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Supertest: Russian Tier X battleship Kremlin

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Here we finally are. Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for waiting, it is here, the tier X Russian battleship Kremlin. Or Kreml. Or the name might change because I saw quite a few Russian players not happy with it just like French players as well as me weren’t happy back when République was called France.

Anyway, the Kremlin is based on the Project 24 of battleships from the Soviet Navy. This project was, as the name suggests, an evolution of the previous project 23. The ships were planned as an upscaled version of the Stalingrad-class (just like the Project 66 AKA the Moskva was a downscaled version) and were designed to have a standard displacement of around 75 000 tons. At the start, the main battery was planned to consist of 406 mm guns. However, the idea of fitting the ships with 457 mm guns was considered until Stalin stepped in to tell to the naval engineers to calm down and to stick to the original 406 mm guns especially considering the fact that the design kept getting bigger.
In the end, no ship was ever laid down as the project was cancelled with Stalingrad and the rest after the death of Stalin.



Gun Fire Control System
Main battery

Kreml (A)

Propulsion: 280 000 hp

GFCS X mod. 2

457 mm/48 B-45

Please Note
I will cover both the stock configuration and the fully researched configuration for the tech tree ships.
GeneralMain BatterySecondariesAir DefenseConsumables
Health108 300 HP
Main Armament
Maximum Firing Range20 680 km
457 mm/48 B-453 x 3 457 mm
Secondary Armament
Maximum Firing Range6.00 km
130 mm/60 BL-109A8 x 2 130 mm
Maximum speed29.5 kt
Turning Circle Radius1090 m
Rudder Shift Time16.3 s
Surface Detectability17.04 km
Air Detectability13.92 km
Detectability After Firing Main Gus in Smoke18.10 km
3×3 457 mm/48 B-45
180 Degree Turn Time30.0 s
Reloading Time34.0 s
Optimal fronfiring angle
Optimal rear firing angle30°
Sigma1.70 sigma
Maximum Dispersion274 m
Type of ProjectileHE
Alpha Damage6 600 HP
Damage6 400 HP
Alpha Piercing HE76 mm
Explosion Size3.04
Chance to Cause Fire48 %
Projectile Speed800 m/s
Air Drag0.24
Projectile Mass1 583
Projectile Krupp240
Type of ProjectileAP
Alpha Damage15 500 HP
Chance to Cause Fire-0.5 %
Projectile Speed800 m/s
Air Drag0.256
Projectile Mass1 583
Projectile Krupp2 450
Projectile Detonator0.033 s
8 x 2 130 mm/60 BL-109A
Reloading Time4.0 s
Sigma1.00 sigma
Horizontal Dispersion50 m
Vertical Dispersion110 m
Type of ProjectileHE
Alpha Damage1 800 HP
Damage500 HP
Alpha Piercing HE22 mm
Explosion Size0.43
Chance to Cause Fire8 %
Projectile Speed950 m/s
Air Drag0.291
Projectile Mass33.4
Projectile Krupp1
8 x 2 130 mm/60 BL-109A
Sector range3.5 km – 6.6 km
Hit chance75 %
Sector’s damage500
Sector’s damage frequency1.18 s
Sector’s damage per second424
Flak clouds number10
Flak cloud damage1820
12 x 4 45 mm SM-20-ZIF
Sector range2.3 km – 3.5 km
Hit chance75 %
Sector’s damage260
Sector’s damage frequency0.41 s
Sector’s damage per second634
Flak clouds number11
Flak cloud damage1120
18 x 4 25 mm 4M-120
Sector range0.1 km – 2.3 km
Hit chance70 %
Sector’s damage190
Sector’s damage frequency0.22 s
Sector’s damage per second864
Sector reinforcement
Sector reinforcement bonus+25%
Sector reinforcement time12 s
Sector reinforcement shift time12 s
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Consumable charges: 3
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 60 s
Consumable charges: 2
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 120 s
HP regeneration speed: 0.005 % HP/s
Charges: 2
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 270 s
Spotting range: 15 km
Will only spot battleships and aircraft carriers
Consumable charges: 4
Work time: 10 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Consumable charges: 3
Work time: 28 s
Cooldown: 80 s
HP regeneration speed: 0.005 % HP/s
Charges: 3
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 180 s
Range: 15 km
Will only spot battleships and aircraft carriers

The armor analysis


That is one serious level of armor right here Ladies and Gentlemen. Considering the ship is basically designed to fight under 16/15 km, don’t worry, her armor will help you to achieve your mission.

