X Des Moines – 365K DMG – 6 Kills – World of Warships

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Des Moines — American Tier X cruiser.

One of the best heavy cruisers in the world. The ship was designed using the experience gained in World War II, resulting in excellent protection and very powerful AA armament. The key distinctive feature of cruisers of this type was auto-loading main guns that had a very high rate of fire.

Fast reload – fastest out of all heavy cruisers of Tier X, which also makes up for the relatively low fire chance.
Great shell penetration – can fire her AP shells at any (broadside) ship with great efficiency.
Good AP shell angles – the higher autobounce angles for the AP shells means they can easily pen at angles where other cruiser’s AP shells will bounce, making for a devastating combination with the high shell penetration.
Good anti-aircraft armament – can bring down many planes if a carrier attempts to strike her multiple times, enhanced further with Defensive AA Fire (While active, the damage per second of large caliber anti-aircraft guns is increased.).
High shell arc – allows firing from behind island cover and consistent citadel hits on other cruisers from long range due to plunging fire.
Medium ranged and long-lasting Surveillance Radar (While active, detects all enemy ships within the specified radius, disregarding obstacles such as smoke and terrain.).
Decent side plating allows her to tank many battleships if sufficiently angled and maneuvering.

Very susceptible to HE shells.
Low main battery survivability – easily incapacitated and destroyed by other cruiser AP shells after sufficient time.
Slow shell velocity and high arc – enemies have time to maneuver and evade the shells.
High citadel – fire from other ships will easily penetrate the citadel if one is not careful
Anti-aircraft armament very easily destroyed – can quickly be rendered useless against aerial attacks.


  1. Victory Aircraft CV

    Des Moines are hard to play these days, but it’s amazing.

  2. base exp?

  3. Nice to watch a YT vid without YT pushing their garbage ads

  4. 15:52 Someone reported him in the end?

  5. How do u manage to get so many citadels? I’ve struggled to get over 6 in a game

  6. Anna - Let's Get Acquainted

    1:28 astounding

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