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Why is the range of the marblehead so pitiful?

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T4 - Phoenix: 15.3km

 

T5 - Omaha range: 15.2km

T5 - Marblehead - 13.9km

T5 Murmansk - 14.8km (but carries spotter plane)

 

Why does the tier 4 out-range its tier 5 counterpart?

What is the justification for the huge drop in range for the Marblehead?

 

It does ok in terms of stats for tier 5 CAs, but how much of those stats came from before the huge range changes not long back? With a tier 7 heavy MM that tier 5 gets, this is a pretty damn difficult ship to play, does it need a gun range re-alignment with all the other Omaha class ships?

 

 

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Presumably, it's to do with the torps - aren't those on Marblehead much longer ranged than those on the silver version?

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Its too squishy to use the torps really. Situational at best, but yes they are better than Omaha 5.5km.

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Because Soviet Murmansk has to be the best, with stalinium shells, mighty AA, best torps and extra range. Even if in reality she was just a plain old Omaha without newest tech, given away to Soviets when the war was already won just for their part of convoy service, and immediately scrapped after being returned. 

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The Marblehead is a monster at close range. Strong HE and AP. The range is pitiful indeed, at least you can shoot as far as you can be seen nowadays. I don't have a Murmansk, can't compare the two.

No idea why Marblehead is being treated like a step-child (apart from it being non-Soviet). Maybe WG simply forgot that this ship exists? :cap_hmm:

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