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Hindenburg
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Cruiser | Germany | Tier X
Tech Tree Position
Roon
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General
Research price238000 exp
Purchase price19,600,000 Credits
Hit Points51,900 
Main Battery
203 mm L/60 SK C/344 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time10 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time22.5 sec.
Firing Range17.83 km.
Maximum Dispersion156 m.
HE Shell203 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.7 Kz. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,500 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell13 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity925 m./s.
HE Shell Weight122 kg.
AP Shell203 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/4.4 
Maximum AP Shell Damage5,900 
Initial AP Shell Velocity925 m./s.
AP Shell Weight122 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
105 mm L/65 Dop. L. C/318 х 2 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire17.91 shots/min.
Reload Time3.35 sec.
HE Shell105 mm Spr.Gr. Kz. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,200 
Initial HE Shell Velocity900 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Vierling4 х 4 pcs.
Rate of Fire0.67 shots/min.
Reload Time90 sec.
Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.
TorpedoG7a T1 
Maximum Damage13,700 
Torpedo Speed64 knot
Torpedo Rangekm.
AA Defense
55 mm L/77 Gerät 58 Zwilling7 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second170.8 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
20 mm Flakvierling 382 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second12.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm Flakvierling 387 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second42 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm Flakzwilling 384 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second16.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
55 mm L/77 Gerät 582 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second34.6 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
105 mm L/65 Dop. L. C/318 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second132.8 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed31.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius800 m.
Rudder Shift Time12.1 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range16.02 km.
Air Detectability Range10.59 km.
Battle Levels
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19,600,000

Hindenburg — German Tier X cruiser.

The ship was developed from a series of German heavy cruisers. Unlike ships of preceding classes, she boasted an increased displacement and more powerful main battery guns.

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)
203 mm L/60 Drh LC/34622.51562,500135,900 01,800,000
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)
Hindenburg (A)51,90013150482/9/4/7/840 02,200,000
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180 Degree Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
G7a T10.7907.213,700646 0260,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
FKS Typ 10 Mod. 1017.8 01,700,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 155,000 hp31.5 01,400,000

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 3  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 3 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 AA Guns Modification 3 Secondary Battery Modification 3
 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
 Slot 6  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

A solid cruiser that has enough armor to withstand shots from lower tiered ships when angled and a very nice broadside that will shred enemy ships when using AP shells. The Hindenburg suffers when enemy ships angle, but she is still able to penetrate and hit citadels when the enemy comes too close or makes the mistake of showing their broadside. Despite having marginal HE shells, if one trains the Demolitions Expert perk on their commander, setting fires becomes a viable option against well-protected ships. However, she is still outperformed by the Des Moines and the Zao in terms of HE firepower.

Pros:

  • Fast-reloading 203mm guns; not as fast as Des Moines, but with better base range and shell arcs.
  • Excellent shell velocity and low gun arc makes hitting distant targets easier.
  • Good range on her main battery guns, which can be boosted to 20.7 km by equipping Gun Fire Control System Modification 3.
  • Best cruiser AP shell damage in the game; Hindenburg will punish any ship that is broadside to her, regardless of class.
  • Strong AA armament, especially if a few modules or commander skill points are invested in improving the range.
  • Decent torpedoes with good firing arcs.
  • Armor scheme is deceptively sturdy; she is hard to citadel at medium and short range.
  • Best Hydroacoustic Search in the game.

Cons:

  • AP shells are near useless against targets that are well-angled.
  • HE shell damage is lower than all other Tier X cruisers.
  • Sluggish maneuverability and low maximum speed.
  • Large size; Hindenburg is fairly easy for enemies to hit.
  • Prone to citadel penetrations at long range, which makes her large detection radius a huge liability.
  • Large detection radius for a cruiser — 16.0 km base — although this can be reduced to ~12 km with the right equipment modules and commander skills.
  • Has to expose quite a bit of her broadside to bring all guns to bear.

Research

As a Tier X ship, Hindenburg has no additional modules to research.

Optimal Configuration

As the pinnacle of the German cruiser line, Hindenburg offers more flexibility to her captain than any other top-tier cruiser in the game. She can be fitted out as an anti-aircraft platform rivaling that of Des Moines; she can boost her main battery range and rain shells on opponents from positions that make her difficult to hit; she can boost the rate of fire of her main battery significantly and turn her into one of the best damage dealers in the game. All of these options — and more — are available to Hindenburg captains, depending on which upgrades and commander skills they choose.

Upgrades

Upgrade Slot 3 is one of the primary determining factors in how Hindenburg will play. Her main battery can be fitted out for either maximum range with Gun Fire Control System Modification 2, or for maximum rate of fire with Main Battery Modification 3. Neither option is bad, though with a stock range of 17.8 km, the likelihood of hitting targets more than 20 km out with her shells is somewhat questionable. Most players opt for Main Battery Modification 3, lowering the reload time on her 203mm guns to a base of 8.8 seconds (which can be further improved with the Adrenaline Rush commander skill).

Commander Skills

Consumables

Hindenburg’s best-in-game Hydroacoustic Search is one of her strengths; the premium version is highly recommended for the reduced cool down. It allows her to hunt down destroyers in close proximity — particularly those shielded by smoke — and to warn friendly captains of incoming torpedoes in more than ample time to avoid them. Due to the rareness of carriers on high tiers it is generally preferable to Defensive AA Fire, although the odd carrier might ruin a match. Repair Party II is also recommended for the quicker cool down and extra charge; Hindenburg’s detectability radius means that she may come under concentrated fire from the enemy team. Quicker access to her health regeneration ability will improve her survivability greatly.

Camouflage

Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 2 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce the accuracy of incoming shells.

Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Hindenburg with Type 20 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, increases her credit earnings, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

Signals boosting fire chance are recommended (see above). Sierra Mike is decent to increase her somewhat low top speed, but might lead to unpleasant surprises due to her sluggishness.

Gallery

Historical Info

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