Okay as everyone knows, the Fletchers, Gearings and Allen M. Sumner classes got the same endurance in WitP - 6250. And as everyone knows as well, the Gearings are a couple feet/meters (4.8 or 4,2 - now I don't know exactly ) longer than the Sumners, giving them 40% more fuel storage places.
And as I also know very well, the developers are not daft and had a good reason for giving all 3 classes the same endurance.
What is the reason?
I asked the studio audience ...
Laziness, pure laziness. That’s what they were in WiTP, so what the hey. And no, didn’t do new fuel/endurance for DDs in the latest update for the same reason :-) butt, if you really wanna know what they are …
DD 455 - 5720nm - 4500nm - 5110nm - @15kt - 556t (radius oil)
DD 692 - 4600nm - 4130nm - 4365nm - @15kt - 537t (radius oil)
DD 710 - 6560nm - 5715nm - 6137nm - @15kt - 781t (radius oil)
First number is endurance at 15 kts on standard “loaded” displacement.
.. this is 2350t for DD445, 2750t for DD692, 2750t for DD710
Next number is endurance at 15 kts on “full war load” displacement.
.. this is 2850t for DD445, 3150t for DD692, 3300t for DD710
Next number is endurance at 15 kts on “average”.
.. tons are long tons. Close enough to metric that it don’t matter much.
Everything is expressly normalized to 15 knots, which is the game cruise speed. Endurance values are based on steady-state cruising (+/- 0.5 knots), clean bottoms, and nominal sea-states. Higher sea-states, bottom fouling, and speed changes (such as in patrolling, station changing, and ordinary tactical maneuvering) will reduce the average endurance by up to 30%.
Full speed fuel burn rate for these three classes is approximately 4.5x their burn rates at 15 knots. Since they actually did burn more than the nominal 15 knot figures, having them burn at 6x, under the full speed code, makes overall fuel requirement things average out right nice.
Data comes from the same sources used for the updates. They are USN statistical studies for actual performance.
You guys are great but somehow I stay confused. Is this a duh, Fuel game load is radius x 2. don't know what to put for the class endurance or tonnage.
If you will please break it down for this dummy.
DD-455 Endurance = , Game Tonnage =
DD-692 Endurance = , Game Tonnage =
DD-710 Endurance = , Game Tonnage =