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July 07, 2020

Kansas Tier VIII American Battleship

Updated July 16th 2020
* Description added

American Battleship VIII Kansas 1918

This battleship design was used as a basis for construction of a number of warship after World War I. She was similar to the Colorado class in many aspects, being in fact her increased version with more powerful armament. This warship was the crown of development process of "standard" battleships in the U.S. Navy.

SHIP DETAILS
Ship name:   Kansas
Tier:   VIII (8)
Is paper ship:   Yes
Class:   Battleship (BB)
WG introduction:   July 3rd 2020
Status when released:   Researchable Ship
Status during testing:   Special Ship
Ship release:   ~0.9.8-0.9.9
Resource purchase:    ~135,000 11.000,000
Nation:   USA
Permoflage:   Type 18   Cost icon3000
Current development:   WIP

HULL B
Health Points:   67,000 hp
Armour:   32~406 mm

MAIN BATTERY
4 x 3 406 mm/45 Mk7:
Firing Range:   22.7 km
Reload Time:   40.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time:   45 s
Maximum Dispersion:   287 m
Sigma Value:   1.70σ

SHELL TYPES

HE SHELLS
406 mm HE/HC Mk13:
Alpha Damage:   5700
Alpha Piercing HE:   68.0 mm
Ammo Type:   HE
Shell Air Drag:   0.346
Shell Always Ricochet At:   60.0°
Shell Detonator:   0.001
Shell Detonator Threshold:   2.0
Calibre:   406.0 mm
Shell Krupp:   250.0
Shell Mass:   861.8
Shell Ricochet At:   91.0°
Shell Speed:   803.0 m/s
Burn Probability:   36%

AP SHELLS
406 mm AP Mk5:
Alpha Damage:   12400
Ammo Type:   AP
Shell Air Drag:   0.336
Shell Always Ricochet At:   60.0°
Shell Detonator:   0.033
Shell Detonator Threshold:   68.0 mm
Calibre:   406.0 mm
Shell Krupp:   2636.0
Shell Mass:   1016.0
Shell Ricochet At:   45.0°
Shell Speed:   768.0 m/s

SECONDARIES
8 x 2 127 mm/38 Mk32:
Maximum HE shell damage:   1800
Range:   5 km
Reload:   6 s
Alpha Piercing HE:   21 mm
HE initial velocity:   792 m/s
COF:   5%
Air Drag:   0.347

AA DEFENCE
LONG RANGE 
8 x 2 127 mm/38 Mk32:
Action Zone:   ~3.5-5.8 km
Hit Probability:   75 %
Damage Caused by Shell Explosions:   1540
Damage by Zone Area AA:   147
Priority Sector Reinforcement:   35%
Number of Explosions Per Salvo:   6
MID RANGE
12 x 4 40 mm Bofors Mk2:
Action Zone:   ~3.5 km
Hit Probability:   75 %
Damage by Zone Area AA:   319
SHORT RANGE
23 x 2 20 mm Oerlikon Mk20:
Action Zone:   ~2.0 km
Hit Probability:   70 %
Damage by Zone Area AA:   280

MANOEUVRABILITY
Maximum speed:   23.0 kt
Turning circle radius:   700 m
Rudder shift time:   15.7 s
Propulsion:   68,000 hp

CONCEALMENT
Surface Detectability:   16.6 km
Air Detectability:   13.5 km
Detectability after Firing Main Guns in Smoke:   16.0 km

CONSUMABLES
Slot 1: Damage Control Party:
Action Time 20 s
Reload Time 80 s

Slot 2: Repair Party:
Charges 4
Action Time 28 s
Reload Time 80 s
HP per Second +446.22 hp/s
(Total hp regenerated per charge ~12.494 hp)

Slot 3: Spotting Aircraft:
Charges 4
Action Time 100 s
Reload time 240 s
Main Battery Firing Range +20%

Slot 3: Fighter:
Charges:   3
Action time:   60 s
Reload Time:   90 s
Flight Radius:   3 km
Fighters:   x3

Please Note! that all information in this article is preliminary and in some parts datamined, and will change during testing. After release of this ship, the final information will be published on the official WG portal.