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Supertest: U.S. Tier IX Premium battleship Georgia

Ladies and Gentlemen, today we are taking a look at what would happen if we crossed the Iowa-class with the Gneisenau as we have it in the game. Here is the upcoming new Tier IX premium, the USS Georgia.

There was a lot of head scratching around the Georgia at the beginning because nobody really knew what she was. After some researches, people agreed on the fact that the ship is based on a preliminary design of the Iowa-class. More precisely, she appears to be a somewhat modified BB61 preliminary design, Scheme IV from May 1938.
For the modified characteristics, it’s mostly about the main armament ( 3×2 457 mm/47 instead of 3×3 406 mm/45 (no, I will not use the imperial units, metric system for the win!) and also the speed (33 knots instead of 28.5 knots if I remember correctly).

Basically, this ship is, except for her main battery, very similar to the Iowa or the Missouri. For now, she is free of any gimmick except for her secondaries that have a better dispersion formula than the secondaries of the Massachusetts.

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Modules
Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery

Georgia

Propulsion: 230 000 hp

Mk9 mod. 1

457 mm/47 Mk A

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.
Characteristics
GeneralMain BatterySecondariesAir DefenseConsumables
Tier IX
Health 74 100 HP
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 21.040 km
457 mm/47 Mk A 3 x 2 457 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range 6.00 km
127 mm/38 Mk38 mod. 0 10 x 2 127 mm
Maximum speed 33 kt
Turning Circle Radius 890 m
Rudder Shift Time 16.5 s
Surface Detectability 16.92 km
Air Detectability 11.30 km
Detectability After Firing Main Gus in Smoke 18.0 km
3 × 2 457 mm/47 Mk A
180 Degree Turn Time 45.0 s
Reloading Time 30.0 s
Optimal fronfiring angle
30°
Optimal rear firing angle 30°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 270 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE
Alpha Damage 6 450 HP
Damage 5 840 HP
Alpha Piercing HE 77 mm
Explosion Size 2.94
Chance to Cause Fire 43 %
Projectile Speed 800 m/s
Air Drag 0.341
Projectile Mass 1 230
Projectile Krupp 240
Type of Projectile AP
Alpha Damage 15 750 HP
Chance to Cause Fire -0.5 %
Projectile Speed 732 m/s
Air Drag 0.341
Projectile Mass 1 746
Projectile Krupp 2 390
Projectile Detonator 0.033 s
10 x 2 127 mm/38 Mk38 mod. 0
Reloading Time 6.0 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Horizontal Dispersion 50 m
Vertical Dispersion 110 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE
Alpha Damage 1 800 HP
Damage 380 HP
Alpha Piercing HE 21 mm
Explosion Size 0.38
Chance to Cause Fire 5 %
Projectile Speed 792 m/s
Air Drag 0.347
Projectile Mass 24.5
Projectile Krupp 1350
10 x 2 127 mm/38 Mk38 mod. 0
Sector range 3.5 km – 5.8 km
Hit chance 73 %
Sector’s damage 450
Sector’s damage frequency 1.73 s
Sector’s damage per second 260
Flak clouds number 8
Flak cloud damage 1540
16 x 40 mm Bofors Mk2
Sector range 1.5 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance 73 %
Sector’s damage 220
Sector’s damage frequency 0.35 s
Sector’s damage per second 629
Flak clouds number 11
Flak cloud damage 980
49 x 1 20 mm Oerlikon Mk4
Sector range 0.1 km – 1.5 km
Hit chance 68 %
Sector’s damage 180
Sector’s damage frequency 0.23 s
Sector’s damage per second 783
Sector reinforcement
Sector reinforcement bonus +25%
Sector reinforcement time 12 s
Sector reinforcement shift time 12 s
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Work time: 20 s
Cooldown: 120 s
Consumable charges: 3
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 120 s
HP regeneration speed: 0.0066 % HP/s
Consumable charges: 3
Work time: 100 s
Cooldown: 360 s
Radius: 3 km
Work time: 20 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Consumable charges: 4
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration speed: 0.0066 % HP/s
Consumable charges: 4
Work time: 100 s
Cooldown: 240 s
Radius: 3 km
Consumable charges: 2
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 135 s
Radius: 3 km
Consumable charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Radius: 3 km

The armor analysis

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As I said in the introduction, the armor is very similar to the Iowa or the Missouri. The only major differences is the turret armor and the rear protection of the citadel.

