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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 Damage5700 
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 Damage1800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity808 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
20 mm Oerlikon Mk420 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second72 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk220 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second318 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon Mk2020 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second122 
. . . 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 Range16.14 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 the 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

Batería principal Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180 Degree 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 Mk724529657003613 500 02 200 000
Casco 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 300654141020/20/20/100 03 400 000
Sistema de control de tiro Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk10 mod. 1023,6 02 100 000
Motor Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsión: 172 000 cv30 0550 000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Modificación 1 del armamento principal Modificación 1 del armamento auxiliar Modificación 1 de la santabárbara
 Slot 2  Modificación 2 de la batería principal Modificación 1 de la batería secundaria Modificación 1 de los cañones AA Modificación 1 de la sala de control de la artillería
 Slot 3  Modificación 2 de los cañones AA Modificación 3 de la batería principal Modificación 2 de la batería secundaria Modificación 2 de la sala de control de la artillería
 Slot 4  Modificación 1 del sistema de control de daños Modificación 1 de la propulsión Modificación 1 del aparato de gobierno
 Slot 5  Modificación 2 del sistema de control de daños Modificación 2 de la propulsión Modificación 2 del aparato de gobierno
 Slot 6  Modificación 1 del sistema de localización de objetivos Modificación 1 del sistema de ocultación

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 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 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 ship that does not excel at any one thing for a battleship (most players don't count AA as it is purely a defensive ability). With that said, in a close-range fight she will easily outpace Yamato’s turret traverse (but not that of Kurfürst), while at range she will be more accurate than Kurfürst (but not as accurate as Yamato). Flexibility is her strength, but it is also her weakness.

Pros:

  • Twelve main battery guns generally means that something will hit even if a captain's aim is slightly off.
  • Can seriously damage destroyers without swapping ammunition simply due to volume of shells.
  • Phenomenal broadside killing power exceeds Yamato and can one-salvo anything that floats; losing or masking a turret still leaves her with Iowa broadside firepower.
  • One of the best anti-aircraft suites in the game.
  • Secondaries have the best fire chance (9%) and rate of fire (4 rounds per second) of Tier X battleships.
  • Quick turret traverse speed.
  • Two turrets still deliver 6 shells, allowing Montana to fire effective salvos at two targets simultaneously.
  • Faster than her Tier X counterparts.
  • Unparalleled flexibility when compared to her Tier X counterparts.

Cons:

  • Uses same guns as Iowa, no real upgrade for a ship one tier higher.
  • Dispersion is frustrating even with Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 is equipped.
  • Very sluggish to accelerate.
  • Bow armor is overmatched by Yamato’s 460mm shells. Belt armor angling can still work but is shells will sometimes randomly sneak through anyway.
  • Inferior to Yamato due to smaller caliber and armor value
  • Inferior to Großer Kurfürst due to smaller caliber and unable to be as tanky as the Großer Kurfürst as well as Großer Kurfürst has better secondary than Montana.
  • Smallest gun caliber of all the Tier X battleships.
  • Somehow she can caught fire easily.
  • Very large superstructure and having low armor for its superstructure, therefore broadside to Cruiser such as Minotaur is suicide.
  • AA is outstanding but is not permanent since they can be destroyed by enemy HE shells.
  • AA advantage is only useful in match that has carrier.
  • AA still relied on RNG to shot down planes, sometimes she has difficulties in shooting down tier 10 planes.
  • Largest citadel among tier 10 Battleships, though they are below the water line.

Research

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

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Maximizing Montana’s stealth is never a bad choice. With the Concealment Expert commander skill, Concealment Modification 1 in Upgrade Slot 6, and appropriate camouflage, her detection range drops down to 13.4 km. While still long enough for destroyers or cruisers to spot her before she is spotted, it gives Montana more leeway for turning due to the placement of her citadel. Steering Gear Modification 2 is recommended in Upgrade Slot 5 and will reduce her rudder shift time down to 17.8 seconds.

Upgrade Slot 3's best choice is Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 to give her guns more accuracy; this will make it so that at ranges of ~12-13 kilometers Montana is exceptionally accurate, much more so than either of her contemporaries due to how dispersion works. In this configuration, she gives up damage to battleships that have equipped Main Battery Modification 3 to improve their rate of fire at the expense of her turret traverse. Main Battery Mod 3 will improve Montana’s damage-per-minute — already the highest of the Tier X battleships — and may surprise a cruiser who still expects her to be reloading.

Upgrade Slot 2 offers several options. AA Guns Modification 2 will boost her maximum AA bubble out to 6.2 km (7.5 km if stacked with the Advanced Firing Training commander skill), while Secondary Battery Modification 2 will boost the range and accuracy of her secondaries instead, and with captain skills and flags those can reach out to 9.1 km. Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1 will increase her already impressive range and give her secondaries a slight boost in range and accuracy, but is a weaker choice than the other two.

Upgrade Slot 1 is most commonly filled with Main Battery Modification 1, though Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 is a popular pick for captains who go for a full AA build with her other upgrades and commander skills. Damage Control System Modification 1 is the easy pick for Upgrade Slot 4.

Commander Skills

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 Montana 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

Gallery

Historical Info

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