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Thunderer and Ohio AP Comparison

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https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PASB510&modules=1111&upgrades=000000&commander=PCW001&consumables=111&pos=0

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PBSB510&modules=1111&upgrades=000000&commander=PCW001&consumables=111&pos=0

Based on this web, I found no much difference between the AP of both ships.

Is it safe to assume both ships have similar AP performance? Can Thunderer be played with full AP just like any other BB with comparable AP? 

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Don't be fooled into thinking that the Thunderer is just a HE spammer.  Its AP is devastating and there is no reason why you couldn't play it full AP but why would you when you have that glorious fire-starting ability.

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I think I read somewhere that Thunderer doesn't have the short-fused AP like the standard UK BBs, hence the good penetration. I mean, the whole other reason why UK BBs are only spamming HE most of the time is their AP is totally crap to penetrate anything with decent armor at longer ranges.

The most obvious difference between Thunderer's AP & short-fused AP is that the latter will less likely to overpen the broadsiding cruisers. You can't devstrike a full HP Smolensk at close range with the former, but you can with the latter.

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1 hour ago, RalphTheTheatreCat said:

Don't be fooled into thinking that the Thunderer is just a HE spammer.  Its AP is devastating and there is no reason why you couldn't play it full AP but why would you when you have that glorious fire-starting ability.

Me Conq AP spammer :3

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the thing is, you dont need to risk using AP on UK BBs

ships broadsideing? 10k HE

ship angled away when you fired? still 10k HE

ship is bow on? yeah, still 10k HE

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4 hours ago, CV_NMSL said:

the thing is, you dont need to risk using AP on UK BBs

ships broadsideing? 10k HE

ship angled away when you fired? still 10k HE

ship is bow on? yeah, still 10k HE

Because I have principles? 😉

I personally play Conq mostly with HE (obviously) and Thunderer mostly with AP.

Thunderer just do whatever works for you.

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1 hour ago, S4pp3R said:

Because I have principles? 😉

I personally play Conq mostly with HE (obviously) and Thunderer mostly with AP.

Thunderer just do whatever works for you.

let's be real here, thunderer players in principle have no principle =p

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11 hours ago, Arzach said:

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PASB510&modules=1111&upgrades=000000&commander=PCW001&consumables=111&pos=0

https://wowsft.com/ship?index=PBSB510&modules=1111&upgrades=000000&commander=PCW001&consumables=111&pos=0

Based on this web, I found no much difference between the AP of both ships.

Is it safe to assume both ships have similar AP performance? Can Thunderer be played with full AP just like any other BB with comparable AP? 

Thunderer has better AP than Ohio.  Thunderer's shells have shorter flight times, better pen, and are MUCH more accurate.

Thunderer is best played using mostly AP, but switching to HE against bow in BB's if these are your only available targets.

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Thunderer AP is normal and reliable, with a standard fuse time (0.33s) and good dispersion. Quite unlike the other UK Battleships which can be a bit disappointing at long range.

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