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A dreadnought is a class of naval vessel that was the result of an arms race leading into World War I. The British Royal Navy battleship HMS Dreadnought, the IJS Satsuma of the Japanese Navy, and the American USS Michigan led the way towards warships that exclusively used heavy-caliber guns and powerful steam turbines. Previous battleships relied on a mixed battery of guns, and reciprocating steam engines for propulsion.

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Dreadnought
Dreadnought-ship-icon
Vehicle passengers • 1 driver
• 3 gunners
(4 total)
Vehicle armor Heavy
Vehicle optics Artillery view
(cannons)
AA ring sight
(AA guns)
Main weapon 2x2 343mm BL 13.5-inch Mk V cannons
(Seat 1)
Main weapon ammunition per reload 4
Passenger weapon 2x2 343mm BL 13.5-inch Mk V cannons
(Seat 2)
Passenger weapon ammunition per reload 4
Second passenger weapon QF AA cannon
(Seat 3, 4)
Second passenger weapon ammunition per reload None
(Unlimited ammo magazine)
Vehicle speed Medium
Vehicle maneuverability Very low
Operators Italy or Austria-Hungary
(Empire's Edge)
United Kingdom or Ottoman Empire
(Fao Fortress)

The Dreadnought serves as a Behemoth on naval maps such as Empire's Edge and Fao Fortress in Battlefield 1. It is modeled after the British Royal Navy's HMS Iron Duke-class dreadnoughts.

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 the 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. The cannons can not 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. Seats 3 and 4 control the single starboard and port AA cannons respectively, which also act as the sole defensive armament of the dreadnought. Meanwhile the midships turret and the entire secondary gun batteries are unusable and merely visual, as such leaving the battleship defenseless against enemy torpedo boats right next to it, relying on friendly aircraft or boats for defense.

Depending on its position it can be only attacked by air or sea, being out of range of gun emplacements or tanks when on the open waters too far away from the coast line.

Trivia Edit

  • There is currently an issue where players in the AA turrets can spot and shoot through the raised structure of the dreadnought at targets they cannot actually see.

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