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  1. Hero_of_Tython

    Should the RN be next?

    Hi, I know this topic has been discussed before but that was quite a long time ago and tbh I was more interested in the poll than anything else, so a new thread it had to be. I'll be upfront here and say I am from the UK and like many who live in this country am rightly proud of our maritime history, so I obviously have a vested national interest in seeing the Royal Navy appearing in WoWs as something more than a single tier 6 Premium BB. However I also did not have an issue with this game starting out with the USN ans IJN, after all a large portion of this games ships are from the WWII era and the biggest naval engagements of that time were between the US and Japanese fleets, so it made sense that those 2 navies feature first. I did feel that the decision to bring the Russian and German navies in next was a purely commercial one was a somewhat disheartening one as it seemed the accountants at WG were calling the shots not the creative teams, since honestly there were far more diverse and historically relevant navies in the world than the Russian one for the time period of this game (France and Italy as well as the RN all spring to mind). But I took solace in the fact that surely after the RU and German trees the RN would be next. Then came the news on the new Pan-Asian premiums (with talk of a full tech-tree) and it got me worried, are WG planning to do the same again, give in to the accountants and produce another tech tree just to try and sell the game to a specific region before implementing the RN tree. While it can be argued that it makes commercial sense to try and pander to presumed national prejudices of certain regions (like the idea the RU players will only play a game that features RU ships), from a historical point of view it makes no sense at all. For the time period that this game covers (the first half of the 20th Century) the RN was the largest and most powerful navy in the world, even by the end of WWII when that position had been taken by the US it was still a force to be reckoned with (a bit sad when you look at what it is today), so a Naval Warfare game of this period that doesn't properly represent the RN is a bit of contradiction in terms. Now before you all start pointing out that I am criticising WG for pandering to national interests when I am clearly affected by such a national interest myself being British, I'd like to point out (as already mentioned) I had no issues with the USN and IJN coming first, neither do I have any issue with the German Navy being next, and if I am really honest I wouldn't bat an eyelid at the French or Italian navies as those navies all played an major historical role in the time period the game covers. But surely a navy of the size and historical importance of the RN deserve more than 1 tier 6 BB by now, you can't tell me it is hard for them to have put either a Cruiser or Battleship line together by now. I decided to put 4 questions (instead of 2) as to try and differentiate between what players from inside and outside the UK to try an eliminate as much as possible any nationalistic bias (or at least put it on display more openly).
  2. Dabnis

