USS Arkansas

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USS Arkansas
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USS Arkansas
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The Wyoming-class, USS Arkansas (BB-33), 1942 was one of two Wyoming-class battleships. Laid down in January 1910, she would be commissioned in September 1912 and go on to serve through both World Wars. Notably, she served as part of Battleship Fleet 9, the US Navy attachment to the British Grand Fleet, but would see no action in the First World War. She would provide convoy escorts and shore barrage throughout WW2 before being decommissioned and sunk as part of the Baker nuclear tests.

USS Arkansas was introduced in Update "Sons of Attila". The sister ship of USS Wyoming, she however comes in a later, 1942 refit. The largest improvement is the anti-aircraft battery, which is greatly improved over the measly 3-inch HE-TF battery of the Wyoming. She also gains better torpedo protection at the cost of some speed. With reasonable main battery firepower as well, USS Arkansas serves as a good all-rounder for aspiring US navy captains.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel280 / 280 / 114 mm
Main fire tower305 / 203 / 305 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure16 mm (steel)
Number of section9
Displacement31 000 t
Crew1 330 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 / 13 km/h
RB39 / 11 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 13
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 39 11

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB15 037 Sl icon.png
RB17 594 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts800 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 340 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 450 / 600 / 50 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 190 / 190 / 190 % 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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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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Primary Armament Targeting
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Improved Rangefinder


Primary armament

6 х Turret2 x 12 inch/50 Mk.7 cannon
Ammunition300 rounds
Vertical guidance-5° / 30°

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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
Cl.B HE HE 68 68 68 68 68 68
Mk.15 APC APC 562 501 416 348 293 221
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
Cl.B HE HE 823 335.65 0 0.1 33.25 79° 80° 81°
Mk.15 APC APC 884 394.62 0.035 17 11.11 48° 63° 71°

Secondary armament

6 х Turret5 inch/51 Mk.7 cannon
Ammunition230 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
Mk.15 common Common 114 94 68 50 38 26
5 inch APC APC 191 157 115 84 64 44
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
Mk.15 common Common 960 22.68 0.005 6 780 47° 60° 65°
5 inch APC APC 960 22.68 0.015 5 770 48° 63° 71°

Anti-aircraft armament

8 х Turret3-inch/50 Mk.10 cannon
Ammunition200 rounds
6 х Turret4 x 1.1 inch/75 Mk.1 automatic gun
Ammunition7800 rounds
Belt capacity65 rounds
Fire rate150 shots/min
26 х Turret20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon
Ammunition1800 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min

An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air defence. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select anti-aircraft weapons. Talk about the ship's anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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See also

Related development

External links

New York Shipbuilding Corporation
Gun Destroyers (DD) 
Porter-class  USS Porter
Cruiser, Light (CL) 
Cleveland-class  USS Cleveland
Fargo-class  USS Fargo
Worcester-class  USS Roanoke
Large Cruisers (CB) 
Alaska-class  USS Alaska
Battleships (BB) 
Wyoming-class  USS Arkansas

USA battleships
Delaware-class  USS North Dakota
Wyoming-class  USS Wyoming · USS Arkansas
New York-class  USS Texas
Nevada-class  USS Nevada
Pennsylvania-class  USS Arizona
New Mexico-class  USS Mississippi

USA premium ships
Motor torpedo boats  PT-3 · PT-109 · PT-174 · Thunderbolt (PT-556) · PT-658 · PT-811
Motor gun boats  LCM(6) Zippo · USS Douglas · USS Flagstaff
Sub-chasers  Carmi (PC-466)
Destroyers  USS Welborn C. Wood · USS Wilkinson · USS Bennion · USS Cowell · USS Davis · USS Moffett · USS Phelps · USS Frank Knox
Light cruisers  USS Detroit · USS Helena
Heavy cruisers  USS Des Moines
Battleships  USS Arkansas