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US Cruiser Tech Tree

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just spotted this on their blog

Tech Tree: U.S. Cruisers, starting from Tier II

Tier II – Chester

“Chester” is a scout cruiser, built in the USA at the beginning of the 20th century. The main objective of this type of ships was scouting, which influenced its design – lightly armoured, but relatively high speed.

Tier III – St.Louis

“St. Louis” considerably surpasses “Chester” in terms of firepower, carrying on board 14 six inch guns. Large displacement and good armour allow it to survive longer under enemy fire, but it has low speed.

Tier IV – Phoenix

“Phoenix” is the first “paper ship” of the U.S. cruisers branch, based on scout project in 1917. Lack of durability and tenacity is compensated by the cruising speed of 35 knots, excellent for its time, which allows you to keep up, even with the destroyers, and rapidly change location. Although the project was never implemented, it became the basis for the next ship – cruiser “Omaha.”

Tier V – Omaha

Compared with its predecessor, “Omaha” has a larger displacement, which makes her a little more robust and strong in-game. The ship will be a pioneer in several aspects: for the first time a player will see gun turrets and the catapult used to launch scout-planes on deck. Like its predecessor, “Omaha” carried torpedoes, which would be a serious problem to contend with in close combat.

Tier VI – Cleveland

“Cleveland” is the most prolific type of cruisers in naval history. All guns are concentrated in four towers which allow concentrated fire on one side of the target ship. An important feature of this cruiser is its air defense guns, powerful for its tier, which turn “Cleveland” into a destroyer of enemy aircraft.

Tier VII – Pensacola

This is the first heavy U.S. cruiser with all the attendant advantages and disadvantages. It was built during the Washington Agreement, and in order to fit into the set displacement, designers had to neglect armouring in favour of armament and speed. In the game, as in reality, it has a rather high displacement for its speed – 32 knots and increased caliber guns when compared to the “Cleveland.”

Tier VIII- New Orleans

Despite all the limitations of the Washington Agreement, project cruiser “New Orleans” managed to combine a powerful artillery armament and good body protection. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the air defense – because of the overflow, ship designers were not able to place sufficient anti-aircraft guns. As a result, the power of its air defense has not changed much compared to the “Pensacola”.

Tier IX– Baltimore

The conditions of the Washington Agreement were no longer in force with the beginning of the Second World War. Cruisers were no longer limited in displacement, which allowed an increase to their armour and air defense in the project “Baltimore.” It was a logical development of the cruiser “New Orleans” based on the principle “bigger, faster, and stronger.”

Tier X – Des Moines

One of the most significant problems of cruiser “Baltimore”, and of all the heavy cruisers in general, was a relatively low rate of fire. American naval designers began creating new naval guns, which soon turned into the draft heavy cruiser, “Des Moines”. The rate of fire of eight-inch guns almost doubly excels all the guns of its predecessors and its strong air defense makes it a deadly threat to enemy air groups.

 

 

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I'm more interested in the big guns (BB's and BC's) but as I have yet to play the game I do plan to give all ships a run in beta to see which one suits me best....really have my eye on WWI German battlecruiser but I guess I will have to wait and see how they all play :child:

 

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Alpha Tester
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Nice Write up and TY for the Info.   I like the game already and having flesh added to it really makes it a better game.

Cheers mate.   

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nice idea, but it would be hard. whole new set of ships

 

sorry I did not start this tread very well.

that is a list of the US cruisers going to be in the game. I just took it from their blog

http://blog.worldofwarships.com/tech-trees-u-s-cruisers/         

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