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British aircraft carrier Indomitable, tier VIII:

 

  • The speed of bombers will return to cruising speed slower after using engine boost. 

 

The aiming reticle of Indomitable's bombers shifted too much during tests. New settings will make the speed change longer and attacking with the engine boost will become easier.

 

British heavy cruisers:

 

We continue to adjust the parameters of British heavy cruisers according to the results of the latest test iteration. The changes will highlight the strength of these ships in fighting at medium and close range: it will take shells of 234 mm caliber a little bit longer to hit their target with the new ballistics, though it will be most noticeable at long range.

 

Shell parameters are updated:

 

  • Shells of 190 mm caliber (Tier V Cruiser Hawkins):
    • Ballistics were changed. Now the shell will need less time to travel the same distance. For example, instead of 4.17 seconds at 7 km range it will take 3.94 seconds. At a range of 13.86 km instead of 11.26 seconds it will take 10.08 seconds.
    • Armor penetration of AP shells was improved. It increased by 23% at 7 km and by 40% at 13.86 km.

 

These changes will make it easier to shoot at targets at long range.

 

  • AP shells of the 203 mm caliber (tiers VI - VIII cruisers Devonshire, Surrey, Albemarle):
    • Armor penetration was improved. For example, at ranges of 7 km and 14 km it increased by 10%.

 

  • Shells of 234 mm caliber (tiers IX - X cruisers Drake, Goliath):
    • Ballistics were changed. It will take a bit more time for the shell to pass the same distance: at a range of 10 km instead of 5.39 seconds it will take 5.69 seconds. At a range of 15 km instead of 9.2 seconds it will take 9.71 seconds. Armor penetration will remain almost the same as before these changes.
    • Maximum damage of AP shells was increased from 5550 to 5750

 

Parameters of the Hydroacoustic search consumable were changed for all researchable British heavy cruisers and for tier VIII cruiser Cheshire:

 

  • Action time was lowered from 180 to 100 s;
  • For Hawkins, Devonshire, Surrey:
    • Ship detection range was increased from 3 to 4 km;

 

  • For Albemarle, Drake, Goliath:
    • Ship detection range was increased from 3 to 5 km;
    • Torpedo detection range was increased from 3 to 3.5 km.

 

Updated parameters of the Hydroacoustic search won't only protect against torpedoes but also will help in countering destroyers.

All researchable British heavy cruisers and tier VIII cruiser Cheshire will be able to choose between Hydroacoustic Search and Defensive AA Fire consumables, these will be assigned to the same slot.

 

British cruiser Cheshire, tier VIII:

 

  • Shell parameters brought in line with those of Drake and Goliath;
  • Torpedoes parameters changed:
    • Maximum range was lowered from 10 to 8 km;
    • Speed was lowered from 62 to 61 kn;
    • Maximum damage was lowered from 16767 to 15687;
    • Probability of causing flooding was lowered from 282% to 265%.
  • The restoration of citadel damage by "Repair party" consumable was increased from 10% to 50%;

 

The changes to Cheshire will make her more like other British heavy cruisers armed with 234 mm guns. 

 

Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary and subject to change.

 

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Great changes made to the british heavy cruisers and it sounds like they might be good flankers will those improved AP shells!

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God, what's with the Indomitable? How long is she being tested and balanced?

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Vor 3 Stunden, Filipin00 sagte:

God, what's with the Indomitable? How long is she being tested and balanced?

11 Months now. 

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On 12/11/2019 at 12:11 AM, Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu said:

How long must I wait for my Illustrious.

Yup, “Lusty” was a classic which deserves an appearance.

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The bit that still narks me off is that we never got Hawker Sea Furies as RN carrier aircraft in-game.

 

They are an obvious choice for tier X, were an actual in-service aircraft and looked great. Why on earth did these never get used?!?

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7 hours ago, Astolfo_Is_My_Waifu said:

God knows but when you look at the IJN options i'm just thankful Ark Royal even has Swordfish.

Even getting that was a challenge they wanted to have the Albocores that the Hermes has as the torp bombers initially...

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