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Supertest: Italian tier II Destroyer Curtatone

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Historical background

The Curtatone class was the first class of destroyer built by the Regia Marina after the First World War. The ships were also the first destroyers to use twin mounts instead of single mounts for the main battery.

Curtatone herself was laid down in January 1920, launched in March 1922 and commissioned in June 1923.

The ship’s career before the Second World War was very quiet, just being used for patrols and by the end of the 1930s, the ship was already considered obsolete.
When the war started, she was employed in convoy escort duties. She would meet her end in May 1941 when she hit a mine and quickly sank near Athens.

In World of Warships, Curtatone introduces the new Italian destroyers line. The ships are, for now, characterized by a very short main battery firing range but high damage per minute with HE and SAP shells being available.
They also have long-range torpedoes but with low damage and speed.

Ship’s preview

For the classic reminder, this is a ship in testing, anything can change so don’t look at her like she would already be released.

Modules

Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery
Torpedoes

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Curtatone (A)

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Propulsion: 22 000 HP

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SDT 2 mod.1

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102 mm/45 Schneider-Armstrong Model 1919 on a twin mount

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‎450 mm W 200

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Curtatone (B)

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‎‎SDT 2 mod.2

Stock Ship

General Characteristics

TierII
Health7 600 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction0 %
Displacement953 tons
Dimensions
Overall length85.04 m
Beam10.15 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)11.0 m
Freeboard1.8 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range5.300 km
102 mm/45 Schneider-Armstrong Model 1919 on a twin mount2 x 2 102 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range6.000 km
450 mm tubo lanciasiluri2 x 3 450 mm
Maximum speed32.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius470 m
Rudder Shift Time3.2 s
Surface Detectability5.94 km
Air Detectability2.43 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke2.00 km

Main Armament

2 x 2 102 mm/45 Schneider-Armstrong Model 1919 on a twin mount
Rear turret can turn at 360°
 Maximum Firing Range5.300 km
 Reloading Time5.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time18.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front19°
Optimal firing angles at the rear38°
Sigma2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion55 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 102 mm proiettili HE
Alpha Damage1 450
Penetration capacity17 mm
Explosion size0.3
Fire chance6 %
Projectile Speed850 m/s
Air Drag0.33
Projectile Mass13.74 kg
Type of ProjectileSAP – 102 mm proiettili CS
Alpha Damage2 250
Penetration capacity29 mm
Projectile Speed850 m/s
Air Drag0.267
Projectile Mass13.74 kg
Ricochet Angles80° – 85°

Torpedo Armament

2 x 3 450 mm tubo lanciasiluri
450 mm W 200
Reloading Time55 s
Maximum Distance6.000 km
Firing angles at the Front40°
Firing angles at the Rear50°
Damage6 133
Flooding Chance96%
Speed48 knots
Surface Detectability1.1 km

Anti-air Armament

2 x 1 76 mm/30 Armstrong Model 1914 on a single mount
Sector range0.1 km – 3.0 km
Hit chance100 %
Sector’s damage2
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second7

Consumable

Slot 1
Damage Control Party
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 40 s

Fully Upgraded Ship

General Characteristics

TierII
Health8 900 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction0 %
Displacement1 214 tons
Dimensions
Overall length85.04 m
Beam10.15 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)11.0 m
Freeboard1.8 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range5.830 km
102 mm/45 Schneider-Armstrong Model 1919 on a twin mount2 x 2 102 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range6.000 km
450 mm tubo lanciasiluri2 x 3 450 mm
Maximum speed32.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius470 m
Rudder Shift Time2.3 s
Surface Detectability5.94 km
Air Detectability2.43 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke2.00 km

Main Armament

2 x 2 102 mm/45 Schneider-Armstrong Model 1919 on a twin mount
Rear turret can turn at 360°
 Maximum Firing Range5.830 km
 Reloading Time5.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time18.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front19°
Optimal firing angles at the rear38°
Sigma2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion59 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 102 mm proiettili HE
Alpha Damage1 450
Penetration capacity17 mm
Explosion size0.3
Fire chance6 %
Projectile Speed850 m/s
Air Drag0.33
Projectile Mass13.74 kg
Type of ProjectileSAP – 102 mm proiettili CS
Alpha Damage2 250
Penetration capacity29 mm
Projectile Speed850 m/s
Air Drag0.267
Projectile Mass13.74 kg
Ricochet Angles80° – 85°

Torpedo Armament

2 x 3 450 mm tubo lanciasiluri
450 mm W 200
Reloading Time55 s
Maximum Distance6.000 km
Firing angles at the Front40°
Firing angles at the Rear50°
Damage6 133
Flooding Chance96%
Speed48 knots
Surface Detectability1.1 km

Anti-air Armament

2 x 1 76/40 Ansaldo 1917
Sector range0.1 km – 3.0 km
Hit chance100 %
Sector’s damage2
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second7

Consumable

Slot 1
Damage Control Party
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 40 s

The Armor

The Curtatone is covered with 6 mm of armor everywhere. I don’t have any visuals because, for whatever reason, it’s all black.

Personal Opinion

Well, as much as it’s tier II where you can get away with a whole lot of things, that main battery range really worries me. Even if we go with Main Battery and AA Expert to increase the range, we would only reach 7.0 km.

Considering that the ship isn’t particularly fast, it might prove to be tricky to not just get obliterated in no time, especially since Curtatone doesn’t even get a Smoke Generator.

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