The bow section


Starting with the bow, as usual, the main part is 32 mm thick like all the other tier X battleships but you have also a very nice icebreaker. It is, starting from the middle section, 150 mm thick and then it gets thinner to 50 mm thick. Half of that icebreaker is above the waterline.

Inside the bow, there is an armored deck just above the icebreaker and it is 100 mm thick. At the end of that armored deck, there is a 420 mm thick heavily angled bulkhead.


For the frontal protection of the middle section, there is for the upper part a 150 mm thick casemate.


For the lower part including the citadel’s athwartship, it is 350 mm thick.


The citadel (in orange) has the Russian battleships T shape which means that below the waterline, the citadel is in a spaced armor configuration.

The middle section


The Kremlin gets the record of the thickest main belt of the game! Below the turrets, the main belt is 430 mm thick and between these 2 sections, it is 410 mm thick. If you add to this the angle of that main belt, it beats almost completely the Yamato. There is just a single portion of the Yamato’s 410 mm main belt where it gets thicker than on the Kremlin because of the slope.


The citadel’s lower section is protected on the sides by 70 mm of armor on top of the main belt for the upper part. For the part really deep underwater, it is more than unlikely that a shell ever reaches it.


The citadel’s deck is 150 mm thick so AP bombs from Hakuryu and such will definitely be able to reach your citadel if they are dropped the right way.

Now, the following description is surrounded by one massive IF. It turns out that inside the citadel, there is a splinter deck. This might mean that Wargaming planned ahead on lowering the citadel in the event that people start complaining about it being too easy to hit.
As I said though, it is a major IF.

This splinter deck is divided into 3 parts. Below the turrets, it is 75 mm thick and on the engine section, it is only 20 mm thick.

Once again, right now, this splinter deck doesn’t come into play. It will only be a thing if somehow Wargaming decide to lower the citadel of the ship.

The stern section


For the stern, the ship is well equipped to kite if need be. The major part is the classic 32 mm plating. There is then the extended belt that is, starting from the middle section 150 mm thick and then 300 mm thick.

Inside the stern, there is an armored deck split into 2 parts. The first one, on the left, is 100 mm thick and the second one on the right is 150 mm thick. Between the 2 parts of the armored deck, there is a bulkhead of 100 mm.


At the end of the armored deck, there is a bulkhead similar to the one inside the bow. It is however much wider and is 400 mm thick. I would say, good luck hitting the citadel through the stern or through the bow.

The superstructure


For the superstructure, it is quite similar to the one on the Stalingrad (which is quite logic) so it is fairly big. As usual for a tier X battleship, it is 19 mm thick.

The turrets


Hmmm. Boy, these turrets. Boy, they are spicy.  Let’s put it straight, they should be beating the République turrets and by such would take the position of the second most resistant turrets of the game. Of course, the great winner will always remain Yamato.

The face of these turrets is 550 mm thick. You might say “But wait, République has 590 mm turret face.” and you are right but it’s without counting the effective thickness and with that, Kremlin gets the medal. The face of the turrets is angled at 45° compared to 28° for the République. This means that the Kremlin’s turrets armor gets a big bump compared to République’s turrets.
For the rest of the armor, the sides are 254 mm thick, the back is 508 mm thick and the roof is 254 mm thick.

To conclude on this ship, boy I am hyped for it. It is well armored with a massive HP pool, the guns are nasty and the handling is fantastic, the anti-air as well, it has on top of that the third best concealment of all tier X battleships. It will still require a more careful playstyle due to the limited number of damage control party and fewer repair party but I am frankly looking forward to this ship.

Side note: it has better concealment than Stalingrad… Yes. Yes, that doesn’t make any sense.

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15,466 thoughts on “Supertest: Russian Tier X battleship Kremlin

  1. The ships were planned, and in the end, no ship was ever laid down, as the project was cancelled with Stalingrad and the rest after the death of Stalin. So this Project will be used in special game mode ?

  2. Excuse me? Projet 24 wasnt any kind of “up-scaled “Stalingrad”-cl***”; it was Project 23 Sovetsky Souyz-cl***, re-designed to incorporate wartime experience.

  3. You can see the resemblance with the Moskva and Stalingrad, especially in the superstructures and in those superfiring secondaries over the main batteries… The Soviet Navy was really standardizing their designs. Must have learned from the US Navy (look at the Alaska – Baltimore – Cleveland cl***es…)

  4. Correction, French players wanted the ship called France, stupid Muricans cried because they didn’t have a ship called “America” and thus didn’t want a ship called France if they don’t have an “America” in the first place. Yes, typical muricans are not very smart people.

  5. No it because we don’t like the French very much so we don’t want them having anything special.

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