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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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3,470,000

Bayern — German Tier VI battleship.

This 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 relative to 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 dreadnought for the Imperial German Navy, Bayern stands at her piece as the end-stage of the transition. She represents the best of what the German WW1 dreads had ever wanted for their "linienschiff": tough-as-nails, packs good offensive power, and fast for a dread, adding the fact she is very potent when in terms of solid built dreadnoughts at her tier.

Within this dread contains a belt fairly stronger than her American colleague New Mexico though the deck might be questionable and her offensive armaments rival that of the tier 6 premium battleship Warspite in terms of gun caliber and ballistics with the German gun firing several tics faster. At a glance, Bayern may not look like much compared to her peers but she excels in enduring in order to get close enough to deal damage herself.

Pros:

  • Good set of guns
  • Good armor layout (only the belt armor connecting to the turtleback and the lower fore and aft end belt)
  • Impressive range with the GFCS alone
  • Same gun caliber as Warspite (only smaller by a single mm)
  • Good shell velocity
  • High volume secondaries

Cons:

  • The stock WW1 hull does not have AA; players may be subject to aerial assaults with impunity
  • Does not have a catapult to launch spotter planes or defensive fighters
  • Slow turret traverse
  • Gun dispersion is an abysmal nightmare; one of the worst.
  • Low AP Penetration despite better shell velocity
  • Despite having decent range, she still can get out ranged by a significant margin.
  • Armor is somewhat lacking, there is literally no armor other than the lower fore and aft end and armor belt.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

  • Main Battery 1
*Aiming Systems 1
*Damage Control 1
*Damage Control 2

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