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Ersatz Hessen (D-class pocket battleship)

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History: D class cruisers are a improvement on the Deutschland class  Panzerschiffe (armored ships) (pocket battleship). Hitler approved the project but wanted only the armor to be increased and not the armament. this gave the ship a displacement of 20,000 t. one out of two were laid down but was cancelled 5 months after the keel was laid. It was also determined that an enlarged version to challenge the Dunkerque class ships, hence the Scharnhorst class battleships. Ersatz Hessen's main armament is similar to graf spee. the secondary armament has a 4x2 arrangement is the 15 cm secondary guns in enclosed mounts found on Bismarck. and it might have the same kind of torpedoes that the graf spee had, but it is unknown.

this ship is a predecessor of the Wows Agir (tier 9) so i would think that this could be a tier 8 ship because its a improvement to the graf spee and I believe that it will fit right with this tier.

 

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Possibly due to the mechanics of the game it would wind up at T7 no higher as the 283s would probably if not most likely struggle to pen. Its like trying to upteir the Scharn by giving it more armor and no gun power.

Would still like to see the concept of it though. :Smile_honoring:

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A really intresting ship. But is enough for tier 8? I was thinking 7.

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53 minutes ago, Versili said:

Possibly due to the mechanics of the game it would wind up at T7 no higher as the 283s would probably if not most likely struggle to pen. Its like trying to upteir the Scharn by giving it more armor and no gun power.

about sums up Odin after her changes.

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Having made an entire split for German PanzerShiff I think placing the D class at tier 8 is way to high. The ships lacked the improved guns and even size of the P class which you could give a reload of 17.5sec. That's if your using the standard D class which the Ersatz Elsass is her, sister ship (whose name you used) is the improved design which is a D class with an extra 283 turret, increased weight to 30,000tons and it can go at 30knots. Basically the improved D class is the Dutch BC design 1047. 

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