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?Tier X's ''Montana'' is, at first glance, basically a supersized ''[[Iowa]]'' with an additional triple mount turret and thicker belt and deck armor. Her offensive capability relies on her heavy broadside to smash enemy battleships or destroy anything smaller should the rounds connect. She has the heaviest broadside and the best DPM of any battleship in the game. While her guns are the smallest of the Tier X battleships her super-heavy shell (SHS) AP rounds do as much damage as the 420mm guns on ''[[Großer Kurfürst]]'' (while firing faster and more accurately) and exceed the AP damage of ''[[Conqueror]]''. Her HE rounds are also decent, but characteristically weaker than Japanese and British HE but stronger than the high explosive found on German battleships. She also has an extremely powerful anti-aircraft suite and is more than capable of protecting herself from lower tiered aircraft carriers, but will likely require the assistance of teammates to fend off a determined strike by a Tier X flattop.+Tier X's ''Montana'' is, at first glance, basically a supersized ''[[Iowa]]'' with an additional triple mount turret and thicker belt and deck armor. Her offensive capability relies on her heavy broadside to smash enemy battleships or destroy anything smaller should the rounds connect. She has the heaviest broadside and the best DPM of any battleship in the game. While her guns are the second smallest of the Tier X battleships her super-heavy shell (SHS) AP rounds do as much damage as the 420mm guns on ''[[Großer Kurfürst]]'' (while firing faster and more accurately) and exceed the AP damage of ''[[Conqueror]]''. Her HE rounds are also decent, but characteristically weaker than Japanese and British HE but stronger than the high explosive found on German battleships. She also has an extremely powerful anti-aircraft suite and is more than capable of protecting herself from lower tiered aircraft carriers, but will likely require the assistance of teammates to fend off a determined strike by a Tier X flattop.
  
 While she can reach a top speed of 30 knots, her large size and slow rudder shift time make her vulnerable to torpedo attack. Further, her main battery of 16-inch guns are not able to overmatch the 32mm thick bow armor found on most Tier IX and X battleships like ''[[Yamato]]''’s main battery can. This means that ''Montana'' captains may sometimes be forced into firing high explosive shells at well-angled enemy battleships. While she can reach a top speed of 30 knots, her large size and slow rudder shift time make her vulnerable to torpedo attack. Further, her main battery of 16-inch guns are not able to overmatch the 32mm thick bow armor found on most Tier IX and X battleships like ''[[Yamato]]''’s main battery can. This means that ''Montana'' captains may sometimes be forced into firing high explosive shells at well-angled enemy battleships.
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?* Twelve 16-inch (406mm) main battery guns generally means that something will hit even if a captain's aim is slightly off.+* Having twelve 16-inch (406mm) main battery guns generally means that something will hit even if a captain's aim is slightly off and allows spreading fire at more angles for wild firing.
?* Can seriously damage destroyers with AP simply due to volume of shells.+* Can seriously damage destroyers with AP rounds simply due to the number of shells per volley.
 * One of the best anti-aircraft suites in the game. * One of the best anti-aircraft suites in the game.
 * Secondaries have the best fire chance (9%) and rate of fire (15 rounds per minute per gun) of Tier X battleships. * Secondaries have the best fire chance (9%) and rate of fire (15 rounds per minute per gun) of Tier X battleships.
 * Decent turret traverse speed. * Decent turret traverse speed.
?* Faster than her Tier X counterparts (except ''[[Republique]]'').+* Faster than most other Tier X battleships, with the exception of ''[[Republique]]''.
?* Unparalleled flexibility when compared to her Tier X counterparts. +* Unparalleled flexibility when compared to her Tier X counterparts, making her a top choice for competitive play.
?* Can be fairly stealthy (13.4 km) when specialized for it (with {{Concealment System Modification 1}} and Concealment Expert).+* Legendary upgrade makes her even more agile and significantly reduces her vulnerability to fires and flooding.
 +* Highest potential alpha strike damage in the game: a staggering 162,000 potential damage.
  
