Numancia - Spanish Tier VIII Premium Cruiser 1926

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flag Numancia - Spanish Tier VIII Premium Cruiser 1926

Numancia is armed with seven 203 mm main battery guns in the triple-gun turret located in the bow, and two aft twin-gun turrets. These guns have a good turning rate for their calibre, but not the highest damage per salvo and a low firing range.
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Numancia Commemorative Flag
Numancia was an ancient Celtiberian settlement located near the present-day Spanish city of Soria. In 133 BC, during the war against the Romans, the defense of this settlement became a symbol of freedom and courage for the inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula. This event was described in the drama by Miguel de Cervantes and gave its name to one of the first armored ships of the Spanish Navy.
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One of the variants of the "Washington" cruiser project, proposed to the Spanish Navy by the Vickers-Armstrongs company, was based on the Emerald-class hull but equipped with seven 203 mm guns in one (bow) three-gun and two twin-gun turrets. To ensure space saving for the propulsion unit, a linear arrangement of the boiler and engine rooms was adopted. The ship was supposed to be faster than her original and have a catapult; however, preference was given to the project variant that became the basis for the Baleares class of ships.

Key Features:

The main feature of this ship is the availability of an alternative firing mode. Activating burst fire mode increases the damage of the AP shells, but decreases gun accuracy. Numancia is also armed with four triple-tubed torpedo tubes with fast reload. The torpedoes, however, are slow and deal low damage.

The ship can boast good concealment as well as decent speed and manoeuvrability. At the same time, she has a low HP pool and weak AA weapons. The equipment is represented by a choice between Hydroacoustic Search and Defensive AA Fire, as well as Fighter in a separate slot.

Numancia Info

Numancia Paint
Ship Name: flagshipicon VIII Numancia
Tier: VIII (8)
Paper Ship: Yes
WG introduction:  May 14, 2023.
Status when final: shipicon Premium ship
Status in testing and Early Access:  Special ship
Estimated Ship release: 12.7
Base value: 11,000 resource doubloons
How to obtain: A chance of a drop out of 35 random bundles at resource 1500 doubloons each
Nation:  flag Spain / España
Current development status: Released


Numancia Armor
Hit Points: 34,500 hp
Armour: 16-140 mm
Fires Duration: 30 s
Fore Athwartships: 27 mm
Aft Athwartships: 27 mm
Citadel Fore Athwartships: 27-75 mm
Citadel Aft Athwartships: 27-75 mm
Armor Belt: 27-127 mm
Magazine armor: 140 mm
Superstructure: 16 mm
Turret Plating: 25 mm
Citadel deck: 50-75 mm
Citadel bottom: 40 mm
Tonnage: 12,450
Torpedo Protection, Damage Reduction: 13%

Main Battery Armament

2x2 203 mm/50 BL Model 1924 Mk.D in a turret
1x3 203 mm/50 BL Mk.VIII on a Mk.III mount
Max Range:  15.2 km
Reload:  11.0 s
180° Turn Time:  18.0 s
Dispersion at Max Range:  132 m
Sigma:  2.00σ
HE Shells 7x 203 mm HE 256 lb:
Max HE Shell Damage: 2,850
Alpha Piercing, HE: 34.0 mm
Ammo Type: High Explosive
Shell Air Drag: 0.3037
Shell Always Ricochet At: 60.0°
Normalization: 8.0°
Shell Detonator: 0.001
Shell Detonator Threshold: 2.0
Shell Diameter: 203 mm
Shell Krupp: 560.0
Shell Mass: 116.1 kg
Shell Ricochet At: 91.0°
Shell Velocity: 814.0 m/s
Burn Probability: 17%
AP Shells: 7x 203 mm AP 256 lb Mk I:
Max AP Shell Damage: 4,500
Ammo Type: Armor Piercing
Shell Air Drag: 0.3037
Shell Always Ricochet At: 60.0°
Normalization: 7.0°
Shell Detonator: 0.033
Shell Detonator Threshold: 34.0 mm
Shell Diameter: 203 mm
Shell Krupp: 2650.0
Shell Mass: 116.1 kg
Shell Ricochet At: 45.0°
Shell Velocity: 814.0 m/s

