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Poll: On FDG and GK, do you use 406mm or 420mm mains?

406 or 420 for H-class battleships?  

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  1. 1. Friedrich der Große, 406 or 420?

  2. 2. Großer Kurfürst, 406 or 420?


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I've been using 406mm on my Friedrich der Große, the more popular choice, as I prefer higher DPM and shorter reload. Eurobeat recommends 420mm on Großer Kurfürst, because you can get the Yamato sound effect. However, I'm still using 406mm on my Großer Kurfürst and love the higher DPM for shooting cruisers.

Which guns do you prefer and why? :fish_happy:

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I got the 406 mounted on both but dont use either because i dont enjoy playing bbs which have already long reload times but which cant hit anything anyway and secondaries are useless in randoms. Took the gk a couple times last ranked with big guns and for me the same was true in ranked although some guys made it work.

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I have found that more somewhat smaller guns is better than less somewhat larger guns but YMMV.

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Definitely the 406mm guns on Freddie. She kinda needs it, since it's rare to fire all 8 guns (due to her bad firing angle) and it's usually just the forward 4 guns, so firing as fast as possible seems good for me.

For Kurryfirst, I am also using the 406mm... for now. Once I acquire her UU, I will try the 420mm guns out. I kinda want the Yamato Gun SoundTM on my GK... lol. :Smile_teethhappy::Smile_hiding:

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420mm.

Because I don’t see any significant difference in the reload time, so more ‘HULK SMASH!’ is better.

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They should just remove the option to get the 420's on the FdG and the 406's on the GK.  Unlike the British 406mm --> 419mm guns which are a clear upgrade, the German 406mm --> 420mm guns are just a trade-off.

And that lack of a clear upgrade has just confused players for the last 4 years.

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I use the 420 on my gk, a bit more penetration and dmg its always welcome.

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9 hours ago, Ranari said:

They should just remove the option to get the 420's on the FdG and the 406's on the GK.  Unlike the British 406mm --> 419mm guns which are a clear upgrade, the German 406mm --> 420mm guns are just a trade-off.

And that lack of a clear upgrade has just confused players for the last 4 years.

Better, for Großer Kurfürst, make 3x4 420's the default main guns, and implement the historical 2x4 480mm's as the upgraded main guns.:Smile_hiding:

My understanding of WG is that they intended to offer 420's as an upgrade to provide more punchiness at long range. And the Devs were like, to make you not overpowered with 420's, we are going to increase reload by 3 seconds. But they did not realize how punitive the increased reload is. At close range, it actually makes the H-class battleships with 420's less competent than them with 406's.

The said confusion can be easily fixed by implementing the same reload for 420's: just remove the punitive reload time increase. 

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406 on both of them, just because im sick of overpening. And let's be honest there's no much difference, from GK 12 shells only 6 hits and 2 or 3 are pens doing damage, so firing faster is better.

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420 mm in PTS was much better experience than 406 mm guns. At least in PTS against BOTs.

 

Just upgraded mine to 420mm, average went down to about 45K, much better in West Virginia and KGV. Shells do not make contact, loosing duels to Bismarck even, at 15 km range.

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