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Supertest: Pan-Asian Tier X Cruiser Jinan

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Historical background

The Jinan is based on an AA cruiser preliminary design (S-511-66: “5”/54 Cal. Cruiser – Scheme “C”). This design was calling for an 8 550 tons light cruiser armed with new 127 mm/54 guns in twin turrets equipped with a new auto-loading system and was the basis for the CL-154 class. It was, however, abandoned in March 1945.

Jinan herself has the 4th turret replaced with an additional 76.2 mm AA mount. This could mean that she is also taking elements from the 5″/54 Cal. D.P. Cruiser – Design Study “A”.

On top of that, the ship carries no less than four quintuple torpedo launchers.

The ship is named after the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China.

Ship’s preview

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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Jinan

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Propulsion: 110 000 HP

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‎‎Mk 10 mod. 1

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127 mm/54 Mk.18 in a turret

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Mk16 mod. 2

General Characteristics

Tier X
Health 30 700 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction 4 %
Displacement 9 126 tons
Dimensions
Overall length 180.63 m
Beam 17.6 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship) 24.0 m
Freeboard 3.1 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 13.500 km
127 mm/54 Mk.18 in a turret 5 x 2 127 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 13.500 km
533 mm Mk31 4 x 5 533 mm
Maximum speed 35.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 670 m
Rudder Shift Time 7.7 s
Surface Detectability 12.5 km
Air Detectability 7.42 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 5.65 km

Main Armament

5 x 2 127 mm/54 Mk.18 in a turret
 Maximum Firing Range 13.500 km
 Reloading Time 3.8 s
180 Degree Turn Time 4.5 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 24°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 31°
Sigma 2.05 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 126 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 127 mm HE Mk.41
Alpha Damage 1 800
Penetration capacity  21 mm
Explosion size 0.44
Fire chance 9 %
Projectile Speed 808 m/s
Air Drag 0.347
Projectile Mass 31.75 kg
Type of Projectile AP – 127 mm AP/SC Mk38 Mod 2
Alpha Damage 2 100
Projectile Speed 808 m/s
Air Drag 0.347
Projectile Mass 31.75 kg
Projectile Krupp 1 720
Projectile Detonator 0.01 s
Detonator threshold 21 mm
Ricochet Angles 45° – 60°

Torpedo Armament

4 x 5 533 mm Mk14
Mark 17
Deepwater: Can only hit cruisers, battleships and aircraft carriers
Reloading Time 133 s
Maximum Distance 13.500 km
Optimal firing angles at the front 35°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 38°
Damage 17 900
Flooding Chance 368%
Speed 69 knots
Surface Detectability 0.8 km

Anti-air Armament

5 x 2 127 mm/54 Mk.18 in a turret
Sector range 0.1 km – 6.0 km
Hit chance 90 %
Sector’s damage 57
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 175
Flak clouds number 8
Flak cloud damage 1 820
7 x 2 76.2 mm/70 Mk.37 in a turret
Sector range 0.1 km – 4.0 km
Hit chance 90 %
Sector’s damage 115
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 403

Consumable

Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Slot 5
Damage Control Party
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Defensive AA Fire

Number of charges: 3
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Damage from continuous DPS: +50%
Damage from flak explosions: +300%
Torpedo Reload Booster

Number of charges: 2
Work time: 1 s
Cooldown: 300 s
Torpedo reload time: 8 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%
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

On paper, Jinan looks pretty strong. Although her base firing range is relatively limited, the DPM is satisfying and with the ballistics of her guns, she will be able to abuse island covers easily. Her torpedo power is also no joke with 10 torpedoes per side and a reload booster in case you really need to make sure that whatever may pass in a certain area dies.

Basically, the ship looks like a big destroyer with a citadel and amazing torpedo power, especially considering that cruisers have skills like Enhanced Torpedo Explosive Charge to boost their damage.

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