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 +''Alabama VL'' is a Tier VIII American battleship that shares many characteristics with her tech tree counterpart, [[North Carolina]]. The most obvious similarity is that both share the identical 16-inch, 45-caliber guns mounted in triple turrets in an AB-X configuration, as well as firing the same 13,100 damage AP shells. Both battleships also feature powerful suites of anti-aircraft guns that make them unappealing targets for same- or lower-tier aircraft carriers. Captains familiar with ''North Carolina’s'' primary, secondary, and AA armaments will feel right at home behind the helm of ''Alabama VL''.
 +The big things that set ''Alabama VL'' apart from ''North Carolina'' are her torpedo defense system — the best of any American battleship in the game — and her improved handling characteristics. With a two second faster rudder shift time and a 50 meter smaller turning circle radius, she is both better able to dodge incoming torpedoes and better able to withstand damage from any she is unable to avoid. While ''Alabama VL'' and ''North Carolina'' share the same bow armor scheme that enables them to better resist incoming fire when bow-on towards enemies, they also share the same citadel location; enemy battleships with broadside shots on ''Alabama VL'' can very easily strip off large amounts of her health, especially at longer ranges.
 +Captains who enjoy the play style of ''North Carolina'' will find ''Alabama VL'' to be an enjoyable ship, and will very much appreciate her improved torpedo protection and turning.
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?* +* 16-inch guns that throw [[Ship:Ammo#SHS_AP|super-heavy AP]] shells like IX Iowa and X Montana
?* +* Unrivaled AA suite at her tier.
?* +* Very durable when angled.
?* +* Her armor belt is slightly thicker than North Carolina's.
 +* Underwater citadel
 +* Best-in-tier torpedo protection.
 +* Tight turning circle.
 +* Decently fast at nearly 28 knots.
  
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?* +* Slow muzzle velocity (especially with the heavy AP shells) requires more lead.
?* +* Dispersion can be unfriendly at times and she can't mount Aiming Systems Mod 1 to improve it.
?* +* Not as well-armored as American Standard battleships; flashing her broadside to enemy battleships is suicidal.
?* +* Weak secondaries compared to other Tier VIII battleships.
 +* Rudder shift — while faster than ''North Carolina'' — is still fairly slow.
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Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Air Groups Modification 1 Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 0 Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Boost Modification 1 Defensive AA Fire Modification 1 Hydroacoustic Search Modification 1 Surveillance Radar Modification 1 Aircraft Engines Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1 Smoke Generator Modification 1 Torpedo Bombers Modification 1 Attack Aircraft Modification 1 Torpedo Tubes Modification 1 Aerial Torpedoes Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1 Attack Aircraft Modification 2 Torpedo Bombers Modification 2 Bombers Modification 2 Skip Bombers Modification 1
 Slot 5  Flight Control Modification 1 Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 2 Enhanced Engineering Systems Reinforced Emergency Response Upgraded Damage Control Equipment Improved Main Battery Loading Mechanisms Aerosol Smoke Curtain System Master Fire Control Director Torpedo Fire Control System Improved Hull Concealment Improved Main Artillery Ship Consumables Modification 1||Squadron Consumables Modification 1||Heavier Torpedo Warheads||Additional Smoke Generators
 Slot 6  Main Battery Modification 3 Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 Gun Fire Control System Modification 2 Flight Control Modification 2 Air Groups Modification 2 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 2 Main Battery Fire Control Station Improved Ammunition Hoists Main Battery Director System Improved Bridge Enhanced Propulsion Plant Enhanced Countermeasures Extended Main Battery Effective Range Torpedo Quick Reload System Main Gun Automatic Loader Modified External Hardpoints Fuel Injection System Auxiliary Armaments Modification 2 Improved Camouflage Patterns Automated Main Battery Loading Mechanism Forced Takeoff and Landing Equipment

Player Opinion

Performance

Alabama VL is a Tier VIII American battleship that shares many characteristics with her tech tree counterpart, North Carolina. The most obvious similarity is that both share the identical 16-inch, 45-caliber guns mounted in triple turrets in an AB-X configuration, as well as firing the same 13,100 damage AP shells. Both battleships also feature powerful suites of anti-aircraft guns that make them unappealing targets for same- or lower-tier aircraft carriers. Captains familiar with North Carolina’s primary, secondary, and AA armaments will feel right at home behind the helm of Alabama VL. The big things that set Alabama VL apart from North Carolina are her torpedo defense system — the best of any American battleship in the game — and her improved handling characteristics. With a two second faster rudder shift time and a 50 meter smaller turning circle radius, she is both better able to dodge incoming torpedoes and better able to withstand damage from any she is unable to avoid. While Alabama VL and North Carolina share the same bow armor scheme that enables them to better resist incoming fire when bow-on towards enemies, they also share the same citadel location; enemy battleships with broadside shots on Alabama VL can very easily strip off large amounts of her health, especially at longer ranges.

Captains who enjoy the play style of North Carolina will find Alabama VL to be an enjoyable ship, and will very much appreciate her improved torpedo protection and turning.

Pros:

  • 16-inch guns that throw super-heavy AP shells like IX Iowa and X Montana
  • Unrivaled AA suite at her tier.
  • Very durable when angled.
  • Her armor belt is slightly thicker than North Carolina's.
  • Underwater citadel
  • Best-in-tier torpedo protection.
  • Tight turning circle.
  • Decently fast at nearly 28 knots.

Cons:

  • Slow muzzle velocity (especially with the heavy AP shells) requires more lead.
  • Dispersion can be unfriendly at times and she can't mount Aiming Systems Mod 1 to improve it.
  • Not as well-armored as American Standard battleships; flashing her broadside to enemy battleships is suicidal.
  • Weak secondaries compared to other Tier VIII battleships.
  • Rudder shift — while faster than North Carolina — is still fairly slow.

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