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Upcoming NEW American Cruiser, USS Congress

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Hit points – 60450. Plating - 27 mm.

Main battery - 1x3, 2x2 305 mm. Firing range - 19.0 km.
Maximum HE shell damage – 4300. Chance to cause fire – 27%. HE initial velocity - 808 m/s.
Maximum AP shell damage - 8900. AP initial velocity - 762 m/s.
Reload time - 20.0 s. 180 degree turn time - 30.0 s. Maximum dispersion - 207 м. Sigma – 2.05.

Secondary Armament:
6x2 127.0 mm, range  - 6.6 km.
Maximum HE shell damage – 1800. Chance to cause fire – 5%. HE initial velocity - 792 m/s

AA defense: 14x2 40.0 mm, 20x1 20.0 mm, 6x2 127.0 mm.
AA defense short-range: continuous damage per second - 151, hit probability - 85 %, action zone 0.1-2.0 km;
AA defense mid-range: continuous damage per second - 273, hit probability - 90 %, action zone 0.1-3.5 km;
AA defense long-range: continuous damage per second - 109, hit probability - 90 %, action zone 0.1-5.8 km;
Number of explosions in a salvo - 5, damage within an explosion - 1,540, action zone 3.5 - 5.8 km.

Maximum speed - 33.0 kt. Turning circle radius - 850 m. Rudder shift time – 13.0 s. Surface detectability – 15.5 km. Air detectability – 9.7 km. Detectability after firing main guns in smoke  – 12.1 km.

Available consumables:
1 slot - Damage Control Party
2 slot - Hydroacoustic Search/Defensive AA fire
3 slot - Fighter/Spotting Aircraft/Surveillance Radar (Duration time 35 s; Detection of ships 10.0 km; Reload time 120 s; Charges 3)
4 slot - Repair Party
 

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.
 

This is one of the variants of large cruiser (CA-2F) with 7 305-mm guns in 3 turrets
Gameplay-wise she is similar to Alaska. 
Due to strong salvos, rather good accuracy and firing range she is capabale of effectively damaging enemies from long distance. 
The ship has big choice of consumables, so in case of necessity Congress, due to it, good AA and survivability, can effectively support allies when fighting for key areas
Also, please, note, that it should be stated, that the ship is Work in Progress, and it will yet only enter ST and her parameters may change even before the test on main server begins

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The ship is beautiful.

But wat da fudge WG! Why the name? :Smile-angry:
The ship name "Congress" is suppose to be on the US Battlecruisers (Lexington Class and her paper variants) and not US Large Cruisers (Alaska class and her paper variants). :Smile_facepalm:

Large cruisers are named after US Territories.
Battlecruisers are named after great battles of the American Revolution and the original 6 frigates.

 

There is still:
Guam
Hawaii (Although built, she is incomplete and never commissioned.)
Samoa
Virgin Islands
Mariana Islands

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Guessing T8?

That's going to present some overmatch issues on some mid tier CL/As...

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2 hours ago, S0und_Theif said:

The ship is beautiful.

But wat da fudge WG! Why the name? :Smile-angry:
The ship name "Congress" is suppose to be on the US Battlecruisers (Lexington Class and her paper variants) and not US Large Cruisers (Alaska class and her paper variants). :Smile_facepalm:

Hey, it's WG. The next 2 ships will probably get named "Republican" and "Democrat". Who knows, they might even release "QAnon" and "MAGA"....   XD

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I guess it's too early to reveal the next tech tree line :fish_viking: I also guess CCs still aren't allowed to reveal new lines in their own stream.

Would rather see Fargo/Oregon City-class than any CB.

Judging by the lack of Dev Blog, I think there are still some other ships to be revealed very soon.

 

48 minutes ago, S4pp3R said:

Guessing T8?

https://www.wows-gamer-blog.com/2021/04/st-official-announcement-new-ship-uss.html

 

42 minutes ago, Storm_Khan said:

Hey, it's WG. The next 2 ships will probably get named "Republican" and "Democrat". Who knows, they might even release "QAnon" and "MAGA"....   XD

USS United States when.

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If con is the opposite of pro, then Congress is the opposite of....:Smile_trollface:

No I'm not specifically dissing on the US Congress. Congress is mostly dysfunctional at everywhere.

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Research Bureau Alaska? or new coal ship ?

 

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The USS Donald Trump shall counter congress and Riot there.

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WG, why pollute T8 with super cruisers? I can't see how this is good for that tier or the tier spread. As sapper mentioned, it's going to lead to over match issues. I always thought T8 would be a good tier for clan battles because not having super cruisers it allows for a more dynamic gameplay, and I enjoyed the season where it was T8. But Cruisers like Alaska, Stalingrad etc tend to reduce the game to long range slug fests, I can see Congress doing doing the same in T8

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CTRL + C

CTRL + V

Downtier it to 8 .

 

There! a Blatant Copy of Alaska that i known of.

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WG 0.10.1: Alaska will be removed from the game due to the combination of popularity and battle performance.

WG 0.10.5: Alaska will be reintroduced at T8.

I'm going to surmise that Alaska T8 will come with some crippling nerfs in return for bringing 9 7x 305mm guns to T8 MM. And even if she doesn't have them on release, don't forget WG is now free to nerf premiums after release now, so....

 

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1 hour ago, Rina_Pon said:

WG 0.10.1: Alaska will be removed from the game due to the combination of popularity and battle performance.

WG 0.10.5: Alaska will be reintroduced at T8.

I'm going to surmise that Alaska T8 will come with some crippling nerfs in return for bringing 9x 305mm guns to T8 MM. And even if she doesn't have them on release, don't forget WG is now free to nerf premiums after release now, so....

 

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Another gimmick of Alaska class?

GIVE ME A BREAK

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On reddit someone mentioned how is a rather lazy copy paste.  They simply removed 2 barrels.  The radar still shows a T9 35 sec duration instead of T8, 30 second one I think.

Didn't bother redoing the model.

https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/usnshtp/cru/cb1cl-d.htm

Is it meant to be CA2F?

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Considering Alaska was removed for being OP, a copy with two less guns would probably be pretty balanced at tier 9. 

They're going to have to go pretty wild with the nerf bat to try to squeeze it into tier 8 though! 

Also why would you want super cruisers at tier 8? They already cause enough balance issues at tiers 9 and 10. Putting something like this at a tier where it's supposed to be equally balanced with Cleveland, Edinburgh, Ochakov, Mogami, etc, seems like a difficult balancing task. The ship is clearly a tier 9.

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Funny you guys seem shocked with this ship, its not like WG has a track record of putting dumb ships and ship classes in the game against ALL advice, logic or common sense. Why should this be any different?

I imagine the T10's it will face on a regular basis will "balance" it.

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