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?* Uses same guns as ''[[Iowa]]'', no real upgrade for a ship one tier higher.+* Uses same guns as ''[[Iowa]]'', no damage per shot upgrade for a ship one tier higher (although having +3 more guns somewhat compensates for it).
?* Dispersion is frustrating even with {{Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2}} is equipped.+* Dispersion is frustrating even with {{Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2}} equipped.
?* Very sluggish to accelerate.+* Very sluggish to accelerate and vulnerable to collisions.
?* Bow armor is still overmatchable by ''[[Yamato]]''’s 460mm shells.+* Bow armor can be pierced relatively easily by ''[[Yamato]]''’s 460mm shells.
?* AA advantage is only useful in match that has carrier or having a division with a carrier.+* Longest citadel among Tier X battleships, with height just at the water line. Though it is well armored.
?* Largest citadel among Tier X Battleships, though they are below the water line.+* Legendary upgrade, while reducing damage suffered from critical effects, comes at the cost of either stealth or torpedo detection, reducing chances to avoid being hit.
  
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 * '''Slot 1:''' {{Main Armaments Modification 1}} keeps the guns active and firing. * '''Slot 1:''' {{Main Armaments Modification 1}} keeps the guns active and firing.
 * '''Slot 2:''' {{Damage Control System Modification 1}} reduces the chances of fire and flood. * '''Slot 2:''' {{Damage Control System Modification 1}} reduces the chances of fire and flood.
?* '''Slot 3:''' {{AA Guns Modification 2}} boosts maximum AA range.+* '''Slot 3:''' {{AA Guns Modification 1}} boosts the outer AA envelope.
 * '''Slot 4:''' {{Damage Control System Modification 2}} reduces the amount of time on fire. * '''Slot 4:''' {{Damage Control System Modification 2}} reduces the amount of time on fire.
 * '''Slot 5:''' {{Concealment System Modification 1}} reduces her detection range. With appropriate camouflage, she can choose when to engage the enemy or give a surprise shot to unnoticed enemy. * '''Slot 5:''' {{Concealment System Modification 1}} reduces her detection range. With appropriate camouflage, she can choose when to engage the enemy or give a surprise shot to unnoticed enemy.
 * '''Slot 6:''' {{Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2}} improves her accuracy. This will make it so that at ranges of ~12-13 kilometers the battleship is exceptionally accurate, much more so than contemporaries. Picking {{Main Battery Modification 3}} will improve the gun reload, increasing her DPM. Both are wise options and it depends on Captains to pick which upgrade. * '''Slot 6:''' {{Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2}} improves her accuracy. This will make it so that at ranges of ~12-13 kilometers the battleship is exceptionally accurate, much more so than contemporaries. Picking {{Main Battery Modification 3}} will improve the gun reload, increasing her DPM. Both are wise options and it depends on Captains to pick which upgrade.
  
?Keep in mind that [[Montana]] can also be equipped with {{Spotting Aircraft Modification 1}} in the '''Slot 1''' to increase the spotter plane flight time.+Keep in mind that [[Montana]] can also be equipped with {{Spotting Aircraft Modification 1}} in '''Slot 1''' to increase the spotter plane flight time.
  
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?{{Commander Skills+{{Commander Skills 2
?| Priority Target = 3+<!-- This version enables a '0' rating. Use it for skills that have no effect (e.g. Improved Engines on a non-CV) or are detrimental to the ship. They should mirror what appears in the game client. -->
?| Preventative Maintenance = 1+| rating11 = 3 <!-- Priority Target -->
?| Expert Loader = 2+| rating12 = 1 <!-- Preventive Maint -->
?| Aircraft Servicing Expert = +| rating13 = 2 <!-- Expert Loader -->
?| Direction Center for Catapult Aircraft = 1+| rating14 = 0 <!-- Air Supremacy -->
?| Dogfighting Expert = +| rating15 = 1 <!-- Direction Center for Fighters -->
?| Incoming Fire Alert = +| rating16 = 0 <!-- Improved Engine Boost -->
?| Evasive Maneuver = +| rating17 = <!-- Incoming Fire Alert -->
 +| rating18 = 0 <!-- Last Gasp -->
  
