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British and French "Atlanta"?

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So... I introduce to you the Dido-class cruiser of the Royal Navy (Not dildo, okay?)
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This ship has a displacement of about 7000 tons. Pretty much similar to the US Atlanta. Her armament is 10-time 133 mm dual purpose gun in dual mounts and 6 torpedo tubes (3 on each side). All turrets are center-line mounted.
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If this ship makes it into the game, it would likely to be a tier VII premium cruiser for the Royal Navy, her stat and play-style would be a lot like Atlanta. She has less number of guns than the Atlanta, but her guns are bigger. I don't know about the torpedoes but it seems like the torpedoes on British ships are just as bad as the American's.

And this sexy lady is the French De Grasse-class cruiser.
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She would be similar to the Atlanta, Also has 127 mm gun. 16-time 127 mm guns in dual mounts, making it 8 turrets. But she can't have a full broadside of all of her guns. Only 4 turrets are center-line mounted. The other 4 are mounted on her side, making a full broadside of 12 guns. 

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12 compared to 14 on the Atlanta is a bit of a downside. She doesn't have any torpedo (1946 configuration). But she has a heavier displacement of 9300 tons. So i guess this ship will have a pretty healthy HP pool compared to the Dildo... Sorry, Dido and the Atlanta.

 

Both ships have pretty good top speed of average 32-33 knots.

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I don't think both Dido and De Grasse unloaded like the Cleveland or the Atlanta for that matter but way I remembered them, they are solid ships, especially the Dido.

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From memory they started removing the front turrets from the Dido class, as they went through the ammunition to quickly.  Not much armour on them, but as carrier/BB/convoy escorts they didn't need them.  Having said that the French, Italian and Japanese cruisers didn't have much armour either.

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Well when destroyers can get citidal hits on you some armour would be nice.....  But with the way fire works in this game, yes, armour is overrated.

 

Basically these ships were meant to form pickets around carriers and convoys, and their job was to roast aircraft and destroryers, torpedo boats etc.  Machine guns main turrets being awesome in this case.

 

The real question is do the main guns fire on aircraft correctly on these ships, I was watching an Atlanta yesterday, and they didn't seem to.

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Well when destroyers can get citidal hits on you some armour would be nice.....  But with the way fire works in this game, yes, armour is overrated.

 

Basically these ships were meant to form pickets around carriers and convoys, and their job was to roast aircraft and destroryers, torpedo boats etc.  Machine guns main turrets being awesome in this case.

 

The real question is do the main guns fire on aircraft correctly on these ships, I was watching an Atlanta yesterday, and they didn't seem to.

 

Dual purpose main guns like the 5" USN destroyer and Atlanta guns fire "magic" rounds at aircraft - they do not train and work while you are busy fighting other ships with them as well :P

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From memory they started removing the front turrets from the Dido class, as they went through the ammunition to quickly.  Not much armour on them, but as carrier/BB/convoy escorts they didn't need them.  Having said that the French, Italian and Japanese cruisers didn't have much armour either.

 

The French Algerie class cruiser, the Italian Zara class cruisers and the Japanese Takao class cruisers were all well armoured for their displacement.

Not all French and Italian cruisers ships were underarmoured.

 

Tee

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