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Revision as of 23:51, 30 April 2020

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
12345678910
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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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