|406 mm/45 Mk.6 in a turret3 х 3 pcs.|
|Rate of Fire2 shots/min.|
|Reload Time30 sec.|
|Rotation Speed4 deg./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.|
|127 mm/38 Mk.12 on a Mk.32 mount10 х 2 pcs.|
|Firing Range6.6 km.|
|Rate of Fire10 shots/min.|
|Reload Time6 sec.|
|HE Shell127 mm HE Mk32|
|Maximum HE Shell Damage1,800|
|Initial HE Shell Velocity792 m./s.|
|Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shel5 %|
|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.|
|Maximum Speed24.42 knot|
|Turning Circle Radius760 m.|
|Rudder Shift Time20 sec.|
|Surface Detectability Range15.66 km.|
|Air Detectability Range10.06 km.|
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.
|Rate of Fire|
|180° Turn Time|
|Maximum HE Shell Damage|
|Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell|
|Maximum AP Shell Damage
|406 mm/45 Mk.6 in a turret||2||45||271||5,700||36||13,100||0||1,200,000|
|Secondary Gun Turrets|
|North Carolina (A)||53,700||13||406||3||10||15/38/10||0||0||1,700,000|
|North Carolina (B)||66,000||13||406||3||10||44||0||57,500||4,000,000|
|Firing Range Increase|
|Maximum Firing Range
|Mk8 mod. 1||0||21.1||0||590,000|
|Mk8 mod. 2||10||23.3||26,500||1,800,000|
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.
- 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
- 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
The North Carolina class was a class of two fast battleships, North Carolina and Washington, built for the United States Navy in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The navy was originally uncertain whether the ships should be fast enough to counter the Japanese Kongō class, which was believed by the United States to be capable of 26 knots (30 mph; 48 km/h), or should sacrifice speed for additional firepower and armor. The Second London Naval Treaty's requirement that all capital ships have a standard displacement of under 35,000 long tons (35,560 metric tons) prevented the desired objectives from being fully realized within its limits, and the navy considered over fifty designs before one was chosen.
Towards the end of this lengthy design period the General Board of the United States Navy declared its preference for a battleship with a speed of 30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h), faster than any in US service or under construction, with a main battery of nine 14-inch (356 mm)/50 caliber Mark B guns. The board believed that such ships could fulfill a multitude of roles, as they would have enough protection to be put into a battle line while also having enough speed to escort aircraft carriers or engage in commerce raiding. However, the acting Secretary of the Navy authorized a modified version of a different design, which in its original form had been rejected by the General Board. This called for a 27-knot (31 mph; 50 km/h) ship with twelve 14-inch rifles in quadruple turrets and protection against guns of the same caliber. In a major departure from traditional American design practices, this design accepted lower speed and protection in exchange for maximum firepower. After construction had begun, the United States became concerned over Japan's refusal to commit to the caliber limit of the Second London Naval Treaty, so they invoked the "escalator clause" of that pact and increased the class' main armament to nine 16-inch (406 mm)/45 Mark 6 caliber guns from the original twelve 14-inch guns.
Both North Carolina and Washington saw extensive service during the Second World War in a variety of roles, primarily in the Pacific theater where they escorted fast carrier task forces and conducted shore bombardments. North Carolina shot down between seven and fourteen Japanese aircraft in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, and later sustained a torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine. During the naval battle of Guadalcanal, which was a chaotic night engagement, Washington's radar-directed main batteries fatally damaged the Japanese battleship Kirishima and caused her to sink next day. In February 1943, Washington crushed her bow in a collision with battleship Indiana. Following repairs, Washington rejoined her sister for the Battle of the Philippine Sea. After the end of the war, both ships took part in Operation Magic Carpet, the withdrawal of American military personnel from overseas deployments. The vessels were laid up in the reserve fleet until the early 1960s, when North Carolina was sold to her home state as a museum ship, and Washington was broken up for scrap.
North Carolina's actual propulsion is 121,000 hp. There was no 100,000 hp downgrade.Actual speed was 28 knots in 1941 and 26.8 knots in 1945.
The 32,250-long-ton (32,770 t) design "A" was one of the first proposals. Unlike "B" and "C", it was far below the treaty-mandated limit of 35,000 long tons (36,000 t). It would have carried nine 14-inch (356 mm) guns in its main battery; although all of the turrets were forward of the superstructure, the guns could still fire forward provided that they were elevated to 4.5 degrees or more. The secondary battery planned was twelve 5-inch (130 mm) were unusually arranged in triple mounts.
"F" was an attempt to create a viable combination of an aircraft carrier and a battleship. With regards to the treaty limits, the design had an extremely comfortable margin with a standard displacement of 31,750 long tons (32,260 t; 35,560 short tons). Three catapults were mounted on the bow, while a hangar located under that would contain ten bombers with wings folded. Two non-superfiring turrets would be mounted aft, both holding four 14-in guns.
"VII" harked back to the days of the slow battleships; with a top speed of 22 knots (25 mph; 41 km/h), it would have been only 1 knot (1.2 mph; 1.9 km/h) faster than the old ""standard" battleships. The weight gained from reducing the speed was added back in firepower and protection: "VII" would have had twelve 14-inch/50 caliber guns in four triple turrets and an immune zone against its own 14-inch gun between 21,400 and 30,000 yards (12.2 and 17.0 mi; 19.6 and 27.4 km).
"XVI" was one of the final proposals; after "XVI-C" was rejected, a modified version of this design was chosen for the North Carolinas. There were a few major differences between this and the final plan. For example, all exhaust was eventually trunked into two funnels as opposed to one, and the 5-in/38 caliber secondary battery was composed of all dual-mounted guns (no single).