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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} American light cruiser {{Battle-rating|1}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]].
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} American light cruiser {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
With barely even anti-frag amour this ship is a sitting duck to all ships at its BR. Expected to fight battleships, it is arguably the worst ship in the game in terms of stopping damage, as its moderate crew, poor turn radius and massive un-armoured side, makes it a siting duck to anything that sails its way, barring some destroyers when down tiered, which is a rare occurrence
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With barely even anti-fragmentation armour, this ship is a sitting duck to all ships at its BR. Expected to fight battleships, it is arguably one of the worst ship at its rank in terms of stopping damage, as its moderate crew, poor turn radius, and massive un-armoured side, makes it a sitting duck to anything that sails its way, barring some destroyers and smaller vessels.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
Barely able to turn and with a speed less than 40 kph, the ships is slow and poor to turn. Its not as slow as a battleship, but it is not exactly going to be leading the destroyers
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== Armament ==
 
== Armament ==
 
=== Primary armament ===
 
=== Primary armament ===
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{{main|6 inch/53 Mk.12 (152 mm)}}
 
{{main|6 inch/53 Mk.12 (152 mm)}}
The one saving grace of this ship is its 6 inch artillery. Powerful enough to obliterate most destroyers in a few well placed hits, it unfortunately has a poor DPM, and an even poorer traverse rate. This vessel is essentially a support ship for more powerful ships in its BR range
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The one saving grace of this ship is its 6 inch artillery. Powerful enough to obliterate most destroyers in a few well placed hits, it unfortunately has a poor reload rate, and an even worse traverse rate. This vessel is essentially a support ship for more powerful ships in its BR range.
  
 
=== Secondary armament ===
 
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{{main|3-inch Mark 10 (76 mm)}}
 
{{main|3-inch Mark 10 (76 mm)}}
The 76mms do have HE-VT shells, meaning that they can ward off planes and ships, but only at close range
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The 76 mm cannons do have HE-VT shells, meaning that they can ward off planes and ships, but only at close range.
  
 
=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
 
=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
{{main|1,1 inch/75 Mk.1 (28 mm)|Oerlikon Mk.II (20 mm)}}
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Once considered enough reason for a 5.3 BR! The Raleigh, does boost the woeful AA power of the Trenton, but only marginally. The Chicago Piano guns are still there (Bar 1 mount), but so are several oerlikon mounts. This provides some decent AA cover at close range, but to put things in perspective, there are 4.0 destroyers with better AA cover. While planes have no life expectancy in naval, it is better to simply stay close to AA ships and destroyers as a lost plane is small price to pay for the destruction of a cruiser
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The Raleigh is equipped with one Chicago Piano mount and eight single-mount Oerlikon cannons. This provides some decent AA cover at close range, though it certainly isn't winning any awards for defensive firepower. It is better to simply stay close to AA ships and destroyers for some extra protection.
  
 
=== Torpedo armament ===
 
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{{main|Mk.15 (533 mm)}}
 
{{main|Mk.15 (533 mm)}}
The ship does have a pair of torpedo launchers, but their poor placement and poor torpedoes, makes them a poor choice to use
 
  
==Usage in battles==
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The ship does have a pair of torpedo launchers, but their poor placement and poor torpedoes, makes them a poor choice to use.
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===Modules===
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! Seakeeping
 
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== History ==
 
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== See also ==
 
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* ''reference to the series of the ship;''
 
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[[wikipedia:USS_Raleigh_(CL-7)|[Wikipedia] USS Raleigh (CL-7)]]
 
[[wikipedia:USS_Raleigh_(CL-7)|[Wikipedia] USS Raleigh (CL-7)]]

Revision as of 16:07, 26 November 2020

Rank 4 USA
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USS Raleigh (CL-7)
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Description

GarageImage USS Raleigh (CL-7).jpg


The Omaha class, USS Raleigh (CL-7) is a rank III American light cruiser with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

With barely even anti-fragmentation armour, this ship is a sitting duck to all ships at its BR. Expected to fight battleships, it is arguably one of the worst ship at its rank in terms of stopping damage, as its moderate crew, poor turn radius, and massive un-armoured side, makes it a sitting duck to anything that sails its way, barring some destroyers and smaller vessels.

Mobility

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 73 29
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 63 25

Armament

Primary armament

The one saving grace of this ship is its 6 inch artillery. Powerful enough to obliterate most destroyers in a few well placed hits, it unfortunately has a poor reload rate, and an even worse traverse rate. This vessel is essentially a support ship for more powerful ships in its BR range.

Secondary armament

The 76 mm cannons do have HE-VT shells, meaning that they can ward off planes and ships, but only at close range.

Anti-aircraft armament

The Raleigh is equipped with one Chicago Piano mount and eight single-mount Oerlikon cannons. This provides some decent AA cover at close range, though it certainly isn't winning any awards for defensive firepower. It is better to simply stay close to AA ships and destroyers for some extra protection.

Torpedo armament

Main article: Mk.15 (533 mm)

The ship does have a pair of torpedo launchers, but their poor placement and poor torpedoes, makes them a poor choice to use.

Usage in battles

Describe the technique of using this ship, the characteristics of her use in a team and tips on strategy. Abstain from writing an entire guide – don't try to provide a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought. Talk about the most dangerous opponents for this vehicle and provide recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of playing with this vehicle in various modes (AB, RB, SB).

Modules

Tier Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
I Dry-Docking Tool Set 6 inch Mk.27 SC 76 mm AP Anti-Air Armament Targeting
II Rudder Replacement Fire Protection System Smokescreen 76 mm HE-VT Auxiliary Armament Targeting
III Propeller Replacement Shrapnel Protection Ventilation Improved Rangefinder Primary Armament Targeting
IV Engine Maintenance New Pumps Ammo Wetting Torpedo Mode

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful 6-inch guns can wreak havoc on any opponent.
  • Decent armour, due to being a cruiser.

Cons:

  • Rather slow compared to destroyers.
  • Armour will not protect you from torpedoes.

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ship in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the ship and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Ship-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the ship's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links

[Wikipedia] USS Raleigh (CL-7)


Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Destroyers 
Gun Destroyers (DD)  USS Phelps (DD-360) · USS Moffett (DD-362) · USS Cowell (DD-547)
Cruisers 
Cruiser, Light (CL)  USS Raleigh (CL-7)
Cruiser, Armored (CA)  USS Northampton (CA-26) · USS Portland (CA-33)

USA light cruisers
Omaha-class  USS Raleigh (CL-7) · USS Trenton (CL-11)
Atlanta-class  USS Atlanta (CL-51)
Cleveland-class  USS Cleveland (CL-55)
Brooklyn-class  USS Brooklyn (CL-40) · USS Helena (CL-50)