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Supertest: Italian Tier VII Destroyer Luca Tarigo

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Historical background

Luca Tarigo was part of the Navigatori-class of destroyers from the Regia Marina. The ship was laid down in August 1927, launched in December 1928 and completed in November 1929.

The ship’s career during the 1930s was fairly quiet, starting with a major overhaul to take care of the stability issues of the class. In 1937 and 1938, she took part in the Spanish Civil War, with troop transports and convoy escort missions.

During the Second World War, the ship took part in multiple convoy escort missions as well as mine-laying operations. On the 16th of April 1941, she and her convoy were attacked by the British destroyers HMS Janus, Nubian, Jervis and Mohawk. The convoy, caught completely off-guard was brutally outmatched and the Luca Tarigo, the sole remaining ship went for a last stand action, torpedoing HMS Mohawk that was hit twice and had to be scuttled. Luca Tarigo was of course sunk with only 36 men surviving.

Ship’s preview

Ship’s camouflage

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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Luca Tarigo (A)

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Propulsion: 50 000 HP

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SDT 7 mod.1

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120 mm/50 Ansaldo Model 1926 on a Model 1926 mount

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533 mm Si 270 M1

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Luca Tarigo (B)

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‎‎SDT 7 mod.2

Stock Ship

General Characteristics

Tier VII
Health 12 600 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction 0 %
Displacement 1 935 tons
Dimensions
Overall length 110.03 m
Beam 11.15 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship) 14.4 m
Freeboard 2.8 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 6.150 km
120 mm/50 Ansaldo Model 1926 on a Model 1926 mount
3 x 2 120 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 10.000 km
533 mm tubo lanciasiluri 2 x 3 533 mm
Maximum speed 38.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 610 m
Rudder Shift Time 5.0 s
Surface Detectability 7.06 km
Air Detectability 3.02 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.51 km

Main Armament

3 x 2 120 mm/50 Ansaldo Model 1926 on a Model 1926 mount
(middle turret can rotate at 360°)
 Maximum Firing Range 6.150 km
 Reloading Time 5.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time 12.8 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 50°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 30°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 61 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 120 mm proiettili HE 1926
Alpha Damage 1 700
Penetration capacity 20 mm
Explosion size 0.38
Fire chance 7 %
Projectile Speed 950 m/s
Air Drag 0.381
Projectile Mass 23.15 kg
Type of Projectile SAP – 120 mm proiettili CS 1926
Alpha Damage 2 850
Penetration capacity 34 mm
Projectile Speed 950 m/s
Air Drag 0.381
Projectile Mass 23.15 kg
Ricochet Angles 60° – 75°

Torpedo Armament

2 x 3 533 mm tubo lanciasiluri
533 mm Si 270 M1
Reloading Time 70 s
Maximum Distance 10.000 km
Firing angles at the Front 65°
Firing angles at the Rear 60°
Damage 10 000
Flooding Chance 160%
Speed 56 knots
Surface Detectability 1.1 km

Anti-air Armament

2 x 1 40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni Model 1917 on a single mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 2.5 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 11
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 39
8 x 2 13.2 mm/76 Breda Model 1931 on a twin mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 1.5 km
Hit chance 95 %
Sector’s damage 39
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 137

Consumable

Slot 1
Slot 2
Damage Control Party
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Exhaust Smoke Generator
Number of charges: 4
Work time: 30 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Smoke duration time: 10 s
Smoke radius: 450 m

Fully Upgraded Ship

General Characteristics

Tier VII
Health 15 100 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction 0 %
Displacement 2 580 tons
Dimensions
Overall length 110.03 m
Beam 11.15 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship) 14.4 m
Freeboard 2.8 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 6.765 km
120 mm/50 Ansaldo Model 1926 on a Model 1926 mount
3 x 2 120 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 10.000 km
533 mm tubo lanciasiluri 2 x 3 533 mm
Maximum speed 38.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 610 m
Rudder Shift Time 3.6 s
Surface Detectability 7.06 km
Air Detectability 3.02 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.51 km

Main Armament

3 x 2 120 mm/50 Ansaldo Model 1926 on a Model 1926 mount
(middle turret can rotate at 360°)
 Maximum Firing Range 6.765 km
 Reloading Time 5.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time 12.8 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 50°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 30°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 66 m
Shells
Type of Projectile  HE – 120 mm proiettili HE 1926
Alpha Damage 1 700
Penetration capacity 20 mm
Explosion size 0.38
Fire chance 7 %
Projectile Speed 950 m/s
Air Drag 0.381
Projectile Mass 23.15 kg
Type of Projectile SAP – 120 mm proiettili CS 1926
Alpha Damage 2 850
Penetration capacity 34 mm
Projectile Speed 950 m/s
Air Drag 0.381
Projectile Mass 23.15 kg
Ricochet Angles 60° – 75°

Torpedo Armament

2 x 3 533 mm tubo lanciasiluri
533 mm Si 270 M1
Reloading Time 70 s
Maximum Distance 10.000 km
Firing angles at the Front 65°
Firing angles at the Rear 60°
Damage 10 000
Flooding Chance 160%
Speed 56 knots
Surface Detectability 1.1 km

Anti-air Armament

2 x 2 37 mm/54 Model 1938 on a Model 1938 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 19
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 67
8 x 2 13.2 mm/76 Breda Model 1931 on a twin mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 1.5 km
Hit chance 95 %
Sector’s damage 32
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 112

Consumable

Slot 1
Slot 2
Damage Control Party
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Exhaust Smoke Generator
Number of charges: 4
Work time: 30 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Smoke duration time: 10 s
Smoke radius: 450 m

The Armor

The Luca Tarigo’s hull is 16 mm thick while the superstructure is protected by 10 mm and the turrets by 6 mm.

Personal Opinion

While the ship’s DPM with SAP is quite impressive and her concealment is respectable, I’m still not convinced by the ultra-short main battery firing range, especially when you look at her HP pool that is above average but not much more. It feels like engagements will really be decided by the availability of the fuel smoke. Otherwise, she just won’t be able to cut it against her opponents.

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