HMS London (69)

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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
County-class, HMS London (69), 1945
uk_cruiser_london.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.7/5.7/5.7BR
793 peopleCrew
13 315 tDisplacement
8Number of section
25 / 25 / 25 mmMain fire tower armor
25 / 89 / 35 mmCitadel armor
25.39999961853 mm (steel)Hull armor
8 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
2 x 8 inch/50 Mark VIII cannon4 x Turret
300 roundsAmmunition
-3° / 70°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
2 x 4 inch/45 Mark XVI cannon4 x Turret
400 roundsAmmunition
Anti-aircraft armament
8 x 40 mm 2pdr QF Mk.VIII automatic cannon2 x Turret
17 920 roundsAmmunition
56 roundsBelt capacity
200 shots/minFire rate
40 mm QF Mark VII gun4 x Turret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
4 roundsBelt capacity
160 shots/minFire rate
20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon4 x Turret
1 800 roundsAmmunition
60 roundsBelt capacity
450 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mark V autocannon8 x Turret
3 600 roundsAmmunition
60 roundsBelt capacity
450 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
8 x 533 mm Mk.IX wet-heater torpedoSetup 1
Economy
270 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
690 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/7 000 / 9 107/4 100 / 5 334Repair
200 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 700 Ge icon.pngAces
196 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage HMS London (69).jpg


The County-class, HMS London (69), 1945 is a rank V British heavy cruiser with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armament

Primary armament

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Secondary armament

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Anti-aircraft armament

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Torpedo armament

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Special armament

Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can take an off-guard opponent by surprise. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat. If there are no special armaments, remove this section.

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 8 inch Mark I.B. SAPCBC 4 inch SAP Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 4 inch HE-TF Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation Improved Rangefinder 4 inch HE-VT Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting Torpedo Mode

Pros and cons

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History

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Media

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See also

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External links


Britain heavy cruisers
Hawkins-class  HMS Hawkins (D86)
York-class  HMS York (90)
County-class  HMS Kent (54) · HMS London (69)