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Supertest: Pan-Asian Tier IX Premium Cruiser Dalian

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Historical background

Dalian, just like Harbin, is based on the Soviet MK-6 AA cruiser design from the 1930s. This design had a main battery consisting of five twin turrets with 130 mm guns.

Unlike Harbin, Dalian features a modernized armament from the 50s with a modern main battery and anti-air. Also, compared to the tech tree ships, Dalian has standard torpedoes and a Hydroacoustic Search instead of a Torpedo reload booster and a Defensive AA Fire.

Ship’s preview

Ship’s commemorative flag

Camouflage

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.

Modules

Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery
Torpedoes

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Dalian

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Propulsion: 80 000 HP

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‎‎GFCS IX mod. 1

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130 mm/60 on a BL-109 mount

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533 mm 53-38

General Characteristics

Tier IX
Health 27 400 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction 4 %
Displacement 7 666 tons
Dimensions
Overall length 174.92 m
Beam 16.0 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship) 23.0 m
Freeboard 4.1 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 13.500 km
1230 mm/60 on a BL-109 mount 5 x 2 130 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 10.000 km
533 mm 1-N 4 x 3 533 mm
Maximum speed 33.4 knots
Turning Circle Radius 660 m
Rudder Shift Time 6.9 s
Surface Detectability 11.34 km
Air Detectability 7.41 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 4.88 km

Main Armament

5 x 2 130 mm/60 on a BL-109 mount
 Maximum Firing Range 13.500 km
 Reloading Time 4.5 s
180 Degree Turn Time 9.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 32°
Sigma 2.05 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 126 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 130 mm HE-42
Alpha Damage 1 800
Penetration capacity  22 mm
Explosion size 0.43
Fire chance 8 %
Projectile Speed 950 m/s
Air Drag 0.291
Projectile Mass 33.0 kg
Type of Projectile AP – 130 mm SAP-42
Alpha Damage 2 600
Projectile Speed 950 m/s
Air Drag 0.294
Projectile Mass 33.4 kg
Projectile Krupp 1 900
Projectile Detonator 0.01 s
Detonator threshold 22 mm
Ricochet Angles 45° – 60°

Torpedo Armament

4 x 3 533 mm 1-N
53-39 mod. 4
Reloading Time 90 s
Maximum Distance 10.000 km
Optimal firing angles at the front 31°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 30°
Damage 15 000
Flooding Chance 250%
Speed 60 knots
Surface Detectability 1.2 km

Anti-air Armament

5 x 2 130 mm/60 on a BL-109 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 6.0 km
Hit chance 90 %
Sector’s damage 48
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 168
Flak clouds number 7
Flak cloud damage 1 750
4 x 2 57 mm ZIF-31 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 4.0 km
Hit chance 90 %
Sector’s damage 34
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 119
10 x 4 25 mm 110-PM on a 4М-120 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.1 km
Hit chance 85 %
Sector’s damage 49
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 172

Consumable

Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Damage Control Party
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Repair Party
Number of charges: 3
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration: 0.5%/s
Casemate damage regeneration: 50%
Citadel damage regeneration: 50%
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
Smoke Generator

Number of charges: 3
Work time: 30 s
Cooldown: 100 s
Smoke radius: 450 m
Smoke duration: 70 s

The Armor

External armor protection:

Front and rear armor protection of the middle section:

Citadel armor protection:

Turrets armor protection:

Personal Opinion

I will be honest, generally, I hate premiums that don’t follow the concept of the line they are being introduced with but here, it’s relatively fine as you really only lose the deepwater torpedoes and arguably, it’s an advantage as you can get surprise torp hits on DDs and submarines.

As for the ship’s stats, it looks fairly nice but might be more focused on the guns than the high-tier tech tree ships that have a hefty torpedo armament.

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3 thoughts on “Supertest: Pan-Asian Tier IX Premium Cruiser Dalian

  1. Thanks for the very nice reviews again. I often read them before buying new Premium ships. I was wondering what exactly was the difference between the Dalian and the Sejong, cheers.

  2. Is there any way to let us know which in game currency premiums will be bought with , or if it will be real money ?

    1. If it’s below tier X, assume that it will be for real money/doubloons. As for resources like coal, research points or steel, we can only know the price right before they get released.

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