USS Baltimore (Class), CA

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Jul 8 2018 - 23:40 UTC by SneakyPete
Edited Aug 23 2018 - 10:22 UTC by SneakyPete
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SneakyPete
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176
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Unaffiliated
Ship Size
Medium - 120° Broadsides (center)
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Speed Chart
2
12
111
0010
Upgrade Slots
(none)
Hull
12
Ratings
2
0
3
Shields
5
5
5
Armament
Defense Tokens
Special rules:Optical TargetingThe Baltimore-class cruiser was a large class of heavy cruisers in the United States Navy commissioned during or shortly after World War II. Fourteen Baltimores were completed, more than any other class of heavy cruiser, along with three ships of the Oregon City class sub-class. Fast and heavily armed, the Baltimore cruisers were mainly used in World War II to protect the fast aircraft carriers in battle groups from air attack. Additionally, their 8-inch (203 mm) main guns and secondary 5-inch (127 mm) guns were regularly used to bombard land targets in support of amphibious landings.The main armament of the Baltimore class consisted of three turrets, each with three Mark 15 8"/55 caliber guns (Mark 12 in Baltimore). Two of these were located forward and one aft. They fired a 335-pound (152 kg) shell out to a maximum range of 30,050 yards (27,480 m). The armor-piercing shell could penetrate six inches of armor plating at 20,800 yards (19,020 m). The secondary armament consisted of twelve 5"/38 caliber guns in six twin mounts. Two mounts were located on each side of the superstructure and two were behind the main batteries fore and aft. These guns could be used against aircraft, and for surface targets. Their maximum range for surface targets was 17,575 yards (16,070 m) and they could reach aircraft at altitudes of up to 12,400 yards (11,338 m). In addition, the ships had numerous light anti-aircraft weapons: 12 quadruple mounts of Bofors 40 mm guns (or 11 quadruple mounts and 2 twin mounts on ships with only one rear aircraft crane) as well as 20-28 Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, depending on when a given ship was commissioned.FaceBook page: WWII Armada Modhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/255795304975065/

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