The bow section

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The joy of the American’s All-or-nothing armor scheme. The bow is entirely covered by 32 mm of armor just like the other US battleships.

For the frontal protection of the middle section, the upper casemate is 16 mm thick and then 343 mm thick.

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As for the citadel’s athwartship and the casemates around it, they are 216 mm thick.

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Here is the shape of the citadel (surrounded in red). The citadel deck is exactly at the waterline.

The middle section

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The deck, as well as the sides, is 38 mm thick just like the Iowa or the Missouri. The main belt is behind the torpedo bulge of 32 mm.

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It is 305 mm thick for the part above the waterline.

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It then tapers for the citadel to 297 mm, then 163 mm and finally 58 mm thick.

For the horizontal protection, under the 38 mm weather deck, you have the 130 mm thick main armor deck. Below that, there is the splinter deck being 25 mm thick under the turrets and 16 mm above the engines. IJN AP bombs should have no issue to penetrate the citadel’s deck (splinter deck) if they are dropped from high altitude but at low altitude, the protection SHOULD be sufficient.

The stern section

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The stern is similar to the bow as it is also covered by 32 mm of armor.

Compared to the Iowa or the Missouri, she has quite particular protection inside the stern.

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Inside the bow, there is some sort of extended belt of 343 mm that covers also the steering gears. As you can see, a part of the casemate protecting the middle section is also 343 mm thick.

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There is a second extended belt below that is thinner with 181 mm thick.

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On top of that, there is a 142 mm armored deck that protects the citadel’s athwartship.

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And now, I have a very big question mark on top of my head. The citadel’s rear athwartship (in dark green) but also the casemates around it are only 16 mm thick. Basically, you want to pray all the gods of this world for the extended belt and armored deck to stop any AP shell that would penetrate your stern otherwise, the citadel is pretty much guaranteed.
It’s really a weird design to have the athwartship of the citadel being so little protected.

Also, I can’t wait to see the reaction of the guy that will only be able to see the 16 mm portion with the in-game armor viewer.

The superstructure

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The superstructure’s protection is as usual 19 mm thick. it is pretty big though so destroyers and such will have plenty of surfaces to shoot at.

The turrets

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Well, these turrets are quite well armored. The face is 540 mm thick sloped at 23° so you should be fine against large caliber AP unless it’s at close range. The sides are 305 mm thick and then 241 mm thick. The back is 360 mm thick and finally, the roof is 184 mm thick. For the barbette, the upper part is 439 mm thick and the lower part is 76 mm thick.

Personal opinion on the ship

Well… I’m for now not convinced about this ship. The idea of an Iowa with only 6 guns at Tier IX doesn’t really hype me. Sure, she has 2.0 sigma compared to Iowa’s 1.9 but then again, that doesn’t do THAT much difference in this situation. Then again, the very high alpha damage of the AP (highest alpha of the game for shells) might be able to compensate for the low number of shells.

For those that would be wondering, just like the other US battleship at this tier, she can use Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2.

8 comments

    1. It’s amazing to see how hard it is for people these days to understand sarcasm…

      1. It’s just, sarcasm doesn’t translate very well in written form.

        Wait a T9 BB ship with only 6 guns thats cruel.

    1. Yeah, but using knots is common even in countries using metric system. However this bullshit to sticking to yard, inch, miles… totally pointless to use imperial units when the whole world uses metric system.

  1. I dig it. Super-Mass with BETTER secondaries? Hell yeah!

    You can see it’s basically an Iowa with a longer SoDak-type bow and twin 18inch (oops… I meant 457mm, sorry Yuzorah XD) turrets…

    Now, I know that there was a project with those same guns but in triple turrets. It would have been a slower than the Iowas (around 30 knots) but much bigger and with tougher armor.

    …Any chance? Tier X alternative Montana with 3×3 457mm guns? Hint hint?

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