ST, Soviet battleships changes

Armor changes:

  • Knyaz Suvorov, tier III: upper deck armor lowered from 38 mm to 16 mm;
  • Pyotr Velikiy, tier V: fore and aft deck armor lowered from 38 mm to 19 mm; Aft end side armor lowered from 125 mm to 75 mm.

Due to their armor thickness, Knyaz Suvorov and Pyotr Velikiy could almost ignore cruisers’ HE shells. To deal damage to these ships with HE, the caliber of 230 mm and higher was needed, with the new parameters, lower calibers can penetrate their armor and deal damage.

  • Izmail, tier VI: casemate belt armor increased from 25 mm to 100 mm.

Izmail’s casemate armor belt didn’t allow her to fully utilise herself as a close range battleship, and changing the thickness of the armor will allow this ship to act more aggressively and effectively at distances that are comfortable for her.

Accuracy changes:

  • Knyaz Suvorov, tier III: sigma is lowered from 1.7 to 1.5;
  • Gangut, tier IV: sigma is lowered from 1.7 to 1.4

Low level battles usually take place at distances of 15 and lower km. In most situations Soviet BBs appear to be more accurate than their classmates. Changing the sigma allows this excessive advantage to be reduced, but it doesn’t affect the features of the dispersion ellipse.

Maximum firing range changes:

  • Knyaz Suvorov, tier III: maximum firing range for main caliber guns with the stock gun fire control system is lowered from 13.3 to 11.48 km;
  • Gangut, tier IV: maximum firing range for main caliber guns with the stock gun fire control system is lowered from 14.13 to 12.31 km;
  • Pyotr Velikiy, tier V: maximum firing range for main caliber guns with the stock gun fire control system is lowered from 15.15 to 14.55 km;
  • Sinop, tier VII: maximum firing range for main caliber guns with the stock gun fire control system is lowered from 16.15 to 15.79 km;
  • Vladivostok, tier VIII: maximum firing range for main caliber guns with the stock gun fire control system is lowered from 17.24 to 16.34 km;

Detectability range changes:

  • Gangut, tier IV: Detectability range by sea is increased from 10.62 to 13.62 km; Detectability after firing main guns in smoke is increased from 8.27 to 10.42 km; Detectability range by air is increased from 7.68 to 8.86 km.

Engine changes:

  • Pyotr Velikiy, tier V: engine reduced, thus lowering her maximum speed from 29.5 to 26.5 knots;
  • Sinop, tier VII: the researchable engine is removed. Maximum speed with stock engine is 27 knots.

Turret turning changes:

  • Knyaz Suvorov, tier III: turning angles for the near side turrets are changed. Now they can turn to face the opposite side;
  • Sinop, tier VII: turrets turning speed is lowered from 6 dg/s to 3 dg/s;
  • Vladivostok, tier VIII: turrets turning speed is lowered from 6 dg/s to 4 dg/s

These changes balance the ships in their overall performance, keeping their distinctive features — good accuracy on lower ranges and general effectivesness in close combat — intact.

Surveillance Radar consumable is removed from Vladivostok, Sovetsky Soyuz, Kremlin and Lenin. It’s effectiveness was very situational and it didn’t suite this branch.

“Fighters” consumable parameters are brought to the standard values: action time 60 s, reload time 135 (90) s.

Please note that the information in the Development Blog is preliminary.