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Montana-class Battleship

Montana Class

Class

Battleship

Cost (Silver)

5500000

Cost (Level)

60

Cost (REXP)

100000

Affiliation

United States Navy

 
Afilliation United States Navy
Max. Displacement 70,965 long tons, (72,104 t) (full load)
Main Guns 4 turrets (2 forward, 2 aft)
Sub Guns 10 Sub Guns (5 per side)
Torpedoes None
Anti Sub None
Has Camouflage No
Cost 5,500,000
REXP 100,000
Required Level 60
Upgraded From South Dakota-class
Upgrades Into N/A

The Montana-class battleships of the United States Navy were planned as successors to the Iowa class, being slower but larger, better armored, and having superior firepower. Five were approved for construction during World War II, but changes in wartime building priorities resulted in their cancellation in favor of the Essex-class aircraft carriers and Iowa class before any Montana-class keels were laid. With beams of 121 feet, they would have been the first U.S. battleships as originally designed to be too wide to transit the 110-foot-wide locks of the Panama Canal.

Intended armament would have been 12 16-inch (406 mm) Mark 7 guns in four triple turrets, up from the Iowas' three triple 16s. With an increased anti-aircraft capability and thicker armor belt, the Montana class would have been the largest, best-protected, and most heavily armed U.S. battleships ever, the only class to come close to rivaling the Empire of Japan's immense Yamato-class battleships.

In game, Montana has one of the highest damage per salvo of any battleship, along with an extremely high Health Pool. This makes it an ideal class for close-ranged combat and for quickly dispatching lower level battleships. However, the maneuverability (particularly top speed) of the Montana-class is unimpressive at best, and while one can reduce its armor and/or armor load to mitigate this somewhat, careful planning must be taken as taking too much armor off the ship will render it somewhat ineffective in close-ranged combat. Montana-class also has a curiously low damage-per shot, thus requiring full broadside to effectively deal damage.

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