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Which ship has the best vertical dispersion?

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Log into Warshipstoday.com and look at the ships I play.

 

None of them.

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Think we are talking about the Nikolai.

If I remember correctly she has horizontal dispersion but not vertical.

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I believe that @LittleWhiteMouse commented that vertical dispersion is related to shell velocity, which makes sense when you consider the geometry involved.  Thus, ships with high shell velocity will have worse vertical dispersion, and ships with lower shell velocity will have better vertical dispersion.  Sigma does not determine dispersion, only where in the dispersion area the most shells fall, so a high sigma ship will not necessarily have good vertical dispersion.

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Probably an American destroyer.

Low calibre guns, the arcs and velocity. That's my gut feeling on this.

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28 minutes ago, Akeno017 said:

Probably an American destroyer.

Low calibre guns, the arcs and velocity. That's my gut feeling on this.

Maybe, but I found that shells that would have hit superstructure on flatter shooting guns arc right over it due to their mortar like trajectory.

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Probably as useless as it would be, Mikasa. Those guns almost qualify as mortars.

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Vertical dispersion is affected by shell velocity and mass.  Higher shell velocity at a given mass will cause a flatter trajectory which leads to a longer vertical dispersion (the shots will hit the water before the target and also farther behind the target) compared to a lower shell velocity, when viewed from the top down.  A shell with a higher mass will also follow a flatter trajectory than a lower mass at the same velocity.  If you look at the same shots from a side on perspective, not from top down, then some of the results are different.  The longer vertical dispersion of the increased mass or velocity will often pass through parts of the ship because the vertical height of the dispersion isn't as great.  That doesn't mean you get better shots.  Some of those shots might hit the upper superstructure for minimal damage if any, or bounce of the deck.  In close range shots, that tighter "height" might lead to more critical hits.  The reduced vertical dispersion of lower velocity shots might allow tighter top down hits, where you get better deck penetration at long range.  Those same shots might result in greater variation in height of mid range shots, so you might experience more superstructure hits in those ranges.  

I don't know if I explained it well, but the vertical dispersion is a strange beast and it affects where the sweet spot distance for accuracy is, because it is dependent on the combination of shell mass and velocity, and all the calculations that go with them.  Horizontal dispersion is easy.  It is just a spread of shells based on distance.

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DeGrase, gets lots of hits when firing at broadside targets Molotov too,

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It's so dependent on range, it's not even possible to say a particular ship has the best vertical dispersion. Generally low-velocity guns like the American 16"/45 Mk.6 have very good vertical dispersion though, so they're probably a serious contender among battleships.

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3 hours ago, Fog_Repair_Ship_Akashi said:

@LittleWhiteMouse do you know? I'm thinking Warspite, Yuubari, Katori, Yamato, Iwaki, any ship with good sigma.

The best vertical dispersion in the game?  Sigma has nothing to do with vertical dispersion.  It's all down to muzzle velocity, drag and the range you're firing.  A better question would be, "which tier [inset number here] battleship has the smallest vertical dispersion at [inset range here]?" 

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4 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

The best vertical dispersion in the game?  Sigma has nothing to do with vertical dispersion.  It's all down to muzzle velocity, drag and the range you're firing.  A better question would be, "which tier [inset number here] battleship has the smallest vertical dispersion at [inset range here]?" 

Looking forward to seeing @LittleWhiteMouse's guide to each ship's sweet spot range for tightest shell clustering.

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1 minute ago, Edgecase said:

Looking forward to seeing @LittleWhiteMouse's guide to each ship's sweet spot range for tightest shell clustering.

Don't tempt me.  I've been considering adding a 'have the dispersion of a battleship of your choice mapped at 10 or 15km" tier to my Patreon.

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9 minutes ago, LittleWhiteMouse said:

The best vertical dispersion in the game?  Sigma has nothing to do with vertical dispersion.  It's all down to muzzle velocity, drag and the range you're firing.  A better question would be, "which tier [inset number here] battleship has the smallest vertical dispersion at [inset range here]?" 

Fair enough. Thanks for the input LWM.

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4 hours ago, Airglide2 said:

Which ship has the best vertical dispersion?

 

Not sure but there is a high probability that their shells are made of pure Stalinium.

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