Emden

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Emden (1944)
germ_cruiser_emden_1944.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.0/5.0/5.0BR
582 peopleCrew
Standard armament
15cm/48 KC/36 cannon8 x Primary
120 roundsAmmunition
105 mm SK C/32 cannon3 x Secondary
120 roundsAmmunition
40 mm Bofors Flak 28 cannon2 x Anti-aircraft
2 000 roundsAmmunition
500 roundsBelt capacity
160 shots/minFire rate
4 x 20 mm Vierlingsflak C/38 cannon2 x Anti-aircraft
8 000 roundsAmmunition
40 roundsBelt capacity
450 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm Flakzwilling MG C/38 mounting6 x Anti-aircraft
4 000 roundsAmmunition
40 roundsBelt capacity
501 shots/minFire rate
533 mm G7a torpedo2 x Torpedo
2 roundsAmmunition
Economy
100 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
310 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 390 / 6 996/6 090 / 7 904/3 800 / 4 932Repair
90 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
310 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 200 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.78 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Emden.jpg


The Emden (1944) is a Rank IV German light cruiser with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB/SB). This ship was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea".

General info

Survivability and armour

The Emden had very good survivability and the perfect amount of guns coupled with decent reload times and fire power. Together, this means you can output a lot of damage in a short period of time against other ships. The armor on this ship is what makes it special, even though it may not appear to have the best armor, its 50 mm layer along with another highly sloped 40 mm solid armor layer behind it, makes it extremely difficult to sink the Emden.

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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Torpedo armament

Main article: G7a

The Emden can be outfitted with the following:

4 x 53 cm G7a torpedoes (warhead = 280 kg Hexanite)

These torpedoes are standard issue Kriegsmarine torpedoes which had good speed, endurance and good firing angle (minimum angle 16 degrees).

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

After losing in the First World War and signing the Treaty of Versailles, Germany faced severe restrictions in terms of its military power and the creation of new weapons. As a result, for example, Germany was forbidden from building new cruisers until the service life of those remaining after the war had reached 20 years. However, even in those cases, Germany was not allowed to go beyond strictly defined technical specs when designing a future ship. In 1921, construction of a new light cruiser began in the Wilhelmshaven naval shipyard. The ship was meant to replace the Niobe cruiser, which had been built way back in 1899. After several delays, the cruiser was launched in January 1925 and solemnly named "Emden." The ship inherited the name from a well-known World War I cruiser that had been sunk in the Indian Ocean.

Due to the country’s dire economical state, the tactical technical specifications of the new ship ended up being way below those that Germany was allowed to implement in the project. In essence, Emden was obsolete from the construction stage. However, this light cruiser ended up becoming the most upgradable ship of the German fleet. During the 1926-1945 period, extensive work was performed on the cruiser: the coal-fired boilers were replaced with oil-fired ones, new 533 mm torpedo tubes were fitted onto ship, the anti-air armament was significantly improved, the obsolete 150 mm armament of the kaiser era were substituted with more powerful alternatives, and the radar system became subject to numerous upgrades. The cruiser was involved in a lot of adventures during her service time before the start of the war – with eight long-distance cruises under her belt (pun intended), Emden had practically been in every corner of the world. During the Second World War, Emden was primarily used as a training ship and a military communications centre. In 1945, the Emden light cruiser was fatally damaged by a British air dropped bomb and subsequently sunk.

- From Devblog

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See also

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External links


Germany light cruisers
Emden · Köln