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World of Warships Supertest: British Tier VII Premium Battleship Collingwood

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Historical background

Collingwood is roughly based on the F2 battlecruiser design from November 1921. The design, following the limitations of the Washington Naval Treaty, was armed with six 381 mm (15″) guns in three twin turrets and had a planned displacement of 35 000 tons. At the same time, the O3 design of battleship was being developed and lead to the creation of the Nelson-class.

In World of Warships, Collingwood is roughly following the F2 design but with clear modifications. Namely, she is armed with 419 mm (16.5″) guns and her speed was dropped from the 29 knots of the F2 design to 25 knots for some reason.

Other than that, she presents the classic thin armor protection of a battlecruiser. She sadly has the same dispersion as the British tech tree battleships instead of the battlecruiser dispersion.

Ship’s preview

Ship’s commemorative flag

Ship’s 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

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Collingwood

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Propulsion: 44 400 HP

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Mk VII mod. 1

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419 mm/45 Mk.I in a turret

General Characteristics

TierX
Health58 500 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction11 %
Displacement40 492 tons
Dimensions
Overall length229.7 m
Beam32.6 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)28.8 m
Freeboard7.42 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range19.070 km
419 mm/45 Mk.I in a turret3 x 2 419 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range5.600 km
152 mm/50 BL Mk.XXII on a Mk.XVIII mount
120 mm/40 QF Mk.VIII on an HA Mk.XII mount
6 x 2 152 mm
6 x 1 120 mm
Maximum speed25.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius800 m
Rudder Shift Time14.8 s
Surface Detectability14.58 km
Air Detectability11.03 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke14.49 km

Main Armament

3 x 2 419 mm/45 Mk.I in a turret
Turret n°2 can rotate at 360°
 Maximum Firing Range19.070 km
 Reloading Time25.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time45.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front25°
Optimal firing angles at the rear28°
Sigma2.0 sigma
Maximum Dispersion251 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 419 mm HE Mk I
Alpha Damage6 150
Penetration capacity 70 mm
Explosion size2.73
Fire chance47 %
Projectile Speed792 m/s
Air Drag0.31
Projectile Mass995.0 kg
Type of ProjectileAP – 419 mm AP Mk II
Alpha Damage13 000
Projectile Speed747 m/s
Air Drag0.34
Projectile Mass1 157.0 kg
Projectile Krupp2 548
Projectile Detonator0.033 s
Detonator threshold70 mm
Ricochet Angles45° – 60°

Secondary Armament

6 x 2 152 mm/50 BL Mk.XXII on a Mk.XVIII mount
Maximum Firing Range5.600 km
Reloading Time12.0 s
Sigma1.0 sigma
Shells
Type of ProjectileHE – 152 mm HE Mk V
Alpha Damage2 150
HE penetration25 mm
Explosion Size0.54
Chance to Cause Fire9 %
Projectile Speed884 m/s
Air Drag0.362
Projectile Mass50.8 kg
6 x 1 120 mm/40 QF Mk.VIII on an HA Mk.XII mount
Maximum Firing Range5.600 km
Reloading Time5.0 s
Sigma1.0 sigma
Shells
Type of ProjectileHE – 120 mm HE Mk VA
Alpha Damage1 700
HE penetration20 mm
Explosion Size0.4
Chance to Cause Fire8 %
Projectile Speed749 m/s
Air Drag0.384
Projectile Mass22.68 kg

Anti-air Armament

6 x 1 120 mm/40 QF Mk.VIII on an HA Mk.XII mount
Sector range0.1 km – 5.2 km
Hit chance75 %
Sector’s damage14
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second49
Flak clouds number1
Flak cloud damage1 260
6 x 8 40 mm/39 Vickers QF Mk.VIII on a Mk.VI mount
Sector range0.1 km – 2.5 km
Hit chance75 %
Sector’s damage66
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second231
24 x 1 20 mm Oerlikon Mk.I on a Mk.IIA mount
Sector range0.1 km – 2.0 km
Hit chance70 %
Sector’s damage57
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second200

Consumables

Slot 1
Slot 2
Damage Control Party
consumable_PCY009_CrashCrewPremiumWork time: 15 s
Cooldown: 80 s
Repair Party
Number of charges: 4
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration speed: +0.6%/s
Casemate damage regeneration: 50%
Citadel damage regeneration: 10%

The Armor

External armor protection:

Front and rear armor protection of the middle section:

Citadel armor protection:

Turrets armor protection:

Hidden armor protection inside the stern:

Personal Opinion

Right now, Collingwood doesn’t look particularly appetizing. She only has six guns without battlecruiser dispersion and, unlike Nelson, doesn’t have a Specialized Repair Team.

Also, the ship is particularly lightly armored with the 16 mm bow and stern as well as 26 mm armor on the deck and sides.

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2 thoughts on “World of Warships Supertest: British Tier VII Premium Battleship Collingwood

  1. Right, so since she has 419mm guns, that means she’ll overmatch 29mm of armour rather than the typical 28mm by 406/410mm guns. Not sure how much impact that difference might have on gameplay.

  2. Collingwood isn’t based in any battlecruiser design, if it was, its speed would be better. The hull is almost identical to Nelson’s, only with twin turrets ans some modifications to the rear superstructure (type of funnels, placement of twin secondary turrets). I don’t think they based this on any design, I think this is just a turret swap, with a few changes to the superstructure to make it look a bit more different than, say, Brandenburg.

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