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Supertest: German Tier X Freemium Aircraft Carrier Max Immelmann

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Welcoming our second official tier X freemium carrier, here is the Max Immelmann. Why do we get this instead of Shinano? I really wish I knew… (and don’t tell me that they are saving her for an alternative branch, they already said that it would be Taihou at tier X if they ever make one.)

The Max Immelmann is a modified version of the Manfred von Richthofen that somehow manages to be an even more cursed design. While, among a lot of other things, the AA armament of the Manfred von Richthofen didn’t make any sense for something that’s supposed to be built around the end of World War II, the issue is even worse with Max Immelmann. Wargaming simply swapped the 55 mm AA guns for 30 mm ones which means that its AA WAY worse than on the Richthofen.

For the rest, the design is a what-if hull conversion of an H-39 battleship (Friedrich der Große) into a carrier.

The Max Immelmann also presents a substantially different air group compared to the Manfred von Richthofen. The ship only carries 2 types of planes being torpedo bombers and skip bombers with large reserves and fast plane restoration time.

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
Torpedo Bombers
Skip Bombers
Propulsion
icon_module_Hull_installedMax Immelmann

‎Fw 190G8

Ta 152C-1/R14
icon_module_Engine_installedPropulsion: 183 600 hp

General Characteristics

Tier X
Health 65 300 HP
Torpedo damage reduction 22%
Displacement 52 720 tons
Aircraft on deck
Torpedo Bombers 24
Skip Bombers 24
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range 6.850 km
105 mm/65 SK C/33 on a Dop. L. C/38 mount 12 x 2 105 mm
Anti-Air Defense
105 mm/65 SK C/33 on a Dop. L. C/38 mount 12 x 2 105 mm
30 mm/45 Flak 103/38 on a quadruple mount 11 x 4 30 mm
Maximum speed 32.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 1 200 m
Rudder Shift Time 16.4 s
Surface Detectability 14.00 km
Air Detectability 14.23 km
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Damage Control Party
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Fighter
Number of charges: 4
Work time: 600 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Patrol Radius: 3.0 km
Planes in a squadron: 4

Torpedo Bombers

Torpedo bomber – Fw 190G8

Tier IX
Hit points per plane 1 640
Cruise speed 154 knots
Maximum speed 194 knots
Engine boost time 20 s
Engine boost reload time 40 s
Size of attacking flight 4
Aircraft per squadron 12
Torpedo type LT F5b (BT 1000 in the game files but it’s supposed to be the same torpedoes as Graf Zeppelin)
Torpedoes per plane 1
Maximum torpedo damage 5 333
Maximum torpedo range 6.0 km
Torpedo speed 35 knots
Torpedo arming distance 470 m
Flooding chance 29%
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 68 s
Aircraft on deck 24
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Engine Cooling
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Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Patrol fighter
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 10 s
Aircraft per squadron: 7
Patrol radius: 3.5 km
Repair
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Repair speed: 10% HP/s

Skip Bombers

Skip bomber – ‎Ta 152C-1/R14

Tier X
Hit points per plane 1 710
Cruise speed 174 knots
Maximum speed 214 knots
Engine boost time 20 s
Engine boost reload time 40 s
Size of attacking flight 4
Aircraft per squadron 12
Bomb type HE SC 1000
Bomb per plane 1
Maximum bomb damage 12 200
HE penetration capacity 68 mm
Explosion size 3.15
Fire chance 69%
Number of skips 2
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 64 s
Aircraft on deck 24
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Patrol fighter
Number of Charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 10 s
Aircraft per squadron: 7
Patrol radius: 3.5 km

Secondary Armament

12 x 2 105 mm/65 SK C/33 on a Dop. L. C/38 mount
Maximum Firing Range 6.850 km
Reloading Time 3.35 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 105 mm Spr.Gr. Kz.
Alpha Damage 1 200 HP
Damage 330 HP
HE penetration 26 mm
Explosion Size 0.31
Chance to Cause Fire 5 %
Projectile Speed 900 m/s
Air Drag 0.33
Projectile Mass 15.1 kg

Anti-air Armament

12 x 2 105 mm/65 SK C/33 on a Dop. L. C/38 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 5.2 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 67
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 235
Flak clouds number 9
Flak cloud damage 1 540
11 x 4 30 mm/45 Flak 103/38 on a quadruple mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.0 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 91
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 319

The Armor

Just like the Richthofen, the Immelmann is stupidly armored for a carrier with her only real weakness being her 50 mm deck that allows supercruisers and battleships to just hammer her down with HE.

External armor protection

Citadel armor protection

Internal deck

Bow hidden armor protection

Stern hidden armor protection

Turtleback

Personal Opinion

Right now, I’m in a very odd situation. When it comes to skip bombs, as I already tested them, I know what they are capable of but I also can’t share my impression of them because of the NDA.
When it comes to torpedoes, it’s the same torpedoes as the Graf Zeppelin meaning that while they are reliable, they hit like wet würsts and have one of the lowest flooding chances. However, you also drop 4 of them which compensates.

There is also the fact that she has large reserves but also a fast plane restoration speed, meaning that she can just print planes without issue, especially with Günther Lutjens. You might think that she won’t be compatible with a captain for the other German carriers but honestly, if you have the Penetration perk in mind that buffs the damage of AP bombs and rockets, don’t worry. The buff is so low that the skill is just not worth it compared to Merciless for example that provides a much better increase in damage from the torpedoes.

Overall, the Max Immelmann is quite a unique and interesting design and people will be happy to not see a new carrier with AP armaments.

3 thoughts on “Supertest: German Tier X Freemium Aircraft Carrier Max Immelmann

  1. Smol nerdism here. Friedrich is actually H-39, just compare the armor values, and you’ll see what I mean.

  2. “Why do we get this instead of Shinano?” Because German stuff sells more than Japanese ships, tanks, planes… :0)

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