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ST, changes to test ships

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Japanese cruiser Yoshino, tier X:

  • Main battery guns reload time lowered from 20 to 18.5s;
  • "Fighter" consumable is added to the slot with the Spotting Aircraft consumable:
    • Number of charges: 2(3);
    • Reload time: 135 (90)s;
    • Action time: 60s;
    • Number of fighters: 4
  • Added an alternative torpedoes module. Now cruiser has choice of two torpedo types, which were tested earlier.

Despite having a good salvo, Yoshino was suffering in terms of damage per minute compared to the classmates. The change will balance the damage output.

Fighter consumable will increase the ship's protection against aircraft.

French cruiser Colbert, Soviet cruiser Smolensk, tier X:

  • Stern and bow plating thickness increased from 13 to 16 mm.

Increased plating will add the potential to ricochet the shells of 203 mm caliber guns.

Soviet battleship Slava, tier X:

  • Main battery 180 degree turn time increased from 30 to 60 s;
  • Main battery reload time increased from 30 to 33 s;
  • The restoration of the casemate (non-citadel) damage by Repair party is lowered from 50% to 40%;
  • Number of charges from the Repair party consumable is lowered from 3(4) to 1(2);
  • Dispersion ellipse settings changed.

The battleship's focus on the long-range battles will be emphasized by reduced survivability and changed time in the turrets traverse. This will also make the ship less effective in close combat. Despite good accuracy, the moment for unleashing accurate salvos will have to be chosen more carefully due to the increased reload time. In addition, the size of the dispersion ellipse will now vary less when the distance increases. That is to say, the ship will be more accurate at close ranges and less accurate on long ranges than before.

Soviet battleship Kreml, tier X:

  • Sigma value increased from 1.8 to 1.9

New sigma value will make the battleship a bit more accurate on the close ranges. 

British aircraft carrier Indomitable, tier VIII:

  • Time between attacks increased for attack aircraft from 0 to 1.5 s.

The introduction of the delay is intended to solve the issue of starting a new attack only before the squadron changed its formation after the expired  attack. Due to this, rear planes received less damage from AA bursts. This change won't affect the usual attack since it can only be executed after the camera returns to the squadron.

French destroyer Kleber, tier X:

  • Detectability range by air is increased from 4.4 to 4.8 km

Detectability range by air is aligned following the recent change of the detectability range by sea. 

French destroyer Mogador, tier IX:

  • Top hull has 4x3 550 mm torpedoes removed. Now it will feature the same 2x3 and 2x2 550 mm torpedo launchers as the stock hull;
  • Main guns firing range reduced from 11.9 to 11.6 km;
  • Main guns reload time increased from 7 to 7.5 s;
  • Detectability ranges increased:
    • By sea from 8.1 to 9 km;
    • By air from 3.9 to 4.3 km;
    • After firing main guns in smoke from 3.3 to 3.7 km

Mogador was very similar to the X tier destroyer Kleber in parameters. The changes will balance the ship with classmates and make the tech branch more consistent and will attract attention to the features of the branch whilst tier increase.

French destroyer Le Fantasque, tier VIII:

  • Main guns reload time increased from 5 to 6 s;
  • Main guns basic firing range increased from 11.6 to 11.9 km;

These changes make the concept of Le Fantasque stand out from Le Terrible. When comparing these two ships, you will need to take into account, that when installing the researchable Gun Fire Control System, the firing range of Le Fantasque will be 13 km - 700 meters longer than Le Terrible. High speed will allow the new destroyer to use the increased range of fire more effectively.

French destroyers Vauquelin, tier VII and Guepard, tier VI:

  • Main battery 180 degree traverse time lowered from 27.7 to 22.5 s;
  • HE shell damage increased from 1400 to 2000

The turrets of the destroyers without Smoke Generator were rotating too slowly when fighting and maneuvering in battles at close range.

French destroyer Sirocco, tier V:

  • Torpedo launchers reload time lowered from 90 to 75 s;
  • Main Battery Reload Booster consumable is added:
    • Number of charges: 3(4);
    • Reload time: 180(120) s;
    • Action time: 15s;
    • Main battery reload time: -50%;
  • HP increased from 11 700 to 11 900.

These changes will make the ship more similar to the French destroyers of tier VI and higher. Damage per minute will be lower than Jaguar, but this will be compensated by higher damage during the action of the Main Battery Reload Booster.

French destroyers Fusilier, tier III and Enseigne Gabolde, tier II:

  • Changed parameters of AP and HE shells:
    • Air resistance coefficient lowered from 0.557 to 0.3143;
    • Shell mass lowered from 14 to 13.5;
    • Initial velocity increased from 740 to 780 m/s;
  • Damage of the HE shells is lowered from 1450 to 1400;
  • Chance of HE shells causing the fire is increased from 4% to 6%.

Shells of the ships were replaced by newer versions with better ballistics.

Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary.

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This is quite the worst ST Changes here.

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