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Mainz
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Cruiser | Germany | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price11,000 Credits
Hit Points42,500 
Main Battery
150 mm L/60 SK C/254 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range17.52 km.
Maximum Dispersion153 m.
HE Shell150 mm Spr.Gr. L/4.4 Kz. 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Initial HE Shell Velocity960 m./s.
HE Shell Weight45.5 kg.
AP Shell150 mm P.Spr.Gr. L/3.7 
Maximum AP Shell Damage3,900 
Initial AP Shell Velocity960 m./s.
AP Shell Weight45.5 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
105 mm L/65 Dop. L. C/316 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
20 mm Flakvierling 3812 х 4 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second72 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
37 mm Flak LM/4218 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second185.4 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
105 mm L/65 Dop. L. C/316 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second99.6 
. . . Firing Range4.5 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed32 knot
Turning Circle Radius720 m.
Rudder Shift Time10.5 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range15.3 km.
Air Detectability Range7.5 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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Mainz — German Tier VIII cruiser.

The project of a cruiser with 150 mm guns (cruiser K), which was developed in the mid-1930s on the basis of the Admiral Hipper-class ships, shortly after the construction of the latter began. She combined the rapid-fire battery of light cruisers with the survivability of heavy ones.

Modules

Main Battery 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)
150 mm L/60 Drh Tr C/2510301531,70083,900 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)
Mainz42,500161504618/12/640 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
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
FKS Typ 8 Mod. 1017.5 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 132,000 hp32 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 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 2 Steering Gears Modification 2
 Slot 5  Target Acquisition System Modification 1 Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 3

Player Opinion


Pros:

  • Great AA suite for her tier
  • Strong AP shells can punish unaware enemies
  • Fast firing guns with a 7.5 second reload (6 seconds currently being tested)
  • Improved HE pen allows captains to forgo IFHE

Cons:

  • Lacks a heal
  • Lightly armored turrets can be knocked out easily
  • Weaker armor scheme than her same tier German counterparts
  • HE shells have a very low fire chance

Optimal Configuration


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