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New Orleans
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Cruiser | U.S.A. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Pensacola
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Baltimore
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General
Research price110000 exp
Purchase price8,900,000 Credits
Hit Points30,500 
Main Battery
203 mm/55 Mk143 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time15 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time25.71 sec.
Firing Range14.7 km.
Maximum Dispersion134 m.
HE Shell203 mm HE/HC Mk25 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,800 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell14 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity823 m./s.
HE Shell Weight118 kg.
AP Shell203 mm AP Mk19 
Maximum AP Shell Damage4,600 
Initial AP Shell Velocity853 m./s.
AP Shell Weight118 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/25 Mk19 mod. 68 х 1 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
Rate of Fire13.33 shots/min.
Reload Time4.5 sec.
HE Shell127 mm HE/HC Mk36 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity657 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
20 mm Oerlikon Mk426 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second93.6 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
40 mm Bofors Mk16 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second67.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
127 mm/25 Mk19 mod. 68 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second58.4 
. . . Firing Range4.2 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius660 m.
Rudder Shift Timesec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range11.82 km.
Air Detectability Range7.5 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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8,900,000

New Orleans — American Tier VIII cruiser.

The first U.S. heavy cruiser of the new generation. The key difference from the preceding cruisers was her remarkably reinforced armor. Taking into account her limited displacement, the ship boasted a successful balance of armament, protection and speed.

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/55 Mk14425.711342,800144,600 0730,000
203 mm/55 Mk14527.691342,800144,600 20,0001,570,000
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)
New Orleans (A)30,5006152386/26/80 01,000,000
New Orleans (B)35,4006152389/17/80 28,0002,100,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Mk8 mod. 1014.7 0550,000
Mk8 mod. 21016.2 15,0001,200,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 107,000 hp32.5 0620,000

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
 Slot 6  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion

Performance

What is basically a facemelt of the Pensacola, Northampton and Portland (which is currently represented by the tier VII premium cruiser Indianapolis), the New Orleans shows herself as a new shift in US heavy cruisers. A stocky ship, it should come as to no surprise that her armor is vastly improved from Pensacola (though that is not saying much), allowing her to at least handle herself in cruiser duels. Her AA suite is also reinforced, though it is not until the next ship in the line Baltimore that the AA becomes truly fearsome.

She has the same excellent gun performance as the Pensacola, with an improved rate of fire once the guns are upgraded. When fully specialized for concealment she has an astounding 9.1 km detection radius by sea---only barely more than the 9.0 km range of her Surveillance Radar. Despite this, pushing in at the beginning of a battle is an extremely hazardous proposition as her armor is still inadequate protection against battleships, especially considering her mediocre hit point pool. She must use islands and concealment to contribute in the early game without taking too much fire. The later stages of the game can offer more opportunities to be aggressive, whether it is hunting down enemy destroyers with her radar or ambushing enemy cruisers.


Pros:

  • Improved armor and rate of fire over Pensacola
  • Good maneuverability
  • Excellent concealment
  • Solid AA suite
  • Access to Surveillance Radar

Cons:

  • Armor must to be angled to be effective, and is still very vulnerable to battleships
  • Mediocre hit point pool
  • AB-X turret layout can be difficult to kite effectively with

Optimal Configuration


Commander Skills

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  • Wikipedia
  • Historyofwar.org
  • GlobalSecurity.org
  • The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia
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