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 +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.<br><br>{{Model3DViewer|f20a88ff56ac447a94e1ced96cd82719}}
  
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?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.+The last Imperial German battleship, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' 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, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' is can do very well while brawling with other battleships, and can cause massive damage when positioned properly in a brawl.
  
?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 with the German gun reloading several seconds faster. 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.+Protecting ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' 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.
  
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 * Armor layout makes her highly resistant to damage.  * Armor layout makes her highly resistant to damage.
?* Impressive range with the GFCS alone.+* Impressive range, even without the upgraded Gun Fire Control System or {{Spotting Aircraft}} launched.
?* Comparable gun caliber to ''[[Warspite]]''.+* Comparable gun caliber to HMS ''[[Queen Elizabeth]]'' and ''[[Warspite]]''.
 * Good shell velocity. * Good shell velocity.
 * High volume of secondaries with decent range. * High volume of secondaries with decent range.
 * Above average speed and turning characteristics. * 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. * Surprisingly stealthy for a dreadnought, allowing her to close the distance to where her guns will do more damage.
?* Final hull with captain perks and modules can make her almost immune to even Tier VII aircraft. +* Final hull with captain perks and modules can put up stiff resistance to even Tier VII aircraft.
?* Statistically, she is the most well rounded BB for her tier.+ 
  
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?* Dispersion of her main battery guns is often frustrating.+* 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 does not have any anti-aircraft defenses, allowing aircraft to attack with impunity. * The stock World War I-era hull does not have any anti-aircraft defenses, allowing aircraft to attack with impunity.
?* Does not have a catapult to launch spotter planes or defensive fighters. 
 * Slow turret traverse. * Slow turret traverse.
 * Slightly longer reload time than most German battleships. * Slightly longer reload time than most German battleships.
?* AP penetration value drops very significantly over distance due to her light shells+* AP penetration value drops very significantly over distance due to her light shells.
 +* HE shells do little damage and have low fire chance, which makes them ineffective.
  
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?| Priority Target = 2+<!-- This version enables a '0' rating. Use it for skills that have no effect (e.g. Improved Engines on a non-CV) or are detrimental to the ship. They should mirror what appears in the game client. -->
?| Preventative Maintenance = 2+| rating11 = 2 <!-- Priority Target -->
?| Expert Loader = +| rating12 = 2 <!-- Preventive Maint -->
?| Aircraft Servicing Expert = +| rating13 = 1 <!-- Expert Loader -->
?| Direction Center for Catapult Aircraft = +| rating14 = 0 <!-- Air Supremacy -->
?| Dogfighting Expert = +| rating15 = 0 <!-- Direction Center for Fighters -->
?| Incoming Fire Alert = 1 +| rating16 = 0 <!-- Improved Engine Boost -->
?| Evasive Maneuver = +| rating17 = 1 <!-- Incoming Fire Alert -->
 +| rating18 = 0 <!-- Last Gasp -->
  
?| High Alert = 1+| rating21 = 1 <!-- High Alert -->
?| Jack of All Trades = 2+| rating22 = 2 <!-- Jack of All Trades -->
?| Expert Marksman = 3+| rating23 = 3 <!-- Expert Marksman -->
?| Torpedo Acceleration = +| rating24 = 0 <!-- Torpedo Acceleration -->
?| Smoke Screen Expert = +| rating25 = 0 <!-- Smoke Screen Expert -->
?| Expert Rear Gunner = +| rating26 = 0 <!-- Improved Engines -->
?| Adrenaline Rush = 1+| rating27 = 1 <!-- Adrenaline Rush -->
?| Last Stand = +| rating28 = <!-- Last Stand -->
  
?| Survivability Expert = +| rating31 = 2 <!-- Basics of Survivability -->
?| Basics of Survivability = 2+| rating32 = <!-- Survivability Expert-->
?| Torpedo Armament Expertise = +| rating33 = 0 <!-- Torpedo Armament Expertise-->
?| Emergency Takeoff = +| rating34 = 0 <!-- Aircraft Armor -->
?| Basic Firing Training = 1+| rating35 = 2 <!-- Basic Firing Training -->
?| Superintendent = 3+| rating36 = 2 <!-- Superintendent -->
?| Demolition Expert = +| rating37 = <!-- Demolition Expert -->
?| Vigilance = 2+| rating38 = 2 <!-- Vigilance -->
  
?| Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament = 2+| rating41 = 2 <!-- Manual Fire Control for Secondary Armament -->
?| Fire Prevention = 3+| rating42 = 3 <!-- Fire Prevention -->
?| Inertia Fuse for HE Shells = +| rating43 = <!-- Inertia Fuse for HE Shells -->
?| Air Supremacy = +| rating44 = 0 <!-- Sight Stabilization -->
?| Advanced Firing Training = 3+| rating45 = 3 <!-- Advanced Firing Training -->
?| Manual Fire Control for AA Armament = +| rating46 = <!-- Massive AA Fire -->
?| Radio Position Finding = 1+| rating47 = <!-- Radio Position Finding -->
?| Concealment Expert = 2+| rating48 = 2 <!-- Concealment Expert -->
 }} }}
  
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 +''{{#var:ship_name}}'' can equip the following consumables:
 +{{Damage Control Party}}
 +{{Repair Party}}
 +{{Spotting Aircraft}} (As ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' has a turret-mounted aircraft catapult)
  
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 {{Signal Flags {{Signal Flags
?| Hotel Yankee = +| Hotel Yankee = 1
?| Juliet Charlie = +| Juliet Charlie = 1
 | November Foxtrot =  | November Foxtrot =
 | Zulu =  | Zulu =
?| Juliet Yankee Bissotwo = +| Juliet Yankee Bissotwo = 1
?| India Delta = +| India Delta = 2
  
?| India Yankee = +| India Yankee = 1
?| November Echo Setteseven = +| November Echo Setteseven = 1
 | Zulu Hotel =  | Zulu Hotel =
 | India Bravo Terrathree =  | India Bravo Terrathree =
?| Sierra Mike = +| Sierra Mike = 3
 | Victor Lima =  | Victor Lima =
  
?| Mike Yankee Soxisix = +| Mike Yankee Soxisix = 3
 | Papa Papa =  | Papa Papa =
 | India X-Ray =  | India X-Ray =
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 ====Design==== ====Design====
?SMS ''Bayern'' was the lead ship of the ''Bayern''-class of battleships in the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy). The vessel was launched in February 1915 and entered service in July 1916, too late to take part in the Battle of Jutland. Her main armament consisted of eight 38 cm (15-inch) guns in four turrets, which was a significant improvement over the preceding ''[[König]]''’s ten 30.5 cm (12-inch) guns. The ship was to have formed the nucleus for a fourth battle squadron in the High Seas Fleet, along with three of her sister ships. Of the other ships only one — SMS ''Baden'' — was completed; the other two were canceled later in the war when production requirements shifted to U-boat construction.+SMS ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' was the lead ship of the ''{{#var:ship_name}}''-class of battleships in the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy). The vessel was launched in February 1915 and entered service in July 1916, too late to take part in the Battle of Jutland. Her main armament consisted of eight 38 cm (15-inch) guns in four turrets, which was a significant improvement over the preceding ''[[König]]''’s ten 30.5 cm (12-inch) guns. The ship was to have formed the nucleus for a fourth battle squadron in the High Seas Fleet, along with three of her sister ships. Of the other ships only one — SMS ''Baden'' — was completed; the other two were canceled later in the war when production requirements shifted to U-boat construction.
  
