USS North Dakota (BB-29)
The Delaware-class, USS North Dakota (BB-29), 1919 is a rank V American battleship with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "New Power".
Survivability and armour
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|Game Mode||Upgrade Status||Maximum Speed (km/h)|
- 5 x 12-inch/45 Mk.5 cannons
The 12-inch/45 Mk.5 only comes with AP.
- 14 x 5-inch/45 Mk.5 cannons (7 per side). Comes with Common shells stock and an APC round as a tier I modification.
- 2 x 3-inch/50 Mk.10 cannons (1 per side)
- 2 x 533 mm Bliss Leavitt Mk.1 Launchers with 6 torpedoes each.
Usage in battles
Your main goal as a battleship (dreadnaught) in Realistic battles that also include "Naval EC" is to fight and control the battlefield with your high-calibre shells, mainly targeting heavy cruisers and battleships, due to lacking any high-explosive shells. It is not advisable to shoot at light cruisers due to your high penetration armour-piercing shells (487 mm at 1 km). Though you still can shoot at them, however, your effectiveness will go down when compared to shooting at heavy cruisers and battleships. These rounds will still do major damage to the interior of the ship. Stay near allies that can be helpful with taking down enemies larger than heavy cruisers. It is recommended not to be part of the main force to push onto the battlefield, your ship is slower compared to the other ships that you will be fighting, and if a fight goes sour you can easily be overrun and defeated by the enemy due to focus firing while trying to retreat to a more advantageous position.
Stay near friendly ships that can support in the anti-air area, this battleship has very poor anti-air defence capabilities and what little anti-aircraft it does receive are 2 x 3-inch guns. A list of ships to stay near during battles, these ships can support you with a volume of different but strong anti-aircraft support. There are other ships that can support your ship but with the size and speed of this ship, the ships you need to stay by either need, long-range anti-aircraft, or mass of shells anti-aircraft. A good list is below:
- USS Sumner (DD-692)
- USS Phelps (DD-360)
- USS Cleveland (CL-55)
- USS Helena (CL-50)
- USS Northampton (CA-26)
- USS New Orleans (CA-32)
- Type 1936A (Mob)
- Prinz Eugen
- Admiral Hipper
- Admiral Graf Spee
- HMS Arethusa
- HMS Hawkins (D86)
- HMNZS Leander
- HMS York (90)
- HMS London (69)
- IJN Tone
- IJN Suzuya
- IJN Mogami
- IJN Mikuma
|I||Dry-Docking||Tool Set||Anti-Air Armament Targeting||5-Inch APC|
|II||Rudder Replacement||Fire Protection System||Smokescreen||Auxiliary Armament Targeting|
|III||Propeller Replacement||Shrapnel Protection||Ventilation||Primary Armament Targeting||Improved Rangefinder|
|IV||Engine Maintenance||New Pumps||Ammo Wetting|
Pros and cons
- Large calibre shells
- Can take quite a bit of damage
- Lack of anti-aircraft support
- Long reloads
- Lack of high-explosive rounds for the main cannons
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