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US South Dakota Class 1920

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I think this ship would be an excellent ship for Premium. All of the ships in this class were laid down but due to the  Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 they were all scrapped as they were outside of specs of the treaty.  They would fit somewhere around tier VII given the other ships around that tier.

Name: South Dakota class
Operators: 23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png United States Navy
Preceded by: Colorado class
Succeeded by: North Carolina class
Cost: $21,000,000 (cost limit)
Planned: 6
Cancelled: 6
General characteristics
Type: Battleship
Displacement:
  • 43,200 long tons (43,900 t) (normal)
  • 47,000 long tons (47,800 t) (full load)
Length:
Beam: 106 ft (32.3 m)
Draft: 33 ft (10.1 m)
Installed power:
Propulsion: 4 × propeller shafts; 4 × turbo-electric generators
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)
Range: 8,000 nmi (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 137 officers, 1404 enlisted men, 75 marines
Armament:
Armor:
  • Belt: 8–13.5 in (203–343 mm)
  • Barbettes: 4.5–13.5 in (114–343 mm)
  • Turrets: 5–18 in (127–457 mm)
  • Conning tower: 8–16 in (203–406 mm)
  • Decks: 3.5–6 in (89–152 mm)
  • Bulkheads: 8–13.5 in (203–343 mm)
  • Uptakes: 9–13.5 in (229–343 mm)

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It's in an odd situation, for one, it's a bit too well armed for Tier 6, considering the West Virginia is there, but it's too slow and weakly armored for Tier 7, as the Colorado itself struggles for relevancy at the tier.

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17 minutes ago, Arri_Shi said:

It's in an odd situation, for one, it's a bit too well armed for Tier 6, considering the West Virginia is there, but it's too slow and weakly armored for Tier 7, as the Colorado itself struggles for relevancy at the tier.

Too well armed for tier 7 as well. I have her at T8, minimum.

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Another slow U.S. floating island that takes all day to load would not survive at tier 8.

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5 minutes ago, Raven114 said:

Another slow U.S. floating island that takes all day to load would not survive at tier 8.

Yet, 12x 16" rifles any tier lower than 8 wouldn't be fair to anything else on the map.

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32 minutes ago, Raven114 said:

Another slow U.S. floating island that takes all day to load would not survive at tier 8.

Laughs in Colorado in the face of such a potential challenge. (Started Colorado with a zero point captain, though I did fxp to C-hull. 62% wr.)

29 minutes ago, Lert said:

Yet, 12x 16" rifles any tier lower than 8 wouldn't be fair to anything else on the map.

Would love the heck out of it though Lert.

Always great gobsmacking someone in Colorado, more heavy guns means more fun.

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3 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

Would love the heck out of it though Lert.

Always great gobsmacking someone in Colorado, more heavy guns means more fun.

The ship as I proposed it wouldn't be for everyone, that's for sure. But should be fun to those who can handle the slow speed.

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1 minute ago, Lert said:

The ship as I proposed it wouldn't be for everyone, that's for sure. But should be fun to those who can handle the slow speed.

lol

As an ‘Island’ as Raven called it, it should get a dispersion or sigma bonus; because of course, you can’t get a much more stable gun platform than an ‘island.’ :fish_glass:

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Just a nitpick, but I believe the name South Dakota should be reserved for the 1939 USS South Dakota which was actually built. The 1920 design should be called something else if Wargaming ever make it.

I think the 1920 design would have to be tier 8 at least. I'm not too concerned about it's firepower though, as there are ways to cripple it. A combination of poor accuracy, low range, and bad shells could deal with that imho.

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12 minutes ago, Super_Dreadnought said:

The 1920 design should be called something else if Wargaming ever make it.

Like USS Indiana, perhaps?

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1 hour ago, Super_Dreadnought said:

Just a nitpick, but I believe the name South Dakota should be reserved for the 1939 USS South Dakota which was actually built. The 1920 design should be called something else if Wargaming ever make it.

I think the 1920 design would have to be tier 8 at least. I'm not too concerned about it's firepower though, as there are ways to cripple it. A combination of poor accuracy, low range, and bad shells could deal with that imho.

They don't have a South Dakota itself in-game yet. They do have two of her 1939 class though both the USS Alabama and the USS Massachusetts.

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Hoping for it to be part of a second US BB line.

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