World of Warships

Supertest: Russian Tier IV battleship Gangut

Moving on in this new branch of the Russian tech tree, here is the Gangut, the only ship ever completed in this new line.

Issue with the anti-air values

Before I start, I have to mention that for now, the anti-air values are from the old system. This means that, while they give you an idea of what the ship can do, there will be some difference with the values from the aircraft carrier rework.

As soon as gamemodels3d is updated, I will modify the Anti-air section.

The Gangut was the lead ship of the Gangut-class built by the Imperial Russian Navy between 1909 and 1914. Funnily enough, she was also the last being completed. The class consisted of 4 ships: Gangut, Petropavlovsk, Sevastopol and Poltava.
The ships all served during the First World War with the task of defending the entrance of the Gulf of Finland from a potential German attack that… never happened. In the end, their time in service mostly consisted of training and providing cover for minelaying operations.

In 1917, they participated in the general mutiny of the Baltic Fleet followed by the February Revolution and finally, they joined the Bolsheviks the following year.

After all the revolutions, rebellions, etc. being settled down, the ships were renamed to give them fancy revolutionary names. First, Petropavlovsk was renamed Marat and Sevastopol was renamed Parizhskaya Kommuna. Between 1925 and 1926, Gangut and Poltava were also recommissioned and respectively renamed Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya and Frunze. Frunze was later scrapped in 1930.

Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya was rebuilt between 1931 and 1934. She took part in the Winter War by bombarding Finnish coastal artillery. Later in 1941, she received a significant upgrade to her anti-air armament right before the Operation Barbarossa. During the Siege of Leningrad, she provided gunfire support against the German forces despite being bombed 3 times. She remained on active duty until 1954 and was later scrapped in 1956.

In World of Warships, we will have Gangut, the WW1 version of the ship. This means that we have now a ship 2 times in the game but with different configurations. Now I will let you choose between the bourgeois version or the proletarian version of the ship.

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Modules
Hull
Engine
Gun Fire Control System
Main battery

Gangut (A)

Propulsion: 42,000 hp

GFCS IV mod. 1

305 mm/52 Model 1907

Gangut (B)

GFCS IV mod. 2

Please Note
I will cover both the stock configuration and the fully researched configuration for the tech tree ships.
Characteristics
GeneralMain BatterySecondariesAir DefenseConsumables
Tier IV
Health 37 600 HP
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 14 130 km
305 mm/52 Model 1907 4 x 3 305 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range 3.50 km
120 mm/50 Model 1905 16 x 1 120 mm
Maximum speed 23 kt
Turning Circle Radius 660 m
Rudder Shift Time 14.30 s
Surface Detectability 10.62 km
Air Detectability 9.6 km
Detectability After Firing Main Gus in Smoke 8.30 km
4×3 305 mm/52 Model 1907
180 Degree Turn Time 56.2 s
Reloading Time 32.0 s
Optimal fronfiring angle
46°
Optimal rear firing angle 35°
Sigma 1.70 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 209 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE
Alpha Damage 4 500 HP
Damage 3 360 HP
Alpha Piercing HE 51 mm
Explosion Size 1.73
Chance to Cause Fire 33 %
Projectile Speed 762 m/s
Air Drag 0.46
Projectile Mass 470.9
Projectile Krupp 1
Type of Projectile AP
Alpha Damage 8 600 HP
Chance to Cause Fire -0.5 %
Projectile Speed 762 m/s
Air Drag 0.46
Projectile Mass 470.9
Projectile Krupp 2 627
Projectile Detonator 0.01 s
16 x 1 120 mm/50 Model 1905
Reloading Time 8.57 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Horizontal Dispersion 50 m
Vertical Dispersion 110 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE
Alpha Damage 1 700 HP
Damage 470 HP
Alpha Piercing HE 20 mm
Explosion Size 0.4
Chance to Cause Fire 8 %
Projectile Speed 823 m/s
Air Drag 0.487
Projectile Mass 20.48
Projectile Krupp 1
8 x 1 75 mm Cane
Anti-air Aura 0.15
Maximum Range 3.00 km
Reloading Time 0.5 s

 

Slot 1
Slot 2
Consumable charges: 3
Work time: 20 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Consumable charges: 2
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 120 s
HP regeneration speed: 0.005 % HP/s
Consumable charges: 4
Work time: 20 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Consumable charges: 3
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration speed: 0.005 % HP/s
GeneralMain BatterySecondariesAir DefenseConsumables
Tier IV
Health 40 500 HP
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range 15 543 km
305 mm/52 Model 1907 4 x 3 305 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range 3.50 km
120 mm/50 Model 1905 16 x 1 120 mm
Maximum speed 23 kt
Turning Circle Radius 660 m
Rudder Shift Time 10.20 s
Surface Detectability 10.60 km
Air Detectability 9.6 km
Detectability After Firing Main Gus in Smoke 8.30 km
4×3 305 mm/52 Model 1907
180 Degree Turn Time 56.2 s
Optimal fronfiring angle
46°
Optimal rear firing angle 35°
Reloading Time 32.0 s
Sigma 1.70 sigma
Maximum Dispersion 206 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE
Alpha Damage 4 500 HP
Damage 3 360 HP
Alpha Piercing HE 51 mm
Explosion Size 1.73
Chance to Cause Fire 33 %
Projectile Speed 762 m/s
Air Drag 0.46
Projectile Mass 470.9
Projectile Krupp 1
Type of Projectile AP
Alpha Damage 8 600 HP
Chance to Cause Fire -0.5 %
Projectile Speed 762 m/s
Air Drag 0.46
Projectile Mass 470.9
Projectile Krupp 2 627
Projectile Detonator 0.01 s
16 x 1 120 mm/50 Model 1905
Reloading Time 8.57 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Horizontal Dispersion 50 m
Vertical Dispersion 110 m
Shells
Type of Projectile HE
Alpha Damage 1 700 HP
Damage 470 HP
Alpha Piercing HE 20 mm
Explosion Size 0.4
Chance to Cause Fire 8 %
Projectile Speed 823 m/s
Air Drag 0.487
Projectile Mass 20.48
Projectile Krupp 1
8 x 1 75 mm Cane
Anti-air Aura 0.15
Maximum Range 3.00 km
Reloading Time 0.5 s
4 x 1 7.62 mm Maxim machine gun
Anti-air Aura 0.07
Maximum Range 990 m
Reloading Time 0.1 s
Slot 1
Slot 2
Consumable charges: 3
Work time: 20 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Consumable charges: 2
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 120 s
HP regeneration speed: 0.005 % HP/s
Consumable charges: 4
Work time: 20 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Consumable charges: 3
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration speed: 0.005 % HP/s

