SMS Bayern

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Su-25K Pack
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GarageImage SMS Bayern.jpg
ArtImage SMS Bayern.jpg
SMS Bayern
AB RB SB
7.0 7.0 7.0
Class:
Research:380 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:990 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Bayern-class, SMS Bayern, 1916 is a rank V German battleship with a battle rating of 7.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Danger Zone".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel300 / 350 / 30 mm
Main fire tower350 / 250 / 290 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure16 mm (steel)
Number of section8
Displacement32 200 t
Crew1 276 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
AB48 / 34 km/h
RB41 / 29 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 48 34
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 41 29

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB23 500 → 29 610 Sl icon.png
RB32 100 → 40 446 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications284 000 Rp icon.png
840 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training280 000 Sl icon.png
Experts990 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces830 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
190 / 230 / 100 % Sl icon.png
208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship rudder.png
Rudder Replacement
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
47 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship screw.png
Propeller Replacement
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship engine.png
Engine Maintenance
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
68 000 Sl icon.png
530 Ge icon.png
Mods ship tool kit.png
Tool Set
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods manual ship extinguisher.png
Fire Protection System
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
47 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods ship anti fragmentation protection.png
Shrapnel Protection
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods ship venting.png
Ventilation
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods new ship pumps.png
New Pumps
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
68 000 Sl icon.png
530 Ge icon.png
Mods ship ammo wetting.png
Ammo Wetting
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
68 000 Sl icon.png
530 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
380-mm Psgr. L/3,5 APCBC
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods new aa caliber turrets.png
Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
41 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods tank ammo.png
150mm_ger_skl45_naval_sap_ammo_pack
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
47 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods new aux caliber turrets.png
Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
47 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods tank ammo.png
150mm_ger_skl45_l_3_7_naval_ap_ammo_pack
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods new main caliber turrets.png
Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods ship rangefinder.png
Improved Rangefinder
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
36 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods torpedo.png
Torpedo Mode
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
68 000 Sl icon.png
530 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

4 х Turret2 x 38 cm SK L/45 cannon
Ammunition180 rounds
Vertical guidance-5° / 20°
Main article: SK L/45 (380 mm)
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
Spr.gr. L/4,1 Bdz. SAP 458 402 325 266 221 170
Psgr. L/3,5 APCBC APC 595 553 492 440 396 332
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(s)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Spr.gr. L/4,1 Bdz. SAP 800 750 0.025 26 67.1 47° 60° 65°
Psgr. L/3,5 APCBC APC 800 750 0.025 26 25 48° 63° 71°

Secondary armament

16 х Turret150 mm/45 SK L/45 cannon
Ammunition150 rounds
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
Sprgr. L/4.1 Kz HE 21 21 21 21 21 21
Sprgr. L/4.1 Bdz SAPBC 95 80 61 47 37 28
Psgr. L/3.7 APCBC 238 201 153 117 93 71
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(s)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Sprgr. L/4.1 Kz HE 835 45.3 0 0.1 1,600 79° 80° 81°
Sprgr. L/4.1 Bdz SAPBC 835 45.3 0.01 7 1,050 48° 63° 71°
Psgr. L/3.7 APCBC 835 45.3 0.015 7 990 48° 63° 71°

Anti-aircraft armament

2 х Turret88 mm/45 AA-cannon SK L/45
Ammunition150 rounds

Like many other WWI-era battleships the anti-aircraft suite on the Bayern is very lacking. With only 2 x 88 mm cannons, one on the right and left side located near the centre of the ship, the Bayern will struggle to defend itself from enemy aircraft. The reload on these weapons in somewhat decent allowing for a semi-sustained rate of fire. If a shot lands on an enemy aircraft, the 88 mm shell will almost always take it out of the sky.

With such a small amount of anti-aircraft weapons, their effectiveness against enemy ships will be negligible. It is not recommended to repair these while fighting other ships if they are damaged due to their minimal firepower.

Overall, the anti-aircraft armament on the Bayern is mediocre and matches the poor effectiveness of most other WWI-era battleships.

Additional armament

Setup 120 x 600 mm H/8 torpedo
Main article: H/8 (600 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

Pros:

  • Strong belt armour
  • Manoeuvrable: good acceleration and deceleration

Cons:

  • Extremely weak deck armour, only two layers of 30 mm armour plate
  • Mediocre main gun: SAP loses penetration over distance drastically, and APC has less than 600 mm penetration
  • Main gun ammunition is stored together with auxiliary gun ammunition; they are prone to fire hazard and chain detonation
  • Crew compartments and boilers/transmission are not separated by internal structural armour. Fire will spread and cause severe damage

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ship in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the ship and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Ship-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the ship's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Skins

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


Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft
Battleships 
Helgoland-class  SMS Helgoland
Bayern-class  SMS Bayern

Germany battleships
Nassau-class  SMS Westfalen
Helgoland-class  SMS Helgoland · SMS Ostfriesland
Kaiser-class  SMS Kaiser
Bayern-class  SMS Bayern