The Iron Duke class was a group of four dreadnought battleships built for the British Royal Navy before the First World War. The class comprised four ships: Iron Duke, Marlborough, Benbow, and Emperor of India. Launched from October 1912 to November 1913, this was the third class of Royal Navy super-dreadnoughts. The ships were essentially repeats of the King George V-class battleships; they retained the same ten 13.5 inch (34.3 cm) guns in five twin gun turrets on the centreline.
Several dreadnoughts appear in the singleplayer War Story The Runner, where the player character Frederick Bishop will direct a dreadnought barrage to signal the openings of the beach landing at Gallipoli.
on Cape Helles for the British Army, Zeebrugge for the Royal Marines and Heligoland Bight for both teams at the start of the match and Imperial German Army will get another Dreadnought if they falling too far behind in Battlefield 1: Turning Tides.
A burning dreadnought wreck also appears in the background of Suez.
It is able to accommodate a total of 4 players (the lowest of the three Behemoths, with the other two housing up to 6, despite the dreadnought being the biggest of them). Seat 1 is reserved for the captain in control of the dreadnought, positioned on the ship's bridge, who also has the frontal two turrets at disposal, similar to the armored train's cannons. Likewise seat 2 has control over the two rear turrets. Each set of cannons cannot be fired independently but only in a sequential salvo when all four are reloaded. Nevertheless they deal devastating damage, a single shell being able to level a whole building and a full barrage able to turn even the heaviest fortification walls into rubble. The captain must be mindful of orienting the dreadnought in a position where the rear turrets can contribute to battle.
Seats 3 and 4 control the single starboard and port AA cannons respectively, which also act as the sole defensive armament of the dreadnought. The midships turret and all secondary gun batteries are unusable and merely visual.
Attacking the DreadnoughtEdit
The biggest threat to the dreadnought is the M.A.S. Torpedo Boat, which can quickly deliver torpedoes to bear.
Bombers can be effective, especially with the Torpedo Package that greatly increases their engagement range.
- The AA turrets can spot and shoot through the dreadnought at targets they cannot actually see. This same issue also allows airplane and airship gunners to fire through their own vehicle.
- A glitch accidentally added during the December 2017 Turning Tides update allows the Dreadnought to inexplicably float above Cape Helles if entering the shore from a point near Fort Number 3 (flag B). This has been fix by server update on January 10.