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Alaska Class

Alaska Class

What are the armor/health values of Alaska class cruisers like compared to other heavy cruisers? Because they seem to get shredded by the AI's Mogami and Takao class cruisers when I send Alaskas, along with some Northamptons (to assist) to fight them off.

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Re: Alaska Class

Armour does not play that much of a factor relating to damage received. If your armour is 150 and a shell hits you that causes 150 or less damage it will be "ineffective" and if it is more than the 150 of the armour it will do that amount in damage.
I don't have the scripts with me now but when I do I'll give you the HP and damage per round for the Mogami, Alaska and Northampton.

But I do agree with you that the Alaska (being technically a battlecruiser designed to hunt cruisers) is kind of weak, although it might be for balance)

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Re: Alaska Class

Well, I do know Alaska class has longer range than any other heavy cruiser in the game, at 1.3 miles, compared to other heavy cruisers 1.2 miles. But if the armor values is the same as other heavys, maybe the Alaska class has more health/hitpoints?

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It has more health but i dont know if it has more armor(but it should have more armor than a cruiser).

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Sorry for the delay. I have the stats for you.

Alaska Class:
Armour:120
HP:10500
Damage per main gun shell(Min/Max):240/260

Northampton Class:
Armour:92
HP:6000
Damage per main gun shell(Min/Max):200/220

Mogami Class:
Armour:90
HP:7000
Damage per main gun shell(Min/Max):180/190

I'd say there is a clear difference between these ships. I think the reason our Alaska CA's don't last as long in duel for example is because all 4, or at least 2 enemy CA target you in return.

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Would it be viable in Island Capture? Like, as a flagship for a cruiser battlegroup or something.

(Maybe one of the reasons it doesn't last long is because of it's size, because of that, incoming shells is liable to hit the cruiser rather than missing it. The Alaska class is longer than a South Dakota class when I compared them, but not as wide, so since the cruiser is typically broadside when engaging a enemy, it presents a large target for shells to hit.)

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dmr2011 wrote:

Would it be viable in Island Capture? Like, as a flagship for a cruiser battlegroup or something.

You have to play Island capture and see if its viable but i think it is because the Alaska is as big as a battleship and it is far superior to any cruiser afloat(except when you fire a salvo of long lance torpedoes at it!).

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Re: Alaska Class

On a map you can unlock the Alaska the chances are good you can unlock the Iowa or Montana instead. On smaller maps DD unlocks are generally preferred (and sometimes CA unlocks are not available)

@Neighbor Kid your post was removed as being off topic

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