?| High Alert = 2+| rating21 = 2 <!-- High Alert -->
?| Jack of All Trades = 1+| rating22 = 1 <!-- Jack of All Trades -->
?| Expert Marksman = 3+| rating23 = 3 <!-- Expert Marksman -->
?| Torpedo Acceleration = +| rating24 = 0 <!-- Torpedo Acceleration -->
?| Smoke Screen Expert = +| rating25 = 0 <!-- Smoke Screen Expert -->
?| Expert Rear Gunner = +| rating26 = 0 <!-- Improved Engines -->
?| Adrenaline Rush = 2+| rating27 = 2 <!-- Adrenaline Rush -->
?| Last Stand = +| rating28 = <!-- Last Stand -->
  
?| Survivability Expert = +| rating31 = 2 <!-- Basics of Survivability -->
?| Basics of Survivability = 2+| rating32 = <!-- Survivability Expert-->
?| Torpedo Armament Expertise = +| rating33 = 0 <!-- Torpedo Armament Expertise-->
?| Emergency Takeoff = +| rating34 = 0 <!-- Aircraft Armor -->
?| Basic Firing Training = 2+| rating35 = 2 <!-- Basic Firing Training -->
?| Superintendent = 3+| rating36 = 3 <!-- Superintendent -->
?| Demolition Expert = +| rating37 = <!-- Demolition Expert -->
?| Vigilance = 1+| rating38 = 1 <!-- Vigilance -->
  
?| Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament = +| rating41 = <!-- Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament -->
?| Fire Prevention = 3+| rating42 = 3 <!-- Fire Prevention -->
?| Inertia Fuse for HE Shells = +| rating43 = <!-- Inertia Fuse for HE Shells -->
?| Air Supremacy = +| rating44 = 0 <!-- Sight Stabilization -->
?| Advanced Firing Training = 2+| rating45 = 2 <!-- Advanced Firing Training -->
?| Manual Fire Control for AA Armament = 2+| rating46 = <!-- Massive AA Fire -->
?| Radio Position Finding = +| rating47 = <!-- Radio Position Finding -->
?| Concealment Expert = 3+| rating48 = 3 <!-- Concealment Expert -->
 }} }}
  
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?[[Montana]] can equip the following consumables+''{{#var:ship_name}}'' equips the following consumables
 *'''Slot 1:''' {{Damage Control Party}} *'''Slot 1:''' {{Damage Control Party}}
 *'''Slot 2:''' {{Repair Party}} *'''Slot 2:''' {{Repair Party}}
?*'''Slot 3:''' {{Catapult Fighter}} or {{Spotting Aircraft}}+*'''Slot 3:''' {{Catapult Fighter}} '''or''' {{Spotting Aircraft}}
  
?It is advisable to equip {{Spotting Aircraft}} than {{Catapult Fighter}} as it adds more range and easier to shoot people behind covers.<br />+It is advisable to equip {{Spotting Aircraft}} rather than {{Catapult Fighter}} as it adds more range.
? +
?As ''Montana'' is a high-tier ship, it is recommended to equip all consumables with premium ones: {{Damage Control Party II}}, {{Repair Party II}}, and {{Spotting Aircraft II}}.+
  
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 [[Ship:Camouflage#Standard Camouflage|Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage]] can be equipped for Credits{{credits}}; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the detection range. [[Ship:Camouflage#Standard Camouflage|Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage]] can be equipped for Credits{{credits}}; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the detection range.
  
?Players who wish to spend Doubloons{{doubloons}} can equip ''Montana'' with [[Ship:Camouflage#Permanent_Camouflage|Type 20 camouflage]] for doubloons that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, increases her credit earnings, and increases the amount of experience she earns. +Players who wish to spend Doubloons{{doubloons}} can equip ''Montana'' with [[Ship:Camouflage#Permanent_Camouflage|Type 20 camouflage]] for doubloons that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, halves her repair costs, increases her credit earnings, and increases the amount of experience she earns.
  
