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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 price40500 exp
Purchase price3,470,000 Credits
Hit Points43,900 
Main Battery
380 mm/45 Drh LC/1913 on a Drh LC/1913 mount4 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speed3.5 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time51.43 sec.
Firing Range16.12 km.
Maximum Dispersion237 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 P.Spr.Gr. L/3.5 
Maximum AP Shell Damage10,900 
Initial AP Shell Velocity800 m./s.
AP Shell Weight750 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
150 mm/45 SK L/45 on an MPL C/06 mount10 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range5.6 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time8.57 sec.
HE Shell150 mm HE K Gr 18 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity835 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell10 %
Secondary Armament #2
88 mm/45 Flak on an MPL C/13 mount6 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range5.6 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell88 mm Spr.Gr. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,000 
Initial HE Shell Velocity890 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
37 mm/83 SK C/30 on a Dopp LC/30 mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second15.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm/65 C/38 on a twin mount6 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second25.2 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
20 mm/65 C/38 on a Flak 35 Vierling L/38 mount1 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second6.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
88 mm/45 Flak on an MPL C/13 mount6 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10.2 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed22.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius630 m.
Rudder Shift Time19.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range13.86 km.
Air Detectability Range8.74 km.
Battle Levels
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3,470,000

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 Guns Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° 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)
380 mm/45 Drh LC/1913 on a Drh LC/1913 mount251.432374,5003510,900 0320,000
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)
Bayern (A)43,90016350410/66/6/1/6 0440,000
Bayern (B)51,60016350410/66/6/1/6 16,5001,000,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
FKS Typ 6 Mod. 1016.1 0300,000
FKS Typ 6 Mod. 21017.7 9,000700,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 54,800 hp22.5 0130,000
Propulsion: 75,000 hp25 5,000300,000

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Airstrike Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

The last Imperial German battleship, Bayern stands as the ultimate refinement of the dreadnought-type before the shift to the fast battleship. She represents the best of what the Kaiserliche Marine had ever wanted for their linienschiff dreadnoughts: tough-as-nails, good offensive power, and fast (for a dreadnought); she is very potent when compared to other battleships of her tier. Like the ships before her, Bayern is can do very well while brawling with other battleships, and can cause massive damage when positioned properly in a brawl.

It is important to know that the upgrade hull is fictional but it is worth upgrading because it gives better defense against planes as well as more healthpool. Many players may want keep her real life stock hull configuration but take the risk of weak AA defense and lower healthpool.Protecting Bayern is an armor belt significantly stronger than her American colleague New Mexico and much stronger than Fuso, though like all dreadnoughts the deck armor is somewhat questionable. Her offensive armament rivals that of Tier VI premium battleship Warspite in terms of gun caliber and ballistics. At a glance, Bayern may not look like much compared to her peers, but she is a solidly-rounded ship with many strengths and few weaknesses. NOTE: As of 0.10.3, the historical hull for Bayern has been removed.

Pros:

  • Armor layout makes her highly resistant to damage, ships like Fuso will have a hard time penetrating her armor.
  • Impressive range, even without the upgraded Gun Fire Control System or Spotting AircraftWhile active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range. launched.
  • Comparable gun caliber to HMS Queen Elizabeth and Warspite.
  • Good shell velocity.
  • High volume of secondaries with decent range.
  • Above average speed and turning characteristics.
  • Surprisingly stealthy for a dreadnought, allowing her to close the distance to where her guns will do more damage.
  • Fictional WW2 (B) hull has good AA defense.

Cons:

  • Accuracy of her main battery guns is inferior to most other battleships and the low number of barrels results in low damage output, especially at range.
  • The stock World War I-era hull has very poor anti-aircraft defenses, making her largely defenseless against planes.
  • Slow turret traverse.
  • Slightly longer reload time than most German battleships.
  • AP penetration value drops very significantly over distance due to her light shells.
  • Despite their caliber of 380 mm, the AP shells' damage is more similar to that of 356 mm/14 inch guns, than to other 15 inch guns.
  • HE shells do little damage and have low fire chance, which makes them ineffective.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

Bayern has access to four Upgrade Slots as a Tier VI ship.

Commander Skills

Consumables

Bayern can equip the following consumables:

Signals

Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

  1. SMS Bayern - Wikipedia
  2. Bayern-class battleship - Wikipedia


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for testing by supertesters in the game starting from Update 0.5.9.
  • Introduced in Update 0.5.10.
  • Update 0.5.12:
    • Adjusted LOD switching on low graphics settings.
  • Update 0.5.16:
    • Directors were installed on the upgraded hull.
  • Update 0.6.2:
    • Fixed error in Torpedo belt protection, now the protection value is always applied correctly.
  • Update 0.6.8:
    • For 105-mm secondary battery shells, the chance of setting fire was reduced from 9% to 5%, and the damage from 1300 to 1200.
    • For 88 mm secondary battery shells, the chance of setting fire was reduced from 7% to 4%, and the damage from 1100 to 1000.
  • Update 0.6.12:
    • Detectability when firing main guns in smoke changed to 13.65 km.
  • Update 0.6.13:
    • Improved display of thin elements.
  • Update 0.6.15:
    • For permanent camouflages "Type 16", "Type 12" a bonus was added - a discount of -10% to the cost of post-battle service.
  • Update 0.7.9:
    • Catapults added to the turrets of the main battery (Hull B). The Spotting Aircraft consumable was also added.
  • Update 0.7.11:
    • The armor-piercing shells of the 150-mm secondary battery guns were replaced with high-explosive shells.
  • Update 0.8.5:
    • Credit earnings increased by 5%.
    • XP earnings increased by 5%.
  • Update 0.8.6:
    • The armor penetration of the secondary high-explosive projectiles was increased from 18 to 26 mm. With this change, the 105-mm secondary battery guns of German ships will be able to penetrate the plating of destroyers, cruisers, and battleships of Tier VI-VII.
  • Update 0.8.11:
    • The main battery dispersion ellipse was adjusted to that ​​of American and British battleships.
  • Update 0.9.6:
    • The value of the in-game turning circle radius was changed to 630 m to correct prior discrepancy.
  • Update 0.9.10:
    • The distribution of HP in the hull was slightly updated.
  • Update 0.10.0:
    • The firing range of the secondary battery was increased to 5.6 km.
  • Update 0.10.3:
    • The stock hull was replaced with a new one, created on the basis of the upgraded hull with a modified air defense composition.

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