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Arizona - what's the max range of her guns?

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Tonight I got singled out by an Arizona driver that was in a division with another Arizona - between them they killed eight of our ships. We lost of course - which torqued me - because I usually do well in my Graf Spee. Our team was a fustercluck of course... I finished like fourth from the bottom with only 553 xp, no kills... heck, our top player finished with 993 xp from four kills plus 2 aircraft so I don't feel that bad about it.. 

 

Here's the thing though... our dds were popping smoke, hiding and trying to torp from smoke, like a Belfast might do gunnery... we all know that doesn't work.

 

My Graf Spee max range is 16km. I checked the wiki and it shows the Arizona as 16km too. I was being FF on by this division which was 17km away. They were nailing me, no matter where I turned, how I turned, no matter what I did, they kept nailing me.

 

I checked my Spee - she has no modules to extend her main battery range. I'm wondering if the Arizona has that module as an option. I have to enable replays again I see... because the accuracy of these Arizonas from 17 km away was not what I would call normal. No, I wasn't trucking along in a straight line. I was twisting/turning fighting some DDs and firing on ships within my range. 

 

TL;DR: What's the maximum possible range of an Arizona's main guns? tiafyc

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There is that American only module that is available from Tier 5 and up for USN BBs. Plotting Room or something like that.

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Aye, there's the plotting room, and they also have scout planes to increase the range. 

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With Arty plotting room mod. 1, she is 18.6. Add in a scout plane and you can touch out to 20-21km

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Arizona's max range with the mod is 18.6-ish I believe. And even longer with the spotting aircraft (which I almost never ever use cause it screws up my aim more than anything else)

 

As for her accuracy well...She does have rather good guns on her. And even though 17km is a bit of a snipe for her, I have no doubt that with good aim (and plenty of sacrifices to RNGesus) that someone could get reliable hits from that kind of range.

 

Arizona can be extremely deadly in the right hands. I should know. She's currently my top ship. ;)

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 Arizona - what's the max range of her guns?

 

Historically? About as far as the blast could throw them.

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Arizona?

 

Without Artillery Plotting Room Mod 1, the gun range is 16km.

With APRM1, the gun range is 18.6km.

 

Personally I went with APRM1 because her guns behave so nicely, it was a shame not to give them more range.  Spotter Planes give +20% range while they're up.

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18~km with the special module, and 20-21 km with spotter plane. They have SIGMA 1.9 if I recall, and as you have 12 guns, they're pretty accurate.

 

In this REPLAY, I managed to kill a Kiev with a single shell at minute 16 of the game (proper pen, so 3.1 k damage).

 

 http://i.imgur.com/Tpked2M.png

 

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During the Santa Crate sales, I was hoping for a Gremyaschy.  No joy.  I also wanted an Anshan, and did get her.  I also got Ishizuchi and Sims.  I also kind of wanted the last ship I got...Arizona.

 

As it turns out, Arizona was the best haul of the bunch.  Her accuracy and nasty damage far outweighs her slow speed.  She is great fun to play.

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Historically? About as far as the blast could throw them.

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Historically? About as far as the blast could throw them.

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Guess the guns around Hiroshima and Nagasaki must have had some amazing range in that case.

 

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Hmm... well I have a new appreciation for her... I got smeared and was not making myself an easy target. I'll be a bit more wary of her in the future. I suspect most the players I've encountered in her in the past weren't good players. :-) TBH, I thought her max range was around 16 so thanks again everyone ;-) 

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Hmm... well I have a new appreciation for her... I got smeared and was not making myself an easy target. I'll be a bit more wary of her in the future. I suspect most the players I've encountered in her in the past weren't good players. :-) TBH, I thought her max range was around 16 so thanks again everyone ;-) 

 

yeah, she is a bit more tricky to play than say, the Bayern or other KMBBs, but like some have said, in the right hands, she can obliterate her opponents.

 

Speaking of, I actually have videos of myself double citadeling a derpitz from something like 14kms or so, as well as one shotting a poor RNCL that wandered a tad too close and forgot he had a rudder lol

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Arizona is an awesome battleship.  Mess with her at your peril.  Had a game last night where I took down a New Mexico.  He says in chat, "Surprise! I'm not alone" and a Colorado sails around a nearby island where it was lurking.... so I proceeded to obliterate the Colorado too.  LOL!

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yeah, she is a bit more tricky to play than say, the Bayern or other KMBBs, but like some have said, in the right hands, she can obliterate her opponents.

 

Speaking of, I actually have videos of myself double citadeling a derpitz from something like 14kms or so, as well as one shotting a poor RNCL that wandered a tad too close and forgot he had a rudder lol

 

Arizona is a vicious ship.  She has sufficient innate armor to take hits.  Her guns are hella accurate and really punchy.  They love to [edited] BBs.  Aim at the barbettes on ships and watch the 20,000 damage rolls fly in.  Bayerns?  Yeah, 10,000 point hits all day.  Another Arizona?  Smoke the barbettes and lol 20,000 damage. 

 

Her armor, angle it a little and watch the shots lolbounce all day, unless your opponent tries shooting ur turrets, then ur [edited].  It is actually terrible bow on, for some reason, every time I bow on with it, it gets wrecked, and this by AI oddly enough.  But it can angle, bring all its guns to bear and its in its best angle to stop the enemy shells.  Its a slow ship, but its a very agile one.  Mine has like 10.7rudder shift, which is good for dodging shells.  Its secondaries and AA blow, but the main guns, oh yeah, they are where its at. 

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Arizona is an awesome battleship.  Mess with her at your peril.  Had a game last night where I took down a New Mexico.  He says in chat, "Surprise! I'm not alone" and a Colorado sails around a nearby island where it was lurking.... so I proceeded to obliterate the Colorado too.  LOL!

Yep two of my most memorable fights I have had in my AZ have come from 1on 1 brawls with Nagatos. Properly angled AZ can bounce 16" AP off her side. I won both those fights sending Tojo's toys to the bottom. :playing:

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Historically? About as far as the blast could throw them.

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Just like Mutsu! :D

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Hmm... well I have a new appreciation for her... I got smeared and was not making myself an easy target. I'll be a bit more wary of her in the future. I suspect most the players I've encountered in her in the past weren't good players. :-) TBH, I thought her max range was around 16 so thanks again everyone ;-) 

 

It's not so much the range of Arizona's guns.  It's their trollish accuracy.  She has 12 guns and even at range, she has this tendency to go, "You know what?  You fired 12 rounds, 8 of them just hit at 17km.  Poor Cruiser."  When RNG says AZ is on, she is ON.

 

When I first got AZ long ago, originally I had used the secondaries upgrade.  Then I experimented with APRM to improve gun range and have never left it since.

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It's not so much the range of Arizona's guns.  It's their trollish accuracy.  She has 12 guns and even at range, she has this tendency to go, "You know what?  You fired 12 rounds, 8 of them just hit at 17km.  Poor Cruiser."  When RNG says AZ is on, she is ON.

 

When I first got AZ long ago, originally I had used the secondaries upgrade.  Then I experimented with APRM to improve gun range and have never left it since.

 

Yeah, Arizona has guns that every ship should have. 

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I dumbishly thought the Texas would be quite similar to her... but nope... I have slowly adjusted to the Texas style of play, almost southern-like actually... slow, methodical... know where you're going... I suppose the closest guns I have to the Arizona would be on my Ark B... but she aims differently than about every other ship I've played. 

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