    Looking for UK clan

    Have been clan member of many WOT clans, even 2IC in a couple, been playing WOWS for about 3+ years now, only random's. I must get into a clan before I break another keyboard with these random idiot players (not all), but DD's ***** anyway, send me a message if you think I would be suitable for your clan. Age : 60, but many don't believe me on TS. Good sense of humour Even though at times they can drive you mad, I firmly believe that all clans should have some younger 'geek' type players, if only to give us older guys something to moan about. Thanks for reading. Dab
  3. Welcome everyone, Green here bringing you my second forum of the series on the UK Royal Navy. Today we are going to have an in-depth look at the UK class 23 frigates. The Type 23 class is the largest class of frigate constructed for the Royal Navy since the 26 ships of the leander class. Like the leanders they type 23 provides the back bone of the Royal Navy's anti sub frigate force, and with any luck should continue to do so for many more years. The ships where designed to complete that role in the rough waters of the North Atlantic using their towed array sonar. The Type 23 where the first stealthy ships to enter service in the Royal Navy with hull angled off the vertical to reduce a radar signature. After the Falklands war Harpoon anti-ship missiles and a 144 mm gun where added to give the design a better punch. The ships will also receive the new powerful towed sonar 2031Z which equips the ten of the class. This sonar will allow the ships to find much quieter modern submarines that may operate in inshore waters in the future. Further studies are in hand to find ways to extend the lives of these large and capable vessels and further enhancing their military capabilities. Class overview Name: Type 23 frigate Builders: Yarrow Shipbuilders and Swan Hunter Operators: Royal Navy Chilean Navy Preceded by: Type 22 frigateCondell class frigate Succeeded by: Type 26 Global Combat Ship Cost: £130M per ship In commission: 24 November 1987 Planned: 16 Completed: 16 Active: 13 Royal Navy , 3 Chilean Navy General characteristics Class & type: Frigate Displacement: 4,900 t (4,800 long tons; 5,400 short tons)[1] Length: 133 m (436 ft 4 in) Beam: 16.1 m (52 ft 10 in) Draught: 7.3 m (23 ft 9 in) Propulsion: CODLAG: Four 1510 kW (2,025 shp) Paxman Valenta 12CM diesel generators Two GEC electric motors delivering 2980kW (4000 shp) Two Rolls-Royce Spey SM1C delivering 23,190 kW (31,100 shp) Speed: In excess of 28 kn (52 km/h; 32 mph)(HMS Sutherland achieved 34.4 knots during high-speed trials in November of 2008) Range: 7,500 nautical miles (14,000 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h) Complement: 185 (accommodation for up to 205) Electronic warfare & decoys: 4 x 6-barrel Seagnat decoy launchers DFL2/3 offboard decoys Armament: Anti-air missiles: 1× 32-cell Sea Wolf GWS.26 VLS canisters for32 Sea Wolf missiles (range 1-10 km) Anti-ship missiles: 2 × quad Harpoon launchers Anti-submarine torpedoes: 2 × Twin 12.75 in (324 mm) Sting Ray torpedo tubes Guns: 1 × BAE 4.5 inch Mk8 gun 2 × 30mm DS30M automated guns, or, 2× 30mm DS30B guns 2 × Miniguns 4 × General-purpose machine guns Aircraft carried: 1 × Lynx HMA8, armed with; 4 × Sea Skua anti ship missiles, or 2 × anti submarine torpedoes or 1 × Westland Merlin HM1, armed with; 4 × anti submarine torpedoes Aviation facilities: Flight deck Enclosed hangar I hope that you have enjoyed this topic, as always I welcome positive feed back in how to improve my post's.
  4. Hi, I'm looking for a casual Clan to team up with good guys for some Divisions. Due to having young kids I'm only sporadically on playing, basically any free hour here and there I can grab, so couldn't commit to any regular arrangements. Live in Scotland so English is my native tongue, happy to team up with EU buddies. Thanks
  5. I've been playing the Belfast a lot lately, great ship, just unlocked my fourth skill tier and bought the Inertia Fuse perk. My question is, when and where should I use HE? I've been testing out both AP and HE shells on targets and I'm not entirely sure which is better and for what situation. On the one hand, AP shells should do more damage, if they are able to penetrate, generally speaking that's either up close or from plunging fire (is there a useful chart to show the distances you need to be over/under in order not to bounce stuff?). Not to mention citadel hits which are always nice to get. However with the penetrating HE shells (plus the Demo Expert in combo) while I may not penetrate, I am nearly always causing a good amount of damage, plus killing off modules and sometimes causing a fire which is equally good. Then there's the question of what I should be targeting (battleships I generally spam HE at, but I've also gotten good damage when I get plunging fire on them with AP, would HE be more consistent though?) I'm going to have a look for a damage indicator mod to see what differences there are myself. However given what I've said above, plus the general capabilities of the Belfast's AP and firing arcs, what would you advise should be my go-to ammunition for each ship, and at what range? Thanks.
  6. Sneak peek at the new ships upcoming! More incoming! Stay tuned!
  7. Even'n everyone. FiddlersGreen bringing you my very first topic post here. I hope not to disappoint. Today I would like to tell you a little more about the River class patrol vessel, now this ship is currently in service in two navy's around the world, The UK's Royal Navy and the Royal Thai Navy. A class of five offshore vessels these ships where built for the Royal Navy in order to replace the ageing class of seven Island class.These ships are primarily used for fisheries protection. Class overview Name: River class Builders: Vosper Thornycroft (now BAE Systems Surface Ships) Operators: Royal Navy Royal Thai Navy Preceded by: Castle class Subclasses: HMS Clyde, HTMS Krabi In commission: June 2003 Completed: 5 Active: 5 General characteristics Type: Patrol vessel Displacement: 1,677 tonnes Length: 79.5 metres Beam: 13.6 metres Draught: 3.8 metres Installed power: 4,125 kW (5,532 hp) at 1,000 rpm Propulsion: 2 × Ruston 12RK 270 diesel engines Speed: 20 kn (37 km/h) Range: 7,800 nautical miles (14,400 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h) Boats & landing craft carried: 2 × rigid inflatable boats Complement: 30, accommodation for 20 more Armament: 1 × 20 mm gun 2 × general purpose machine guns These ship are larger than the Island class that came before them, this allows them the possibility to be suited to a certain role, For example this role could be; Fire fighting. Disaster relief. Anti-pollution efforts. For more information why not pay the following site a visit? http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/The-Fleet/Ships/Patrol-and-Minehunters/River-Class This is my first post so any Constructive feed back would be glad appreciated. Fiddler,