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Should this ship be added? Väinämöinen

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It only went 14.5 knots, but give it a speed boost consumable to get it into the battle. It's gun range of 31k will make it relevant at a distance.

Väinämöinen and Ilmarinen had a displacement of 3,900 tonnes, a maximum length of 93 metres (305 ft), and a draught of 4.50 metres (14.8 ft). Requirements of speed and range were moderate, as they were expected to operate near their home bases. Both vessels were equipped with four diesel engines that powered two electrical engines. These generated a total of 4,800 horsepower (3,600 kW). There were also two smaller 100 hp (75 kW) auxiliary diesel engines. Maximum speed was 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph), and range was limited by the vessels' carrying capacity of only 93 tonnes of diesel oil.

The four 254 mm (10 in) Bofors guns were massive for vessels of this size, and they could hurl a 225 kg (496 lb) shell up to 31 kilometres (19 mi). The secondary artillery consisted of eight 105 mm (4 in) dual-purpose Bofors guns in four turrets. These were the primary defense against fast torpedo boats and aircraft. Additionally, the ships were equipped with four 40 mm anti-aircraft guns (initially British-made "pom-pom" guns, which, after mediocre performance in the Winter War, were replaced with Bofors guns) and two Madsen 20 mm cannons (later increased to eight).

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Probably not, 14.5 knots would be really painful, as would be the apparent complete lack of armor. Getting run down by Mikasa would just be embarrassing.

You'd be better off with something like HSwMS Sverige which would be faster, actually have armor and might actually be able to fit in at tier 4 or 5 as some kind of baby Graf Spee.

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Imagine yourself playing one of these, against other ships. Even Mikasa outruns and outguns it.

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1 hour ago, Lert said:

Imagine yourself playing one of these, against other ships. Even Mikasa outruns and outguns it.

Even worse the Langley is faster although by only 1/2 knot. It is an interesting idea though and the 2 x 2 turret layout wouldn't be as much of an issue compared to the Mikasa which pretty much has to get into boarding party range for her main guns to hit as gunnery had improved quite a bit in the intervening years.

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I would really love to have the Indiana Class (BB-1, 2, 3) in the game, but they are also slow. I just figured an engine boost, with no loss of speed in turns would do the trick. The Mikasa needs a friend!

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