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BRING ON VIRIBUS UNITIS!!!

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This ship has to be brought on at some point.

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Viribus Unitis was an Austro-Hungarian Tegetthoff class dreadnought battleship commissioned in 1912.  Her name ("With United Forces") was the personal motto of Emperor Franz Joseph. After a number of operations early on, she was destined to be mostly inactive in WW I as part of a 'fleet in being' and was sunk in November 1918 by an Italian manned torpedo.

Viribus Unitis mounted twelve 12" guns in four turrets and twelve casemate 150mm secondaries, modest AA and four 530mm torpedo tubes.

Viribus Unitis was ordered by the Austro-Hungarian navy in 1908. As the first of the newly created Tegetthoff-class battleships, she was laid down in Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino shipyard in Trieste on 24 July 1910. She was launched from the shipyard on 24 June 1911 and was formally commissioned into the Austro-Hungarian Navy on 5 December 1912.

During World War I, Viribus Unitis took part in the flight of the German warships SMS Goeben and Breslau. In May 1915, she also took part in the bombardment of Ancona. Viribus Unitis was sunk by a limpet mine on 1 November 1918.

This classic dreadnought never saw major naval action against enemy capital ships. How would she fare in WoWs one wonders, and what tier would she appear in? Probably too powerful to set alongside the Tier III German dreadnought König Albert she might just make Tier IV.

 

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Visit my pre-dreadnought (and select dreadnoughts) thread and put in a vote to bring these beauties in:

 

 

 

 

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Yep this is a ship I'd love to see in game. I agree t4 is likely the best spot for her.

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Beautiful ship. Bring it on!

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18 minutes ago, RipNuN2 said:

Yep this is a ship I'd love to see in game. I agree t4 is likely the best spot for her.

I don't know.  Twelve 12" guns in a solid ABXY turret arrangement is pretty powerful.  I could see tier 5.

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3 minutes ago, Crucis said:

I don't know.  Twelve 12" guns in a solid ABXY turret arrangement is pretty powerful.  I could see tier 5.

Her AA is lackluster to say the least at tier 5 she's basically food for Kaga/Saipan she'd have to receive unhistorical upgrades to survive that tier. Combined with a low 20,000 ton displacement which translates to very low HP for tier 5 and similar armor thickness to Nassau at tier 3 the ship that would fit there wouldn't be Viribus Unitis but some Wargaming Frankenstein.  

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I've never heard of this ship before but she looks sturdy! Might be an interesting addition!

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On 2/10/2018 at 8:39 PM, yamato6945 said:

Her AA is lackluster to say the least at tier 5 she's basically food for Kaga/Saipan she'd have to receive unhistorical upgrades to survive that tier. Combined with a low 20,000 ton displacement which translates to very low HP for tier 5 and similar armor thickness to Nassau at tier 3 the ship that would fit there wouldn't be Viribus Unitis but some Wargaming Frankenstein.  

I agree, and her AA is worse than lackluster, it's simply poor. Unless she had a tight turning radius and was nimble like the Warspite, tier 5 would be stretching it.

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id ship it...

 

12 guns is nice, it would be neat to see a theoretical 1930s/40s update, maybe with Italian AA guns since they took the coast of Yugoslavia during the war, or maybe a war trophy after ww1, but alas it did not survive.

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On 2/10/2018 at 7:39 PM, yamato6945 said:

Her AA is lackluster to say the least at tier 5 she's basically food for Kaga/Saipan she'd have to receive unhistorical upgrades to survive that tier. Combined with a low 20,000 ton displacement which translates to very low HP for tier 5 and similar armor thickness to Nassau at tier 3 the ship that would fit there wouldn't be Viribus Unitis but some Wargaming Frankenstein.  

 

perhaps maybe it would fit better at T4 being the oddball that it is

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