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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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X
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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 stock range in the game.
  • Insane turret armor that deflects most things other then tier X BB shells at point blank.
  • No ship is safe when facing Yamato's guns, even Yamato itself; they are so big that they can even score cidadel hits on bow-on ships (due to overmatching rule)!
  • Firing from a distance of over 20 km will form an immunity zone that helps deflects AP shell effectively, but don't expect to score hits against enemy reliably.

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.
  • The huge majority of her AA defenses are short range, rendering her defenseless against planes before they drop their payloads. Her 127mm guns have underwhelming AA damage output.
  • 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

The recommended upgrades for Yamato are as follows:

Slot 1 provides players with the first option in choosing a desired role. Typically, Main Armaments Modification 1 is recommended to provide additional survivability to the main battery, but players who desire to specialize in the secondary or anti-aircraft armament should choose Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 (+100% to secondary battery survivability. / +100% to AA mounts survivability.).

Slot 3 allows for further specialization. Generally, Aiming Systems Modification 1 is recommended because it reduces shell dispersion of the main and secondary armaments. To increase the effectiveness of the anti-aircraft armament, mount AA Guns Modification 2 (+15% continuous damage from all AA mounts. / +15% damage per second within the explosion radius of shells fired from medium- and long-range AA defenses.). Players wishing to specialize for secondaries should mount Secondary Battery Modification 2 (+20% to secondary battery maximum firing range. /    -20% to maximum dispersion of secondary battery shells.).

Slot 6 gives players options to finalize their build. For gunnery, mount Main Battery Modification 3 to decrease the reload time of the main battery. Template:AA Guns Modification 3 should be mounted for AA duties to increase the DPS of AA guns. Players wishing to increase the effectiveness of the secondaries should mount Secondary Battery Modification 3 (-20% to secondary battery loading time.).

Commander Skills

Yamato can be built for survivability, anti-aicraft, or secondary focus. For a survival captain, skills like Fire Prevention and Basics of Survivability are very important. Captains wanting to focus on secondaries should pick up Basic Firing Training, Advanced Firing Training, and possibly Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament. Captains wishing to spec for anti-aircraft should take Manual Fire Control for AA Armament. Concealment Expert is highly recommended with all builds, but one must weigh the benefits and trade-offs of investing an additional four points here instead of somewhere else.

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. She also has an alternative permanent camo, "K-117" it is only obtainable by completing the HSF Collection as an end reward. K-117 provides most of the same benifets as the Type 20 the only change between the camos are that the Type 20 provides +20% more credits while the K-117 provides +50% in commander XP in exchange for the additional credit earning; however the collection was a limited time by signup between version 0.7.2 and 0.7.3, as such it is unobtainable.

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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