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  1. black_hull4

    "Banzai" Intensifies

    USS Wyoming owns enemies, but... - WoWS Replays (replayswows.com) When brawling in Co-Op I use the Wyoming's A-hull because of its better secondaries. This limits me to 8 heavy AA guns when under air attack. I still managed to get a plane kill, but apparently RNGesus really hated me, because it turned out to be a kamikaze. If you don't believe me, watch the replay provided. Late-game, a plane crashes straight down into my ship. Has anybody else ever seen this before? ♦
  2. commodore_torakula

    Debate: Which is the best T4 BB?

    Had a monster debut in a Courbet in my usual co-op shakedown cruise and did a huge double-take....I looked at the options in the tech tree for T4 battlewagons later and it started me thinking:...is it true low-tier play is as stale and full of sea-clubbing bottom feeders as the average wallet-warrior with an appalling WR that's so snobbish about running his T8-T10s like me has been led to believe?....I sincerely hope not. My vote goes to the Courbet on early returns alone....I hate slow US BBs because I'm prejudiced by having been spoiled by the likes of the Kongo etc., so the hell with Wyoming; I find the Myogi ugly (nothing to do with how it plays, it's just goofy-looking); the Kaiser's got the lamest name in the game. The Orion I've got good numbers with in a limited data sample so the jury's kinda out there...I'll give her the nod as second choice. One nice feature of this debate will be the absence of the usual premium vs. tech tree ships sub-debate that typically crops up. Your thoughts? and remember what they said on the Eric Andre show a couple seasons back: "Vote or Die!"
  3. Skygunner

    AG-17, Ex-USS Wyoming

    A highly unique ship and one that I feel would make a wonderful addition to the US line be it regular or premium. AG-17 or as it will hence forth be known, USS Wyoming -Wyoming in her final refit as a Battleship History Abridged After its role as a battleship was over, Wyoming gained a new lease on life as a gunnery training ship, when the threat of air attacks grew greater and greater, she was converted once more with a large number of anti-aircraft weapons operated by the USN to train new sailors on how to shoot down aircraft, a skill that would be invaluable against the Japanese. She stayed in the Chesapeake bay, heavily modified and training daily; when the war ended, she was laid up then scrapped. As I'm sure Wyoming will be in game in her battleship form, there is little more I can do for you other than just link you to the wiki on her. However her training ship form (sometimes listed as AA-trainer, other times Kamikaze Trainer) I will elaborate on. When converted she also had all of her side armour removed, this includes both anti-torpedo bulges and belt armour. Her deck became filled with many different types of AA weapons that were used on just about all ships in the USN, so regardless of weather the trainee was to serve on USS Iowa or an armed cargo ship, they would be able to train. Apart from the weapons, AG-17 also had all of the FCS, and electronics to operate said weapons. Again, the purpose of the ship was efficient training for front line warships, ergo she had the offensive capabilities of one. *Note I have no armour diagrams currently of Wyoming or AG-17 and will update as soon as I can find a scan. AG-17 Displacement : ~26,000 tons Speed : 21 Knots Armour: Deks: 3in CT: 11.5in Armament: (Note that Armament had minor changes frequently, only the l3in and 5in guns were kepth thoughout) 10 (4 x 2, 2x1) - 5in/38 DP 4 x 1 -3in/50 DP 12 (1 x 4, 3 x 2, 2x1) - 40mm Bofors 8 x 1 -20mm Oerlikon The following are unverifyed in my sources but stated in others. 4 x 1 - 5in/25 DP (appear in photo) 2 Mk17 rocket launchers *The 5in/25 are likely, especially due to photo evidence, it is just unverifyed. The MK17 confuse me as I know of no weapon by this designation or that the USN was deploying ship mounted rockets in WWII. Any information appreciated For size comparison, AG-17 is on the right, the hulk of USS Idaho (New Mexico Class BB) on the left. In game I can foresee two options for it. Option A is a branch off Antiaircraft ship line. Option B is a premium ship. Most likely it'll be option B, as it was no longer a Battleship it wont take a Battleship slot for MM purposes. Likewise it's main armament (the 5in guns) are the same type that will most likely be appearing on high tier American DD's, so even though the ship is slow, it wont be alone in its armament. Premium antiaircraft Battleship, most likely rated as a cruiser or Destroyer for MM purposes. Other reasons I lean toward premium is that it is too unique to fit into any "flow" of gameplay for ship lines, it''s slow by comparison to other warships. However, would have a massive amount of hit points to counter that, and it has an acceptable amount of AA guns on it, but not as many as a proper AA DD or CL. Make no mistake, without belt and bulge armour she will be considerably more vulnerable IT is still built like a battleship and will have the HP pool of one, even if it lacks the armour, likewise it will still retain its deck and CT protection, which will help protect smaller fire.
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