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Supertest: British Tier V Cruiser Exeter

After a very long time during which people kept asking for British heavy cruisers, we are finally getting the very first one of them in the form of a premium ship. Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the Exeter.

The Exeter was the second ship of the York-class of heavy cruisers of the Royal Navy built during the late 1920s. The class was the second and final class of British heavy cruisers ever built and where designed following the restrictions of the Washington Naval Treaty. Initially, 7 ships were planned but only 2 ended up being constructed, the York and the Exeter, both launched in 1928.

While both ships served extensively during World War II, the Exeter has her own little prestige. She was one of the ships engaged in the Battle of the River Plate in 1939 opposing the British and Commonwealth forces to the Kriegsmarine’s Panzerschiff Admiral Graf Spee.

Despite a 3 against 1 situation, the Admiral Graf Spee will still be able to severely damage the Exeter as well as the 2 light cruisers Ajax and Achilles in lesser extends. In the end, due to critical damage to the ship’s fuel system, Admiral Graf Spee was scuttled in the port of Montevideo. As for the Exeter, despite being badly damaged, she survived and was later repaired and received multiple upgrades.

Later on, she served in the Pacific Theater with convoy escorts until she was assigned to the defence of the Dutch East Indies with the rest of the allies. She would meet her end at the beginning of the Second Battle of the Java Sea, sunk by the Japanese Destroyer Inazuma after receiving a hit that damaged her boilers blocking her from escaping. The Japanese forces rescued in total 652 men of her crew including the captain but 152 would later die in captivity.

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Please Note
All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

Modules
Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery
Torpedoes

Exeter

?Propulsion: 80,000 hp

Mk V mod. 1

???203 mm/50 BL

?533 mm Mk IX*

GeneralMain BatterySecondariesTorpedo TubesAir DefenseConsumables
Tier V
Health  29 400 HP
Plating
Superstructure 10 mm
Bow and stern 13 mm
Side armor and deck 19 mm
Main belt 76 mm
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 14.27 km
203 mm/50 BL Mk VIII ?3×2 203?mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range 4.00 km
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX 4 x 2 102 mm
Torpedo Tubes
Maximum Firing Range 8.00 km
533 mm TR Mk IV ?2 x 3 533 mm
Anti Air Defense
102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX 4?x?2 102?mm
40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. Mk VIII 2?x?8 40?mm
12.7 mm Mk III ?2?x?4 12.7?mm
Maximum speed 32 kt
Turning Circle Radius 650 m
Rudder Shift Time 8.4 s
Surface Detectability 11.0 km
Air Detectability 7.10 km
Detectability After Firing Main Gus in Smoke 6.10 km

3×2 203 mm/50 BL Mk VIII
180 Degree Turn Time 22.5 s
Optimal fronfiring angle
37°
Optimal rear firing angle 40°
Reloading Rime 12.0 s
Sigma 2.00 ?
Horizontal Dispersion 50 m
Vertical Dispersion 110 m
Maximum Dispersion 131 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE
Alpha Damage 2 850 HP
Damage 1 230 HP
Alpha Piercing HE 34 mm
Explosion Size 0.86
Chance to Cause Fire 15 %
Projectile Speed 855 m/s
Air Drag 0.346
Projectile Mass 116.1
Projectile Krupp 630
Type of Projectile AP
Alpha Damage 4 450 HP
Chance to Cause Fire -0.5 %
Projectile Speed 855 m/s
Air Drag 0.346
Projectile Mass 116.1
Projectile Krupp 2 400
Projectile detonator 0.033

4 x 2  102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX
Reloading Time 3.00 s
Sigma 1.00 ?
Horizontal Dispersion 50 m
Vertical Dispersion 110 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE
Alpha Damage 1 500 HP
Damage 310 HP
Alpha Piercing HE 17 mm
Explosion Size 0.3
Chance to Cause Fire 6 %
Projectile Speed 811 m/s
Air Drag 0.33
Projectile Mass 15.88
Projectile Krupp 3

2 x 3 533 mm Triple 1-N
Optimal front firing angle 30°
Optimal rear firing angle 30°
Reloading Time 72 s
Maximum Distance 8.0 km
Alpha Damage 44 300
Damage 15 867
Alpha Piercing HE 1 000
Speed 61 kt
Surface Detectability 1.3 km

4 x 2 102 mm/45 QF Mk XIX 
Anti-air Aura 0.33
Maximum Range 5.00?km
Reloading Time 5.0 s
2 x 8 40 mm Vickers 2-pdr. Mk VIII 
Anti-air Aura 0.40
Maximum Range 2.50?km
Reloading Time 0.5 s
2 x 4 12.7 mm Mk III
Anti-air Aura 0.04
Maximum Range 1.20?km
Reloading Time 0.1 s

Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 90 s

Charges: 2
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Regeneration: 0.5% HP/s
Charges: 2
Work time: 100 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Torpedo detection: 3 km
Ship detection: 4 km
Charges: 2
Work time: 15 s
Cooldown: 240 s
Radius: 600 m
Life time: 96 s

Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Charges: 3
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Regeneration: 0.5% HP/s
Charges: 3
Work time: 100 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Torpedo detection: 3 km
Ship detection: 4 km
Charges: 3
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 160 s
Radius: 600 m
Life time: 96 s
Charges: 2
Work time: 30 s
Cooldown: 100 s
Radius: 3 km
Charges: 3
Work time: 30 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Radius: 3 km

As a side note to end this article, Exeter’s armour scheme is interesting in the way that her citadel is only located in the middle section of the ship. There is no citadel below the turrets right now.

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4 comments

  1. Hmmm… United Kingdom didn’t make many heavy cruisers, but they made a metric sh+tton of battlecruisers of various classes. I wonder if we would get the heavy cruiser/battlecruiser line in the future.

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