Langley (CV-1/AV-3) was the United States Navy's first aircraft carrier, converted in 1920 from the collier USS Jupiter (AC-3), and also the U.S. Navy's first electrically propelled ship. Conversion of another collier was planned but canceled when the Washington Naval Treaty required the cancellation of the partially built battlecruisers Lexington and Saratoga, freeing up their hulls for conversion to the aircraft carriers CV-2 and CV-3. Langley was named after Samuel Pierpont Langley, an American aviation pioneer. Following another conversion, to a seaplane tender, Langley fought in World War II. On 27 February 1942, she was attacked by dive bombers of the Japanese 21st and 23rd Naval Air Flotillas and so badly damaged that she had to be scuttled by her escorts.+USS ''Langley'' (CV-1/AV-3) was the United States Navy's first aircraft carrier, converted in 1920 from the collier USS Jupiter (AC-3), and also the U.S. Navy's first electrically propelled ship. Conversion of another collier was planned but canceled when the Washington Naval Treaty required the cancellation of the partially built battlecruisers Lexington and Saratoga, freeing up their hulls for conversion to the aircraft carriers CV-2 and CV-3. ''Langley'' was named after Samuel Pierpont Langley, an American aviation pioneer. Following another conversion, to a seaplane tender, Langley fought in World War II. On 27 February 1942, she was attacked by dive bombers of the Japanese 21st and 23rd Naval Air Flotillas and so badly damaged that she had to be scuttled by her escorts.
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?File:USS Langley 43-1193M.jpg|USS Langley with aircraft on deck+File:USS Langley 43-1193M.jpg|USS ''Langley'' with aircraft on deck
 File:Collier 3. Starboard bow, 10-16-1913 - NARA - 512992.jpg|Jupiter 16 October 1913, the collier, before conversion to Langley, the aircraft carrier. File:Collier 3. Starboard bow, 10-16-1913 - NARA - 512992.jpg|Jupiter 16 October 1913, the collier, before conversion to Langley, the aircraft carrier.
?File:CV-1 May1921 NorfolkNS NAN12-70.jpg|Langley being converted from a collier to an aircraft carrier at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1921.+File:CV-1 May1921 NorfolkNS NAN12-70.jpg|''Langley'' being converted from a collier to an aircraft carrier at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1921.
 File:US fleet at Guantanamo Bay 1927.jpg|US fleet at Guantanamo Bay, 1927. Visible amidst about 15 battleships at the top of the photograph, is the aircraft carrier USS Langley. File:US fleet at Guantanamo Bay 1927.jpg|US fleet at Guantanamo Bay, 1927. Visible amidst about 15 battleships at the top of the photograph, is the aircraft carrier USS Langley.
?File:US carriers Bremerton 1929.jpg|Langley at Puget Sound Navy Yard, alongside Saratoga (with black stripe on funnel) and Lexington in 1929+File:US carriers Bremerton 1929.jpg|''Langley'' at Puget Sound Navy Yard, alongside Saratoga (with black stripe on funnel) and Lexington in 1929
?File:USS Langley (AV-1).jpg|Langley after conversion to a seaplane tender, 1937.+File:USS Langley (AV-1).jpg|''Langley'' after conversion to a seaplane tender, 1937.
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Revision as of 22:38, 17 January 2018

Langley
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Tech Tree Position
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Ranger
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General
Research price11000 exp
Purchase price1,000,000 Credits
Hit Points33,300 
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/51 Mk.7 on a Mk.13 mount4 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range3.5 km.
Rate of Fire8.57 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE/HC Mk39 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity960 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed15 knot
Turning Circle Radius730 m.
Rudder Shift Time12.9 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range10.08 km.
Air Detectability Range5.93 km.
Battle Levels
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IV
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1,000,000

Langley — American Tier IV aircraft сarrier.

The first U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, Langley was converted from a collier. She had low speed and was used as an experimental ship for testing various technical innovations as well as for training navy pilots. The carrier was equipped with secondary armament to repel attacks from enemy destroyers.

