This is a to be updated post for proposals for future additions to the British naval tree without necessitating a dedicated post on each of them to be added to the list. Most ships are in in the forms of the class however specific ships with historical significance or modification will also be added.
SHIPS Please include the ships’: class, name, proposed BR and classification (Battlecruiser, Battleship etc.)
You could also include a nickname.
County Class Batch 1: HMS Devonshire/Hampshire/Kent/London. Destroyer
Town Class: HMS Birmingham. Light Cruiser
Indefatigable Class: HMS Indefatigable/Australia/New Zealand. Battlecruiser
Lion Class: HMS Lion “Splendid Cat”. Battlecruiser
Lion Class: HMS Princess Royal “Splendid Cat”. Battlecruiser
HMS Queen Mary. Battlecruiser
HMS Tiger. Battlecruiser
Courageous Class: HMS Furious “Spurious”. Battlecruiser
Bellerophon Class: HMS Bellerophon/Superb/Temeraire. Battleship
St Vincent Class: HMS St Vincent/Collingwood/Vanguard. Battleship
HMS Neptune. Battleship
Orion Class: HMS Orion/Monarch/Conqueror/Thunderer. Battleship
King George V Class (1911): HMS KGV/Centurion/Audacious/Ajax. Battleship
HMS Agincourt. Battleship
HMS Erin. Battleship
HMS Canada. Battleship
Renown Class: HMS Repulse “Repair” . Battlecruiser (Fast Battleship)
Queen Elizabeth Class: HMS Queen Elizabeth/Barham/Valiant/Malaga. Fast Battleship
Queen Elizabeth Class: HMS Warspite “The Grand Old Lady”. Fast Battleship
Revenge Class: HMS Revenge/Royal Sovereign/Royal Oak/Resolution/Ramillies. Battleship
Admiral Class: HMS Anson/Howe/Rodney. Battlecruiser
Yeah dude, scroll to the top, to where it says 6.3, you’ll be interested in anything past the 6.3 BR bracket. Oh and all the ships currently in my list CAN be added to the game right now. They were all laid down which is Gaijin’s rule.
EDIT: I misunderstood your question. Yes Lion Class and G3 Class Battlecruiser.
İt’s funny to me how Britain was a major naval power at the period yet Germany has the best ship at 7.0 with the unsinkable Scharnhorst that base dives without a care with armor reaching 1200 MM in many places. Meanwhile all the UK has is outdated stuff in the game , I find it absolutely sad but hilarious
That little irritant was my motivation for this post.
After watching a Scharnhorst tank numerous shells from the HMS Hood in-game with the nerfed 15 inch guns which were the most accurate of any WW2 Naval Guns but have higher dispersion than Scharnhorst, or Kronshtadt.
UK ships are 20-50 years older than the current one’s fielded by Germany, Russia and America, in addition the UK has the joint lowest number of ships at 6.7-7.0.
This is a reminder that the UK, does have options, many of them. In fact- the UK has the most classes of Laid-Dreadnought in the world.
As someone who has krohnstadt and scharnhorst i can tell you krohn is literally no match for the crazy armor that scharn has, i get 1 shotted in krohn all the time now yet scharn can tank torpedoes and guns like crazy no matter what. and cannot be killed if he does not repair.
it also doesnt help that 15 inch guns (not just Britain, but still) have a major artifical accuracy nerf. British 15 inch guns were some of the most accurate in the world, but good luck landing more than 1-2 shells past around 10-12kms. Meanwhile ships like Scharnhorst and Kronstadht with their smaller calibre guns can put pinpoint salvo after salvo into you
Of course, I don’t find Kronshtadt is so bad anymore although sometimes it can soak up damage for half the game. My point is more that the British guns have more dispersion which is completely ahistorical.
That, I think comes down to Germany not following the Washington naval treaty to the same degree as other nations. if at all. British BBs were forced to compromise on armour or modernise older vessels instead of building newer ones. Hood was meant to get a major armour upgrade, but WW2 broke out before it could be done (which likely would have protected her from Bismark, at least to a degree)
IRL it wasn’t. Scharnhorst and Bismarck had distributed armour schemes, like the Hood. These added unnecessary weight in terms of displacement. It was good at short distances but susceptible to diving shells that the UK used from long distances. Most nations adapted to this Post-WW1 but as Germany was effectively banned from building battleships they couldn’t experiment.
But because all engagements in war thunder are short range, it favours this kind of armour scheme.
German ships were not bad, but they were outdated, and things like the Bismarck gain legendary status for sinking the Hood (who was 30 years older in terms of design and quite outdated for a Battlecruiser). When Bismarck encountered a peer KIng George V class ship, (which displaced less), she had holes punched right through the thickest parts of her armour.