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Japanese battleship Yashima, tier X

Yashima is an alternative project of Yamato, armed with 6 510-mm guns and modernized AA defense. The battleship has shells with high damage and very good penetration, but not the best ballistics. As these shells need to pass through a thick armor to detonate, there will often be over-penetration when lightly armored targets are hit. However, enemy battleships are a perfect target for Yashima.

Hit points — 97200. Plating — 32 mm.

Main battery — 3×2 510 mm.
Firing range — 26.6 km. Dispersion at this range — 272 m.
Sigma — 2.10.
Maximum HE shell damage — 8100. Chance to cause fire — 40%. HE initial velocity — 720 m/s.
Maximum AP shell damage — 19400. AP initial velocity — 720 m/s.
Reload time — 35.0 s.
180 degree turn time — 60.0 s.

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WoWs: Armada: Indomitable

The jewel atop the crown of Britain’s undisputed sovereignty over the European seas, forged in an age of rapid evolution for the Royal Navy. HMS Indomitable, with her armored flight deck, expanded aircraft facilities, and heavy anti-aircraft artillery, strove to be a jack of all trades in the midst of a war that would put every conceivable aspect of naval combat to the test.

But the lack of torps and tiny air groups don’t make for a srong ship.

WoWs: USS Salem. Inside of main gun turret

USS Salem is a heavy cruiser, one of the last artillery cruisers built in the USA, the Sea Witch of the US Navy, and …a giant that was late for the war. Nevertheless, her technical characteristics exceeded her time, as she was designed as a “nightmare” for the Japanese Imperial Navy. In this episode of Naval Legends, we will explore one of the most advanced cruisers of its time. Welcome aboard the USS Salem!

WoWs: Happy New Year, Commanders!

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Another year has come and gone, and the World of Warships fleet has swelled and is sailing strong! As we do every December, we’d like to take a moment to wish you—our players—a happy holiday season in the company of your loved ones, and to thank you for the countless action-packed battles we’ve fought together throughout the outgoing year. Without you to command history’s mightiest warships, our game would merely be a calm sea dotted with tranquil islands!

2019 saw us take to the skies from British aircraft carriers, set new water speed records aboard French destroyers, fight off fuel-hungry bandits in the grim world of the Post Apocalypse, and welcome a new nation—Europe—to the Tech Tree, amongst other things! We hope that you’ve enjoyed every moment of it as we have, and hope to meet you again in 2020, either on—or beneath—the high seas!

WoWs: Results of 2019

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The year 2019 is coming to an end—it’s time to sum it up and recollect what happened in World of Warships. New game modes, ship branches, the official announcement of submarines, and much more. Let’s remember the brightest moments in a new video!

Tank Chats #92: Challenger 2: Part 1

From the Tank Museum Bovington

Part 1 of a two-part episode on Challenger 2. As David Willey had so much to say about this British in-service vehicle, it has been split into two parts. This first part looks at the design and development of Challenger 2. With thanks to the British Army for their assistance.

German Commander Günther Lütjens

Günther Lütjens (1889–1941) was a Kriegsmarine admiral who organized a series of raiding operations for the German Navy during World War II. He commanded a task force consisting of battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen during Operation Rheinübung, and went down with Bismarck in her final battle.