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Supertest: Soviet Tier IV Aircraft Carrier Komsomolets

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Welp… here we go. Soviet carriers are here with 3 paper designs, the Komsomolets here which is widely different from the known Komsomolets conversion and then sitting at tier X, they decided to go with some what-if Sovetsky Soyuz-class battleship conversion. The best is that there were real designs that would have fitted perfectly at tier X.

Seriously, not only am I pissed that we are getting Soviet carriers before the French and Italian ones but now, I’m also scared as Hell that for the French tier X carrier, they will throw in some what-if Alsace-class conversion…

Anyway…

Historical background

In 1925, a proposal was made by the command of the naval forces of the Red Army to convert the battleship Poltava as well as the unfinished battlecruiser Izmail into aircraft carriers. However, the post-war Russia wasn’t able to afford such project. Instead, in 1927, it was decided that the conversion into a carrier would be done on the training ship Komsomolets.

Once converted, the ship was meant to displace 12 000 tons, reach a maximum speed of 15 knots and carry a total of 42 aircraft. In the end, the project was simply abandoned and from what I understood, was more down the line of seeing if such conversion was viable.

In World of Warships… good Lord, I have no idea of what our Komsomolets is.

Just below, you can see the general design of the Komsomolets as it was supposed to be converted.

Now here, you have the Komsomolets that we have in-game. I think that you can spot the differences without me having to list them.

Ship’s preview

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.

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Modules

 

Hull
Attack Aircraft
Dive Bombers
Torpedo Bombers
Propulsion
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(A)

Polikarpov I-15

TsKB ShON

Polikarpov R-5T
icon_module_Engine_installedPropulsion: 11 000 hp
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(B)

Stock ship

General Characteristics

TierIV
Health31 000 HP
Torpedo damage reduction7 %
Displacement7 500 tons
Aircraft on deck
Attack Aircrafts8
Dive Bombers8
Torpedo Bombers8
Secondary Armament
130 mm/55 Model 1913 on an Obukhov Plant mounting
102 mm/45 Model 1911 on an Obukhov Plant mounting
4 x 1 130 mm
3 x 1 102 mm
Maximum Firing Range4.000 km
Anti-Air Armament
102 mm/45 Model 1911 on an Obukhov Plant mounting
3 x 1 102 mm
Maximum speed17.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius640 m
Rudder Shift Time10.9 s
Surface Detectability8.82 km
Air Detectability5.57 km
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Damage Control Party
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Fighter
Number of charges: 4
Work time: 600 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Patrol Radius: 3.0 km
Planes in a squadron: 4

Attack Aircrafts

Attack Aircrafts – ‎Polikarpov I-15

TierIV
Hit points per plane830
Cruise speed126 knots
Maximum speed166 knots
Engine boost time5 s
Engine boost reload time10 s
Size of attacking flight4
Aircraft per squadron4
Rocket typeHE RS-132
Rocket per plane4
Maximum rocket damage1 450
HE penetration capacity26 mm
Explosion size0.38
Fire chance4 %
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time60 s
Aircraft on deck8
Consumables
Slot 1
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s

Dive Bombers

Dive bombers – ‎TsKB ShON

TierIV
Hit points per plane1 080
Cruise speed92 knots
Maximum speed127 knots
Engine boost time20 s
Engine boost reload time40 s
Size of attacking flight4
Aircraft per squadron4
Bomb typeHE FAB-100
Bomb per plane1
Maximum bomb damage6 100
HE penetration capacity32 mm
Explosion size0.98
Fire chance35 %
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time71 s
Aircraft on deck8
Consumables
Slot 1
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s

Torpedo Bombers

Torpedo bomber – Polikarpov R-5T

TierIV
Hit points per plane1 220
Cruise speed87 knots
Maximum speed122 knots
Engine boost time20 s
Engine boost reload time40 s
Size of attacking flight4
Aircraft per squadron4
Torpedo typeTAN-12
Torpedoes per plane1
Maximum torpedo damage3 833
Maximum torpedo range6.0 km
Torpedo speed41 knots
Torpedo arming distance661 m
Flooding chance33%
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time72 s
Aircraft on deck8
Consumables
Slot 1
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s

Secondary Armament

4 x 1 130 mm/55 Model 1913 on an Obukhov Plant mounting
Maximum Firing Range4.000 km
Reloading Time10.0 s
Sigma1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of ProjectileHE – 130 mm HE Model 1911
Alpha Damage1 900 HP
Damage590 HP
HE penetration22 mm
Explosion Size0.46
Chance to Cause Fire9 %
Projectile Speed823 m/s
Air Drag0.414
Projectile Mass36.86 kg
3 x 1 102 mm/45 Model 1911 on an Obukhov Plant mounting
Maximum Firing Range4.000 km
Reloading Time5 s
Sigma1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of ProjectileHE – 102 mm HE Model 1915
Alpha Damage1 500 HP
Damage380 HP
HE penetration17 mm
Explosion Size0.32
Chance to Cause Fire7 %
Projectile Speed755 m/s
Air Drag0.289
Projectile Mass17.5 kg