The armor analysis

The armor scheme on the Gangut is relatively similar to the one found on the Knyaz Suvorov. We once again have this mix of turtleback and spaced armor protecting the citadel as well as the very thick armor protection all over the ship.

Gangut.JPG

The bow section

Bow 1.JPG

The deck of the bow is 38 mm thick just like on the Knyaz Suvorov. The upper part is 75 mm and the extended armor belt is 125 mm thick. Once again, we have a ship that cannot be overmatched on her bow section.

bow 2.JPG

Inside the bow, there is one armored deck of 25 mm. If needed, it will provide some protection against plunging fire towards your citadel but this is a massive if.

bow 3.png

The frontal protection of the middle section is not too bad. The citadel’s athwartship (surrounded in red) as well as the casemates on the sides and at the top are 50 mm thick.

bow 4.png

Finally, the upper part of the citadel’s athwartship, as well as the casemate around it, are 100 mm thick.

The middle section

middle1.JPG

On the middle section, the armor is as follows:
Main belt: 225 mm
Upper belt: 125 mm
Deck: 38 mm

Except for the Kaiser with her insane 350 mm main belt, the main belt on the Gangut is pretty much the standard armor thickness at tier IV.

middle2.JPG

The sloped armor of the turtleback is 38 mm thick.

middle3.JPG

The part of the citadel that is protected by the turtleback is only 19 mm thick so if a shell goes through the turtleback, you will definitely feel it.

middle4.JPG

As for the upper part protected by the spaced armor, it is 51 mm thick. Will it be enough to protect your citadel from broadside shots even under 10 km? I am frankly not sure.

Finally, the deck of the citadel is protected by 25 mm of armor except under the 1st and 4th turret where it goes up to 44 mm.

The Stern section

stern1.JPG

The stern of the Gangut is where we start to see squishy parts. the top of the stern is only 19 mm thick which means that cruisers will penetrate it with HE and battleships will overmatch it. The lower deck is 38 mm thick. As for the extended belt, it’s 100 mm thick for the upper part and 125 mm thick for the lower part. As for the tip of the stern, it is 50 mm thick.

There are 2 armored decks. the upper one is 38 mm thick and the lower one is 25 mm thick for the middle part and 38 mm thick for the sloped sides as well as the tip.

stern7.JPG

The tip of the upper armored deck is also thinner than the rest with 30 mm of armor.

Finally, there is also a bulkhead inside that stern because it wouldn’t be funny otherwise. The upper part of the bulkhead is 100 mm thick and the lower part 125 mm thick.

As for the rear protection of the middle section, it is as follow:

For the lower part including the citadel (surrounded in red as per usual), it’s 30 mm thick and then 100 mm thick.

stern10.JPG

For the upper part, it’s 125 mm thick.

The superstructure

superstructure.JPG

For the superstructure, as you can see it is very small and is protected by 13 mm of armor. Not much room for cruisers to deal damage to this ship.

The turrets

Turret.JPG

On the Gangut’s turrets, the face and the sides are protected by 203 mm of armor, the rear is protected by 305 mm of armor (counter-weight) and the roof is 76 mm thick. Not the tankiest turrets but that’s not too bad.

So to conclude, we once again have a ship with excellent external armor all-around it but that will require careful angling if you don’t want a surprise citadel.

Ah, also as a side note. The guns on the Knyaz Suvorov and the Gangut are the same as on the Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya. This makes them at tier III the strongest battleship guns and at tier IV they are almost completely taking the 1st seat.

5 comments

  1. Kinda bummed you can’t have the upgraded version (1930s) in the standard branch. I would have liked the Sevastopol at Tier 5 as the non-premium version of OktRev… Oh well XD.

  2. This isn’t actually the first time we’ve had the same ship in the game twice, the Benson (american tech tree DD) and the Loyang (Pan-Asian premium DD), are in fact the same ship.

  3. Personally I prefer the “bourgeois version”. Not all refits look good, especially Okt Rev and that bent funnel is just fugly.

    1. Plus Gangut is the only real historical ship in the entire RU BB line, which makes me appreciate her more. The only inaccuracy I can notice so far is that she’s carrying far more AA guns than she did in reality.

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