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  1. Electrical power output of battleships

    I'm not entirely sure of the Yamato's power supply rating, as I haven't had the chance to go over the documents that Mitsubishi found recently that was on the Yamato/Musashi's engineering spaces including the auxiliary machinery (Power systems). That rating might be from the new information which would be the best account we have. I do know they were since roughly 1924 a 225 Volt AC Current system for all Imperial Japanese Vessels. As for why most Japanese vessel's had lower power ratings, they opted to run the vast majority of their auxillary machinery in the boiler/engine rooms off turbo-driven systems to save on power generation requirements. This means their blowers, oil pumps, and the like were all ran off turbo-generation systems. They had an electrical system to start up the first boiler to began operation of the others and had a backup system to warm up in most of their vessels boilers in case of flooding or systems being knocked out. This concept was carried over from the Royal Navy.
  2. Why remove Yubari?

    Iwaki Alpha would like a word on that accuracy part
  3. Which is why he most likely ate another torpedo and it detonated him and he didn't know how fast that DD could reload torpedo's.
  4. For me, the worst one I got but didn't purchase it per se is the Duke of York. The only reason I play it is because I don't have the Nelson and it's a decent captain trainer. I also only use it for Operations because I dare not take it out into Random's with it's slow reload vs the superior KGV. The second up from it is the Texas. The New York/Texas have been power creeped into oblivion with poor armor and dispersion and it hurts them badly in the game's meta. I never sold it as I hope eventually a tier 5 operation will drop making use of that AA. Last up, Mikasa. So bad, I played one match and sold it. It's the only premium I ever sold. I loved seeing the ship in Japan but Jesus on this game I nearly cried with how it played in this game. Ships that most people hate that I enjoy and do well in would be: Duca D'Aosta which I find enjoyable if you use ambush and harassment tactics effectively, but it is very situational. Roma I find to be quite enjoyable, I play it usually with a buddy in his Tirpitz as they are great buddies. My main guns might be inaccurate but get within 11km and that isn't a problem anymore. It's a great bow tanker with it's small bridge and good frontal bow armor. Yubari it a decent boat, but you have to be a good DD, and yes I said DD captain to play it right. It's basically a large destroyer so not having a good concealment build hurts if you don't at least have a 10+ point captain. Personally a 14 point is best in my opinion. Using good concealment and island hugging, you can accurately pelt vessels with immunity with high accuracy if you can lead well. I still enjoy Iwaki Alpha more, but Yubari's 2km additional gun range gives you more flexibility in positioning options. Ships that most enjoy but I seem to do poorly in: Konig Albert: I mostly find that it's the reload that bugs me. I honestly just felt that Nassau's reload gave it a huge leg up for flexing over the Albert. I found it far easier to carry when I could more rapidly bring down enemy cruisers and other BB's than the Albert and the wing turret placement puts you at odds if you're forced to go port to starboard. It's not a bad ship, just I personally found it difficult vs it's ship tree counterpart.
  5. New T9 Japanese BB?

    That's a tier 10 ship through and through. High velocity 46cm guns (higher velocity than Yamato) at tier 9 would be murder. Sure it's 1 less gun overall, but it's also designed with really good gun arcs (290 degrees on the turrets or 145 to either port or starboard) which would allow you to be 45 degree angle and use all 8 guns either head on or away. Going off Wargaming's method of modernizing ships based off realistic modernization packages. No 13 would be given larger torpedo bulges, an improved power plant so it would do either 30 knots or more depending on which boiler upgrades it was given. If they went with the late 30's upgrade they gave to the Kongo class, No 13 would be sitting on around 180,000shp or 31 kts with the additional 6000 tons of armor that would have been added much like what was done to Nagato. Overall, due to it's armor belt, upgraded deck, it's citadel at the waterline, and it's firepower that thing can't go anywhere other than tier 10.
  6. New T9 Japanese BB?

    OP Is confusing the Fujimoto designs for the A-140 series. None of the A-140 series had secondaries located at the bow and the Fujimoto designs were actually designed in parallel to the Kongo replacement program in the early 30s. In all honesty, what should have been at tier 9 is the Battleship "X" Kongo replacement with the 9 gun setup with 2 forward 3 gun turrets and 1 aft 3 gun turret. It fits the progression of the line and it was armed with 41cm guns, 14'' of belt armor with a 6'' deck which fits perfectly at tier 9. It also would have been one of the more unusual designs if they went with the original setup of dual purpose 14cm guns.
  7. How long until Kitakami?

    I still miss playing it in Navyfield sometimes. Running around with a level 112 torpedo booster crew with 10x quintuple (5) launchers at 5 per side. Nothing like dropping 150 torpedo's in under 2 minutes across the map at the BB battlelines and watching the panic set in. That being said, I would honestly love to see the Kitakami as an AI ship in scenarios because that would be some hilarity to all of a sudden have an enemy AI dropping skill walls.
  8. See above, but I thought I would quote you for this part. B58,59, and B60 are currently not entirely up on the archives as parts of it are being remastered for better visual quality. I posted up B60 as I had it's remastered already but the others in my archive are hard to read due to UV damage so it's hard to see most of them. The touched up versions might be a short period before they go back up. That being said, the weights and calculations are up on them.
  9. Not entirely per se, but more or less off shoots of them in various ways such as funnel protection, armor adjustment and so forth. They also at times can be preliminary adjustments to a series. Such as B62-A-D which had 4 different sets but not all are known. Here are some that I found in my collection while I had time.
  10. Those were parallel project designs we did around the same time he was designing the Mutsu redesign based off information from Jutland. They also included new developments in Turbines and Boiler technology that was rapidly taking place from 1915-1922. He has a lot of A-J designs based off base concepts. Such as the full scheme I dropped one day showing the A-L designs off Kii that went into the No13 class including the 14 barreled 41cm gunned monster at 52k tonnes that was designed with 3 quads and 1 dual turret.
  11. Yeah, I'm currently stuck at work till Sunday morning on my work laptop so not able to pull it up but I do know I have at least B-61 through B-64's blueprints. As for the older series such as B-57 and up I mostly only have preliminary reports and comparisons presented to the General Naval Board.
  12. How long until Kitakami?

    Pretty much the only way it would work ever again is if they removed friendly fire.
  13. They used it, but cannot say if they ever engaged aircraft with it. It was also used for shore bombardment and aerial bursting. Here is a diagram showing the different common shells. The 14cm gun used the B diagram for the Type 0 and Type 2 with a nose fuse. The D diagram is the capped common with base fuse for usage against enemy vessels. The F and G's were all used for guns 5" and below. That Fat shell in the middle labeled E was for the 12cm short gun that the Naval department mounted on small tanks to use as a howitzer.
  14. The Common Type 0 which had a nose fuse was used for AA purposes as it had both a contact fuse and a timer setting. So it was a conventional AA shell with a high load ratio of Picric Acid. These were in circulation by 1932 which would put them in stock for the Kongo Replacement to use.