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Su-25K Pack
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The lead ship of her class, Courbet was the first dreadnought built for the French Navy, launched in September 1911, but commissioned only 8 months before the beginning of the World War One. She was a flagship during the Battle of Antivari, where she participated in a sinking of the Austrian protected cruiser SMS Zenta. During the rest of the war, she prevented the Austro-Hungarian fleet from attempting to break out of the Adriatic. During the interwar years she served as a gunnery training ship and underwent multiple modernisations, which included changes to the main battery turrets, machinery, fire control, and more. Due to the time in dock and service as a training ship, she rarely left port. After the German invasion of France, she was mobilised to defend French ports along the coast of La Manche and to participate in Operation Aerial. Soon after, she sailed to Portsmouth in England and joined the Free French Navy as an anti-aircraft battery and later accommodation ship. Later, she was reassigned as a target ship, in order to test the secret bombs which were later used in the Dambuster Raid. After the Normandy landings, she was pulled by tugboats to be used as a part of the breakwater for the improvised harbour off Sword Beach. In that role, she was attacked by a secret German manned torpedoes, Negers, becoming the first vessel to suffer damage from secret weapons of both the Allies and Axis. After the war, her scrapping took until 1970.

The Courbet was introduced in Update "Air Superiority". Compared to the direct counterparts, she has a better damage output in exchange for somewhat worse armour protection. Her biggest highlight is the damage output of the AP shells, though only if those shells manage to penetrate the target, which is something they might struggle with, especially against higher BR vessels. She's best used in a typical role for a World War One-origin battleship: pushing the capture points and fighting with her direct counterparts.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel0 / 250 / 42 mm
Main fire tower250 / 250 / 360 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure16 mm (steel)
Number of section9
Displacement25 579 t
Crew1 187 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.


Speedforward / back
AB45 / 29 km/h
RB39 / 25 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 45 29
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 39 25

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB8 788 Sl icon.png
RB11 055 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 280 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 550 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 450 / 600 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Damage Control Division
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Fire Division
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Shrapnel Protection
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New Pumps
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Ammo Wetting
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
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138.6 mm 1910 SAP
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305 mm 1910 APC
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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138.6 mm 1921 common SAP
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder


Primary armament

6 х Turret2 x 305 mm/45 model 1906-10 gun
Ammunition200 rounds
Vertical guidance-5° / 12°

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Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
OEA Mle 1927 HE HE 66 66 66 66 66 66
OPF Mle 1910 APC APC 460 410 341 286 243 190
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
OEA Mle 1927 HE HE 905 308 0 0.1 27.72 79° 80° 81°
OPF Mle 1910 APC APC 798 428.35 0.03 17 18.11 48° 63° 71°

Secondary armament

22 х Turret138.6 mm/55 model 1910 gun
Ammunition275 rounds

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Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
OEA Mle 1919 HE HE 36 36 36 36 36 36
OPF Mle 1910 SAP Common 67 49 34 34 34 34
OPF Mle 1921 SAPBC SAPBC 73 62 47 35 34 34
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
OEA Mle 1919 HE HE 840 31.5 0 0.1 3.41 79° 80° 81°
OPF Mle 1910 SAP Common 830 36.5 0.05 6 2.93 47° 60° 65°
OPF Mle 1921 SAPBC SAPBC 790 39.5 0.05 6 2.93 48° 63° 71°

Anti-aircraft armament

4 х Turret3 pdr QF Hotchkiss cannon
Ammunition300 rounds

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Additional armament

Setup 112 x 45 cm 1909R torpedo
Main article: 1909R (450 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Arsenal de Lorient
Jaguar-class  Panthere
Aigle-class  Milan
Courbet-class  Courbet

France battleships
Courbet-class  Courbet · Paris
Bretagne-class  Bretagne · Lorraine

France premium ships
Destroyers  Panthere · Aigle · Le Triomphant
Light cruisers  Duguay-Trouin
Heavy cruisers  Dupleix
Battleships  Courbet