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Incapacitating steering gear module

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What's the easiest way to incapacitate an enemy's steering gear module using a tier VIII-X ship?

 

 

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Smash AP into the rearmost of battleships/large cruisers and hope.

Smash HE into the rearmost of cruisers/light cruisers and hope.

Smash HE into the rear half of DDs and laugh.

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6 minutes ago, Akeno017 said:

Smash HE into the rear half of DDs and laugh.

Or just near the rear of the DD, that works too.  You got the laugh part right.

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HE near misses in the vicinity also do the job.  The bigger the HE shell the better.

 

Special mention for Royal Navy 419mm with the yooge blast radius.

 

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3 minutes ago, Akeno017 said:

Smash AP into the rearmost of battleships/large cruisers and hope.

Smash HE into the rearmost of cruisers/light cruisers and hope.

Smash HE into the rear half of DDs and laugh.

The DD part I have done a lot and I can attest, you will laugh.

Ever since Henri got that iron skillet installed on the stern, it's been questionable at best.

High caliber HE is the best way since most ends are lightly armored from the sides. Stern facing, use AP and it sticks the steering. But I hear HE fired from long range plunges the deck and is good too. You also have the added benefit of the engine getting hit. Most funnels are lightly armored. Hit Henri's rear funnel just right and you get the engine. By the time he repairs, he lost momentum and follow up shot is fatal. Unless he knows you are going to do it, he will panic.

 

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Just now, HazeGrayUnderway said:

HE near misses in the vicinity also do the job.  The bigger the HE shell the better.

 

Yep, 457 HE is like a huge nuke. That steering is hit and maybe a few AA get fried.

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8 minutes ago, SteelRain_Rifleman said:

Yep, 457 HE is like a huge nuke. That steering is hit and maybe a few AA get fried.

RN 419mm / 457mm HE are simply fantastic in incapping, destroying gun mounts and various ship modules.

 

When we did Divisions and one of the members brought a Tier X CV, I was fond of taking Conqueror.  Sometimes our CV would ask "strip the AA off that Republique plz" and I'd comply :Smile_trollface:

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14 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

RN 419mm / 457mm HE are simply fantastic in incapping, destroying gun mounts and various ship modules.

 

When we did Divisions and one of the members brought a Tier X CV, I was fond of taking Conqueror.  Sometimes our CV would ask "strip the AA off that Republique plz" and I'd comply :Smile_trollface:

Yeah, that sick feeling of losing your AA from a Conqueror and those torpedo bombers are doing laps around your BB.

Republique hates torps.

 

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1 hour ago, Slimeball91 said:

Or just near the rear of the DD, that works too.  You got the laugh part right.

JB with HE and a reload booster leaves a DD stripped like a plucked chicken.

If it doesn't detonate :Smile_hiding:

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