How to citadel wows

How to citadel wows

World of warships blitz: warspite. how to citadel

So today I’ve been attempting to complete two missions that allowed me to construct citadels at the same time. But, despite my best efforts to strike an enemy ship broadside with AP, either the chance does not present itself, or there aren’t any citadels.
I need to do 15 citadels, but with citadels accounting for just about 1% of all my hits, this isn’t a challenge, but rather a pain. I currently have 5 ceitadels after hitting hundreds of shots. Is there something I’m doing here? How do I consistently obtain citadels during battle?
The basic principle (which is self-explanatory) is that you want your shell to penetrate the enemy ship deeply enough to burst within the citadel – the citadel can be seen in the armour viewer in port.
Obviously, firing AP to score citadels is typically a good idea – although it’s not impossible to get citadels on most targets with HE, it’s highly unlikely at the tiers where certain missions are available.
You won’t get a citadel on DDs because they don’t have one. BBs’ citadels are generally well-defended, making it more difficult to attack. Cruisers have some protection, but they can still be overpenetrated, resulting in a simple overpenetration rather than a citadel hit.

Sorry broadside !! 30 citadel hits in less then 2 min – wows

A citadel, which can be visualized as an open-bottomed (closed top) rectangular armored raft with sloped sides sitting within the hull of the ship, protects the ship’s vital parts. While the citadel was designed to be as small as possible, the enclosed space served as a vital source of reserve buoyancy, preventing the ship from sinking when other compartments flooded.
The citadel is usually in the middle of the ship and is about half the length of the ship. When the player has a clear shot at the side of the ship, it is advised to shoot in the middle of the ship (just below the smokestacks) and near to the waterline. Note that bow shots have a tendency to ricochet.
Battleships have belt armor to protect them from direct fire, as well as deck armor to protect them from plunging fire—shells fired at intense engagement ranges appear to strike the ship’s top. Battleship deck armor, on the other hand, is much thinner than belt armor due to the wide area that must be covered. As a result, shells fired at the deck may be able to penetrate the armor, but those same shells may not be able to penetrate the target vessel’s side armor.

World of warships – citadel guide – battleship fuso

Have you ever been oneshot by an enemy ship or seen a large portion of your hitpoints vanish in a single salvo? Your citadel zone was most likely destroyed. Here’s a short tutorial on how to do things the other way around.
A quick and dirty clarification is as follows: When naval designers began to develop larger ships to accommodate the larger guns that were going out to see, they realized that armour couldn’t be fitted everywhere. As a result, only the vital zones that were completely necessary for the ship’s survival were armoured. The bulk, if not all, of the armour was clustered around a ship’s engines and magazine spaces, allowing it to survive as long as these citadel zones remained intact. In comparison, if these citadels were to be penetrated by gunfire, they would be badly damaged.
On a ship, where are the citadel zones? These are usually buried deep inside the ship and given the highest level of protection. The ships that have citadel construction are cruisers and battleships. Destroyers are almost completely unarmored and lack a citadel to hit; any HE fired to their sides would knock out their engines.

World of warships citadel guide

Have you ever been oneshot by an enemy ship or seen a large portion of your hitpoints vanish in a single salvo? Your citadel zone was most likely destroyed. Here’s a short tutorial on how to do things the other way around.
A quick and dirty clarification is as follows: When naval designers started to build larger ships to accommodate the larger guns that were going out to see, they found that armour couldn’t be mounted everywhere. As a result, only the vital zones that were completely necessary for the ship’s survival were armoured. The bulk, if not all, of the armour was clustered around a ship’s engines and magazine spaces, allowing it to survive as long as these citadel zones remained intact. In comparison, if these citadels were to be penetrated by gunfire, they would be badly damaged.
On a ship, where are the citadel zones? These are usually buried deep inside the ship and given the highest level of protection. The ships that have citadel construction are cruisers and battleships. Destroyers are almost completely unarmored and lack a citadel to hit; any HE fired to their sides would knock out their engines.

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