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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

TierVIII
Health51 150 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction13 %
Displacement34 250 tons
Dimensions
Overall length274 m
Beam33.07 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)38.18 m
Freeboard4.46 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range17.500 km
305 mm/50 Mk.8 in a turret1 x 3 305 mm
2 x 2 305 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range6.600 km
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.32 mount
6 x 2 127 mm
Maximum speed33.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius850 m
Rudder Shift Time13.0 s
Surface Detectability15.50 km
Air Detectability9.72 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke12.09 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 Range17.500 km
 Reloading Time22.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time30.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear37°
Sigma2.05 sigma
Maximum Dispersion195 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 305 mm HE Mk17 mod. 1
Alpha Damage4 300 HP
Damage2 810 HP
Penetration capacity 51 mm
Explosion size1.62
Fire chance27 %
Projectile Speed808 m/s
Air Drag0.343
Projectile Mass462.3 kg
Type of ProjectileAP – 305 mm AP Mk18 mod. 1
Alpha Damage8 900 HP
Projectile Speed762 m/s
Air Drag0.334
Projectile Mass517 kg
Projectile Krupp2 470
Projectile Detonator0.033 s
Detonator threshold51 mm
Ricochet Angles60° – 67.5°

Secondary battery

6 x 2 127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.32 mount
Maximum Firing Range6.600 km
Reloading Time6 s
Sigma1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of ProjectileHE – 127 mm HE Mk32
Alpha Damage1 800 HP
Damage380 HP
HE penetration21 mm
Explosion Size0.38
Chance to Cause Fire5 %
Projectile Speed792 m/s
Air Drag0.347
Projectile Mass24.5 kg

Anti-air Armament

6 x 2 127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.32 mount
Sector range0.1 km – 5.8 km
Hit chance90 %
Sector’s damage31
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second109
Flak clouds number5
Flak cloud damage1 540
14 x 2 40 mm Bofors on a Mk.1 mount
Sector range0.1 km -3.5 km
Hit chance90 %
Sector’s damage78
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second273
20 x 1 20 mm Oerlikon on a Mk.4 mount
Sector range0.1 km – 2.0 km
Hit chance85 %
Sector’s damage43
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second151

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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15,466 thoughts 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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