Industry technology

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Industrial technology directly reflects the construction process, workshop, industrial level of progress. It offers a range of percentage bonuses and expands the industrial capacity of the region.

Industry research tree
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Production[edit | edit source]

Technology Year Base time Prerequisites Modifiers Notes
Basic machine tools icon
Basic machine tools
A variety of newly developed milling machines can be used in military production, from the small and versatile types available to any machine shop to the large scale, advanced models that push the technological limits.
1936 150 days Production efficiency cap: +10%
Improved machine tools icon
Improved machine tools
Turret lathes are proving indispensable for mass production. Ensuring efficient construction and use of the lathes themselves will give us a significant industrial advantage.
1937 150 days Basic machine toolsBasic machine tools Production efficiency cap: +10%
Advanced machine tools icon
Advanced machine tools
Automating machine tools using servomechanisms has been discussed before. Putting these ideas into practice allows making use of other advancements in automation, such as computers.
1939 200 days Improved machine toolsImproved machine tools Production efficiency cap: +10%
Assembly line production icon
Assembly line production
The powered assembly line, already in use in many industries, can change the course of war by allowing an unprecedented avalanche of production.
1941 200 days Advanced machine toolsAdvanced machine tools Production efficiency cap: +10%
Flexible line icon
Flexible line
As well-oiled a machine as the assembly line may be, it is still manned by humans, which allows for adaptation when needed. We should make use of this in our industrial production.
1943 250 days Assembly line productionAssembly line production
The technology is mutually exclusive with Streamlined linestreamlined line.
Streamlined line icon
Streamlined line
The standardization and rigid structure of the assembly line are keys to its efficiency and safety. These should be the key aspects to develop in our industrial production.
1943 250 days Assembly line productionAssembly line production
The technology is mutually exclusive with Flexible lineflexible line.
Improved equipment conversion icon
Improved equipment conversion
Advancements in engineering allow us to fix the issues we found in previous models and update them to fit our current needs.
1937 200 days Improved machine toolsImproved machine tools Equipment conversion speed: +40% Requires Death or DishonorDeath or Dishonor DLC
Advanced equipment conversion icon
Advanced equipment conversion
Setting up specialized teams and assembly lines for retrofitting our outdated models will keep our war machine deadly at all times.
1939 200 days Improved equipment conversionImproved equipment conversion Equipment conversion speed: +40% Requires Death or DishonorDeath or Dishonor DLC

Concentrated industry technologies[edit | edit source]

These technologies are mutually exclusive with dispersed industry technologies.

Technology Year Base time Prerequisites Modifiers
Concentrated industry I icon
Concentrated industry I
Focusing our industrial production to a few key sites will allow us to dramatically improve its efficiency.
1936 200 days Basic machine toolsBasic machine tools Each technology with:
Concentrated industry II icon
Concentrated industry II
Further concentrating manufacturing will help driving down the costs.
1937 200 days Concentrated industry IConcentrated industry I
Concentrated industry III icon
Concentrated industry III
Infrastructural expenses can be lowered by adapting networks to our more focused industry.
1939 200 days Concentrated industry IIConcentrated industry II
Concentrated industry IV icon
Concentrated industry IV
Keeping the key points in our industry close to each other increases the impact of these concentrated sites.
1941 200 days Concentrated industry IIIConcentrated industry III
Concentrated industry V icon
Concentrated industry V
Major industrial complexes now combine many parts of our industry, minimizing the costs of transports and labor.
1943 200 days Concentrated industry IVConcentrated industry IV

Dispersed industry technologies[edit | edit source]

These technologies are mutually exclusive with concentrated industry technologies.

Technology Year Base time Prerequisites Modifiers
Dispersed industry I icon
Dispersed industry I
By spreading out our industries, we can ensure that it becomes difficult for the enemy to target in times of war.
1936 200 days Basic machine toolsBasic machine tools
Dispersed industry II icon
Dispersed industry II
Further decentralizing our manufacturing makes it harder to strike at specific parts of it.
1937 200 days Dispersed industry IDispersed industry I Each technology with:
  • Factory output: +10%
  • Dockyard output: +10%
  • Production efficiency retention: +10%
  • Production efficiency base: +5%
  • Factory bomb vulnerability: −10%
  • Max factories in a state: +20%
Dispersed industry III icon
Dispersed industry III
Having factories operate under the guise of other operations will decrease the risk of direct attacks.
1939 200 days Dispersed industry IIDispersed industry II
Dispersed industry IV icon
Dispersed industry IV
Camouflaging and scattering our factories creates a network which is very difficult to completely disrupt.
1941 200 days Dispersed industry IIIDispersed industry III
Dispersed industry V icon
Dispersed industry V
By having not only our industry, but the infrastructure tying it together operate in secrecy, we can make it even more difficult to destroy through aerial attacks.
1943 200 days Dispersed industry IVDispersed industry IV

Construction technology[edit | edit source]

Technology Year Base time Prerequisites Modifiers
Construction I icon
Construction I
Improved methods and materials allow us to construct buildings, both civilian and military, faster.
1936 200 days Each technology with:
Construction II icon
Construction II
Modernizing our tools and equipment will further aid our construction efforts.
1937 200 days Construction IConstruction I
Construction III icon
Construction III
Adoption of modern vehicles and experience from our advancements in construction can be applied to make repairs vastly quicker.
1939 200 days Construction IIConstruction II
Construction IV icon
Construction IV
A higher degree of mechanization and better routines further improves building construction speeds.
1941 200 days Construction IIIConstruction III
Construction V icon
Construction V
The future of efficient construction will require more extensive planning for individual projects as well as standardized solutions wherever possible.
1943 200 days Construction IVConstruction IV

