USS Atlanta ('43) (Class), CL (Scout)

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Jul 10 2018 - 15:38 UTC by SneakyPete
Edited Jul 14 2018 - 16:15 UTC by SneakyPete
Designer
SneakyPete
Rating
Point Value
120
Faction
Unaffiliated
Ship Size
Medium - 120° Broadsides (center)
Ship Class
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Speed Chart
2
11
011
0000
Upgrade Slots
(none)
Hull
10
Ratings
2
0
2
Shields
3
3
3
Armament
Defense Tokens
The Atlanta-class cruisers were eight United States Navy light cruisers designed as fast scout cruisers or flotilla leaders but that proved to be effective anti-aircraft cruisers during World War II. They were also known as the Atlanta-Oakland class. The four Oakland and later ships had slightly different armament as they were further optimized for anti-aircraft fire. The Atlanta class had 12 x 5-inch (127 mm)/38 caliber guns, mounted in three superfiring sets of two-gun turrets fore and three more aft. The first four ships of the class also had an additional two twin 5-inch/38 mounts, one port and one starboard, giving these first four Atlanta-class cruisers the heaviest anti-aircraft armament of any cruiser of World War II.The Atlanta-class design was also criticized for its shortage of gunfire directors for the main 5-inch gun battery, which reduced its effectiveness. Initially there were not enough intermediate anti-aircraft guns (i.e. 1.1 in guns, Bofors 40 mm and the Oerlikon 20 mm rapid-fire cannons). These problems were somewhat corrected in naval shipyards by the end of 1942, but the Atlanta-class warships were thereafter overloaded with weight, compared to the size of their hulls, and throughout World War II and the postwar years, they had problems with topside weight which was addressed by a redesign of the third repeat order which was called the Juneau-class cruiser.Sister ships: Juneau, San Diego, San Juan, Oakland , Reno, Flint, TucsonArmada Special rules:Radar TargetingFaceBook page: WWII Armada Modhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/255795304975065/

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