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Gneisenau Upgraded Hull

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Beta Tester
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Here's some screenshots of the upgraded Gneisenau, sister ship of Scharnhorst. There are some interesting differences between the two ships.

 

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The most obvious difference are the gun turrets, both main and secondary. Personally, I think the dual-gun turrets really suit the overall design. The secondary turrets aren't particularly nice themselves, but their uniformity gives her a somewhat different vibe than Scharnhorst or Tirpitz (or Bismarck). Looks more... purposeful, I think.

 

(I'll spoiler the rest of the images)

 

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The superstructure right behind the main turret (the conning tower?) differs from Scharnhorst, which has a simpler design with no overhang. It's a subtle difference, but I like this one better.

 

 

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Gneisenau's aft mast is mounted to the funnel, rather than the aft superstructure. This alters the profile of the vessel and gives it a more even, balanced appearance. Secondly, she has two large, rather menacing-looking cranes, poised to rip apart any enemy ships that stray too close. Most likely. Lastly, the catapult hanger. This just looks bad. It's a jagged, gaping hole in an otherwise beautiful hull. Cover it up. Please. Put a canvas sheet over it until the plane needs to launch. Then cover it up again.

 

 

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Rear view. No differences to report here. She's just so pretty.

 

 

While this isn't exactly the historical Gneisenau, I'm really looking forward to trying her out. Like a Tier 7 battleship version of Aoba, I think the combination of speed and frontally-concentrated firepower will work well in this game, with a nice reload to offset the lack of gun barrels. How she compares to her sister I'm keen to find out.

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Super Tester
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Well... this is already assuming this is her 1941 hull at stock and the projected 1944-45 hull when she got hurt hard during the Channel Dash.

 

Actually, I like the hollow slingshot tbh, it gives the battleship a unique appearance and at least its not boxy compared to Warspite's first refit which is the current Warspite.

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Alpha Tester
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anyone else sick of the hype??

 

 

can we just have them already.

i've never seen a company drag out it's news as much as WG does.

it's getting tedious

 

More like the fanbase are getting overhype themself (datamined)

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