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North Carolina
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Battleship | U.S.A. | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
Colorado
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Iowa
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General
Research price120000 exp
Purchase price9,800,000 Credits
Hit Points53,700 
Main Battery
406 mm/45 Mk.6 in a turret3 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time45 sec.
Firing Range21.14 km.
Maximum Dispersion271 m.
HE Shell406 mm HE/HC Mk13 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,700 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell36 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity820 m./s.
HE Shell Weight862 kg.
AP Shell406 mm AP Mk8 
Maximum AP Shell Damage13,100 
Initial AP Shell Velocity701 m./s.
AP Shell Weight1225 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.32 mount10 х 2 pcs.
Firing Range6.6 km.
Rate of Fire10 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell127 mm HE Mk32 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800 
Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel%
AA Defense
127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.32 mount10 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second151 
. . . Firing Range5.01 km.
40 mm Bofors on a Mk.1 mount15 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second169.5 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
20 mm Oerlikon on a Mk.4 mount38 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second136.8 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed24.42 knot
Turning Circle Radius760 m.
Rudder Shift Time20 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range15.66 km.
Air Detectability Range10.06 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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9,800,000

North Carolina — American Tier VIII battleship.

The first U.S. battleship of the new generation. The key advantage over her predecessors of this type was significantly increased speed. In contrast to preceding ships of the same type, she featured a thinner armor belt, but had very solid horizontal armor protection and a superior AA armament including numerous dual-purpose artillery.

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)
406 mm/45 Mk.6 in a turret2452715,7003613,100 01,200,000
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)
North Carolina (A)53,7001340631015/38/100 01,700,000
North Carolina (B)66,00013406310440 57,5004,000,000
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Mk8 mod. 1021.1 0590,000
Mk8 mod. 21023.3 26,5001,800,000
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
( Credits)
Propulsion: 100,000 hp24.4 0380,000
Propulsion: 115,000 hp27.5 15,000900,000

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 Artillery Plotting Room Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Ship Consumables Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

The biggest transition in American battleship gameplay, the North Carolina, often called "No Cal", "NC" or her nickname "The Showboat", is the first fast battleship you will ever be in the helm of and she will utterly impress those who are used to the pudgy, well protected appearance, ergonomics and the range of her dreadnought predecessors as she boasts speed, protection, armament and ergonomics that improved in the span of the 15 year gap in American battleship building. As the first fast battleship evolution, you should notice her speed while, at most her tier 8 battleship colleagues Tirpitz and Amagi can outrun her, is reasonable enough to reach her destination and her main battery can begin the engagement with her opening shots even if she does not reach the target as fast provided if an enemy has been seen. Even at stock, she is still a very sound battleship and her AA suite is good enough to offer protection from lower tier carriers. While the North Carolina can fire at long range, she has questionable dispersion which can be adverse to the shooter, added the fact that you cannot mount the main battery accuracy mod but you can extend firing range to a whopping 25km. As an allusion to her sister ship Washington getting very close to fire undetected during the Battle of Guadalcanal, the North carolina can literally "ninja" for a battleship provided you kit her with the appropriate skills, paint and modules.



Pros:

  • Ergonomics will feel different to her dreadnought predecessors
  • Highest range of any tier 8 battleship.
  • Unrivaled AA suite at her tier
  • Very durable when angled.
  • Decently fast at nearly 28 kts
  • 16 inch guns fire the same superheavy shells of the Iowa and Montana, so the shell penetration and damage are devastating with good hits.
  • With the commander's concealment expert skill, the concealment module and paint, the battleship can practically be seen somewhere at 11.4km which is likely the homage to her sister ship Washington

Cons:

  • Rudder shift is slightly slow.
  • Very low AP velocity
  • High shot dispersion, can't mount accuracy mod to reduce it.
  • Large citadel and not as well-armored as Colorado, showing your broadside is completely suicide.
  • Small volume of secondaries compared to other tier 8 battleship colleagues
  • Extremely poor torpedo defense, 19% compared to its counterpart Amagi at 28% torpedo reduction.
  • the AP penetration is questionable at times and tends not to have citadel hits even if shells' hit at the enemy ship's citadel

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Historical Info

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