HMS Norfolk

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Rank 4 USA
USS Helena Pack
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GarageImage HMS Norfolk.jpg
HMS Norfolk
AB RB SB
5.7 5.7 5.7
Research:120 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:360 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The County-class, HMS Norfolk (78), 1943 is a rank IV British heavy cruiser with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel25 / 25 / 35 mm
Main fire tower25 / 25 / 25 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure8 mm (steel)
Number of section9
Displacement13 425 t
Crew819 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB71 / 30 km/h
RB61 / 26 km/h

Write about the ship's mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward and reverse speed.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 71 30
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 61 26

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB14 100 → 18 344 Sl icon.png
RB13 180 → 17 147 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications168 400 Rp icon.png
269 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 900 Ge icon.png
Crew training100 000 Sl icon.png
Experts360 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces620 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
400 / 600 / 100 % Sl icon.png
184 / 184 / 184 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
6 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship rudder.png
Rudder Replacement
Research:
7 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship screw.png
Propeller Replacement
Research:
6 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship engine.png
Engine Maintenance
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods ship tool kit.png
Tool Set
Research:
6 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods manual ship extinguisher.png
Fire Protection System
Research:
7 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
Smokescreen
Research:
7 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
6 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
6 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship pumps.png
New Pumps
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods ship ammo wetting.png
Ammo Wetting
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
102mm_uk_mkxvi_navy_SAP_ammo_pack
Research:
6 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
203mm_uk_mk8_mark_ib_sapc_ammo_pack
Research:
6 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
6 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
230 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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102mm_uk_mkxvi_navy_he_dist_fuse_ammo_pack
Research:
7 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods new aux caliber turrets.png
Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
7 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods he frag dist fuse ship.png
102mm_uk_mkxvi_navy_he_radio_fuse_ammo_pack
Research:
6 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods ship rangefinder.png
Improved Rangefinder
Research:
6 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods new main caliber turrets.png
Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
6 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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Torpedo Mode
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

4 х Turret2 x 8 inch/50 Mark VIII cannon
Ammunition300 rounds
Vertical guidance-3° / 70°

Provide information about the characteristics of the primary armament. Evaluate their efficacy in battle based on their reload speed, ballistics and the capacity of their shells. Add a link to the main article about the weapon: {{main|Weapon name (calibre)}}. Broadly describe the ammunition available for the primary armament, and provide recommendations on how to use it and which ammunition to choose.

Secondary armament

4 х Turret2 x 4 inch/45 Mark XVI cannon
Ammunition400 rounds

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armaments and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret8 x 40 mm 2pdr QF Mk.VIII automatic cannon
Ammunition17920 rounds
Belt capacity56 rounds
Fire rate200 shots/min
8 х Turret20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II autocannon
Ammunition1800 rounds
Belt capacity60 rounds
Fire rate450 shots/min

An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air defence. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select anti-aircraft weapons. Talk about the ship's anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.

Additional armament

Setup 18 x 533 mm Mk.IX wet-heater torpedo
Main article: Mk.IX (533 mm)

Describe the available additional armaments of the ship: depth charges, mines, torpedoes. Talk about their positions, available ammunition and launch features such as dead zones of torpedoes. If there is no additional armament, remove this section.

Usage in battles

Describe the technique of using this ship, the characteristics of her use in a team and tips on strategy. Abstain from writing an entire guide – don't try to provide a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought. Talk about the most dangerous opponents for this vehicle and provide recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of playing with this vehicle in various modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

Cons:

History

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Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


Britain heavy cruisers
Hawkins-class  HMS Hawkins
York-class  HMS York
County-class  HMS Kent · HMS London · HMS Norfolk