Burst Fire

Reload time: 42.0 s
Burst interval: 1.0 s
Shots in the series 3
Main battery AP shell damage: +25%
Max main battery Shell dispersion: +25%

Depth Charge Airstrike

Reload: 30 s
Available Flights: 2
No of Aircraft in Attacking Flight: 1
Max Range: 7 km
Bombs in Payload: 2× 650 lb Depth Bomb
Max Bomb Damage: 4200


4x3 533 mm Triple/533 mm MKIV* ES:
Maximum damage: 11,967.
Range: 8.0 km.
Speed: 59 kt.
Reload time: 76 s.
Launcher 180 degree turn time: 7.2 s.
Torpedo detectability: 1.2 km.
Enemy response time after spotting these torps: 7.82 s

Secondary Armament

4x2 105 mm Spr.Gr. Kz.:
Range: 6.6 km
Reload: 3.4 s
Sigma:  1.00σ
Max HE Shell Damage: 1,200
Alpha Piercing, HE: 26.0 mm
Ammo Type: High Explosive
Shell Air Drag: 0.33
Shell Always Ricochet At: 60.0°
Normalization: 68.0°
Shell Detonator: 0.001
Shell Detonator Threshold: 2.0
Shell Diameter: 105 mm
Shell Krupp: 590.0
Shell Mass: 15.1 kg
Shell Ricochet At: 91.0°
Shell Velocity: 900.0 m/s
Burn Probability: 5%

Anti Aircraft Defence

Long Range:
4x2 105 mm/65 SK C/33 on a Dop. L. C/31 mount:
Firing range:  5.2 km
Hit Probability:  90 %
Damage Within an Explosion:  1400
Damage by long range AA guns:  102
Number of Explosions Per Salvo:  4
Continuous damage: 128
Action Zone:  3.5 - 5.2 km
Mid Range:
8x2 37 mm/83 SK C/30 on a Dopp LC/30 mount:
Firing range:  3.5 km
Hit Probability:  90%
Damage by mid range AA guns:  35
Short Range:
6x1 20 mm/65 C/38 on an L/30 single mount:
Firing range: 2.0 km
Hit Probability: 85 %
Damage by Zone Area AA: 46


Maximum speed: 33.5 knots
Turning circle radius: 710 m
Rudder shift time: 9.2 s
Propulsion: 80,000 hp


Surface Detectability: 10.4 km
Air Detectability: 6.4 km
Detectability by depths: 0-6.4 km
Detectability after Firing Main Guns in Smoke:  5.9 km

Available Consumables

Slot 1: Damage Control Party:
Charges: infinite
Work Time: 5 s
Reload Time: 60 s
Slot 2:  Hydroacoustic Search:
Charges: 3
Action time: 100 s
Reload Time: 120 s
Detection Range Torpedoes: 3.5 km
Detection Range Ships: 5.0 km
Slot 2: Defensive AA Fire:
Charges: 3
Action time: 40 s
Reload time: 80 s
Slot 3: Fighter:
Charges: 3
Action Time: 60 s
Reload Time: 90 s
Radius: +3.0 km
Fighters: x3

Ship Naming Reasons

In the historical tradition of many countries, there are legendary battles like the Battle of Thermopylae which immortalized the 300 Spartans, or the Battle of the Alamo. They have become legendary national myths. 
 In Spain, one of these stories is the long defense of the city of Numancia against the Roman legions by the native Celtiberians in the 2nd century BC. It became a symbol of heroism, sacrifice, and national glory. Cervantes himself dedicated a play to the siege of Numancia. During the Napoleonic invasion of Spain, the myth of this event received renewed attention, and in 1818 a warship a 74-cannon sailing ship was named Numancia for the first time. 
When the ruins of the historic city of Numancia were discovered in 1860, the armored frigate which came into service four years later received the same name. It served in the Spanish Navy for almost half a century, going down in history as the first battleship to circumnavigate the globe during the First Pacific War (1864-1871). Numancia is now the name of a missile frigate in the Spanish Navy. However, in the late 1930s, when WG's ship could have been built, the name was vacant. WG decided that the new cruiser would be worthy of that historic name.

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change at any time.

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