Excavation technologies[edit | edit source]

Technology Year Base time Prerequisites Modifiers
Excavation I icon
Excavation I
Advancements in drilling techniques allows us to excavate resources that were impossible to reach earlier.
1936 200 days Construction IConstruction I Each technology with:
Excavation II icon
Excavation II
New techniques help us collect resources more efficiently. We no longer taint the resources upon extraction, leading to a greater yield.
1937 200 days Construction IIConstruction II
Excavation III icon
Excavation III
Progress in geology helps us determine the location of resources. We can now focus our extraction efforts in places where there is a greater chance that large amounts of natural resources will be found.
1939 200 days Construction IIIConstruction III
Excavation IV icon
Excavation IV
Automation of key processes and advancement within mechanics makes all our resource sites much more efficient.
1941 200 days Construction IVConstruction IV
Excavation V icon
Excavation V
Advancements in fields such as surface mining gives us a greater yield of resources from our current extraction sites.
1943 200 days Construction VConstruction V

Synthetic resources[edit | edit source]

Technology Year Base time Prerequisites Effects
Fuel storage icon
Fuel storage
Mass Storage of fuel requires a complex set of tanks, pipes, and valves to ensure it is both secure and readily available.
1936 100 days
  • Unlocks Fuel silofuel silo with a limit of 3 per state
Fuel refining I icon
Fuel refining I
Advancements in chemical cracking allow for better yield of light fuels from oil.
1936 300 days Fuel storageFuel storage Each technology with:
Fuel refining II icon
Fuel refining II
Better planning of refinery layouts reduce wastage of fuels.
1937 300 days Fuel refining IFuel refining I
Fuel refining III icon
Fuel refining III
Improved reclamation methods allow refining fuel from by-products.
1939 300 days Fuel refining IIFuel refining II
Fuel refining IV icon
Fuel refining IV
New developments in chemical engineering allow the refining of fuel from new sources.
1941 300 days Fuel refining IIIFuel refining III
Fuel refining V icon
Fuel refining V
Using new methods and improved layouts in the construction of refineries dramatically increases throughput while reducing wastage.
1943 300 days Fuel refining IVFuel refining IV

Synthetic oil[edit | edit source]

Technology Year Base time Prerequisites Effects
Synthetic oil experiments icon
Synthetic oil experiments
To reduce dependence on oil, processes to manufacture substitutes from other substances and materials can be researched.
1936 300 days Fuel storageFuel storage
Oil processing icon
Oil processing
A network of factories for synthetic distillation and refining of oil products is the next step towards ensuring the fuel supply for our nation.
1937 150 days Synthetic oil experimentsSynthetic oil experiments Each technology with:
Improved oil processing icon
Improved oil processing
Moving previously experimental methods for distillation to large-scale operations will allow us to adapt better to available materials and needs.
1939 150 days Oil processingOil processing
Advanced oil processing icon
Advanced oil processing
New experimental purification techniques like hydrotreating can be used in oil manufacturing to greatly improve the final product.
1941 150 days Improved oil processingImproved oil processing
Modern oil processing icon
Modern oil processing
Our oil refinineries can be further improved with new advanced oil processing methods like hydrocracking, alkylation, mercaptan oxidation and isomerization.
1943 150 days Advanced oil processingAdvanced oil processing

Synthetic rubber[edit | edit source]

Technology Year Base time Prerequisites Effects
Rubber processing icon
Rubber processing
Industrial processing of synthetic rubber is needed to reduce our dependency on natural rubber.
1937 150 days Synthetic oil experimentsSynthetic oil experiments Each technology with:
Improved rubber processing icon
Improved rubber processing
Large scale production of synthetic rubber is possible with new processes to accelerate dehydrogenation reactions.
1939 150 days Rubber processingRubber processing
Advanced rubber processing icon
Advanced rubber processing
A general purpose synthetic rubber recepie with improved processes such as dodecyl mercaptan polymerization modifiers will allow us to expand synthetic rubber production.
1941 150 days Improved rubber processingImproved rubber processing
Modern rubber processing icon
Modern rubber processing
Moving to more optimized polymerization processes will result in lower costs and higher output.
1943 150 days Advanced rubber processingAdvanced rubber processing

Concentrated vs. dispersed industry[edit | edit source]

In 1936, after researching the technology Basic machine toolsbasic machine tools, the player has a choice between two mutually exclusive industrial technologies branches: Concentrated industry and dispersed industry. Each of these has its positives and its negatives, and it depends on the player's play style.

Concentrated industry
Has 5 levels that can be researched which span from 1936 to 1943. Each new level provides the same bonus as previous levels. By choosing Concentrated Industry, the player is increasing his production substantially. This will allow the player to build more factories and make pre-existing ones more efficient.
Dispersed industry
Has also 5 levels that can be researched between 1936 and 1943. Each new level provides the same bonuses except the first one, which provides different rewards than the rest. By choosing dispersed industry, the player is reducing vulnerability to bombing and allows for quicker changing of production lines.
Concentrated industry vs. dispersed industry
Modifier Concentrated industry Dispersed industry
Factory output +75% +50%
Dockyard output +50% +50%
Max factories in a state +100% +100%
Production efficiency retention +50%
Production efficiency base +25%
Factory bomb vulnerability −55%

One can think of the two styles as maximizing potential production at any given production efficiency vs. decreasing time to achieve 100% production efficiency.

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