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 | Hotel Yankee = 1 | Hotel Yankee = 1
 | Juliet Charlie = 1 | Juliet Charlie = 1
?| November Foxtrot = 1+| November Foxtrot = 2
?| Zulu = 3+| Zulu = 2
 | Juliet Yankee Bissotwo = 1 | Juliet Yankee Bissotwo = 1
 | India Delta = 3 | India Delta = 3
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 | India Yankee = 3 | India Yankee = 3
 | November Echo Setteseven = 2 | November Echo Setteseven = 2
?| Zulu Hotel = 2+| Zulu Hotel = 3
 | India Bravo Terrathree = 3 | India Bravo Terrathree = 3
?| Sierra Mike = 1+| Sierra Mike = 3
 | Victor Lima =  | Victor Lima =
  
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?| Dragon Flag = 2+| Dragon Flag = 3
?| Wyvern = 3+| Wyvern = 1
 | Red Dragon = 2 | Red Dragon = 2
 | Ouroboros = 2 | Ouroboros = 2
 | Hydra = 2 | Hydra = 2
 +| Leviathan = 2
 }} }}
  
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 ===Specifications=== ===Specifications===
?:60,500 long tons displacement, standard+:63,221 long tons displacement, standard
 :70,965 long tons displacement, full :70,965 long tons displacement, full
 :280.80m length :280.80m length
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 ====Armor==== ====Armor====
 :Main belt: 409mm :Main belt: 409mm
?:Lower belt: 183mm+:Lower belt: 183-216mm
?:Decks: 57mm weather deck, 187mm armored deck, 19mm splinter deck+:Decks: 57mm weather deck, 179-187mm armored deck, 19mm splinter deck
 :Bulkheads: 457mm forward, 387 mm rear :Bulkheads: 457mm forward, 387 mm rear
 :Barbettes and Turrets: 457-541mm barbette, 572mm face, 254mm side, 305mm rear, 232mm roof :Barbettes and Turrets: 457-541mm barbette, 572mm face, 254mm side, 305mm rear, 232mm roof
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 The ''Montana''-class battleships of the United States Navy were planned as successors to the ''[[Iowa]]'' class, being slower but larger, better armored, and having superior firepower. This would have been the US Navy's first class of true post-treaty battleships, designed entirely free from treaty restrictions from the beginning. Five were approved for construction during World War II, but changes in wartime building priorities resulted in their cancellation in favor of the ''[[Essex]]''-class aircraft carriers and ''Iowa'' class before any ''Montana''-class keels were laid. With beams of 121 feet, they would have been the first U.S. battleships as originally designed to be too wide to transit the existing 110 foot wide locks of the Panama Canal. In conjunction with the ''Montana''-class, the Navy also planned to add a third set of locks to the Panama Canal that would be 140 ft (43 m) wide to enable ship designs with greater beam; these locks would have been armored and would normally be reserved for use by Navy warships.<br /> The ''Montana''-class battleships of the United States Navy were planned as successors to the ''[[Iowa]]'' class, being slower but larger, better armored, and having superior firepower. This would have been the US Navy's first class of true post-treaty battleships, designed entirely free from treaty restrictions from the beginning. Five were approved for construction during World War II, but changes in wartime building priorities resulted in their cancellation in favor of the ''[[Essex]]''-class aircraft carriers and ''Iowa'' class before any ''Montana''-class keels were laid. With beams of 121 feet, they would have been the first U.S. battleships as originally designed to be too wide to transit the existing 110 foot wide locks of the Panama Canal. In conjunction with the ''Montana''-class, the Navy also planned to add a third set of locks to the Panama Canal that would be 140 ft (43 m) wide to enable ship designs with greater beam; these locks would have been armored and would normally be reserved for use by Navy warships.<br />
  
