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July 05, 2020

Minnesota Tier IX American Battleship


July 16th 2020
* Added description and year

American Battleship IX Minnesota 1943

An interwar battleship design version that underwent an in-depth modernisation in the 1940s that significantly reinforced her torpedo protection and AA armament.

SHIP DETAILS
Ship Name:   Minnesota
Tier:   IX (9)
Is paper ship:   Yes
Class:   Battleship (BB)
WG introduction:   July 3rd 2020
Status when final:   Researchable Ship
Status during testing:   Special Ship
Ship release:   ~0.9.8-0.9.9
Resource purchase:    ~180,000 15.900,000
Nation:   USA
Permoflage:   Type 19  Cost icon4000
Current status:   WIP

HULL
Health Points:   76,300 hp
Armour:   32~406 mm
Tonnage:   55,300

MAIN BATTERY
4 x 3 406 mm/45 Mk7:
Firing Range:   23.3 km
Reload Time:   40.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time:   45 s
Maximum Dispersion:   293 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:   862.0
Shell Ricochet At:   91.0°
Shell Speed:   820.0 m/s
Burn Probability:   36%

AP SHELLS
406 mm AP Mk8:
Alpha Damage:   13500
Ammo Type:   AP
Shell Air Drag:   0.352
Shell Always Ricochet At:   60.0°
Shell Detonator:   0.033
Shell Detonator Threshold:   68.0 mm
Calibre:   406.0 mm
Shell Krupp:   2520.0
Shell Mass:   1225.0
Shell Ricochet At:   45.0°
Shell Speed:   762.0 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:   1610
Damage by Zone Area AA:   140
Priority Sector Reinforcement:   35%
Number of Explosions Per Salvo:   6
MID RANGE
16 x 4 40 mm Bofors Mk2:
Action Zone:   ~3.5 km
Hit Probability:   75 %
Damage by Zone Area AA:   413
SHORT RANGE
37 x 2 20 mm Oerlikon Mk20:
Action Zone:   ~2.0 km
Hit Probability:   70 %
Damage by Zone Area AA:   441

MANOEUVRABILITY
Maximum speed:   23.0 kt
Turning circle radius:   700 m
Rudder shift time:   16.7 s
Propulsion:   72,000 hp

CONCEALMENT
Surface Detectability:   17.5 km
Air Detectability:   13.4 km
Detectability after Firing Main Guns in Smoke:   17.1 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 +508.15 hp/s
(Total hp regenerated per charge ~14,228 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.