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Bayern
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Battleship | Germany | Tier VI
Tech Tree Position
König
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Gneisenau
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General
Research pricebuyable 
Purchase price3,650,000 Credits
Hit Points43,900 
Citadel armor50 — 260 mm.
Gun Casemate Armor170 — 350 mm.
Armored Deck25 — 40 mm.
Forward and After Ends Armor25 — 200 mm.
Main Battery
380 mm L/45 Drh LC/19134 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speed3.5 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time51.43 sec.
Firing Range15.13 km.
Maximum Dispersion239 m.
HE Shell380 mm Spr.gr. L/4.1 
Maximum HE Shell Damage4,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell35 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity800 m./s.
HE Shell Weight750 kg.
AP Shell380 mm Pz.gr. L/3.5 
Maximum AP Shell Damage10,900 
Initial AP Shell Velocity800 m./s.
AP Shell Weight750 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
88 mm L/45 MPL C/138 х 1 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell88 mm Spr.gr. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity890 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Secondary Armament #2
150 mm L/45 MPL C/1316 х 1 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time8.57 sec.
AP Shell150 mm Psgr. L/3.7 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,700 
Initial AP Shell Velocity835 m./s.
AA Defense
88 mm L/45 MPL C/138 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second13.6 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed22.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius630 m.
Rudder Shift Time19.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.94 km.
Air Detectability Range10.8 km.
Battle Levels
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VI
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3,650,000

Bayern — German Tier VI battleship.

The warship belonged to the last series of battleships built for the Imperial German Navy. She was distinguished for her powerful 380 mm main guns with extremely good shell ballistics and a rate of fire that was quite high among similar gun systems.

Modules

Main Battery Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Bayern251.432394,5003510,900 03,650,000
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Bayern43,9002535048/1680 03,650,000
Bayern43,90025350410/66/1/6/60 16,5003,650,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Bayern015.1 03,650,000
Bayern1016.6 9,0003,650,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Bayern22.5 03,650,000
Bayern25 5,0003,650,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Main Battery Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 2 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 2 Steering Gears Modification 2

Player Opinion

Performance

The last dreadnought for the Imperial German Navy, Bayern stands at her piece as the end-stage of the transition. She represents the best of what the German WW1 dreads had ever wanted for their "linienschiff": tough-as-nails, packs good offensive power, and fast for a dread, adding the fact she is very potent when in terms of solid built dreadnoughts at her tier.

Within this dread contains a belt significantly stronger than her American colleague New Mexico and much stronger than the Fuso, though the deck might be questionable, but her offensive armaments rival that of the tier 6 premium battleship Warspite in terms of gun caliber and ballistics with the German gun firing several tics faster. At a glance, Bayern may not look like much compared to her peers but she excels in enduring in order to get close enough to deal damage herself.

Pros:

  • Good set of guns
  • Good armor layout (only the belt armor connecting to the turtleback and the lower fore and aft end belt)
  • Impressive range with the GFCS alone
  • Same gun caliber as Warspite (only smaller by a single mm)
  • Good shell velocity
  • High volume secondaries with decent range
  • Fast compared to other dreads
  • Good turning circle

Cons:

  • The stock WW1 hull does not have AA; players may be subject to aerial assaults with impunity
  • Does not have a catapult to launch spotter planes or defensive fighters
  • Slow turret traverse
  • Low AP Penetration despite good shell velocity
  • Armor is somewhat lacking in areas other than the lower fore and aft end and armor belt.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

  • Main Battery 1
  • Aiming Systems 1
  • Damage Control 1
  • Damage Control 2

Commander Skills

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Historical Info

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