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Supertest: U.S. Tier VIII Premium Cruiser Congress

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So… Congress… well let’s make something clear with that thing, it is NOT based on the CA2-F (preliminary to the Alaska-class Large Cruisers). It is literally a copy-pasted Alaska hull (there is even the pennant number left on each side of the bow) on which they slapped two twin 305 mm gun turrets.

This here is the CA2-F:

It was much smaller, with two funnels; catapults on the stern and the turret layout was different with the triple turret being at the rear. When it comes to Congress, as I said, it’s literally the Alaska with a better-looking superstructure and the X and A turrets being twin instead of triple.
Somehow the displacement remains the same even though she has a reduced main battery and AA armament but at this point, whatever.

For the classic reminder, this is a ship in testing, anything can change so don’t look at her like she would already be released.

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Modules

Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery

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Congress

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Propulsion: 180 000 hp

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‎Mk8 mod. 1

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305 mm/50 Mk.8 in a turret

General Characteristics

Tier VIII
Health 51 150 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction 13 %
Displacement 34 250 tons
Dimensions
Overall length 274 m
Beam 33.07 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship) 38.18 m
Freeboard 4.46 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 17.500 km
305 mm/50 Mk.8 in a turret 1 x 3 305 mm
2 x 2 305 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range 6.600 km
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.32 mount
6 x 2 127 mm
Maximum speed 33.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 850 m
Rudder Shift Time 13.0 s
Surface Detectability 15.50 km
Air Detectability 9.72 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 12.09 km

Main Battery

1 x 3 305 mm/50 Mk.8 in a turret
2 x 2 305 mm/50 Mk.8 in a turret
 Maximum Firing Range 17.500 km
 Reloading Time 22.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time 30.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 37°
Sigma 2.05 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 195 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 305 mm HE Mk17 mod. 1
Alpha Damage 4 300 HP
Damage 2 810 HP
Penetration capacity  51 mm
Explosion size 1.62
Fire chance 27 %
Projectile Speed 808 m/s
Air Drag 0.343
Projectile Mass 462.3 kg
Type of Projectile AP – 305 mm AP Mk18 mod. 1
Alpha Damage 8 900 HP
Projectile Speed 762 m/s
Air Drag 0.334
Projectile Mass 517 kg
Projectile Krupp 2 470
Projectile Detonator 0.033 s
Detonator threshold 51 mm
Ricochet Angles 60° – 67.5°

Secondary battery

6 x 2 127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.32 mount
Maximum Firing Range 6.600 km
Reloading Time 6 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 127 mm HE Mk32
Alpha Damage 1 800 HP
Damage 380 HP
HE penetration 21 mm
Explosion Size 0.38
Chance to Cause Fire 5 %
Projectile Speed 792 m/s
Air Drag 0.347
Projectile Mass 24.5 kg

Anti-air Armament

6 x 2 127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.32 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 5.8 km
Hit chance 90 %
Sector’s damage 31
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 109
Flak clouds number 5
Flak cloud damage 1 540
14 x 2 40 mm Bofors on a Mk.1 mount
Sector range 0.1 km -3.5 km
Hit chance 90 %
Sector’s damage 78
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 273
20 x 1 20 mm Oerlikon on a Mk.4 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 2.0 km
Hit chance 85 %
Sector’s damage 43
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 151

Consumables

Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Damage Control Party
consumable_PCY009_CrashCrewPremiumWork time: 5 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Defensive AA Fire
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Continuous Damage: +50%
Damage from shell explosions: +300%
Surveillance Radar
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 35 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Ship spotting range: 10.0 km
Repair Party
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration: 0.5%/s
Hydroacoustic Search
consumable_PCY016_SonarSearchPremiumNumber of charges: 3
Work time: 100 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Torpedo spotting range: 3.5 km
Ship spotting range: 5.0 km
Fighter
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Number of planes in a squadron: 3
Spotting Aircraft
Number of charges: 4
Work time: 100 s
Cooldown: 240 s
Maximum firing range: +20%

The Armor

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Congress has the exact same armor protection as Alaska but a tier lower.

General External Armor Protection:

Front and Read Internal Protection of the Middle Section:

Hidden Armored Deck:

Citadel Protection:

Turrets Armor Protection:

Personal Opinion

Hmmm… Why do I have a feeling of déjà vu? OH RIGHT! It’s from that time WG made a downtiered premium version of Yamato that absolutely didn’t end up being completely busted for its tier.

At least, in the case of Congress, they already nerfed her HP pool but well… the rest of the package still looks very impressive for a tier VIII cruiser.

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1 thought on “Supertest: U.S. Tier VIII Premium Cruiser Congress

  1. Really wish they’d toss this lazy copy-paste out and do an ACTUAL CA2-F. In addition to being more realistic, having only 4 guns that can fire forward would be a meaningful weakness to justify the lower tier.

    Also wish they’d give it a territory name instead of “Congress”. Call it Hawaii, Philippines, Samoa, Virgin Islands or Panama.

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