?Preliminary design work for the ''Montana''-class began before the US entry into World War II. The first two vessels were approved by Congress in 1939 following the passage of the Second Vinson Act. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor delayed construction of the ''Montana'' class. The success of carrier combat at the Battle of the Coral Sea and, to a greater extent, the Battle of Midway, diminished the value of the battleship. Consequently, though the design was finalized in 1942, the US Navy chose to cancel the ''Montana''-class in 1943 favor of more urgently needed aircraft carriers, amphibious and anti-submarine vessels. Because the ''Iowa''s were fast enough to escort the new ''Essex''-class aircraft carriers, their orders were retained, making them the last US Navy battleships to be commissioned.+Preliminary design work for the ''Montana''-class began before the US entry into World War II. The first two vessels were approved by Congress in 1939 following the passage of the Second Vinson Act. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor delayed construction of the ''Montana'' class. The success of carrier combat at the Battle of the Coral Sea and, to a greater extent, the Battle of Midway, diminished the value of the battleship. Consequently, though the design was finalized in 1942, the US Navy chose to cancel the ''Montana''-class in 1943 favor of more urgently needed aircraft carriers, amphibious and anti-submarine vessels. Because the ''Iowa''s were far long enough in construction and fast enough to escort the new ''Essex''-class aircraft carriers, their orders were retained, making them the last US Navy battleships to be commissioned.
  
 ====Design==== ====Design====
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 The propulsion system consisted of eight boilers providing steam for four turbines, with installed power of 172,000 SHP and a design top speed of 28 knots. As the ''Montana''-class were expected to regularly operate in a 27 knot battle line rather than with 30+ knot fleet carriers, the design reduced power output from 212,000 SHP to 172,000 SHP in 1941 to reduce some weight. Compared to the ''North Carolina'', ''South Dakota'', and ''Iowa'' classes, the machinery spaces of the ''Montana''s featured extensive longitudinal subdivisions reminiscent of the arrangement found on the ''Lexington''-class battlecruisers; the designers had sufficient confidence in the stability characteristics to accept the risk of asymmetric flooding and include such longitudinal subdivisions.<br /> The propulsion system consisted of eight boilers providing steam for four turbines, with installed power of 172,000 SHP and a design top speed of 28 knots. As the ''Montana''-class were expected to regularly operate in a 27 knot battle line rather than with 30+ knot fleet carriers, the design reduced power output from 212,000 SHP to 172,000 SHP in 1941 to reduce some weight. Compared to the ''North Carolina'', ''South Dakota'', and ''Iowa'' classes, the machinery spaces of the ''Montana''s featured extensive longitudinal subdivisions reminiscent of the arrangement found on the ''Lexington''-class battlecruisers; the designers had sufficient confidence in the stability characteristics to accept the risk of asymmetric flooding and include such longitudinal subdivisions.<br />
  
?Whereas the preceding ''South Dakota''-class and ''Iowa''-class were only designed to be protected from the regular 2,240 lb 16" Mark 5 shells, the ''Montana''-class armor scheme was designed to provide substantial protection zones against the newer and much more powerful 2,700 lb Mark 8 Superheavy Shells. With the beam restriction relaxed, the ''Montana''-class design returned to a more conventional external belt inclined at 19 degrees; the increased beam meant that the loss of waterplane area from external belt inclination was no longer a stability concern as it was for the ''South Dakota'' and ''Iowa'' classes. The main belt was 409mm thick cemented armor, with a separate lower belt 183mm thick mounted on one of the torpedo bulkheads. The horizontal protection consisted of a 57mm weather deck, 178mm main armor deck, and 19mm splinter deck. The traverse bulkheads were 457mm thick forward and 387mm thick aft. Turret protection was also increased over that of the ''Iowa''-class, with turret faces up to 572mm thick.+Whereas the preceding ''South Dakota''-class and ''Iowa''-class were only designed to be protected from the regular 2,240 lb 16" Mark 5 shells, the ''Montana''-class armor scheme was designed to provide substantial protection zones against the newer and much more powerful 2,700 lb Mark 8 Superheavy Shells. With the beam restriction relaxed, the ''Montana''-class design returned to a more conventional external belt inclined at 19 degrees; the increased beam meant that the loss of waterplane area from external belt inclination was no longer a stability concern as it was for the ''South Dakota'' and ''Iowa'' classes. The main belt was 409mm thick cemented armor, with a separate lower belt 183-216mm thick mounted on one of the torpedo bulkheads. The horizontal protection consisted of a 57mm weather deck, 179-184mm main armor deck, and 19mm splinter deck. The traverse bulkheads were 457mm thick forward and 387mm thick aft. Turret protection was also increased over that of the ''Iowa''-class, with turret faces up to 572mm thick. The hull has a triple bottom under the citadel to protect against underbottom explosions.
  
