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Daring and Jutland - 114mm Characteristics

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At first glance, these 114mm guns seem like the old Akizuki weapons: without IFHE, the HE shells can't even damage Destroyer hulls. There is one subtle difference, however, with the AP rounds. Unlike the 120mm or larger weapons found on most Destroyers, 114mm is just small enough to fuse on 19mm armour plates. Akizuki AP does this also but the relatively high velocity (1000m/s) still results in many overpens in DD knife-fights, while Daring and Jutland have a rather lazy 746m/s initial shell velocity on their 114mm guns. This should result in far less AP overpens at close range meaning their practical AP DPM could be frighteningly close to their raw AP DPM.

This is pure speculation based on the current test stats, of course, but I wonder if these two will be the new Queens of knife-fighting - with or without IFHE.

 

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