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Sweden WW2 Battleship Gustav V

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HSwMS Sverige was the first Swedish Sverige-class coastal defence ship (Pansarskepp) commissioned during the last year of World War I and serving into the 1950s. Her cost was approximately 12 million kronor in 1912, and the entire sum was raised in public in a nationwide fundraising campaign that gained over 15 million (approximately 
650 MKr, in 2005 Kr). The fundraising was done because of the Karl Staaff government's reluctance to spend money on a new battleship.




Sweden was not immune from the naval arms race in the early 20th century. After the dissolving of the union with Norway in 1905, the situation was tense with the Russian Empire in the east, Germany south of the Baltic Sea, and Norway, traditionally an Anglophile country. In 1911, battle-ready units from the Royal Navy and the German Imperial navy cruised around in the North Sea. War was close. As the latest Swedish coastal battleship Oscar II was a typical pre-dreadnought ship (2× 8 in (203 mm) guns, 17.8 knots (33.0 km/h; 20.5 mph)), the need for a new class of ships was pressing. Seaworthiness, armament, armour and speed, all had to be improved according to the multiple new technologies that had arrived.


Tier III Premium Battleship Gustav V




Hitpoints: 31 500




4 × 2  Bofors 283 mm gun M/1912 (2×2)

Reload TIme: 30 s


180 Turn Time: 45


Maximum Dispersion: 160


Maximum HE Shell Damage: 5200


Chance Of HE Shells Causing A Fire On Target: 30 %


HE Shell Armor Penetration Capacity: 60 mm


Maximum AP Shell Damage: 7800


Main Battery Firing Range: 14.0 km




6 × 1 152 mm/50cal. Bofors QF M/1912 (1×2, 4×1)


Reload Time: 7.4 s


Firing Range: 3.0 km


Maximum HE Shell Damage: 1400 


Chance Of HE Shells Causing A Fire On Target: 6.1 %


HE Shell Armor Penetration Capacity: 15 mm





2x2 75mm/60 M28 Bofors 


 3x2 40mm Bofors 


 2x2 25mm/58 Model 1932 Bofors


3x1 20mm/66 Model 1940 Bofors 


2x2 8mm/75,8cal. AA MG M/1936 


Mid-Range AA guns

AA Reinforcement: 25 %


Sector Reinforcement time: 10 s


Sector Reinforcement shift time: 10 s





Maximum Speed: 22.5 knots


Turning Circle Radius: 450 m


Rudder Shift Time: 10.1 s





Detectability Range By Sea: 13.2 km


Detectability Range By Air: 6.5 km


Assured Detectability Range: 2.0 km


Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke: 10.5 km





Conning Tower: 250 mm


Belt: 200 mm 


Turrets: 200 mm 


Citadel: 100 mm 


Deck: 18–28 mm 


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