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Update 0.10.10, Battleship Preussen and changes in German Tech Tree

German Tier X Battleship Preussen has been added to the game for testing. In 2022 she will replace Grosser Kurfürst in German Tech Tree.


Preussen is a variant of the H-class battleship project. Her primary armament comprises eight 457 mm guns placed in four turret mounts. The ship has solid armor, powerful secondary armament, and the Hydroacoustic Search consumable.

Ship stats

German Tier X Battleship Preussen

Survivability - 105800. Plating - 32-mm

Main Battery - 4x2 457-mm. Main Battery Firing Range - 20.6 km.

Maximum HE Shell Damage - 5450. HE Shell Armor Penetration Capacity - 114-mm. Chances of HE Shell causing a Fire on Target - 45%. Initial HE Shell Velocity - 810m/s. Maximum AP Shell Damage - 15000. Initial AP Shell Velocity - 810m/s. Reload Time - 24.0s. 180° Turn time - 40.0 s. Maximum Dispersion - 266m. Sigma - 1.80.

Secondary Armament:

4x2 150-mm, Maximum Range - 8.3 km.

Maximum HE Shell Damage - 1700, Chances of HE Shell causing a Fire on Target - 8%. Initial HE Shell Velocity - 875m/s.

10x2 128mm, Maximum Range - 8.3 km.

Maximum HE Shell Damage - 1500, Chances of HE Shell causing a Fire on Target - 5%. Initial HE Shell Velocity - 900/s.

Maximum HE Shell Damage - 1700. 

AA Defence: 10x2 128.0-mm, 6x4 30.0-mm, 4x2 55.0-mm, 6x1 55-mm

Short-Range AA: Continuous Damage - 291, Hit Probability - 70%, Firing Range - 3.0km;

Medium-Range AA: Continuous Damage - 326, Hit Probability - 75%, Firing Range - 4.0km;

Long-Range AA: Continuous Damage - 140, Hit Probability - 75, Firing Range - 6.0 km;

Action zone of AA Shell Explosions - 3.5 - 6.0 km, Number Shell Explosions in AA Salvos - 6, Damage from AA Shell Explosions - 1610.

Maximum speed - 30.0knots. Turning Circle Radius - 1050m. Rudder Shift Time - 19.4s. Detectability Range by Sea - 18.2 km. Detectability Range by Air - 14.9 km. Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke - 19.4 km.

Available Equipment -

1 Slot - Damage Control Party

2 Slot - Repair Party

3 Slot - Fighter/Spotting Aircraft

4 Slot - Hydroacoustic Search

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change during the testing.

In early 2022, Preussen will replace the Grosser Kurfürst in the Tech tree. The ship better matches the progression and gameplay of the branch: it is equipped with a small number of guns, which is in turn compensated for by their solid caliber. Otherwise, the Preussen is similar in its features to the Grosser Kurfürst and other German Battleships.

The following changes will be made to the Grosser Kurfürst after the replacement of ships:

  • Grosser Kurfürst will become a special ship - the cost of the ship's post-battle service will be decreased. You will be able to assign Commanders from other ships of the same nation to her without any penalties and retraining requirements. Current commanders will keep their specialty.
  • The ship will be added into the Armory for Coal.
  • Grosser Kurfürst will remain on the accounts of its owners. If the ship was researched but not bought, sold, or the branch was reset, she will be invoiced to the player's account.
  • The ship will keep its unique upgrade and any purchased permanent camouflages. If permanent camouflage Type 20 was not purchased - it will be credited.

All players who own any permanent camouflage for Grosser Kurfürst will receive the Type 20 permanent camouflage for Preussen. The ship herself can only be obtained after researching and purchasing it in the tech tree.