Anti-air Armament

3 x 1 102 mm/45 Model 1911 on an Obukhov Plant mounting
Sector range0.1 km – 4.0 km
Hit chance100 %
Sector’s damage3
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second11
Flak clouds number1
Flak cloud damage840

Fully upgraded ship

General Characteristics

TierIV
Health31 700 HP
Torpedo damage reduction7 %
Displacement9 400 tons
Aircraft on deck
Attack Aircrafts8
Dive Bombers8
Torpedo Bombers8
Secondary Armament
130 mm/50 Model 1936 on a B-13-IIc mount
100 mm/50 on a Minisini mount
4 x 1 130 mm
3 x 1 100 mm
Maximum Firing Range4.000 km
Anti-Air Armament
100 mm/50 on a Minisini mount3 x 2 100 mm
Maximum speed17.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius640 m
Rudder Shift Time7.8 s
Surface Detectability8.82 km
Air Detectability5.57 km
Consumables
Slot 1
Slot 2
Damage Control Party
Work time: 60 s
Cooldown: 90 s
Fighter
Number of charges: 4
Work time: 600 s
Cooldown: 40 s
Patrol Radius: 3.0 km
Planes in a squadron: 4

Attack Aircrafts

Attack Aircrafts – ‎Polikarpov I-15

TierIV
Hit points per plane830
Cruise speed126 knots
Maximum speed166 knots
Engine boost time5 s
Engine boost reload time10 s
Size of attacking flight4
Aircraft per squadron4
Rocket typeHE RS-132
Rocket per plane4
Maximum rocket damage1 450
HE penetration capacity26 mm
Explosion size0.38
Fire chance4 %
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time60 s
Aircraft on deck8
Consumables
Slot 1
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s

Dive Bombers

Dive bombers – ‎TsKB ShON

TierIV
Hit points per plane1 080
Cruise speed92 knots
Maximum speed127 knots
Engine boost time20 s
Engine boost reload time40 s
Size of attacking flight4
Aircraft per squadron4
Bomb typeHE FAB-100
Bomb per plane1
Maximum bomb damage6 100
HE penetration capacity32 mm
Explosion size0.98
Fire chance35 %
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time71 s
Aircraft on deck8
Consumables
Slot 1
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s

Torpedo Bombers

Torpedo bomber – Polikarpov R-5T

TierIV
Hit points per plane1 220
Cruise speed87 knots
Maximum speed122 knots
Engine boost time20 s
Engine boost reload time40 s
Size of attacking flight4
Aircraft per squadron4
Torpedo typeTAN-12
Torpedoes per plane1
Maximum torpedo damage3 833
Maximum torpedo range6.0 km
Torpedo speed41 knots
Torpedo arming distance661 m
Flooding chance33%
Detectability range10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time72 s
Aircraft on deck8
Consumables
Slot 1
Engine Cooling
consumable_PCY034_ForsageBooster
Number of Charges: 2
Work time: 5 s
Cooldown: 80 s

Secondary Armament

4 x 1 130 mm/55 Model 1913 on an Obukhov Plant mounting
Maximum Firing Range4.000 km
Reloading Time5.0 s
Sigma1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of ProjectileHE – HE-46
Alpha Damage1 900 HP
Damage570 HP
HE penetration22 mm
Explosion Size0.45
Chance to Cause Fire8 %
Projectile Speed870 m/s
Air Drag0.286
Projectile Mass33.4 kg
3 x 2 100 mm/50 on a Minisini mount
Maximum Firing Range4.000 km
Reloading Time5 s
Sigma1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of ProjectileHE – HE-56
Alpha Damage1 400 HP
Damage310 HP
HE penetration17 mm
Explosion Size0.29
Chance to Cause Fire6 %
Projectile Speed800 m/s
Air Drag0.289
Projectile Mass15.8 kg

Anti-air Armament

3 x 2 100 mm/50 on a Minisini mount
Sector range0.1 km – 4.6 km
Hit chance100 %
Sector’s damage7
Sector’s damage frequency0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second25
Flak clouds number1
Flak cloud damage910

The Armor

External armor protection

Citadel armor protection

Personal Opinion

Well… it’s a tier IV carrier so it would be quite surprising that it ends up being bad. Compared to the higher tier ships, the general characteristics of her planes are actually not too far from Langley or Ryujo except for the HP pool per plane that is definitely the lowest by a noticeable margin. Then again, it’s not like there is anything with strong AA down there except… kiiiiinda the Texas I guess.

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15,466 thoughts on “Supertest: Soviet Tier IV Aircraft Carrier Komsomolets

  1. Of course the Soviet CV’s came first, its a Russian company. But I agree, real before “paper”.(ie: fake)

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