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Yamato
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Battleship | Japan | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Izumo
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General
Research price249000 exp
Purchase price20,600,000 Credits
Hit Points97,200 
Main Battery
460 mm/45 Type943 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time60 sec.
Firing Range26.63 km.
Maximum Dispersion275 m.
HE Shell460 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage7,300 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell35 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity805 m./s.
HE Shell Weight1360 kg.
AP Shell460 mm AP/APC Type91 
Maximum AP Shell Damage14,800 
Initial AP Shell Velocity780 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1460 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/40 Type89 A16 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire12 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Secondary Armament #2
155 mm/60 3rd Year Type2 х 3 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
HE Shell155 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,600 
Initial HE Shell Velocity925 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel10 %
Secondary Armament #3
127 mm/40 Type89 A1 mod. 36 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Type0 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity725 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed27 knot
Turning Circle Radius900 m.
Rudder Shift Time22.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range18 km.
Air Detectability Range12.79 km.
Battle Levels
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20,600,000

Yamato — Japanese Tier X battleship.

The biggest warship of World War II and the world's largest battleship. Yamato was designed around the idea that an individual ship could have superiority over any battleship of a potential enemy. Her main guns had overwhelming firepower. The ship maintained a very high level of survivability due to reliable armor and robust torpedo protection. Yamato’s AA capabilities were highly efficient due to carrying numerous AA artillery guns.

Modules

Main Battery 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)
460 mm/45 Type942602757,3003514,800 02,300,000
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)
Yamato (A)97,2001665036/6/252/2/6/6/60 03,300,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Type10 mod. 1026.6 02,100,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 150,000 hp27 0590,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 5  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1
 Slot 6  AA Guns Modification 2 Main Battery Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

The pinnacle of all Japanese battleship design philosophy and possibly of the entire world, Yamato gains its place as the most solid battleship at her tier. She has the second largest hit points of any ship in the game at a staggering 97200 next to Großer Kurfürst’s 105k and her guns have the highest citadel hit damage of any round in the game, at 14800 HP per citadel hit. The AA suite aboard matches her size and potency, with nearly 150 25mm AA barrels (in real life, 162 25mm AA barrels in latest upgrade). With a turning radius of 800m and a top speed of 27.2 kts, she is also surprisingly maneuverable despite her large size, but with a long rudder shift time and extremely slow turret traverse, one must plan all actions in advance, or risk being caught off-guard and unable to react. The guns, while accurate, are very unforgiving, with a 30 second reload stock, which can be decreased to just under 27 seconds at the expense of further reducing its abysmal turret traverse further by using a piece of equipment. Being one of the biggest ships in the game, Yamato is constantly targeted by Aircraft Carriers, and despite the numerous AA guns, high tier carriers can still get planes through, so it is advised to stay near ships that have solid AA suites such as cruisers for an AA "aegis" to be created. In addition, even though your armor is the most solid in the game you should still try to angle your ship as sometimes shells may have a chance to hit home and deal glaring damage. Keep in mind that her citadel can easily be hit if the enemy manages to penetrate your armor.


Pros:

  • Unrivaled main battery guns that can even penetrate other battleships at close range when they're bow on.
  • Extremely good dispersion, but landing hits on targets beyond beyond 18km is still challenging.
  • Second largest health pool and heaviest armor in the game.
  • Large quantity of secondaries can easily kill a destroyer at very close range.
  • Surprisingly good agility for its size.
  • Impressive torpedo bulge as long as torpedoes hit her torpedo belt.
  • Longest main battery range in the game, but shells take a long time to travel and are extremely inaccurate when firing at targets that far out.
  • Insane turret armor that deflects most things other then tier X BB shells at point blank.

Cons:

  • Extremely large size but still smaller than Izumo and Großer Kurfürst.
  • Very high notoriety and potential danger makes her a priority target for the enemy team.
  • Extremely slow turret traverse rate of 72 seconds for traversing 180 degrees.
  • Poor shell velocity of the main battery makes it difficult to hit distant targets.
  • Long rudder shift time.
  • Despite her citadel being well armored, its large size and hexagonal shape means she is still very vulnerable to any sorts of citadel damage from any angle

Research

As a Tier X ship, Yamato has no additional modules to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Yamato`s strengths lie in her immensely powerful main guns and fearsome secondaries. The two most popular builds for Yamato focus on improving the capabilities of her already powerful main guns, and to amp up the power of her secondaries.

Main Gun Build: To improve Yamato`s main gun performance, Main Armaments Modification 1 is recommended to reduce the likelihood of her turrets being knocked out, with Aiming Systems Modification 1 in slot 2 to increase their accuracy. Main Battery Modification 2 can be viable as Yamato's turrets can be painfully slow, but this sacrifices precious reload speed. For slot 3,Main Battery Modification 3 instead sacrifices turret traverse speed for an improved rate of fire, allowing her to fire - and theoretically hit - enemy ships more often. Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 isn't really necessary, as Yamato already have the highest base gun range in the game.

Secondary Build: To amp up Yamato`s fearsome secondaries even further, , Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 is a must to greatly improve the surviveability of your secondaries, Secondary Battery Modification 2 to greatly increase the range of her secondaries (as by now they should be at a range of 8.4km, Advanced Firing Training will take this above to 10.1km) which also decreases their dispersion by 20%, and finally Secondary Battery Modification 3 to improve the rate of fire of her secondaries.

For her other three slots, Damage Control System Modification 1 is almost a must for slot 4, as Yamato`s engines and steering will almost never be incapacitated, and she'll have to deal with fires and flooding more often. For slot 5, all three choices of Damage Control System Modification 2 to reduce the duration of fires and flooding, Steering Gears Modification 2 to increase Yamato's sluggish rudder speed, or Propulsion Modification 2 to improve her propulsion to maximum speed, are viable options and depend on her Captain's personal playstyle. Finally, Target Acquisition System Modification 1 is a good choice to increase her acquisition radius of torpedoes, which can be almost impossible to dodge if not spotted as soon as possible. While Concealment System Modification 1 can be useful, once she's fired her guns Yamato can be spotted from over 30km away, making concealment redundant.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Players can equip the following consumables on Yamato: ​Damage Control Party, Repair Party, and a choice between Spotting Aircraft and Catapult Fighter. It is strongly recommended to take the Premium versions of ​Damage Control Party and Repair Party to maximise surviveability.

Camouflage

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

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Yamato with Type 20 camouflage 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.

Signals

As with all battleships, Yamato comes with 8 signal flag slots. The three most important flags are India Delta, Juliet Yankee Bissotwo and India Yankee; all of which will improve your surviveability. If the captain goes with the Secondary Build, the addition of Mike Yankee Soxisix will further improve the performance of Yamato`s secondaries.

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Historical Info

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