USS Pensacola (CA-24)

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Pensacola-class, USS Pensacola (CA-24), 1941
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.7/5.7/5.7BR
653 peopleCrew
12 050.0 tDisplacement
Primary armament
3 x 8 inch/55 Mark 14 cannon2 x Turret
360 roundsAmmunition
2 x 8 inch/55 Mark 14 cannon2 x Turret
240 roundsAmmunition
Secondary armament
5 inch/25 Mk.13 AA cannon8 x Turret
200 roundsAmmunition
Anti-aircraft armament
4 x 1,1 inch/75 Mk.1 automatic gun2 x Turret
7 800 roundsAmmunition
65 roundsBelt capacity
150 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun4 x Turret
2 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
Economy
220 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
610 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png/10 910 / 14 150/5 180 / 6 718Repair
180 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
610 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 500 Ge icon.pngAces
× (190) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

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The Pensacola-class, USS Pensacola (CA-24), 1941 is a rank V American cruiser with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.93 "Shark Attack".

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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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

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See also

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External links

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USA heavy cruisers
USS Pensacola (CA-24)