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Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points47,900 
AA Defense
40 mm Bofors on a Mk.1 mount10 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second113 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon on a Mk.24 mount15 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second91.5 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm Bofors on a Mk.2 mount5 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second79.5 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maximum Speed33 knot
Turning Circle Radius920 m.
Rudder Shift Time15.9 sec.
Surface Detectability Range11.87 km.
Air Detectability Range10.18 km.
Battle Levels

Sanzang — Pan-Asian special premium Tier VIII aircraft сarrier.

Sanzang is a Buddhist monk, scientist, philosopher, traveler, and translator. He is not only an eminent person, but also the main character from "Journey to the West", a novel by Wu Cheng'en.

Sanzang was first released in "Lunar New Year" containers on 20 Jan 2021 on all servers.


Hull Hit Points
Main Turrets
Secondary Gun Turrets
AA Mounts
Torpedo Tubes
Hangar Capacity
Research price
Purchase price
Sanzang47,900615215/10/5 00
Attack Aircraft Speed
Research price
Purchase price
F8F Bearcat1761,660 00
Torpedo Bombers Maximum Torpedo Damage
Hit Points
Research price
Purchase price
BTD Destroyer6,4671312,040 00
Bombers Maximum Bomb Damage
Hit Points
Research price
Purchase price
BTD Destroyer1312,150 00
Engine Maximum Speed
Research price
Purchase price
Propulsion: 120,000 hp33 00

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
 Slot 3 
Torpedo Bombers Modification 1
Attack Aircraft Modification 1
Aerial Torpedoes Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Attack Aircraft Modification 2
Torpedo Bombers Modification 2
Bombers Modification 1
Airstrike Modification 1
 Slot 5 
Flight Control Modification 1
Concealment System Modification 1
Squadron Consumables Modification 1

Player Opinion


Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
Refer to the in-game Port screens for more useful data.

As the first Pan-Asian premium aircraft carrier, Sanzang is not a new concept, but is actually a clone of the USN Tier VIII premium Saipan, except for the permanent camouflage. She plays exactly the same as Saipan and shares her strengths and weaknesses. Players who are comfortable with the play style of Saipan should not have any problem playing with Sanzang.

Sanzang shares the same Tiny Tim rockets, stock torpedoes and upgraded HE bombs as the Midway, but has only 6 planes for each plane type per squadron and only 9 of each plane type on deck at the start of the game. On top of that, the plane restoration time is more than 2 minutes, sharing the title of having the worst plane restoration time with Saipan. Like Midway, the HE bombs and rockets have very high alpha damage, but have annoyingly large aiming circles.

For a better and more in-depth review, here is the link to the Saipan page.


  • High alpha bomb and rocket damage/penetration.
  • Planes have high speed and good-sized HP pools.
  • Acceptable torpedo bomber aiming speed.
  • Torpedo bombers drop 2 torpedoes per plane (4 fish per drop).
  • Good rudder shift, turning circle and top speed, making it easier to reposition the carrier.
  • Small detection radius by sea.
  • Good penetration on HE bombs enables them to attack targets with thicker deck armor, which Lexington cannot penetrate with bombs.


  • Low plane count per squadron and on deck.
  • Horrible plane restoration time of more than 2 minutes for torpedo and dive bombers, and 117s restoration for attack aircraft.
  • Very weak armor compared to the Lexington or Enterprise.
  • Anemic AA defenses with stock range of 3.5km and insufficient AA fire power to make attack runs on this carrier expensive.
  • Despite the good detectability range by sea, detection range by air is 10.4km, giving enemy aircraft carrier more than enough time to maneuver squadron into position before attacking.
  • Small number of planes makes attacks by enemy fighter squadrons very costly for the player.
  • Dispersion ellipse of Tiny Tims is very large. Being a premium, Sanzang also does not have the option to mount HVAR rockets which Lexington and Midway can.


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

Optimal Configuration

Sanzang should focus heavily on plane survivability despite the large plane hit point pools (for tier 8) due to the long plane restoration time.


The recommended upgrades for Sanzang are as follows:

Commander Skills

Captains should focus on plane survivability despite the generous HP pools of the planes due to the long plane restoration time. Air Supremacy, Improved Engines, Aircraft Armor, Survivability Expert, Sight Stabilisation, Enhanced Aircraft Armor and Proximity Fuse are recommended for a 19 point commander, with special emphasis on the defense skills. However, do note that the distribution of skill points is a matter of personal choice. Captains should choose different skills for Sanzang if they feel more comfortable with that playstyle.


Sanzang can equip the following consumables:

Aircraft Carrier:

All consumables on the carrier itself are activated at need and cannot be activated manually.

Attack Aircraft:

Torpedo Bombers:


The In-flight RepairWhen activated, repairs a squadron's damage +10% over 5 seconds. and Patrol FighterWhile active, a group of fighter planes circles a location spotting and engaging enemy aircraft. consumables have 4 charges with the Repair Specialist and Patrol Group Leader captain skills respectively.


As a premium ship, Sanzang comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.


India X-Ray, Juliet Whiskey Unaone and Victor Lima are the most effective signals for Sanzang. November Echo Setteseven will help to increase the power of Sanzang's horrible AAA. As an aircraft carrier, Sanzang has no risk of detonating so Juliet Charlie would just be wasted.

Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.


Historical Gallery


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.10.0.
  • First became available to players in January 2021 from containers.
  • Update 0.10.1:
    • Fixed a bug due to which the "Patrol Fighter" squadrons had incorrect speed and HP.
  • Update 0.10.2:
    • Fixed geometry and textures of the ship.
  • Update 0.10.5:
    • Attack aircraft now gain significant altitude at the start of an attack.
  • Update 0.11.10:
    • Fixed an issue that affected the display of camouflage on the ship's aircraft.
  • Update 12.2:
    • Fixed the position of aircraft on the deck.
  • Update 12.3:
    • Fixed the geometry and textures of the ship.

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