General information

USS Essex has a much better concealment when compared to the Lexington. In almost all aspects, Essex can be seen as a larger Lexington, with a larger strike group and more fighters. Players are encouraged to use terrain to keep her close to the front lines and to prevent being detected, while using the large bomber squadrons to set up Damage Over Time(DOT) effects. 

In Game Description

The largest class of attack aircraft carriers. The ship featured a strong air group, powerful AA armament and good torpedo protection. The successful design of aircraft elevators ensured fast takeoff and landing for the aircraft. The unarmored flight deck, also characteristic of her predecessors, made her and her sister ships vulnerable to air strikes.

Detailed information

Ship info Stock Elite
Displacement 31300t
Length 265.8m
Width 45m
Power 150000hp No change
Ship hit point 31500 No change
Citadel Protection 10.00% No change
Fire and Flooding resistant 20.00% No change
Damage Reduction 11.20% No change
Torpedo Damage Reduction 15.00% No change
Max speed 32.23kts No change
Time to full speed 20.07sec No change
Max Traverse Speed 4.20deg/s No change
Turn Time 14.70sec No change
Main gun 127mm L/38 Mk32 4x2

127mm L/38 Mk24 4x1

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Reload time 6.00sec No change
Range 7.20km No change
Main battery HE Damage 330 No change
Chance of setting fire 3.00% No change
Main battery AP Damage 350 No change
Citadel Damage Rate 150.00% No change
Turret Traverse Speed 15.00deg/s No change
Dive Bombers SB2C No change
Dive Bombers capacity 32 No change
Squadron under command 2 No change
Dive bombers per squadron 4 No change
Dive bombers preparation time 4.20sec No change
Dive bombers HP 1910 No change
Bomb damage 1750 No change
Bomb chance of setting fire 60.00% No change
Torpedo Bombers
Torpedo Bombers BTD1 No change
Dive Bombers capacity 24 No change
Squadron under command 1 No change
Torpedo bombers per squadron 5 No change
Torpedo bombers preparation time 4.40sec No change
Torpedo bombers HP 2100 No change
Torpedo damage 1800 No change
Aircraft Torpedo attack range 3.60km No change
Aircraft Torpedo Speed 61.13kts No change
Aircraft Torpedo Chance of flooding 15.00% No change
Fighter F4U No change
Fighter capacity 21 No change
Squadron under command 1 No change
Fighter per squadron 5 No change
Fighter preparation time 3.40sec No change
Fighter HP 1880 No change
Fighter damage 157 No change
Fighter Attack Efficiency 70.00% No change
Fighter Dogfight Efficiency 65.00% No change
Anti-Aircraft Armament
Large Caliber AA Damage 240 No change
Large Caliber AA Range 3.60km No change
Small Caliber AA Damage 408 No change
Small Caliber AA Range 1.50km No change
Surface detection 10.80km No change

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USN Carriers
Ships Langley Bogue Independence Ranger Lexington Essex Midway