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swap1997

US BB Tech Tree Error

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Hello guys

 

My eagle eyed curiosity for detail caught my attention to probably a subtle but important mistake in the US BB line from tier 8 onwards. First of all was the Installed power in NC which was 100000hp to give 24.4 kts in stock config which is untrue as historically the NC had a stock configured steam turbine output of 115000hp and a rated speed of 27kts. Then through refits it was boosted to 121000hp and 28kts but however by the end of the WW2 as the engines wore down due to excessive use and the added weight of Radars, extra AAA, and many other minor refits meant that the speed eventually fell to 26.8kts. Secondly what was really apalling was that the stock Iowa with the same installed power as the Montana was slower. 26.6kts for the Iowa vs 28 kts for Montana was what really riled me up especially because Montana was beamier and heavier of the two and Iowa being slower was beyond logic, also the upgraded Iowa with their new 212000hp turbines could do 32.5-33kts and upto 35kts at light loads. So, I think Wargaming should in the coming patches rectify the errors made and get them the historically true Speed and Installed power figures.

If anyone has the gall to doubt me then here are some references:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina-class_battleship

2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa-class_battleship

3. http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/american&military_history/World's%20Fastest%20Battleships.pdf

4. http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-029.htm

5. "US Battleships : An Illustrated design history", by Norman Friedman

6. "US Battleships 1935-1992", by William.H.Garzke and Robert Dulin

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WoWS is not an historically accurate simulator. It is a game, with balances for play-ability and these balances will often represent inaccuracies against historical data.  Sometimes WG will correct them, but only in the interests of the balance and play-ability of the game

Edited by Angelus_Mortis

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None of the stock propulsion speeds and SHP is historical (its an intentional decision). Kongo's stock 25 speed , all the standard BBs have a stock 18kt speed, Fusou and Nagato's stock 22. 

 

The Iowa speed debate has also been hashed out since Closed Beta.

 

http://forum.worldofwarships.com/index.php?/topic/30515-iowas-in-game-speed-is-unfortunately-historical/

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