Modules

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)
Langley (A)33,300620424 0100,000
Langley (B)33,70062044/1630 3,000250,000
Attack Aircraft Cruise Speed
(knot)
Average Damage per Second
(HP/min)
LoadoutHit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
F3F Gulfhawk121001,210 050,000
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
T4M3,500881,550 050,000
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
(HP)
Cruise Speed
(knot)
Hit Points
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
SBU Corsair7,300991,630 050,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 8,000 hp15 040,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Air Groups Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Aircraft Engines Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

The Template:var:ship name has the unfortunate distinction of being the slowest aircraft carrier in the game. If discovered, it can't get away from anything - not even battleships. Keep an eye on your map and start moving long before enemies get near detection range. With only one squadron each of fighters, torpedo bombers, and dive bombers, Template:var:ship name commanders will have to make sure that every strike mission counts. The carrier itself starts with no AA armament whatsoever. It does have four 127 mm cannons which will sink a heavily damaged destroyer on occasion, but their range is pitiful. It is highly recommended to stay back and hide, or try and stay with the team.

Pros:

  • Has aircraft in large squadrons where most ships of that tier have little or no anti-aircraft capabilities.
  • Not easily detected, around 10km detection from the surface if exposed.
  • Can one-shot anything it can connect with a good torpedo salvo on a target
  • Able to deploy 3 squadrons, one of each type.
  • Weird hitbox of the ship may confuse attackers and make them miss their shells through the large gap between the hanger and the deck.
  • Once upgraded, it gains some AA that can fend for itself against equivalent tier planes.

Cons:

  • Incredibly slow, top speed being around 15 knots, and slows rapidly while turning
  • Clumsy compared to other carriers, requiring more space to turn than most battleships.
  • Like all low-tier carriers, it is defenseless once it is found.
  • Nearly no armor, getting citadeled by most HE shells easily.

Research

  • Research the Grumman F3F fighters first for a 27% increase in damage, more speed, and more survivability.
  • Research the Vought SBU dive bombers next for a 12 knot increase in speed.
  • Research the Martin T4M torpedo bombers for more survivability and a small speed increase.
  • Research the B hull.
  • Proceed to the Bogue.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Langley are as follows:

Commander Skills

Due to Template:var:ship name being one of the slowest ships in the game at 15kts, it is unable to outrun any ship that may be chasing it - therefore Emergency Takeoff is a better skill than Basic Firing Training for shooting down incoming aircraft. Furthermore, due to Hosho having Tier V fighters, Dogfighting Expert is a very good skill to utilize against Hosho.

ATTENTION

  • As of Update 0.6.3, this carrier can no longer use manual / Alt function attack.
  • Due to dive bombers having over 100% chance of causing fires, Demolition Expert is not a recommended skill.

Consumables

As a carrier at Tier IV, Template:var:ship name has access to only Damage Control Party.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the chance of being detected.

Signals

As a carrier, Template:var:ship name can only mount at most four signals at a time and has no risk of detonating. Players should mount Equal Speed Charlie London (for faster XP grinding / increased XP gain per battle), Zulu Hotel (when coupled with Equal Speed Charlie London greatly helps increase commander (re)training), November Echo Setteseven (for better bomber self-defense against fighters and increased AA DPS), and Juliet Whiskey Unaone (to have a better chance at causing flooding and dealing damage via flooding). Players can also choose to equip the Dragon Flag for faster commander (re)training.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery


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U.S.S.R.  
U.S.A.  IV Langley • VI Ranger • VIII Lexington • VIII EnterpriseDoubloons • VIII SaipanDoubloons • X Midway • X Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Italy  
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Europe  
France  
U.K.  IV Hermes • VI Furious • VI Ark RoyalDoubloons • VIII Implacable • VIII Indomitable • X Audacious 
Pan-Asia  VIII SanzangDoubloons 
Commonwealth  
Pan-America