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Supertest: Italian Tier VIII Destroyer Vittorio Cuniberti

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Historical background

Vittorio Cuniberti is based on the Maestrale Potenziato which was a design from the early 1930s. This design was meant as a larger version of the Maestrale-class of destroyers and would carry three twin turrets with 120 mm guns, two superfiring at the front and one at the rear. The torpedo armament would have been greatly reduced with only a single triple launcher located at the rear.

In the end, the design never came to be as it was judged to be too expensive and the Regia Marina favored a greater number of smaller units.

In World of Warships, we are getting an altered design with the main difference being the addition of two quadruple torpedo launchers. Compared to the previous ships, she gets an Emergency Engine Power consumable to give her higher chances to evade enemy shells when fighting.

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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Vittorio Cuniberti (A)

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Propulsion: 76 000 HP

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SDT 8 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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Vittorio Cuniberti (B)

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‎‎SDT 8 mod.2

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533 mm Si 270 M2

Stock Ship

General Characteristics

Tier VIII
Health 14 300 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction 0 %
Displacement 2 301 tons
Dimensions
Overall length 120.14 m
Beam 10.14 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship) 17.0 m
Freeboard 2.0 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 6.458 km
120 mm/50 OTO Model 1931 on a Model 1931 mount 3 x 2 120 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 10.000 km
533 mm tubo lanciasiluri 2 x 4 533 mm
Maximum speed 39.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 650 m
Rudder Shift Time 5.4 s
Surface Detectability 8.22 km
Air Detectability 3.11 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.99 km

Main Armament

3 x 2 120 mm/50 OTO Model 1931 on a Model 1931 mount
(rear turret can rotate at 360°)
 Maximum Firing Range 6.458 km
 Reloading Time 4.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time 12.8 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 37°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 63 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 4 533 mm tubo lanciasiluri
533 mm Si 270 M1
Reloading Time 90 s
Maximum Distance 10.000 km
Firing angles at the Front 68°
Firing angles at the Rear 58°
Damage 10 000
Flooding Chance 160%
Speed 56 knots
Surface Detectability 1.1 km

Anti-air Armament

2 x 1 37 mm/54 Model 1939 on a Model RM1939 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 14
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 49
4 x 2 20 mm/65 Breda Model 1935 on a Model 1935 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 2.0 km
Hit chance 95 %
Sector’s damage 13
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 46

Consumable

Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Damage Control Party
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Exhaust Smoke Generator
Number of charges: 6
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Smoke duration time: 10 s
Smoke radius: 450 m
Emergency Engine Power
Number of charges: 6
Work time: 25 s
Cooldown: 160 s
Bonus: +25% speed

Fully Upgraded Ship

General Characteristics

Tier VIII
Health 16 700 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction 0 %
Displacement 2 915 tons
Dimensions
Overall length 120.14 m
Beam 10.14 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship) 17.0 m
Freeboard 2.0 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 7.103 km
120 mm/50 OTO Model 1931 on a Model 1931 mount 3 x 2 120 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range 12.000 km
533 mm tubo lanciasiluri 2 x 4 533 mm
Maximum speed 39.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 650 m
Rudder Shift Time 3.9 s
Surface Detectability 8.22 km
Air Detectability 3.11 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke 2.99 km

Main Armament

3 x 2 120 mm/50 OTO Model 1931 on a Model 1931 mount
(rear turret can rotate at 360°)
 Maximum Firing Range 7.103 km
 Reloading Time 4.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time 12.8 s
Optimal firing angles at the front 30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear 37°
Sigma 2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 68 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 4 533 mm tubo lanciasiluri
533 mm Si 270 M2
Reloading Time 90 s
Maximum Distance 12.000 km
Firing angles at the Front 68°
Firing angles at the Rear 58°
Damage 10 000
Flooding Chance 160%
Speed 56 knots
Surface Detectability 1.1 km

Anti-air Armament

2 x 1 37 mm/54 Model 1939 on a Model RM1939 mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 14
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 49
4 x 6 20 mm/70 Breda Model 1941 on a sextuple mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 2.0 km
Hit chance 95 %
Sector’s damage 24
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 84

Consumable

Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Damage Control Party
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Exhaust Smoke Generator
Number of charges: 6
Work time: 40 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Smoke duration time: 10 s
Smoke radius: 450 m
Emergency Engine Power
Number of charges: 6
Work time: 25 s
Cooldown: 160 s
Bonus: +25% speed

The Armor

The Vittorio Cuniberti’s hull is 19 mm thick while the superstructure is protected by 13 mm and the turrets by 6 mm.

Personal Opinion

As a gunboat, the Cuniberti definitely looks solid. The firing range starts to be a bit more alright, especially with Main Battery and AA Expert as well as Sansonetti’s Far Reach.
Her SAP DPM is also something you simply cannot ignore and she might prove to be quite nasty to deal with for other destroyers.

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1 thought on “Supertest: Italian Tier VIII Destroyer Vittorio Cuniberti

  1. Now the line starts to become much more interesting. I’m not sure I can handle the grinding, but I’d really like to play with the T8 DD.

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