 ===Historical Inaccuracies=== ===Historical Inaccuracies===
?* While several design iterations had a 212,000 SHP powerplant that could have propelled the ship at 29+ knots, the final design reduced the power to 172,000 SHP and the speed to 28 knots in order to reduce weight and improve machinery subdivision.+* While several design iterations had a 212,000 shaft horsepower power plant that could have propelled the ship at 29+ knots, the final design reduced the power to 172,000 shaft horsepower and the speed to 28 knots in order to reduce weight and improve machinery subdivision.
?* The final design had a 57mm weather deck and 178mm main armor deck instead of the 38mm and 150mm respectively in game.+* The final design had a 57mm weather deck and 179-184mm main armor deck instead of the 38mm and 150mm respectively in game.
 * The final design had steering gears and shafts behind the citadel protected by a separate compartment and armor tubes, rather than an extension of the armored citadel as on previous classes of US fast battleships and as depicted in game. * The final design had steering gears and shafts behind the citadel protected by a separate compartment and armor tubes, rather than an extension of the armored citadel as on previous classes of US fast battleships and as depicted in game.
?* The Montana in-game is nearly devoid of AA gun mounts in the bow in front of the turrets, something that would be highly unlikely had the ships been completed. All previous American fast battleships had at least two quad 40mm Bofors mounts in front of the turrets as well as several 20mm Oerlikon mounts.+* ''Montana'' in game is nearly devoid of AA gun mounts in the bow in front of the turrets, something that would be highly unlikely had the ships been completed. All previous American fast battleships had at least two quad 40mm Bofors mounts in front of the turrets as well as several 20mm Oerlikon mounts.
 +* Construction of ''Montana'' was estimated to be somewhere between July and November 1945. By this time the US Navy had adopted Measure 22 camouflage for their ships; Navy Blue lower hull with Hazy Gray above it. Similar battleships like the ''Iowa'' class were painted in Measure 22 in 1945. However, the in-game ''Montana'' uses a fictional dazzle scheme.
  
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 +# [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana-class_battleship#USS_Montana_(BB-67) USS ''Montana'' (BB-67) - Wikipedia]
 +# [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana-class_battleship ''Montana''-class battleship - Wikipedia]
  
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Montana
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Battleship | U.S.A. | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Iowa
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General
Research price247000 exp
Purchase price20,800,000 Credits
Hit Points96,300 
Main Battery
406 mm/50 Mk74 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range23.65 km.
Maximum Dispersion296 m.
HE Shell406 mm HE/HC Mk13 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell36 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity820 m./s.
HE Shell Weight862 kg.
AP Shell406 mm AP Mk8 
Maximum AP Shell Damage13,500 
Initial AP Shell Velocity762 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1225 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/54 Mk4110 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk41 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity808 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
20 mm Oerlikon Mk2020 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second122 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk220 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second318 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk420 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second72 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
127 mm/54 Mk4110 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second157 
. . . Firing Range5.19 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed30 knot
Turning Circle Radius950 m.
Rudder Shift Time22.2 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range17.82 km.
Air Detectability Range12.91 km.
Battle Levels
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X
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20,800,000

Montana — American Tier X battleship.

One of the largest battleships in the world. She was slightly inferior to Iowa-class ships in terms of speed, but had more main guns and significantly stronger torpedo protection. Montana's armor was conventionally arranged and considerably reinforced.

