USS Pittsburgh

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Rank 4 USA
USS Helena Pack
USS Pittsburgh
us_cruiser_baltimore_class_pittsburgh.png
GarageImage USS Pittsburgh.jpg
USS Pittsburgh
AB RB SB
6.0 6.0 6.0
Research:320 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:790 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Baltimore-class, USS Pittsburgh (CA-72), 1953 is a rank V American heavy cruiser with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel152 / 152 / 64 mm
Main fire tower203 / 83 / 37 mm
Hull19 mm (steel)
Superstructure17 mm (steel)
Number of section10
Displacement17 031 t
Crew1 142 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 / 29 km/h
RB61 / 25 km/h

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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 71 29
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 61 25

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB13 280 → 17 224 Sl icon.png
RB20 210 → 26 212 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications297 000 Rp icon.png
441 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training230 000 Sl icon.png
Experts790 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces780 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
380 / 600 / 100 % Sl icon.png
202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
34 000 Sl icon.png
530 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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Fire Protection System
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Ventilation
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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New Pumps
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
34 000 Sl icon.png
530 Ge icon.png
Mods ship ammo wetting.png
Ammo Wetting
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
34 000 Sl icon.png
530 Ge icon.png
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203mm_us_mk21_navy_ap_ammo_pack
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
14 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
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203mm_us_mk25_navy_hc_ammo_pack
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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127mm_usa_mk31_aavt_radio_fuse_ammo_pack
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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127mm_usa_mk31_aavt_radio_fuse_ammo_pack
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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203mm_us_mk17_navy_special_common_ammo_pack
Research:
23 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
34 000 Sl icon.png
530 Ge icon.png

Armament

Primary armament

3 х Turret3 x 8 inch/55 Mark 12 cannon
Ammunition450 rounds
Vertical guidance-10° / 41°

USS Pittsburgh, being a WW2 US cruiser, shoots super-heavy AP shells out of her 203 mm guns. These shells are heavier than others, weighing over 150 kg. Most other nations' shells weigh usually 110 kg. This gives them a longer flight time, but a steeper angle. The idea was that, at long ranges, the shells would penetrate battleship's decks from above instead of hitting the much thicker side armour.

Secondary armament

6 х Turret2 x 5 inch/38 Mk.12 cannon, mount Mk.32
Ammunition720 rounds

The secondary armament on the USS Pittsburgh are six dual-purpose, dual-mounted 127 mm turrets, weapons that a majority of other Bluewater ships use and so players are quite familiar in their operation at this stage. These turrets are the USS Pittsburgh's first line of defence against PT boats and aircraft.

Anti-aircraft armament

10 х Turret2 x 3 inch Mk.33 gun
Ammunition3000 rounds
Belt capacity150 rounds
Fire rate50 shots/min
Main article: 3 inch Mk.33 (76 mm)

USS Pittsburgh carries two 3 inch Mk.33 automatic cannons in twin installation. HE shells can take care of unarmoured targets, especially motor boats which can be destroyed within a few shots. For armoured targets and destroyers, you can choose AP shells, but you still have to keep in mind that it is a 76 mm multi-purpose cannon so the damage may not be as spectacular as using the primary or secondary armaments. HE-VT shells are good for use in the anti-aircraft role.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

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Media

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See also

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

External links

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USA heavy cruisers
Pensacola-class  USS Pensacola
Northampton-class  USS Northampton
Portland-class  USS Portland
New Orleans-class  USS New Orleans
Baltimore-class  USS Baltimore · USS Pittsburgh