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Dev Blog - ST American Tier 9 Cruiser Alaska

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ST, American cruiser Alaska, Tier IX

Hit points – 60 800. Plating - 27 mm. Armor belt – 229 mm. Torpedo damage reduction – 13%.

Main battery - 3x3 305 mm. Firing range – 20 km. Maximum HE shell damage – 4300. Chance to cause fire – 27%. Maximum AP shell damage - 8900. Reload time - 20 s. 180 degree turn time - 36 s. Maximum dispersion - 216 m. HE initial velocity - 762 m/s. AP initial velocity - 808 m/s. Sigma value – 2.05.

The parameters of the dispersion ellipse are equal to the values of the Graf Spee cruiser (better than battleships, but worse than common cruisers).

The parameters of the ricochet angles of AP shells are equal to the values of the American cruiser Des Moines.

Secondaries - 6х2 127 mm, range - 5,0 km, Maximum HE Shell Damage - 1800, Reload Time - 6.0 seсonds.

AA defense - 34х1 20 mm, range - 2,0 km, damage per second - 122. 14х4 40 mm, range - 3,5 km, damage per second - 223. 6х2 127 mm, range - 5.0 km, damage per second - 91.

Maximum speed - 33 kt. Turning circle radius - 850 m. Rudder shift time – 13,8 s. Surface detectability – 16,2 km. Air detectability – 12,1 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke – 12,8 km.

Available consumables:

Slot 1 - Damage Control Party

Slot 2 - Defensive AA Fire / Hydroacoustic Search

Slot 3 - Spotting Aircraft / Catapult Fighter / Surveillance Radar

Slot 4 - Repair party

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary.

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Next thing you know they will be releasing RN heavy cruisers. (I want that 12 x 9.2 inch paper monster at Tier X, the one they decided to build Vanguard instead of; I'd grind through anything for that.)

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Is it going to be FreeXP ship? They don't have tier 9 premium sold in premium shop yet.

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Let the hype train begin!

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1. another Radar ship. Yayyy /s 

2. Can we get a freaking Free XP DD...? 

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4 minutes ago, Ace_04 said:

Let the hype train begin!

Chuggah chuggah chuggah chuggah chuggah chuggah chuggah chuggah!

-R

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12 minutes ago, 0806sung said:

Is it going to be FreeXP ship? They don't have tier 9 premium sold in premium shop yet.

Since it’s tier 9 it means she will be either free xp or coal.

1 minute ago, Cobraclutch said:

1. another Radar ship. Yayyy /s 

2. Can we get a freaking Free XP DD...? 

On his last Q&A Octavian said they are planning/would like a free xp dd but wouldn’t happen until next year.

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7 minutes ago, Ace_04 said:

Let the hype train begin!

 

2 minutes ago, Mister_Rawr said:

Chuggah chuggah chuggah chuggah chuggah chuggah chuggah chuggah!

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After the matches in Baltimore at 8, changed my opinion on it and am glad it's 9 and if she's anything like Balti (a lot of what I found basically referred to it as "bigger, more expensive Baltimore""), I will enjoy the hell out of it given the way it tanks BB rounds. Just hope it's free xp and not coal. 

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1 minute ago, renegadestatuz said:

Since it’s tier 9 it means she will be either free xp or coal.

On his last Q&A Octavian said they are planning/would like a free xp dd but wouldn’t happen until next year.

Yes I know, I just a bit disheartened that they dont see the need to have a balanced release schedule for Free XP ships.. ( i mean we dont even know if this is one) 

 

Like we have 2 BB's now and 2 CA's.. Just getting a bit impatient. 

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Just now, Cobraclutch said:

2. Can we get a freaking Free XP DD...? 

Well... now that you've asked:

Spoiler

In a first for Wargaming, introducing the very first modern era ship, as pictured in this 2015 photograph:

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Sweet!

I thought I was done buying Tier 9 Free XP ships after being underwhelmed by all of them after purchase.  But definitely on board for Alaska!  Congrats WG. . . you've got me again.

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7 minutes ago, Cobraclutch said:

Yes I know, I just a bit disheartened that they dont see the need to have a balanced release schedule for Free XP ships.. ( i mean we dont even know if this is one) 

 

Like we have 2 BB's now and 2 CA's.. Just getting a bit impatient. 

Freexp DD we will probably see Johnston or maybe a down tiered sumner class Laffey I would hope 

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Just now, Shigure_DD said:

Freexp DD we will probably see Johnston or maybe a down tiered sumner class Laffey I would hope 

Yea I  am just a bit frustrated that we cant get 1 BB free Xp, 1 CA Free XP 1 DD free XP and then repeat the process. 

I guess its a sign as to what sells the best.. BB > CA/CL > DD. Shame..  

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and with that, the saving of Free XP (just in case) has become real

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4 minutes ago, Battlecruiser_Renown said:

Well, we knew it wouldn't be a BC. But I am still disappointed it isn't.

She wasn't a battlecruiser in real life. It wouldn't make sense for her to be one in game.

 

Superheavies. Nice.

 

RADAR. Lol. Didn't takeong for the complaining about that to start. The spotter plane will probably be more useful. 

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Good to see it is a T9 so the average player who really wants Alaska should have a realistic and reasonable shot at it with FXP or Coal vs a T10 that would be Steel and for a limited few. :Smile_great: 

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