Modules

link=Ship: 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)
406 mm/50 Mk.7 in a turret2452965,7003613,500 02,200,000
link=Ship: 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)
Montana (A)96,300654141020/20/10/200 03,400,000
link=Ship: Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk10 mod. 1023.6 02,100,000
link=Ship: Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 172,000 hp30 0550,000

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
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Ship Consumables Modification 1
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

Tier X's Montana is, at first glance, basically a supersized Iowa with an additional triple mount turret and thicker belt and deck armor. Her offensive capability relies on her heavy broadside to smash enemy battleships or destroy anything smaller should the rounds connect. She has the heaviest broadside and the best DPM of any battleship in the game. While her guns are the second smallest of the Tier X battleships her super-heavy shell (SHS) AP rounds do as much damage as the 420mm guns on Großer Kurfürst (while firing faster and more accurately) and exceed the AP damage of Conqueror. Her HE rounds are also decent, but characteristically weaker than Japanese and British HE but stronger than the high explosive found on German battleships. She also has an extremely powerful anti-aircraft suite and is more than capable of protecting herself from lower tiered aircraft carriers, but will likely require the assistance of teammates to fend off a determined strike by a Tier X flattop.

While she can reach a top speed of 30 knots, her large size and slow rudder shift time make her vulnerable to torpedo attack. Further, her main battery of 16-inch guns are not able to overmatch the 32mm thick bow armor found on most Tier IX and X battleships like Yamato’s main battery can. This means that Montana captains may sometimes be forced into firing high explosive shells at well-angled enemy battleships.

The dispersion of her main guns has been improved since the game launched, but her dispersion is still worse than Yamato’s even after the Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 (Increases the firing accuracy of the main battery: -11% main battery dispersion.) upgrade is installed. They are, however, more accurate than Großer Kurfürst’s main battery at range while having a slower turret traverse (45 seconds versus Kurfürst’s 40 seconds). Her secondaries are not as numerous as those of her Tier X counterparts, but they are better armored. This means that cruisers firing purely high explosive rounds are far less likely to destroy her secondary battery turrets, something that Yamato and Kurfürst cannot claim. Additionally, they have have the best rate of fire and the highest fire chance of all Tier X battleship secondary guns.

Montana is a "jack of all trades" battleship. With that said, in a close-range fight she will easily outpace Yamato’s turret traverse, though not that of Kurfürst. While at range she will be more accurate than Kurfürst but not as accurate as Yamato. Flexibility is her strength.

Pros:

  • Having twelve 16-inch (406mm) main battery guns generally means that something will hit even if a captain's aim is slightly off and allows spreading fire at more angles for wild firing.
  • Can seriously damage destroyers with AP rounds simply due to the number of shells per volley.
  • One of the best anti-aircraft suites in the game.
  • Secondaries have the best fire chance (9%) and rate of fire (15 rounds per minute per gun) of Tier X battleships.
  • Decent turret traverse speed.
  • Faster than most other Tier X battleships, with the exception of Republique.
  • Unparalleled flexibility when compared to her Tier X counterparts, making her a top choice for competitive play.
  • Legendary upgrade makes her even more agile and significantly reduces her vulnerability to fires and flooding.
  • Highest potential alpha strike damage in the game: a staggering 162,000 potential damage.

Cons:

  • Uses same guns as Iowa, no damage per shot upgrade for a ship one tier higher (although having +3 more guns somewhat compensates for it).
  • Dispersion is frustrating even with Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 (Increases the firing accuracy of the main battery: -11% main battery dispersion.) equipped.
  • Very sluggish to accelerate and vulnerable to collisions.
  • Bow armor can be pierced relatively easily by Yamato’s 460mm shells.
  • Longest citadel among Tier X battleships, with height just at the water line. Though it is well armored.
  • Legendary upgrade, while reducing damage suffered from critical effects, comes at the cost of either stealth or torpedo detection, reducing chances to avoid being hit.

Research

As a Tier X ship, Montana doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Keep in mind that Montana can also be equipped with Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 (Increases the action time of the Spotting Aircraft and Rapid Takeoff Spotter consumables.: +30% action time.) in Slot 1 to increase the spotter plane flight time.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Montana equips the following consumables

It is advisable to equip Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.) rather than Catapult Fighter (While active, a group of fighter planes circles the ship providing protection by attacking incoming enemy aircraft.) as it adds more range.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for Credits Credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the detection range.

Players who wish to spend Doubloons Doubloons can equip Montana with Type 20 camouflage for doubloons that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, halves her repair costs, increases her credit earnings, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. USS Montana (BB-67) - Wikipedia
  2. Montana-class battleship - Wikipedia
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