USS Kearsarge - American Tier IX Hybrid Battleship 1938

 USS Kearsarge American Tier IX Hybrid Battleship 1938 (With Attack Aircraft)

The unique project of a powerful battleship aircraft carrier that was developed in the United States in the second half of the 1930s (Project 1058.1).


USS Kearsarge Flag
The tradition of decorating ship stems with beautiful sculptures stayed in the U.S. Navy up until the era of armoured ships. The commemorative flag features the bow decoration of battleship Kearsarge—a ship which was in service from 1900 to 1923.


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Changes June 23
> Added HE/AP shell parameters.
> Added kearsarge year, flag and ship descriptions.
> Tiny Tim HE rocket parameters.{alertInfo}

Key Features
> Twelve (12) 406-mm guns in four (4) turrets.
> Good firing range,
> Large amount of HP.
According to the original concept of Kearsarge, the ship is armed with a squadron of attack aircraft:
> Tiny Tim rockets,
> Good amount of HP,
> High chance of causing fire,
> Good armour penetration.{alertInfo}

Tactics
The best tactic on Kearsarge is to play at medium range, due to her high salvo weight and good concealment.{alertSuccess}

Cons
> The hanger and flight deck will be very vunerable to HE fire.
> The armour overall is not strong.{alertError}

Ship Name:  usa flagpremium battleship IX USS Kearsarge
Tier: IX (9)
Paper ship: Yes
Class: Battleship (Hybrid)
WG introduction: June 12th 2021
Status:  premium battleshipPremium Ship
Ship release: ~0.10.7
Resource Purchase:  CoalSteelcombat missionfree xpDoubloonsResearch Bureaudockyard?
Nation:  usa flag USA
Permaflage: camouflage Type 19 Free
Current development status: WIP

Hull:

kearsarge armour Hit points:  84,300
Plating:  19~406 mm
Superstructure: 19 mm
Armour Belt: 38~330 mm
Citadel Armour Belt: 356~381 mm
Fore Athwartships: 32~279 mm
Aft Athwartships: 32~279 mm
Citadel Fore Athwartships: 32~279 mm
Citadel Aft Athwartships: 32~279 mm
Citadel Torpedo Bulkhead: 38 mm
Citadel Deck: 32~44 mm
Citadel Bottom: 50 mm
Conning Tower: 381 mm
Turret Plating: 190~406 mm

Main Battery:

4 x 3 406 mm/45 Mk.6 in a turret:
Firing Range: 19.6 km
Reload Time: 36.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time: 45 s
Maximum Dispersion: 256 m
Sigma Value: 1.90σ

Shell Types:

HE SHELLS:

12 x 406 mm HE/HC Mk13:
Alpha Damage: 5700
Alpha Piercing HE: 68 mm
Ammo Type: HE
Air Drag Coefficient: 0.346
Always Ricochet at: 60.0°
Normalization: 8°
Fusetime: 0.001 s
Detonator Threshold: 2.0 mm
Shell Diameter: 0.406 m
Krupp: 250.0
Mass: 862.0 kg
Start Ricochet: 91.0°
Muzzle Velocity: 820 m/s
Burn Probability: 36%

AP SHELLS:

12 x 406 mm AP Mk8:
Alpha Damage: 13100
Ammo Type: AP
Air Drag Coefficient: 0.352
Always Ricochet at: 60.0°
Normalization: 6.0°
Fusetime: 0.033 s
Detonator Threshold: 68.0 mm
Shell Diameter: 0.406 m
Krupp: 2598.0
Mass: 1225.0 kg
Start Ricochet: 45.0°
Muzzle Velocity: 701 m/s

Attack Aircraft:

Hit Points: 1660
Max Speed: 216.0 knots
Cruising Speed: 176.0 knots
Size of Attacking Flight: 3
Aircraft per Squadron: 3
Aircraft Restoration Time: 120 s
Detectability Range: 10.0 km
Number of Aircraft on Deck: 3

Rockets:

HE Tiny Tim:

Rockets in Payload: 3
Alpha Damage: 5,400
Alpha Piercing HE: 68.5 mm
Ammo Type: HE
Air Drag Coefficient: 0.35
Always Ricochet at: 60.0°
Normalization: 45.0°
Detonator: 0.03 s
Detonator Threshold: 25.0 mm
Diameter: 0.04 m
Krupp: 3.0
Mass: 36.29 kg
Start Ricochet: 45.0°
Velocity: 217 m/s
Chance of causing fire: 33%

Secondaries:

14 x 2 127.0 mm:
Maximum HE shell damage: 1800
Range: 7 km
Reload: 6 s
Alpha Piercing HE: 21 mm
HE initial velocity: 792 m/s
Chance of causing fire: 5%
Air Drag: 0.347

AA Defence:

Long Range:
14 x 2 127.0 mm:
Action Zone: 0.1-5.8 km
Hit Probability: 75 %
Damage by Zone Area AA: 245
Damage Caused by Shell Explosions: 1610
Number of Explosions Per Salvo: 10
Action Zone: 3.5-5.8 km
Mid Range:
10 x 4 40.0 mm:
Action Zone: 0.1~3.5 km
Hit Probability: 75 %
Damage by Zone Area AA: 263
Short Range:
20 x 1 20.0 mm:
Action Zone: 0.1~2.0 km
Hit Probability: 70 %
Damage by Zone Area AA: 144

Mobility:

Maximum speed: 30.0 kt
Turning circle radius: 1050 m
Rudder shift time: 18.4 s
Propulsion: 300,000 hp

Visibility:

Surface Detectability: 16.9 km
Air Detectability: 14.0 km
Detectability after Firing Main Guns in Smoke: 16.4 km

Consumables:

Slot 1: Damage Control Party:
Action Time:  20 s
Reload Time:  80 s
Slot 2: Repair Party:
Charges:  3
Action Time:  28 s
Reload Time:  80 s
Regen per second: +421 p/s

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.{alertSuccess}

Please note! that all information in this post is preliminary. Announced adjustments and features may change multiple times during testing. The final information will be published stated as FINAL on our WGB website.{alertError}
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