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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

Tier IV
Health 31 000 HP
Torpedo damage reduction 7 %
Displacement 7 500 tons
Aircraft on deck
Attack Aircrafts 8
Dive Bombers 8
Torpedo Bombers 8
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 Range 4.000 km
Anti-Air Armament
102 mm/45 Model 1911 on an Obukhov Plant mounting
3 x 1 102 mm
Maximum speed 17.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 640 m
Rudder Shift Time 10.9 s
Surface Detectability 8.82 km
Air Detectability 5.57 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

Tier IV
Hit points per plane 830
Cruise speed 126 knots
Maximum speed 166 knots
Engine boost time 5 s
Engine boost reload time 10 s
Size of attacking flight 4
Aircraft per squadron 4
Rocket type HE RS-132
Rocket per plane 4
Maximum rocket damage 1 450
HE penetration capacity 26 mm
Explosion size 0.38
Fire chance 4 %
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 60 s
Aircraft on deck 8
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

Tier IV
Hit points per plane 1 080
Cruise speed 92 knots
Maximum speed 127 knots
Engine boost time 20 s
Engine boost reload time 40 s
Size of attacking flight 4
Aircraft per squadron 4
Bomb type HE FAB-100
Bomb per plane 1
Maximum bomb damage 6 100
HE penetration capacity 32 mm
Explosion size 0.98
Fire chance 35 %
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 71 s
Aircraft on deck 8
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

Tier IV
Hit points per plane 1 220
Cruise speed 87 knots
Maximum speed 122 knots
Engine boost time 20 s
Engine boost reload time 40 s
Size of attacking flight 4
Aircraft per squadron 4
Torpedo type TAN-12
Torpedoes per plane 1
Maximum torpedo damage 3 833
Maximum torpedo range 6.0 km
Torpedo speed 41 knots
Torpedo arming distance 661 m
Flooding chance 33%
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 72 s
Aircraft on deck 8
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 Range 4.000 km
Reloading Time 10.0 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 130 mm HE Model 1911
Alpha Damage 1 900 HP
Damage 590 HP
HE penetration 22 mm
Explosion Size 0.46
Chance to Cause Fire 9 %
Projectile Speed 823 m/s
Air Drag 0.414
Projectile Mass 36.86 kg
3 x 1 102 mm/45 Model 1911 on an Obukhov Plant mounting
Maximum Firing Range 4.000 km
Reloading Time 5 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – 102 mm HE Model 1915
Alpha Damage 1 500 HP
Damage 380 HP
HE penetration 17 mm
Explosion Size 0.32
Chance to Cause Fire 7 %
Projectile Speed 755 m/s
Air Drag 0.289
Projectile Mass 17.5 kg

Anti-air Armament

3 x 1 102 mm/45 Model 1911 on an Obukhov Plant mounting
Sector range 0.1 km – 4.0 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 3
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 11
Flak clouds number 1
Flak cloud damage 840

Fully upgraded ship

General Characteristics

Tier IV
Health 31 700 HP
Torpedo damage reduction 7 %
Displacement 9 400 tons
Aircraft on deck
Attack Aircrafts 8
Dive Bombers 8
Torpedo Bombers 8
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 Range 4.000 km
Anti-Air Armament
100 mm/50 on a Minisini mount 3 x 2 100 mm
Maximum speed 17.0 knots
Turning Circle Radius 640 m
Rudder Shift Time 7.8 s
Surface Detectability 8.82 km
Air Detectability 5.57 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

Tier IV
Hit points per plane 830
Cruise speed 126 knots
Maximum speed 166 knots
Engine boost time 5 s
Engine boost reload time 10 s
Size of attacking flight 4
Aircraft per squadron 4
Rocket type HE RS-132
Rocket per plane 4
Maximum rocket damage 1 450
HE penetration capacity 26 mm
Explosion size 0.38
Fire chance 4 %
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 60 s
Aircraft on deck 8
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

Tier IV
Hit points per plane 1 080
Cruise speed 92 knots
Maximum speed 127 knots
Engine boost time 20 s
Engine boost reload time 40 s
Size of attacking flight 4
Aircraft per squadron 4
Bomb type HE FAB-100
Bomb per plane 1
Maximum bomb damage 6 100
HE penetration capacity 32 mm
Explosion size 0.98
Fire chance 35 %
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 71 s
Aircraft on deck 8
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

Tier IV
Hit points per plane 1 220
Cruise speed 87 knots
Maximum speed 122 knots
Engine boost time 20 s
Engine boost reload time 40 s
Size of attacking flight 4
Aircraft per squadron 4
Torpedo type TAN-12
Torpedoes per plane 1
Maximum torpedo damage 3 833
Maximum torpedo range 6.0 km
Torpedo speed 41 knots
Torpedo arming distance 661 m
Flooding chance 33%
Detectability range 10.0 km
Aircraft restoration time 72 s
Aircraft on deck 8
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 Range 4.000 km
Reloading Time 5.0 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – HE-46
Alpha Damage 1 900 HP
Damage 570 HP
HE penetration 22 mm
Explosion Size 0.45
Chance to Cause Fire 8 %
Projectile Speed 870 m/s
Air Drag 0.286
Projectile Mass 33.4 kg
3 x 2 100 mm/50 on a Minisini mount
Maximum Firing Range 4.000 km
Reloading Time 5 s
Sigma 1.00 sigma
Shells
Type of Projectile HE – HE-56
Alpha Damage 1 400 HP
Damage 310 HP
HE penetration 17 mm
Explosion Size 0.29
Chance to Cause Fire 6 %
Projectile Speed 800 m/s
Air Drag 0.289
Projectile Mass 15.8 kg

Anti-air Armament

3 x 2 100 mm/50 on a Minisini mount
Sector range 0.1 km – 4.6 km
Hit chance 100 %
Sector’s damage 7
Sector’s damage frequency 0.29 s
Sector’s damage per second 25
Flak clouds number 1
Flak cloud damage 910

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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