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Supertest: Italian Tier X Destroyer Attilio Regolo

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Historical background

Attilio Regolo was the first ship of the Capitani Romani-class of light cruisers from the Regia Marina. The ship was laid down in September 1939, launched in August 1940 and commissioned in May 1942.

The Capitani Romani-class were meant to counter the French contre-torpilleurs of the Le Fantasque and Mogador-class. The ships were essentially small light cruisers stripped of any sort of armor in exchange for a speed of 41 knots and a main battery of eight 135 mm guns in four twin turrets.

Attilio Regolo herself… didn’t really have what you would call an amazing career. Only seven months after her commissioning, while returning from a mine-laying operation, the ship was torpedoed by the British submarine HMS Unruffled (I learned a new word today thanks to this submarine). The hit broke the bow of Attilio and she was brought into a drydock for repairs. She was brought back to action in May 1943… just to see the Armistice happening in September. Attilio was sent to Port Mahon where she was interned until the end of the war.

It will be in French services that she will start a new career alongside her sistership Scipione Africano. Both of them had their armament heavily altered with them being equipped with three twin 105 mm turrets, five twin 57 mm AA mounts and four triple torpedo launchers. Attilio Regolo was renamed Châteaurenault and would serve until 1962. She was later used as a school for the “Fusilier marins” (Navy riflemen) until she was fully decommissioned and scrapped in 1969.

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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Attilio Regolo

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Propulsion: 110 000 HP

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SDT 10 mod.1

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135 mm/45 Model 1938 on a Model 1938 mount

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533 mm Si 270 N2

General Characteristics

TierX
Health26 800 HP
Torpedo Damage Reduction0 %
Displacement5 420 tons
Dimensions
Overall length142.2 m
Beam14.4 m
Overall height (keel to the highest point on the ship)21.0 m
Freeboard3.8 m
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range8.500 km
135 mm/45 Model 1938 on a Model 1938 mount4 x 2 135 mm
Torpedo Armament
Maximum Firing Range13.500 km
533 mm tubo lanciasiluri2 x 4 533 mm
Maximum speed41.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius770 m
Rudder Shift Time5.6 s
Surface Detectability9.18 km
Air Detectability4.27 km
Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke3.71 km

Main Armament

4 x 2 135 mm/45 Model 1938 on a Model 1938 mount
 Maximum Firing Range8.500 km
 Reloading Time5.0 s
180 Degree Turn Time18.0 s
Optimal firing angles at the front30°
Optimal firing angles at the rear30°
Sigma2.00 sigma
Maximum Dispersion79 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 135 mm proiettili HE 1938
Alpha Damage1 950
Penetration capacity23 mm
Explosion size0.48
Fire chance9 %
Projectile Speed875 m/s
Air Drag0.29
Projectile Mass32.7 kg
Type of ProjectileSAP – 135 mm proiettili CS 1938
Alpha Damage3 050
Penetration capacity38 mm
Projectile Speed875 m/s
Air Drag0.29
Projectile Mass32.7 kg
Ricochet Angles60° – 75°

Torpedo Armament

2 x 4 533 mm tubo lanciasiluri
533 mm Si 270 M2
Reloading Time90 s
Maximum Distance13.500 km
Firing angles at the Front60°
Firing angles at the Rear56°
Damage13 900
Flooding Chance230%
Speed56 knots
Surface Detectability1.0 km

Anti-air Armament

4 x 1 65 mm/64 Model 1939 on a Model 1939 mount
4 x 1 37 mm/54 Model 1939 on a Model RM1939 mount
Sector range0.1 km – 3.7 km
Hit chance100 %
Sector’s damage44
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second154
4 x 6 20 mm/70 Breda Model 1941 on a sextuple mount
Sector range0.1 km – 2.0 km
Hit chance95 %
Sector’s damage19
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second67

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

Turret armor protection

Personal Opinion

As of right now, Attilio Regolo seems to be a really potent gunboat destroyer. Considering the DPM and even the actual alpha damage per salvo, other destroyers engaging this ship will be toying with fire. Kléber or Smaland might be able to hold their ground but they will take a serious beating nonetheless. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the ship in action, I can tell you that.

Just like the previous ships, the range is an issue but at least, Main Battery and AA Expert is a thing and Italian ships can have Sansonetti as captain.

As a side note, her torpedoes, while not being deep water ones are incredibly stealthy in a similar fashion to those of Khabarovsk. The damage is low but at least they will not be easy to dodge.

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