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Why is Mutsu Dispersion so Much Worse than Nagato?

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After doing some research, They both had the same guns and fire directors.

Class overview
Name: Nagato class
Operators: 23px-Naval_ensign_of_the_Empire_of_Japan Imperial Japanese Navy
Preceded by: Ise class
Succeeded by:
Built: 1917–1921
In service: 1920–1945
Completed: 2
Lost: 1
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Dreadnought battleship
Displacement: 32,720 t (32,200 long tons) (standard)
Length: 215.8 m (708 ft) (o/a)
Beam: 29.02 m (95 ft 3 in)
Draft: 9.08 m (29 ft 9 in)
Installed power:
Propulsion: 4 shafts; 4 × geared steam turbines
Speed: 26.5 knots (49.1 km/h; 30.5 mph)
Range: 5,500 nmi (10,200 km; 6,300 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 1,333
Armament:
Armor:
General characteristics (1944)
Displacement: 39,130 t (38,510 long tons) (standard)
Length: 224.94 m (738 ft 0 in) (o/a)
Beam: 34.6 m (113 ft 6 in)
Draft: 9.49 m (31 ft 2 in)
Installed power:
  • 82,300 shp (61,400 kW)
  • 10 × water-tube boilers
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: 8,650 nmi (16,020 km; 9,950 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 1,734
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:
Armor:
  • Belt: 100–305 mm (3.9–12.0 in)
  • Deck: 51–152 mm (2.0–6.0 in)
  • Barbettes: 376 mm (14.8 in)
Aircraft carried: 3 × floatplanes
Aviation facilities: 1 × catapult

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Mutsu is a tier lower so lower dispersion helps balance the fact she has 16 inch rifles at T6.

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A) it's not much worse. B) The difference is because Mutsu in game doesn't have the same guns as in game Nagato, it's a tier lower and 16 inch guns at T6 is just murder. Also, this is not a simulation, it's an arcade game, it's called "balance."

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It's not so much the dispersion as the Mutsu having the good old days A hull Nagato/Amagi 16" AP shells that have worse penetration than most/all their 13.5/14" (let alone 15"+) T6 counterparts aside from the PEF. So when raw overmatch doesn't work you'll realize it.

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2 hours ago, GSXstage1 said:

After doing some research, They both had the same guns and fire directors. 

Nagato is sailing in a later war configuration post-refits. Mutsu is pre-major refit in an early '30s setup, with less AA, weaker armor and rangefinders, etc. Her AP shell is also their old Type 88s, not the Type 91s Nagato has.

Edited by MnemonScarlet

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You aren't going to get Nagato's accuracy and power in Tier VI with Mutsu, especially when you compare Nagato's gunnery to some of the Tier VI BBs out there like New Mexico, Bayern.  New Mexico in particular not only has weaker 356mm guns without significant Overmatch advantages, she also has garbage range, garbage reload, and also has garbage 1.5 Sigma.  It's even worse when you consider that no USN BB has access to ASM1, so New Mexico's garbage a.f. accuracy can't be improved at all, while Mutsu can.

 

Even West Virginia'41, which is a sister ship to Colorado from Tier VII, isn't as accurate as Colorado to keep her within reason among Tier VI Battleships.

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