USS Pensacola (CA-24)

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Italian Fleet
P 420 Sparviero Pack
Pensacola-class, USS Pensacola (CA-24), 1941
us_cruiser_pensacola_class.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.7/5.7/5.7BR
654 peopleCrew
12050 tDisplacement
9Number of section
64 / 19 / 19 mmMain fire tower armor
32 / 76 / 25 mmCitadel armor
19 mm (steel)Hull armor
17 mm (steel)Superstructure armor
Primary armament
3 x 8 inch/55 Mark 15 cannon2 x Turret
450 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 41°Vertical guidance
2 x 8 inch/55 Mark 15 cannon2 x Turret
300 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 41°Vertical guidance
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
7800 roundsAmmunition
65 roundsBelt capacity
150 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm AN-M2 machine gun4 x Turret
2000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
Economy
270000 Rp icon.pngResearch
690000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png0/4000 / 5188/3260 / 4228Repair
200000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1700 Ge icon.pngAces
196 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png360 % Sl icon.png280 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage USS Pensacola (CA-24).jpg


The Pensacola-class, USS Pensacola (CA-24), 1941 is a rank V American heavy 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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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 70 21
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 60 18

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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Modules

Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 8 inch Mk.19 APCBC Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 8 inch Mk.25 HC Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation 5 inch Mk.28 AAC-VT Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting 8 inch Mk.17 SP Common

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • If you do manage to connect it can cause high damage

Cons:

  • Fire rate so slow compared to other nations you are better off sticking to Helena, Cleveland, and Brooklyn
  • No torpedoes
  • Poor AA
  • Players will target you assuming you are most dangerous ship in US fleet

History

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See also

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External links


Brooklyn Navy Yard Ships
Cruisers 
Cruiser, Light (CL)  USS Brooklyn (CL-40) · USS Helena (CL-50)
Cruiser, Armored (CA)  USS Pensacola (CA-24)

USA heavy cruisers
Pensacola-class  USS Pensacola (CA-24)
Northampton-class  USS Northampton (CA-26)
Portland-class  USS Portland (CA-33)
New Orleans-class  USS New Orleans (CA-32)