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I Need help. What did I do wrong ?

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Even looking at the replay, I do not get it.

I aimed near the railing Mid ship....

10 shots before any damage happened

Gearing vs Baltimore.

Distance under 2 km

9 shots 0 damage.

 

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I have Steam client so I can't see your replay, but if you're firing HE, the only thing you can pen is the superstructure.  US DDs 127mm/6 = 21.16.  Rounds down to 21 so 20mm of armor is the most your HE can pen.  Baltimore is 27mm+ everywhere except superstructure. 

 

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27 minutes ago, DouglasMacAwful said:

US DDs 127mm/6 = 21.16.  Rounds down to 21 so 20mm of armor is the most your HE can pen.  Baltimore is 27mm+ everywhere except superstructure. 

 

^ US DDs T8 and up have essentially the same gun that T8-10 BBs have as secondaries.

Short of hitting the superstructure, you aren't going to do much damage hitting the side of the ship with HE. AP Might (might) pen only if you are fairly close and the ship is completely broadside to you, but its a rare event. That 10th shot might have been a dispersion event and actually gotten into the superstructure.

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1 hour ago, LadyAnesjka said:

Even looking at the replay, I do not get it.

I aimed near the railing Mid ship....

10 shots before any damage happened

Gearing vs Baltimore.

Distance under 2 km

9 shots 0 damage.

 

20190813_173745_PASD013-Gearing-1945_18_NE_ice_islands.wowsreplay

Looking at replay the Baltimore has 28 HP and all your shots short of the last ones did not do damage. I'm thinkin those areas of the Baltimore you aimed at were damaged already. The stern looked undamaged so that would have been the place to aim. 

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1 hour ago, DouglasMacAwful said:

I have Steam client so I can't see your replay, but if you're firing HE, the only thing you can pen is the superstructure.

This.

The superstructure is 16 mm, which the Gearing's HE shells can pen. IFHE 127 mm can pen a max of 27 mm, However, if you are less than 11 km use AP as it can easily pen 27 mm armor at close range and if the ship is not angled. As noted, damage saturation may also have been a factor.

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To the OP. Set yourself up a training room and shoot at various ships to see what sim works best.

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1 hour ago, LadyAnesjka said:

Even looking at the replay, I do not get it.

I aimed near the railing Mid ship....

10 shots before any damage happened

Gearing vs Baltimore.

Distance under 2 km

9 shots 0 damage.

 

20190813_173745_PASD013-Gearing-1945_18_NE_ice_islands.wowsreplay

All of your shots are on the hull of the Baltimore.  The plating is too thick to pen with HE.  You should have targeted the superstructure with HE or loaded AP and used anywhere.  The hit markers are not there because I slowed the video to a crawl to see the point of aim and point of impact.  Hope this helps.

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Hmm at that range you could probably cit the Baltimore with Gearings AP.(Which is quite good against CL/CAs) Just aim lower and towards the back half because Baltimore's Citadel is trolly.

 

Although in the future I would avoid trying to gun duel American cruisers in general as DD...

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2 hours ago, LadyAnesjka said:

Even looking at the replay, I do not get it.

I aimed near the railing Mid ship....

10 shots before any damage happened

Gearing vs Baltimore.

Distance under 2 km

9 shots 0 damage.

 

20190813_173745_PASD013-Gearing-1945_18_NE_ice_islands.wowsreplay

Can't watch the vid on my cellphone but in general Gearing got an AP buff awhile back just for scenarios like that. Still not the best scenario to get that close to a US (or..for that matter...any...) cruiser in a DD but Gearing AP is the go to in those situations...well...at least when your torps are on cool down.

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Thank you for all reply. 

If you notice my last couple shot, I aim higher but the shell seem to still go lower for RNG purpose, lucky me.  =/

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3 hours ago, LadyAnesjka said:

Thank you for all reply. 

If you notice my last couple shot, I aim higher but the shell seem to still go lower for RNG purpose, lucky me.  =/

Yes you did aim higher, but with the Baltimore closing on you your shot on the railing will impact the hull due to the closing range.  Really AP is your best choice with the angle presented.

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