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Brandenburg B
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Battleship | Germany | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase priceSpecial Doubloons
Hit Points58,800 
Main Battery
305 mm/56 SK C/39 in a turret4 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.26 shots/min.
Reload Time26.5 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range18.46 km.
Maximum Dispersion244 m.
HE Shell305 mm Spr.Gr. L/3.8 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,600 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell27 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity865 m./s.
HE Shell Weight415 kg.
AP Shell305 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/4.9 
Maximum AP Shell Damage9,400 
Initial AP Shell Velocity865 m./s.
AP Shell Weight415 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
105 mm/65 SK C/33 on a Dop. L. C/37 mount10 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.6 km.
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 Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
150 mm/55 SK C/28 on a Dop. L. C/34 mount4 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.6 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
HE Shell150 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.5 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Initial HE Shell Velocity875 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #3
150 mm/55 SK C/28 on a Dop. L. C/34 mount2 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range7.6 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time7.5 sec.
HE Shell150 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.5 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Initial HE Shell Velocity875 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Torpedo Tubes
533 mm Vierling2 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
105 mm/65 SK C/33 on a Dop. L. C/37 mount10 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second167 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
30 mm/45 Flak 103/38 on a quadruple mount18 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second257.4 
. . . Firing Rangekm.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius820 m.
Rudder Shift Time15.7 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range15.71 km.
Air Detectability Range11.22 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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Special

Brandenburg B — German special premium Tier VIII battleship.

In 1932, Germany began research for a 35,000-ton battleship project. It was based on the design of World War I battlecruiser Ersatz Yorck. At this time, Britain was inclined to reduce the limit of her battleships' main caliber to 305 mm, viewing this caliber as the main one. Moreover, this caliber implied utilizing a balanced armor scheme for that displacement. However, the project to build a battleship carrying 305 mm guns was eventually abandoned after France laid down her Dunkerque battlecruiser armed with 330 mm guns.

Brandenburg B was first released for sale on 03 November 2023.

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)
305 mm/56 SK C/39 in a turret2.3302443,600279,400 00
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)
Brandenburg B.58,80019360410/618/102 00
Torpedoes Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
Torpedo Tubes Reload Time
(sec)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Damage
(HP)
Torpedo Speed
(knot)
Torpedo Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
G7a T10.7907.213,700646 00
Fire Control System IDS_SHIP_PARAM_SUO_INCREASE_DIST
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
FKS Typ 8 Mod. 10 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 180,000 hp32.5 00

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
Torpedo Tubes Modification 1
 Slot 4 
Damage Control System Modification 2
Propulsion Modification 1
Steering Gears Modification 1
Airstrike Modification 1
 Slot 5 
Torpedo Lookout System
Concealment System Modification 1
Ship Consumables Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Warning. The data presented in the AA Defense sidebar section may be incorrect.
Refer to the in-game Port screens for more useful data.

Brandenburg B, or Brandenburg Black, is a clone of Brandenburg with an attractive black skin.

In 1939, German engineers developed a prototype of a 305 mm gun that the Kriegsmarine planned to install on battlecruisers that were being designed at that time. Their mission would be raiding enemy trade routes. In World of Warships, these unique guns are affixed to Tier VIII Brandenburg B's main battery turrets, sporting twelve 305 mm rifles in a 4x3 configuration.

Brandenburg B represents a new class of ship that could have been interpreted to be a development of the successful ocean raider design of Scharnhorst class ships. In World of Warships, Brandenburg B is extremely similar to Tirpitz and Bismarck, also at Tier VIII.

Those experienced with the playstyles, strengths, and weaknesses of Tirpitz and Bismarck will find that Brandenburg B is quite similar, sharing many attributes with these ships. However, there are some key differences that distinguish Brandenburg B from her Tier VIII counterparts. For example, her maximum speed is somewhat slower than Tirpitz, as well as Bismarck, when upgraded. Moving to combat capability, the main battery gun range and maximum potential damage of main battery shells are lower than that of Tirpitz and Bismarck. Her HP pool is nearly 15 percent lower than that of Tirpitz and Bismarck, putting her at a significant disadvantage in terms of survivability. This is important due to her placement at Tier VIII, making it possible for Brandenburg B to face Tier IX and X ships.

Brandenburg B does have some shared traits, such as her secondary battery firing range. However, Brandenburg B further differs from Tirpitz and Bismarck in that she has a slightly better turning radius, carries two additional 105 mm secondary battery mounts, has better main battery dispersion, and sports marginally better torpedo protection damage reduction. Her anti-aircraft armament is more powerful when compared to these ships, making Brandenburg B a better choice when there is a high likelihood of being matched against aircraft carriers in a battle.

Brandenburg B can be played in many ways, but her HP pool is the limiting factor in aggressive gameplay. Her secondary battery armament will surely prove useful in close engagements. Torpedoes allow Brandenburg B to finish the job, and additional main battery rifles increase the odds of scoring a hit when firing a full salvo at enemy ships.

Players interested in acquiring Brandenburg B would be best served by first acquiring Bismarck or Tirpitz, as both of those ships are more forgiving than Brandenburg B, due to her lower HP pool at Tier VIII. She is certainly a strong ship, but players must be cautious to preserve her hit points to keep her in battle as long as possible.

Pros:

  • Better torpedo protection than that of Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Much quicker rudder than Bismarck.
  • Four more main battery rifles than Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Good secondary battery, with two more 105 mm mounts than Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Good anti-aircraft armament, better than that of Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Same torpedoes as Tirpitz

Cons:

  • Nearly 15% lower hit point pool than that of Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Shorter main battery range than Tirpitz and Bismarck.
  • Lower main battery potential shell damage.

Research

As a premium ship, Brandenburg B has no module upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Brandenburg B has powerful secondary batteries so responds well to a Secondary-focused build.

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades are:

Commander Skills

Consumables

Brandenburg B equips the following consumables:

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Brandenburg B comes with Default permanent camouflage and a set of permanent combat bonuses.

Signals

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

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References


Ship Change Log

See here for links to Update notes.

  • Available for purchase in the Premium Store during the Black Friday 2023 sale during Update 12.9. Could also drop from Black Friday containers.
  • Update 12.10:
    • Added fixes to the textures and other visuals of the ship.

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