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König
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Battleship | Germany | Tier V
Tech Tree Position
Kaiser
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Bayern
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General
Research price13000 exp
Purchase price1,600,000 Credits
Hit Points40,700 
Main Battery
305 mm L/50 Drh LC/19115 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fire2.31 shots/min.
Reload Time26 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time60 sec.
Firing Range14.99 km.
Maximum Dispersion224 m.
HE Shell305 mm Spr.Gr. L/3.8 Bdz. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage3,400 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell22 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity850 m./s.
HE Shell Weight406 kg.
AP Shell305 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/3.4 
Maximum AP Shell Damage8,300 
Initial AP Shell Velocity855 m./s.
AP Shell Weight405 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
150 mm L/45 MPL C/0614 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 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 Shel10 %
Secondary Armament #2
88 mm L/45 MPL C/136 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range4.5 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 Shel%
AA Defense
88 mm L/45 MPL C/136 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second10.2 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed21.6 knot
Turning Circle Radius620 m.
Rudder Shift Time18.5 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.58 km.
Air Detectability Range8.47 km.
Battle Levels
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1,600,000

König — German Tier V battleship.

The warship was developed from the Kaiser-class battleships. She inherited her predecessors' very powerful armor. The main turrets were arranged in a more rational manner that allowed the ship to fire a broadside with all main battery guns.

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/50 SK C/08 on a Drh LC/1911 mount2.3602243,500238,400 0178,000
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)
König (A)40,7001335056/1460 0190,000
König (B)47,10013350514/44/6/100 4,100400,000
König (C)47,10013350514/44/8/6/20 5,400480,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
FKS Typ 5 Mod. 1015 064,000
FKS Typ 5 Mod. 21016.5 3,700240,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 46,200 hp21.6 084,000
Propulsion: 63,000 hp24 2,700240,000

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

Player Opinion

Performance

König is a decent Tier V battleship with the sloping "turtleback" armor protecting the citadel of the ship. Bow on, König can take a significant amount of armor piercing fire, but doing this means that only four of the ten guns can fire at the enemy. However, even with the good armor, König will succumb to sustained concentrated fire. The guns are decent, but do, in some aspects, leave a bit to be desired, especially against battleships, as the guns have a low caliber. The guns are still perfectly serviceable against cruisers, however. The lower caliber prevent over-penetrations in some cases, which makes König an effective cruiser killer. The high shell speed of the guns and the good accuracy for a German battleship mean that König is also good at longer ranges, a contrast to Kaiser before her.

The secondary armament is comprehensive and will discourage most destroyers from getting close to König as well as coming in handy in close quarters fights with another battleship. The anti-aircraft suite is serviceable as well. With the C hull, torpedo or dive bomber squadrons may lose some planes, but the AA suite is not able to fend off an entire carrier attack.

The concealment is, for a battleship, rather good with a 14.6km detection range, the stealthiest of any of the Tier V battleships. This does give her a bit of flexibility when re-positioning. The maneuverability of König is rather poor as the acceleration and rudder shift are very slow. The top speed is decent at 24 knots.

Pros:

  • The guns, while smaller than her peers, have excellent ballistics, shell velocity and arc, extremely deadly towards cruisers showing broadside.
  • Speedy reload time at 25 seconds.
  • Good shell dispersion for a German Battleship.
  • Good AA for her tier, though she cannot fend off air raids on her own.
  • Comprehensive secondary armament.
  • Good concealment.
  • Decent firing angle despite middle turret placement.
  • Heavily armored.

Cons:

  • Sluggish maneuverability, difficult to dodge torpedoes from planes and destroyers.
  • While the top speed is decent, acceleration from a stand still is slow and frustrating even for a battleship.
  • Turrets have poor traverse speed, 60 seconds for a full 180 degree turn, but can be upgraded with captain skills.
  • Guns do inconsistent damage towards other battleships due to their smaller caliber.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

As a Tier V ship, König has access to Slots 1, 2 and 3 for upgrades.

Captains wishing to emphasize use of her secondaries may use Secondary Battery Modification 1 (Extends firing range and increases firing accuracy of the secondary battery: +20% secondary battery firing range. / -20% secondary battery dispersion.) in Slot 3 to boost her secondaries' range.

Commander Skills

Consumables

König can equip the following consumables:

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.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

References

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