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How historically accurate are the ships in WOWS? - Nurnberg

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Greetings all,

 

Now, in this game, not every ship can be 100% historically accurate. Some changes are necessary to achieve proper balance at a certain tier. Some ships are more inaccurate than others, and some ships are actually pretty close. In this new series, we will take a specific ship and compare the in-game representative to the real-life ship to see just how well they match up! 

 

Note: This is not intended to start an uprising to change the ship!! In most cases, the version in-game is balanced and doesn't need to be messed with. This is purely for educational purposes! Get it? Got it? Good!

 

 

Our first ship will be Nurnberg, specifically, her C hull. Her A-hull is historically accurate, her B hull is a complete mess, and her C hull is mostly historically accurate.

 

First, we will look at her AA battery. Nurnberg's hull in-game appears to try to represent the ship in her final form.

 

Nurnberg C's in-game AA battery..

 

4x2 88mm

8x1 40mm

6x1 20mm

14x2 20mm

2x4 20mm

 

 

If it were 100% historically accurate...

 

4x2 88mm

2x1 40mm

2x2 37mm

1x1 20mm

10x2 20mm

2x4 20mm

 

 

As you can see the 100% historical version loses 4x2 20mm, 5x1 20mm, and 6x1 40mm in exchange for 2x2 37mm AA guns. If Nurnberg's C hull AA battery were 100% historically accurate it would be a massive nerf compared to what we have currently. Not good for game-balance as Nurnberg's ultra-buffed AA on her C hull is really the only thing the C hull has going for it, having lost her catapult and two of her triple torpedo tubes from the B hull.

 

 

So what would a 100% AA battery look like??

 

Like this...

 

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Let's take a tour!

 

On our Nurnberg, there are two single 20mm guns side-by-side on this platform...

 

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On the historical Nurnberg, there was only one single 20mm gun on this platform...

 

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On our Nurnberg, there are two single 40mm bofors guns side-by-side on the stern...

 

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On the historical Nurnberg these mounts would be slightly offset... and they would be twin 20mm mounts, not single 40s...

 

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On our Nurnberg, there are two twin 20s where the rear torpedo tubes used to be and one single 20 in just above them. (mirrored)

 

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Historically there were no AA guns in these places.

 

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On our Nurnberg, there is a 40mm bofors gun on an overhanging platform and below and to the rear of this gun there are two twin 20s and one single 20.

 

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On the historical Nurnberg, a twin 37mm mount existed in place of the 40mm bofors and the and the 20mm guns in this area didnt exist at all. (mirrored)

 

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Those are the only stat-affecting inaccuracies. However, there is one more purely visual inaccuracy to look at...

 

By 1945 the fences on structure on which the 40mm bofors rested had been replaced with splinter-shields. Ours still has the fences.

 

 

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Interestingly enough the Admiral Makarov we have in-game has the correct 1945 splinter shields...

 

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The structure we have (the range-finder is replaced with a 40mm bofors on ours, this is historically accurate)

 

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Historical 1945 structure with splinter shields

 

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I'll use this one again because it shows a good close-up...

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Stay tuned for the next ship!

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Very cool. Good read!

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As always, your series provide a very interesting read. Many thanks and +1!

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