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  1. LordTyphoon

    French Cruiser Armour Layout

    Hey guys, Any of you had time to check out the new French cruisers in public test 0.6.3? There's no statistics available for each of the ships yet, but the ship model is available in the PTS for you to see, and they look gorgeous. You can also have a look at their armour schemes. Of course, being primarily a cruiser player, I was curious and decided to investigate the armour and what it would mean for gameplay. I'm not sure what to make of what I found. E.g. Emilie Bertin at tier 5 has two layers of armour protecting her citadel - a 13mm 'armoured belt' on the outside, and then a 13mm 'citadel torpedo bulkhead'. Its weird because the citadel torpedo bulkhead layer is also raised well above the waterline, meaning that it isn't just a bulkhead? But it also gives the citadel horizontal protection? Also, 13mm x 2 is a bit weak in terms of protection for tier 5 - Furutaka, Emerald and Omaha have a single belt of 76mm, Konigsberg gets a double belt of 50mm on the outside + 15mm on the inside, even the glass cannon Kirov gets 50mm! Is there some mechanic in the game for dual armour belt layers that I'm not aware of? The armour does not appear angled for turtleback purposes. E.g. With the Algerie at tier 7, you see even more peculiar armour layouts. Bits of the citadel armour belt (110mm) is directly on the hull of this ship. The remainder of the citadel has two layers - an inner plate of 40mm (called the citadel torpedo bulkhead) which is covered by an armoured belt on top of 110mm. So bits of the citadel get an extra 40mm of inner armour protection. Again, the inner plating and casemate armour do not appear to be angle to provide any turtleback-type protection. Experts, please explain.