 ====Service==== ====Service====
?''Bayern'' was commissioned midway through the war, and had a limited service career. The first operation in which the ship took part was an abortive fleet advance into the North Sea on 18–19 August 1916, a month after she had been commissioned. The ship also participated in Operation Albion in the Gulf of Riga, but shortly after the German attack began on 12 October 1917, ''Bayern'' was mined and had to be withdrawn for repairs. She was interned with the majority of the High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow in November 1918 following the end of World War I. On 21 June 1919, Admiral Ludwig von Reuter ordered the fleet to be scuttled; ''Bayern'' sank at 14:30. In September 1934, the ship was raised, towed to Rosyth, and scrapped.+''{{#var:ship_name}}'' was commissioned midway through the war, and had a limited service career. The first operation in which the ship took part was an abortive fleet advance into the North Sea on 18–19 August 1916, a month after she had been commissioned. The ship also participated in Operation Albion in the Gulf of Riga, but shortly after the German attack began on 12 October 1917, ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' was mined and had to be withdrawn for repairs. She was interned with the majority of the High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow in November 1918 following the end of World War I. On 21 June 1919, Admiral Ludwig von Reuter ordered the fleet to be scuttled; ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' sank at 14:30. In September 1934, the ship was raised, towed to Rosyth, and scrapped.
  
 ===Historical Inaccuracies=== ===Historical Inaccuracies===
?* ''Bayern'' only served with the Imperial German Navy, yet it flies the Kriegsmarine ensign used by Nazi Germany. The flag itself did not exist until 1935.+* ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' only served with the Imperial German Navy, yet it flies the Kriegsmarine ensign used by Nazi Germany. The flag itself did not exist until 1935.
?* ''Bayern''’s propulsion upgrade is fictitious. She was never capable of 25 knots.+* ''{{#var:ship_name}}''’s propulsion upgrade is fictitious. She was never capable of 25 knots.
?* ''Bayern''’s Hull (B) is fictitious. All of the upgraded anti-aircraft guns entered service in the mid-1930s; ''Bayern'' was scuttled in 1919.+* ''{{#var:ship_name}}''’s Hull (B) is fictitious. All of the upgraded anti-aircraft guns entered service in the mid-1930s; ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' was scuttled in 1919.
?* ''Bayern'' had only two 88 mm L/45 MPL C/13 anti-aircraft guns; her historical (A) hull has eight.+* ''{{#var:ship_name}}'' had only two 88 mm L/45 MPL C/13 anti-aircraft guns; her historical (A) hull has eight.
?* ''Bayern''’s permanent camouflage is also fictitious; Baltic camouflage was only used during the Nazi-era.+* ''{{#var:ship_name}}''’s permanent camouflage is also fictitious; Baltic camouflage was only used during the Nazi-era.
 * Historical spotting top with rangefinder on Hull (A)'s tripod mast has been replaced by a gun director. * Historical spotting top with rangefinder on Hull (A)'s tripod mast has been replaced by a gun director.
  

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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 L/45 Drh LC/19134 х 2 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speed3.5 deg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time51.43 sec.
Firing Range15.13 km.
Maximum Dispersion239 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
88 mm L/45 MPL C/138 х 1 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
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%
Secondary Armament #2
150 mm L/45 MPL C/1316 х 1 pcs.
Firing Rangekm.
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 %
AA Defense
88 mm L/45 MPL C/138 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second13.6 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed22.5 knot
Turning Circle Radius630 m.
Rudder Shift Time19.4 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.94 km.
Air Detectability Range8.64 km.
Battle Levels
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VI
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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 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 L/45 Drh LC/1913251.432394,5003510,900 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)43,9001635048/1680 0440,000
Bayern (B)51,60016350410/66/1/6/60 16,5001,000,000
Gun Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
FKS Typ 6 Mod. 1015.1 0300,000
FKS Typ 6 Mod. 21016.6 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
 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

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.

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.

Pros:

  • Armor layout makes her highly resistant to damage.
  • Impressive range, even without the upgraded Gun Fire Control System or Spotting Aircraft (While 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.
  • Final hull with captain perks and modules can put up stiff resistance to even Tier VII aircraft.

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 does not have any anti-aircraft defenses, allowing aircraft to attack with impunity.
  • Slow turret traverse.
  • Slightly longer reload time than most German battleships.
  • AP penetration value drops very significantly over distance due to her light shells.
  • 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: Damage Control Party (When activated, instantly repairs fires, floods, and incapacitations, and prevents more for the duration.) Repair Party (While active, restores a fixed percentage of a ship's hit points each second.) Spotting Aircraft (While active, a spotter plane circles the ship enhancing main battery firing range.) (As Bayern has a turret-mounted aircraft catapult)

Signals

Gallery

Historical Info

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