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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

Tier II
Health 7 600 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction 0 %
Displacement 953 tons
Dimensions
Overall length 85.04 m
Beam 10.15 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship) 11.0 m
Freeboard 1.8 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 5.300 km
102 mm/45 Schneider-Armstrong Model 1919 on a twin mount 2 x 2 102 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 6.000 km
450 mm tubo lanciasiluri 2 x 3 450 mm
Maximum speed 32.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 470 m
Rudder Shift Time 3.2 s
Surface Detectability 5.94 km
Air Detectability 2.43 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.00 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 Range 5.300 km
 Reloading Time 5.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time 18.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 19°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 38°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 55 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 102 mm proiettili HE
Alpha Damage 1 450
Penetration capacity 17 mm
Explosion size 0.3
Fire chance 6 %
Projectile Speed 850 m/s
Air Drag 0.33
Projectile Mass 13.74 kg
Type of Projectile SAP – 102 mm proiettili CS
Alpha Damage 2 250
Penetration capacity 29 mm
Projectile Speed 850 m/s
Air Drag 0.267
Projectile Mass 13.74 kg
Ricochet Angles 80° – 85°

Torpedo Armament

2 x 3 450 mm tubo lanciasiluri
450 mm W 200
Reloading Time 55 s
Maximum Distance 6.000 km
Firing angles at the Front 40°
Firing angles at the Rear 50°
Damage 6 133
Flooding Chance 96%
Speed 48 knots
Surface Detectability 1.1 km

Anti-air Armament

2 x 1 76 mm/30 Armstrong Model 1914 on a single mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.0 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 2
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 7

Consumable

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

Fully Upgraded Ship

General Characteristics

Tier II
Health 8 900 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction 0 %
Displacement 1 214 tons
Dimensions
Overall length 85.04 m
Beam 10.15 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship) 11.0 m
Freeboard 1.8 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 5.830 km
102 mm/45 Schneider-Armstrong Model 1919 on a twin mount 2 x 2 102 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 6.000 km
450 mm tubo lanciasiluri 2 x 3 450 mm
Maximum speed 32.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 470 m
Rudder Shift Time 2.3 s
Surface Detectability 5.94 km
Air Detectability 2.43 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.00 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 Range 5.830 km
 Reloading Time 5.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time 18.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 19°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 38°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 59 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 102 mm proiettili HE
Alpha Damage 1 450
Penetration capacity 17 mm
Explosion size 0.3
Fire chance 6 %
Projectile Speed 850 m/s
Air Drag 0.33
Projectile Mass 13.74 kg
Type of Projectile SAP – 102 mm proiettili CS
Alpha Damage 2 250
Penetration capacity 29 mm
Projectile Speed 850 m/s
Air Drag 0.267
Projectile Mass 13.74 kg
Ricochet Angles 80° – 85°

Torpedo Armament

2 x 3 450 mm tubo lanciasiluri
450 mm W 200
Reloading Time 55 s
Maximum Distance 6.000 km
Firing angles at the Front 40°
Firing angles at the Rear 50°
Damage 6 133
Flooding Chance 96%
Speed 48 knots
Surface Detectability 1.1 km

Anti-air Armament

2 x 1 76/40 Ansaldo 1917
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.0 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 2
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 7

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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