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General information

  USS Lexington is a strong Tier VIII aircraft carrier. However, she turns like a brick, and her huge size makes it possible to spot easily. She has a huge detection radius and is likely to be spotted eventually, but heads-up positioning and judicious use of her copious speed will help avoid being sunk too early in a game. Players are encouraged to use map awareness and proper positioning to keep yourself as close to battle as possible. Interestingly - perhaps in a nod to her battlecruiser origins - Lexington has a greater amount of armor than would be expected from a carrier, even retaining almost a proper armor belt on the port side (opposite the island). Captains should be advised, though, that may have the armor-piercing rounds have a greater chance of causing full penetration or citadels damage that would overpenetrate on softer targets.

In Game Description

When commissioned, Lexington was one of the largest aircraft carriers in existence. She was converted from an unfinished battlecruiser. The ship had good armor and advanced torpedo protection. Owing to her dimensions, the aircraft carrier was equipped with a very spacious hangar and was armed with numerous AA and dual-purpose artillery. The ship's powerful propulsion created very high speeds.

Detailed information

Ship info Stock Elite
Displacement 38746t
Length 259.1m
Width 32.3m
Power 180000hp No change
Survivability
Ship hit point 31700 No change
Citadel Protection 10.00% No change
Fire and Flooding resistant 15.00% No change
Damage Reduction 8.80% No change
Torpedo Damage Reduction 10.50% No change
Maneuverability
Max speed 32.23kts No change
Time to full speed 20.07sec No change
Max Traverse Speed 3.90deg/s No change
Turn Time 15.60sec No change
Guns
Main gun 127mm L/38 Mk32 4x2

127mm L/38 Mk24 8x1

No change
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
Bombers
Dive Bombers SBD5 No change
Dive Bombers capacity 21 No change
Squadron under command 1 No change
Dive bombers per squadron 5 No change
Dive bombers preparation time 3.40sec No change
Dive bombers HP 1680 No change
Bomb damage 1750 No change
Bomb chance of setting fire 60.00% No change
Torpedo Bombers
Torpedo Bombers TBF 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 3.50sec No change
Torpedo bombers HP 1760 No change
Torpedo damage 1650 No change
Aircraft Torpedo attack range 3.60km No change
Aircraft Torpedo Speed 61.13kts No change
Aircraft Torpedo Chance of flooding 14.00% No change
Fighter
Fighter F6F No change
Fighter capacity 18 No change
Squadron under command 1 No change
Fighter per squadron 4 No change
Fighter preparation time 3.10sec No change
Fighter HP 1740 No change
Fighter damage 141 No change
Fighter Attack Efficiency 70.00% No change
Fighter Dogfight Efficiency 60.00% No change
Anti-Aircraft Armament
Large Caliber AA Damage 256 No change
Large Caliber AA Range 3.60km No change
Small Caliber AA Damage 216 No change
Small Caliber AA Range 1.50km No change
Concealment
Surface detection 12.00km No change


Equipped skill

R&D cost

Research
Experience

167,000

Silver

Not Applicable

Gold

Not Applicable

Selling
Silver

Not Applicable


Trivia

Gallery

USN Carriers
Tier IV V VI VII VIII IX X
Ships Langley Bogue Independence Ranger Lexington Essex Midway