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May 12, 2020

New Ships Added - Tier IX German Battleship Ludendorff and Tier VI German Aircraft carrier Erich Loewenhardt


Updated May 12th 2020
Please Note! The stats for these ships are not final, and will almost certainly change during testing. 
When these ships are finalised and then released, the final stats information will be published here as "Final Stats" and on the official WG regional portals.

NEW SHIPS ADDED

German Battleship  flagIX Ludendorff



German Aircraft Carrier  flag VI Erich Loewenhardt


Erich Loewenhardt is the "early" version of Graf Zeppelin, created on the basis of a 1937 project. The concept of this aircraft carrier in some way resembles Saipan - the ship is equipped with powerful for the tier, but small-numbered squadrons with interesting features:

* Attack Aircraft are characteristically the same as stock Attack Aircraft of August von Parseval and are equipped with AP rockets. These rockets can deal high damage by hitting an enemy ship's citadel, but they allow a familiar counter play: when they hit at an acute angle, they can ricochet or simply not penetrate the armor. Rockets fired at broadsided destroyers –with their thin armor– will result in over penetrations that deal only 10% of the rocket's maximum damage. Armor-piercing rockets can also ricochet against destroyers' end armor when the ship is bow-in to the planes. Therefore, a player's reaction against such rockets should be similar to the actions one would take against incoming armor-piercing shells.
* Torpedoes have increased speed in comparison with researchable German carriers.
* Bombers are equipped with HE bombs, which is not typical for German aircraft carriers. They dive immediately, without the prior altitude gain, just like bombers of researchable German carriers. However, the drop zone is shaped not like an elongated ellipse, but like a circle.


IMPORTANT! Because the information in this Article is tentative and reflects the state of game development at the time of its publication. Changes and new features may be removed entirely or implemented differently by the time the update goes live. Screenshots, specific values of certain characteristics, and details of in-game mechanics will not necessarily be relevant after the finalised information is released.