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BENHAM *Final Stats* American Tier IX Premium Destroyer World of Warships


UPDATED June 25, 2019.

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USS Benham (DD-397) is the lead ship in a series of ten destroyers with powerful torpedo armament. During the war in the Pacific Ocean, she earned five battle stars, and was destroyed during the Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942.
American Premium Destroyer,  Tier IX Benham (1939).
The lead ship of a series of destroyers whose main armament comprised four quadruple torpedo tubes placed along the both sides of the ship, in addition to dual-purpose 127 mm guns.

Main characteristics of Benham
  • Four 127 mm guns. Firing range: 12.6 km; reload time: 3.3 seconds; 180-degree gun traverse time: 6 seconds. These characteristics are quite decent, but the small number of guns doesn't make the ship's artillery her best asset.
  • Sixteen torpedoes with a range of 10.5 km, speed of 65 knots, and damage of 15,200 HP, with a fast reload time of just 85 seconds. Her broadside torpedo tube mounts are a noteworthy, but rather unusual feature for high-tier destroyers.
  • Low detectability range by sea (5.9 km, with upgrade, skills, and camo used) and the American Smoke Generator. It takes more than two minutes for her smoke screens to disperse.
  • The Engine Boost or Defensive AA Fire consumables are available in slot 3.
  • Extra credits per battle and 100% more XP provided by the camouflage.

Resource Cost: WG Value  19,000 Doubloons
Can be Purchased for  800 Fuel Tokens before Update 0.8.7
HULL:
  • Hit Points: 14500. 
  • Armour: 6~20 mm.
  • Aft-Fore Plating: 19 mm.
  • Central & Deck Plating: 19 mm.
  • Superstructure: 13 mm.
  • Turret Plating: Fore: 20 mm - Aft: 6 mm.
  • Propulsion: 50,000 hp.
  • Weight in Tons: 2250 t.
MAIN BATTERY:
2 x 1 127 mm/38 Mk30 mod. 0:
2 x 1 127 mm/38 Mk30:
  • Firing Range – 12.6 km.
  • Maximum Dispersion: 110 m.
  • Reload: 3.3 s.
  • 180 Degree Turn Time: 6 s.
  • Sigma value:  2.00Οƒ.
SHELL TYPES:
HE SHELLS: 127 mm HE Mk32:
  • Maximum HE Shell Damage: 1800.
  • Alpha Piercing HE: 21 mm.
  • COF: 5%.
  • Projectile Speed: 792 m/s.
  • Projectile Krupp: 1350.
  • Air Drag: 0.347.
AP SHELLS: 127 mm AP/SC Mk38:
  • Maximum AP shell Damage: 2100.
  • Projectile Speed: 792 m/s.
  • Air Drag: 0347.
  • Projectile Mass: 25.
  • Projectile Krupp: 2 598.
  • Detonator Threshold: 21 mm.

Sector of fire: 210°..150°

Sector of fire: 210°..150°

Sector of fire: 36°..324°

Sector of fire: 36°..324°
TORPEDOES:
‎2 x 4 533 mm Quad/Mk15
2 x 4 533 mm Mk14/Mk15:
  • Maximum Damage: 15200.
  • Range: 10.5 km.
  • Speed: 65 knots.
  • Reload Time: 85 s.
  • Launcher 180 Degree Turn Time: 7.2 s.
  • Torpedo Detectability: 1.4 km.
  • Running Depth: 2.10 m.
  • Auto Repair Time: 15 s

SOF: 180°..325°

SOF: 35°..180°

SOF: 209°..0°

SOF: 0°..151°
ANTI AIRCRAFT DEFENCE:
AA Long Range.
2 x 1 127 mm/38 Mk30 mod. 0:
2 x 1 127 mm/38 Mk24 mod. 11:
Action Zone: 0.9 - 5.8 km
Hit Probability: 97%
Continuous Area DPS:67
Bubble/Radius Explosion DPS: 1470
Explosions Per Salvo: 2
AA Short Range.
12.7 mm Browning M2 mod. 2:
Action Zone: 0.1 - 0.9 km
Hit Probability: 93%
Continuous Area DPS: 65
Sector Reinforcement:
AA Sector Reinforcement: +50%:
AA Sector Reinforcement Time: 5 s.
AA Sector Reinforcement Shift Time: 5 s.
AA Sector Reinforcement:
This value specifies the increment of continuous damage by AA mount in the reinforced AA sector zone.
AA Sector Reinforcement Time:
Time required to enable/disable AA sector (Port/Staboard) reinforcement.
AA Sector Reinforcement Shift Time:
Time required to shift AA sector reinforcement from one sector (port/starboard) to another.
MANOEUVRABILITY:
  • Maximum Speed: 36.5 kt.
  • Turning Circle Radius: 560 m.
  • Rudder Shift Time: 4.4 s.
CONCEALMENT:
  • Surface Detectability: 7.56 km.
  • Air Detectability: 2.86 km.
  • Detectability Firing Main Guns in Smoke: 2.83 km.
AVAILABLE CONSUMABLES:
Slot 1: DCP :
  • Duration time 5 s; 
  • Reload time 60 s (40 s)
Slot 2: SG 
  • Charges 2 (3);
  • Duration time 30 s;
  • Disperson time 127 s;
  • Reload time 240 s (160 s);
  • Radius 450.0 m.
Slot 3: EB  
  • Charges 2 (3).
  • Duration time 120 s;
  • Maximum speed +8%;
  • Reload time 180 s (120 s);
Slot 3: DFAA 
  • Charges 3 (4).
  • Duration time 30 s; 
  • Average AA damage +200%; 
  • Damage within the explosion radius of shells fired from medium- and long- range AA defenses 200%; 
  • Reload time 120 s (80 s); 
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