General Information

USS Ranger  is the first taste of high-tier carrier play in the American carrier line. Ranger 's biggest weakness is its detection radius; Once spotted, she does not have the armor to shrug off incoming shells. Using terrain intelligently and remaining undetected is key; the only other recourse is to rely on teammates for defense. If Ranger is caught alone, it's a death sentence.

In-Game Information

The first U.S. aircraft carrier of special construction. The ship carried a large air group. The carrier’s speed was quite high for her type. Her drawbacks included a lack of torpedo protection and impractical arrangement of aircraft elevators, which slowed down the handling of air groups.

Detailed information

Ship info Stock Elite
Displacement 14567t
Length 234.4m
Width 33.4m
Power 53500hp No change
Ship hit point 26200 No change
Citadel Protection 10.00% No change
Fire and Flooding resistant 12.50% No change
Damage Reduction 7.20% No change
Torpedo Damage Reduction 7.50% No change
Max speed 28.34kts No change
Time to full speed 16.93sec No change
Max Traverse Speed 4.20deg/s No change
Turn Time 11.40sec No change
Main gun 127mm L/25 Mk19 8x1 No change
Reload time 6.00sec No change
Range 6.60km 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 12.00deg/s No change
Dive Bombers SBD5 No change
Dive Bombers capacity 15 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 1400 No change
Bomb chance of setting fire 45.00% No change
Torpedo Bombers
Torpedo Bombers TBF No change
Dive Bombers capacity 18 No change
Squadron under command 1 No change
Torpedo bombers per squadron 4 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 F4F No change
Fighter capacity 12 No change
Squadron under command 1 No change
Fighter per squadron 4 No change
Fighter preparation time 2.90sec No change
Fighter HP 1210 No change
Fighter damage 102 No change
Fighter Attack Efficiency 60.00% No change
Fighter Dogfight Efficiency 50.00% No change
Anti-Aircraft Armament
Large Caliber AA Damage 128 No change
Large Caliber AA Range 3.60km No change
Small Caliber AA Damage 140 No change
Small Caliber AA Range 1.50km No change
Surface detection 9.24km No change

Equipped skill

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Ranger is the first ship in the US Navy that was designed from the ground up as a Aircraft Carrier. She was in regards, had many flaws as the USN still needed to learn about modern Aircraft Carrier handling and use. She boasted the best planes in her era but due to her flaws like her elevators located at awkward positions and her low amount of planes this balance was then remedied to Future US Carrier designs and builds. She was a good result but in terms of technical design, flaws needed to be fixed.


USN Carriers
Ships Langley Bogue Independence Ranger Lexington Essex Midway