Prinz Eugen

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Prinz Eugen (1945)
General characteristics
1776 peopleCrew
18 210 tDisplacement
7Number of section
160 / 70 / 90 mmMain fire tower armor
80 / 80 / 30 mmCitadel armor
25.39999961853 mm (steel)Hull armor
10 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
2 x 20.3 cm/60 SK C/34 cannon4 x Turret
280 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 37°Vertical guidance
Secondary armament
2 x 10.5 cm SK C/33 AA cannon6 x Turret
840 roundsAmmunition
Anti-aircraft armament
4 cm Bofors Flak 28 cannon18 x Turret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
4 roundsBelt capacity
160 shots/minFire rate
2 x 2 cm/65 C/30 automatic cannon2 x Turret
4 000 roundsAmmunition
20 roundsBelt capacity
276 shots/minFire rate
4 x 2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 automatic cannon6 x Turret
8 000 roundsAmmunition
40 roundsBelt capacity
480 shots/minFire rate
Additional armament
22 x 533 mm G7a torpedoSetup 1
Sl icon.png/2 900/1 840Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 500 Ge icon.pngAces
190 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
50 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png140 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png


GarageImage Prinz Eugen.jpg

The Prinz Eugen (1945) is a premium gift rank IV German heavy cruiser with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Primary armament

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Secondary armament

These cannons are great for taking out destroyers, as they have a good rate of fire and damage output. They also makes decent anti-air guns for high altitude bombers, though not particularly reliable they will definitely make bomb drops harder to pull off. Depending on which target you want to focus on you may load different shells: HE shells for destroyers and other smaller vessels, time-fused HE for anti-air duties if there are a lot of bombers in the sky, and APHE for well-armoured destroyers. You can take manual control of the secondary guns (alt+2 by default), making them more effective and giving you the ability to change the shells depending on the situation you are in. However, this will leave you vulnerable to other cruisers because you will be focusing most of your attention on other vehicles, so it may be better to level up your AI gunners and leave the job to them, while you focus on other cruisers or destroyers with your powerful main guns.

Anti-aircraft armament

Prinz Eugen is covered with 40 mm and 20 mm AA guns, boasting an overall much more effective defence than her sister ship the Admiral Hipper. These guns easily protect the ship from close-range air assaults, while the 105 mm secondary guns will make sure high altitude bombers think twice before presenting themselves as an easy target, though they lack the proximity-fused shells sported by American and British heavy AA guns. It is best to aim the guns yourself if they are coming in from high altitude because most strategic bomber can't manoeuvre very well, making them easy to lead and aim at. The 40 mm and 20 mm autocannons are also great at wiping out torpedo boats and other small vessels. Since they often carry torpedoes that can one-shot or critically damage you, the wall of autocannon fire will make those torpedo boats think twice before rushing you, allowng you to focus more on the main target like other cruisers or destroyers.

Torpedo armament

Main article: G7a (533 mm)

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Usage in battles

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Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 20.3 cm L/4.4 (m.Hb) APBC 10.5 cm Sprgr. L/4.4 Zt.Z Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 20.3 cm L/4.7 Bdz (m.Hb) SAP 10.5 cm L/4.2 AP Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting Torpedo Mode
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

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See also

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External links

Germany heavy cruisers
Admiral Hipper-class  Admiral Hipper · Prinz Eugen
Deutschland-class  Admiral Graf Spee

Germany premium ships
Motor Torpedo Boat  LS 4 Esau · S-100 (S204)
Sub-chaser  Type M 1943
Frigates  Lübeck F224
Destroyer  Type 1924 Jaguar · Type 1939 (T31) · Z20 Karl Galster
Heavy Cruiser  Prinz Eugen