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September 25, 2020

Belfast '43 British Tier VIII Light Cruiser 1943


Sept 25th 2020
* Number of "Short-Burst Smoke Generator" consumables increased from 3 to 4. 

Belfast '43 British Tier VIII Light Cruiser 1943

One of the most powerful and one of the largest light cruisers built in the 1930s. The ship's main battery comprised twelve 152 mm guns complemented with dual-purpose artillery, torpedo armament, and aircraft-handling equipment.


Belfast Badge of Cruiser Belfast '43
HMS Belfast, commissioned in 1939, belonged to the last series of Town-class light cruisers. The ship's badge features a mythological animal, the Hippocampus (sea-horse), derived from the Coat of Arms of the city of Belfast after which the cruiser was named.
At the Battle of the North Cape, Belfast was the flagship of the 10th Cruiser Squadron commanded by Vice Admiral Robert Burnett. Belfast was the first to make radar contact with Scharnhorst, and later took the lead in the pursuit of the German battleship.
Belfast Belfast '43 Flag
The coat of arms of the light cruiser Belfast depicting a seahorse as part of the large coat of arms of the capital of Northern Ireland, the city of Belfast.
* Belfast 1943 represents the Town-class light cruiser as she would have appeared in the year 1943. Her model differs from the one of cruiser "Belfast" in having a higher number of dual purpose guns and AA mounts, a slightly different superstructure geometry, and a Fighter catapult. The ship is equipped with twelve 152 mm guns with powerful HE shells, a torpedo armament with the ability to launch individual torpedoes, decent concealment, a "Short-Burst Smoke Generator" consumable, and a "Surveillance Radar" consumable with the 9 km ship detection range.

* Thanks to her good concealment and "Surveillance Radar" consumable, Belfast '43 can help allies in fighting for caps and hunting for destroyers. Her special Smoke Generator - with its shorter reload and smoke screen dispersion times - will be useful when there is a need to retreat, but it doesn't allow to effectively fire at targets from inside the smoke.
SHIP DETAILS:
Ship Name:   Belfast '43.
Tier,   VIII (8).
Is Paper Ship:   No.
Class:   Light Cruiser.
WG Introduction:   July 30th 2020.
Status:   Premium Ship.
Base Value:     11000.
Resource Purchase:    Unknown.
Nation:   British.
Permoflage:  Level 10 Free.
Current Status:   WIP.

SHIP ARMOUR
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Hit Points:   38,400 hp.
Armour:   6~114 mm.
Citadel  Fore Athwartship:   63 mm.
Citadel  Aft Athwartship:  63 mm.
Citadel plating:   16 mm.
Citadel Armor Belt:   114 mm.
Citadel Deck:   6~76 mm.
Citadel Bottom:   40 mm.
Turret Plating:  51~102 mm.
Tonnage:   10,890 t

MAIN BATTERY
4 x 3 152 mm/50 Mk XXIII:
Max Range:   15.4 km.
Reload:   9.0 s.
180° Turn Time:   25.7 s.
Dispersion at Max Range:   139 m.
Sigma:   2.0σ.

SHELL TYPES

HE SHELLS
12 x 152 mm HE 6crh Mk IV mod.1:
Alpha Damage:  2450
HE Penetration:  30 mm
Ammo Type:  HE
Air Drag Coefficient:  0.3297
Always Ricochet:  60.0°
Normalisation:  8°
Fusetime:  0.001 s
Arming Threshold:  2.0 mm
Shell Diameter:  0.152 m
Krupp:  1.0
Mass:  50.8 kg
Start Ricochet:  91.0°
Muzzle Velocity:  841 m/s
Burn Probability:  9%

AP SHELLS:
12 x 152 mm AP 6crh Mk IV:
Alpha Damage:  3100
Ammo Type:  AP
Air Drag Coefficient:  0.3297
Always Ricochet:  60.0°
Normalisation:  8.5°
Fusetime:  0.025 s
Arming Threshold:  25.0 mm
Shell Diameter:  0.152 m
Krupp:  2609.0
Mass:  50.8 kg
Start Ricochet:  45.0°
Muzzle Velocity:  841 m/s

SECONDARIES:
6 x 2 102 mm HE 35 lb.:
Range:   5.0 km.
Damage:   1500.
Chance of Fire:   6%.
Reload:   3.0 s.
HE Armour Penetration:   17 mm.
Shell Velocity:   811 m/s.

TORPEDO ARMAMENT:
2 x 3 533 mm Mk IX*:
Reload:    72 s.
180° Turn Time:   7.2 s.
Range:   8.0 km.
Damage:   15867.
Speed:   61 kts.
Visibility Distance:   1.3 km.
Reaction Time:   8.196 s.
Chance of Flood:   ~265%.

AA DEFENCE:

LONG RANGE:
6 x 2 102 mm/:
Action Zone:   ~5.8 km.
Hit Probability:   90 %.
Damage Within an Explosion:   1260.
Continuous Damage Per Second:   81.
Continuous Damage:   180.
Number of Explosions Per Salvo:   4.
MID RANGE:
2 x 8 40 mm:
Action Zone:   ~2.4 km.
Hit Probability:   90 %.
Continuous Damage Per Second:   81.
SHORT RANGE:
5x 2 20 mm:
8 x 1 20 mm:
Action Zone:   ~2.0 km.
Hit Probability:   85 %.
Continuous Damage Per Second:   144.

MANOEUVRABILITY:
Maximum Speed:   32.5 kts.
Turning Circle Radius:   680 m.
Rudder Shift Time:   9.9 s.
Propulsion:   80,000 hp.

CONCEALMENT:
Surface Detectability:   11.3 km.
Air Detectability:   7.2 km.
Detectability after Firing Main Guns in Smoke:   5.3 km.

CONSUMABLES:
Slot 1:   Damage Control Party:
Work Time:   5 s.
Reload Time:    60 s.

Slot 2:   Hydroacoustic Search:
Charges:   3.
Action Time:   100 s.
Reload Time:   120 s.
Torpedo Detection Range:   3.5 km.
Ship Detection Range:   5.0 km.

Slot 3:   Smoke Generator (Short Burst):
Charges 4. (Previously 3)
Action time 15 s.
Smoke screen dispersion time 40 s.
Reload time 70 s.
Radius 0.60 km.

Slot 4:   Catapult Fighter:
Charges:   3.
Action time:   60 s.
Reload time:   90 s.
Fighter Radius:   3 km.
Fighters:   x 3.

Slot 4:   Surveillance Radar:
Charges:   2.
Action Time:   25 s.
Reload Time:   120 s.
Ship Detection Range:   9.0 km.

IMPORTANT! Because this Ship is WIP, 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 this Ship is released. 

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