[Development] Squadron Vehicles: HMS Liverpool

[Development] Squadron Vehicles: HMS Liverpool

The British light cruiser Liverpool will become a new squadron vehicle for War Thunder players!

The British light cruiser Liverpool belongs to the Town-class cruisers of the second production series, with a more powerful power plant, a different setup of anti-aircraft weaponry and slightly improved armour. Liverpool was laid down in the shipyards of Govan, Scotland during 1935, and entered service in 1938. Initially, the ship was assigned to the East India Fleet Station, where it saw the outbreak of World War II. The war marked the beginning of the cruiser’s active combat service, during which she took part in battles in almost all key theatres – from Chinese waters to Arctic convoys. HMS Liverpool guarded trade routes in the Hong Kong area, hunted Italian convoys in the Mediterranean and fought in Calabria, where she was soon damaged by an unexploded bomb that penetrated the fore bridge and gun deck. After being repaired, Liverpool supported the Maltese convoys, where she was damaged again, this time by an Italian torpedo, literally losing her bow. During her stay in US shipyards, she underwent long and complex repairs, and then returned to her native Scapa Flow to be assigned to the Arctic convoys in the Barents Sea as an escort.

In our game, the light cruiser Liverpool will be a battle reward for members in War Thunder squadrons. In many ways, Liverpool resembles its “classmate”, the British cruiser Southampton, differing from her by a dismantled main battery turret and the configuration of its AA artillery. In the course of a long and eventful service, the air defense battery of the cruiser Liverpool was repeatedly changed. For the game, we have implemented the positioning of the AA weapons at the time of her decommissioning in 1952.

The light cruiser Liverpool will be a new squadron vehicle that will become available to War Thunder squadron members in the next major update of the game. Stay tuned to our news!

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